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2019 Nissan Sentra

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2019 S 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $17,990
2019 SV 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $19,290
2019 SV 4dr Sedan (DISC) Price:   -  From $19,290
2019 SR 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $20,790
2019 SR Turbo 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $22,770
2019 SL 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $23,220
2019 NISMO 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $26,040
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Overview

The evergreen 2019 Nissan Sentra is an affordable compact sedan, with prices starting at $18,685. Available with two engine and transmission choices, this Mexican-built sedan lineup includes the turbocharged and heavily stylized NISMO.

What's New for 2019

As well as introducing the new SV Special Edition upgrade package, every Sentra bar the entry-level S model gains the latest NissanConnectSM infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Nissan Sentra

Choosing Your Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra range is relatively straightforward. The engine fitted as standard to S, SV, SR, and SL models is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. The SR Turbo and NISMO are distinguished by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which generates 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The entry-level S and NISMO are the only trims available with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the rest of the lineup gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

With the base engine, the Sentra returns an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 30 combined with the manual transmission, or 29/37/32 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the CVT. The turbocharged engine gets 27/33/29 mpg with the CVT, while NISMO models get 25/31/27 with the manual or 25/30/27 with the CVT.

Nissan Sentra

S

Despite a starting price $18,685 (all prices include the $895 destination charge) with the six-speed manual transmission, or $19,375 with the CVT, the Sentra S is reasonably appointed. There’s remote keyless entry, automatic headlights, and a seven-inch touchscreen that displays a rearview camera. Safety aids include active understeer control on CVT models and curtain airbags. There are no packages available on the S, though a number of factory-fitted accessories can be specified. These include dual USB charging ports ($140), fog lights ($325), and a full-vehicle impact sensor ($210).

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SV

For $19,985, the Sentra SV gains dual-zone climate control, a push button ignition, premium cloth interior fabric, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. This is the first model with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while its steering wheel takes inspiration from Nissan’s sporty 370Z.

Another new addition for 2019 is the SV Special Edition Package ($1,000) that brings 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, special edition badging, a moonroof, sun visors with vanity mirrors and extensions, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Meanwhile, the All Weather Package ($300) adds heated outside mirrors and heated front seats.

Nissan Sentra

SR

It’s immediately possible to distinguish SR-spec Sentras, which retail for $21,485 with the 1.8-liter engine, or $23,465 for the SR Turbo with the 1.6-liter motor. A rear spoiler and side sill extensions contribute a purposeful aura alongside a chrome exhaust tip, front fog lights, and unique 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Interior upgrades are less prolific, but still extend to heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and projector headlights with LED accents.

The appropriately named Premium Package (SR) costs a substantial $2,890, but it adds a lot of equipment: the moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, the sun visors with vanity mirrors and extensions, leather seats, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, a six-way power driver seat with two-way lumbar support, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. On SR Turbo Models, the Premium Package costs $2,270.

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SL

The Sentra SL, which starts at $23,915, is the most luxurious variant. Each SL model receives leather seats that are heated up front, a six-way power driver's seat, heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a moonroof, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. Safety is enhanced with LED headlights, fog lights, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert No packages are available on SL models.

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NISMO

Every Sentra NISMO retails at $26,735, though enthusiasts will likely prefer the six-speed manual transmission over the identically-priced CVT. There are numerous NISMO-branded tweaks, from an aerodynamic body kit to 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels ahead of revised suspension/steering settings. The Bose audio system is standard, while the heated and bolstered front seats are finished in synthetic suede trim with NISMO red stitching. Again, there are no packages available.

CarsDirect Tip

The extra power and torque generated by the 2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is beneficial in daily use, while this model also incorporates adaptive cruise control and heated front seats. If your budget will stretch, the Premium Package represents a worthy upgrade for technology lovers.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The Nissan Sentra has long been the automotive example of vanilla ice cream: bland but still many buyers’ favorite flavor. It does nothing great but does many things good enough. Does “good enough” make the 2019 Nissan Sentra the right buy for you and your family? Keep reading to find out.

Best Value

The 2019 Nissan Sentra is available in six trim levels: S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, SL, and NISMO. Nissan bills the SR Turbo and NISMO models as more performance-oriented versions, but they leave true performance buyers wanting more. We find the SV trim the best balance of value and features. Its standard equipment includes a continuously variable transmission, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, premium cloth seating, a 370Z-inspired steering wheel, a seven-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more.

There aren’t many options for the 2019 Nissan Sentra SV, but we recommend adding the value-packed Special Edition Package.

  • Model: 2019 Nissan Sentra SV
  • Engine: 1.8-liter four-cylinder
  • Output: 124 hp / 125 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Continuously variable transmission
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • MPG:29 City / 37 Hwy
  • Options: Special Edition Package ($1,000, 17-inch wheels, a power moonroof, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, “Special Edition” badging, 11.5-inch rear brake rotors)
  • Base Price:$19,985 (including the $895 destination fee)
  • Best Value Price:$20,985

Performance

Nissan Sentra

The base engine injects just 124 horsepower, leaving a lot to be desired. And while traditionalists may drool over the 2019 Sentra’s standard six-speed manual transmission, this unit is not precise enough to satisfy most row-your-own fans. Nissan tosses a bone to performance enthusiasts with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the SR Turbo and NISMO models. This engine injects 188 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque, giving these versions a little more life. Plus, the steering is more precise in NISMO models.

The Sentra is also plenty comfortable throughout the lineup as Nissan tunes its chassis for a soft ride. The downside is this softer ride makes it weak in the corners.

Style

Nissan used great care when crafting the 2019 Sentra, ensuring there was little to offend buyers. This traditional design language opens it to a wider array of buyers, though it lacks in creativity. The same rings true inside.

It’s simple sedan, but the Sentra has a wide range of features and is far from spartan in its base S trim level. Plus, with 37.4 inches of rear leg room and a 15.1-cubic-foot trunk, there's a nice balance of passenger and cargo room.

The Best and Worst Things

The Sentra is all about comfort with its soft ride and roomy rear seat. Plus, its 15.1 cubes of luggage space makes it ready for road trips.

Despite boasting the iconic NISMO nameplate, the entire Sentra lineup delivers uninspiring performance in a straight line or in the corners.

Right For? Wrong For?

Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra is perfect for a growing family looking for an inexpensive sedan that can haul the whole crew and their luggage.

Those who see the NISMO name and expect a true performance sedan will be disappointed. There are far better performance models out there.

The Bottom Line

Look up the word “econobox” in the dictionary, and there might as well be a picture of the 2019 Nissan Sentra. It looks basic and has iffy performance, but the Sentra delivers good fuel economy and plenty of room for people and cargo.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 1.8L I-4 / 130 HP / 128 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.8L I-4 / 124 HP / 125 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 35 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 1.8L I-4 / 130 HP / 128 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.8L I-4 / 124 HP / 125 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 35 / 31 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
96 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.1 "
Exterior Width
69.3 "
Exterior Height
58.9 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
36.7 "
Front Legroom
42.5 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,866 Lbs. / 2,909 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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