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2020 Nissan Sentra

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$234/mo
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$278/mo
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$19,265
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29 city / 39 hwy

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What you must know before buying the Nissan Sentra

Kimberly Smith
Automotive Editor - February 9, 2020
  • Redesigned 2020 Sentra is here; 2019s are still available
  • Rebates: Up to $1,500 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $139 per month for 36 months

Check out the all new 2020:

The 2020 Sentra is arriving now and features a complete redesign akin to the larger and more expensive Altima. Key improvements include a more powerful engine and a multilink rear suspension for better handling. All trims also get automatic emergency braking. Prices start at $20,015, which is around $400-500 more than a CVT-equipped 2019 model.

The 2019 Sentra is still available at dealerships and features better finance rates and bonus incentives this month.

Current offers are regional (our examples are based on a Los Angeles location) and available through March 2, 2020. It’s likely that Nissan will introduce more special offers for Presidents’ Day, so stay tuned.

Cash-back incentives:

Nissan is offering $1,500 in bonus cash for the 2019 NISMO, $1,000 for the 2019 SR Turbo, or $500 for other 2019 trims.

Dealers are also being incentivized $2,000 for each 2019 Sentra they sell, or $750 for each 2020, and they may be willing to pass those savings on to you if you play your cards right.

Note that the dealer incentives cannot be stacked with this month’s promotional APR rates, but the bonus cash offers can.

Zero-interest financing:

Promotional financing rates for 2019 models start at a wonderfully low 0% APR for 60 months, with zero down and no payments for 90 days. Note that the 2019 dealer cash incentive mentioned in the section above is not compatible with this rate, so you'll need to finance at the standard APR or use another form of payment if you plan to negotiate for those savings. Bonus cash offers still apply either way.

For the 2020s, rates start at 0% APR for 36 months, or 1.9% APR for 60 months. In addition, dealers are being incentivized $750 for each 2020 they finance, so there’s extra room to negotiate whether you choose to finance or use another form of payment.

This month's lease special:

Returning lessees who trade in a currently leased Nissan vehicle can enter into a new lease on a 2019 Sentra SV with CVT from $139 per month for 36 months with $3,939 due at signing. This includes an allowance of 12,000 miles per year, but with an effective monthly cost of $248, it is not a great value.

Returning customers can also lease a 2020 SV starting at $169 per month for 36 months with $2,249 due at signing and a $500 loyalty bonus already factored in (12,000 miles per year). This, on the other hand, is a great value with an effective monthly cost of $231.

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SV (Incl. $500 Loyalty Bonus)
$169Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $2,249
Mileage: 12k
MSRP: $21,600
Deal Valid in: Los Angeles
Expiration: 3/2/20

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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CarsDirectPricing as of 2/23/20 in 20149
MSRP
$20,015
Sales Price
$20,015
Cash Rebates
$750
Target Price
$19,265
Lease Estimate
$234/mo
Finance Estimate
$278/mo

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Customer Rebate Nissan Customer Cash (Expires 3/2/20) Customer Rebate: Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this manufacturer rebate. This rebate may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Other special financing programs may be available. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Residents residing in qualifying regions of the United States listed in the BUSINESS CENTER BOUNDARIES section. $750
Loyalty Bonus Cash Sentra Retail Only Loyalty Cash (Expires 3/2/20) For current owners of the same make. May not be compatible with certain other incentive types such as Conquest programs. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details. $500

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Promotional APR Offer Promotional APR programs available for qualified buyers. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% Residents residing in qualifying regions of the United States listed in the BUSINESS CENTER BOUNDARIES section. Customers must finance through NMAC
Term(s)1224364860
Rate %0%0%0%1.9%1.9%
Eligibility Residents residing in qualifying regions of the United States listed in the BUSINESS CENTER BOUNDARIES section. Customers must finance through NMAC
Finance Bonus Cash NMAC Special APR Only Cash (Expires 3/2/20) Finance Bonus Cash available for qualified customers based on available credit when financing through manufacturer's captive finance company. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.%NotesManuf% %Eligibility% NMAC Cash only available when you finance through NMAC. $750
Loyalty Bonus Cash Sentra Retail Only Loyalty Cash (Expires 3/2/20) For current owners of the same make. May not be compatible with certain other incentive types such as Conquest programs. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details. $500

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2020 Nissan Sentra: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - December 23, 2019

Redesign Preview

We got our first glimpse at a potential redesign for the Nissan Sentra back in April via images of the Nissan Sylphy, the Sentra’s Chinese doppelganger. Just recently, the automaker made this redesign official and dropped many of the key details surrounding the 2020 Nissan Sentra at the same time.

Visually, the 2020 Nissan Sentra will boast the same upgrades as the Sylphy, which is simply the Maxima and Altima trickled down to this compact sedan. This redesign brings in the sloped nose, bolder V-motion grille, more prominent hips, floating roof, and thin headlights found on its big brothers. New wheels and color options, including three two-tone color options, will round out the 2020 Sentra’s exterior redesign.

The trickle-down styling will continue inside, which is where the Sentra has long lagged behind the Altima and Maxima. It will not only gain the flat-bottom steering wheel that’s spread throughout the Nissan lineup, but it will also gain smoother-operating dials and switches, round air vents, a dash-top infotainment screen, and a swoopy dash design that give it a sportier and more premium look. Speaking of premium, the new-generation Sentra will reach new levels in this area with available options like quilted-leather seating, Zero Gravity seats, a 360-degree camera, and an 8-inch touchscreen.


Nissan Sentra

As of now, Nissan has a single powertrain planned for the 2020 Sentra: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque mated with a continuously variable transmission. This will give it 20% more horsepower and 16% more torque than the outgoing model. Nissan also claims a boost in fuel economy, but there are no official details on that yet.

What’s not addressed is a turbocharged option to replace the current 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that injects 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque into the SR Turbo and NISMO variants. Leaving a turbo option off would result in a big gap when compared to the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra. This may come in a later announcement, so stay tuned.

Like so many of its competitors, Nissan has put a lot of focus on advanced safety, even in economy models like the Sentra. The current model boasts standard automatic emergency braking and optional blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. The 2020 Sentra will expand on this with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, which will include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic rear braking, and automatic high-beam headlights. Optionally, buyers will be able to add rear door alert, intelligent forward collision warning, and a driver alertness monitor.

While there are no IIHS or NHTSA safety tests yet, this array of safety gear sets it up nicely to be an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Pricing & Release Date

Nissan expects the 2020 Sentra to arrive in showrooms in early January of 2020.

Official pricing will start at $20,015 including destination, which equates to a price increase of $410 compared to a 2019 Sentra S with CVT. The value-oriented SV has been priced from $21,195, followed by the range-topping SR at $22,355.

Competitors include the 2020 Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Toyota Corolla.

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