The Nissan Sentra went through a revolutionary redesign in 2020 that brought in an all-new look, new powertrain options, and a new interior with premium features not often seen in this class. With this redesign still fresh, the 2021 Sentra will arrive at dealers as a carryover model.
The 2021 Nissan Sentra’s exterior design will continue with the same Altima- and Maxima-inspired looks that include sharp body lines, prominent wheel arches, a bold V-motion grille, wraparound headlights, sporty front apron, and more.
Inside, the redesigned Sentra abandoned its economy car design that’s long plagued it and introduced a more upscale look with a flat-bottom steering wheel, dash-top infotainment touchscreen, GT-R-inspired circular air vents, premium materials, and even available quilted-leather seats.
In terms of features, the 2021 Sentra will come standard with a 4.2-inch vehicle information center, 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB port, keyless entry and ignition, and power windows and door locks. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard across all trims. Buyers who want more features can move up in trims to get features like an 8-inch touchscreen, upgraded cloth seats, orange stitching, and more.
Under its hood, the redesigned Sentra gained a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission.
Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety goodies are standard on all 2021 Sentra trims and includes automatic emergency braking front and rear, blind-spot monitors and lane-departure warnings, rear cross-traffic alerts, high beam assist, and a driver alertness warning. The Sentra hasn’t been through full IIHS testing yet, but it’s received “Good” ratings in the four crash tests it’s completed.