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2021 Nissan Sentra: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - July 16, 2020

Model Preview

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, we expect the 2021 Sentra to be a carryover model.

As a carryover, we expect no changes to the 2021 Nissan Sentra’s exterior design. We expect it to hit showrooms 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. We also expect the sharp contrasting roof option to remain.

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. We expect this surprisingly premium look to remain unchanged in the 2021 Sentra.

Also expected to remain the same are its standard interior features. If this proves true, 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. Buyers who want more features can move up in trims to get features like an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, upgraded cloth seats, orange stitching, and more.

Nissan Sentra

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. We expect this to remain unchanged in the 2021 Nissan Sentra.

The current Sentra comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety goodies that 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. We expect these safety features to remain the same in the 2021 Sentra.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official on-sale date for the 2021 Nissan Sentra, so stay tuned for updates.

The 2021 Sentra’s pricing is also unclear, but with no changes coming, we expect it to remain close to the current MSRP range of $20,015 to $22,355 (destination fees included).

This compact sedan will compete with the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla.

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