Automatic Emergency Braking Now Standard On Almost All 2018 Nissan Sentra Trims

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, Automotive Editor - October 24, 2017

Nissan announced pricing for the 2018 Sentra, and the compact sedan gets more features, including standard automatic emergency braking (AEB) on all trim levels except those with a manual transmission and Nismo models.

Pricing for the entry-level Sentra S with the six-speed manual transmission holds steady at $17,875 (all prices include the $885 destination fee). While the base Sentra S with the manual gearbox doesn’t get AEB, it does benefit from a rearview camera and a 5.0-inch color display with Bluetooth and Siri Eyes-Free as standard equipment. Adding Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) brings AEB and the price of the Sentra S up to $19,025, which is a modest $50 increase over last year.

The 2018 Sentra SV is priced from $19,845, $120 more than the 2017 model. Standard equipment includes the CVT, AEB, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Pricing for the SR trim has gone up by $380 to $21,255. SR trims powered by the 1.8-liter engine get adaptive cruise control standard, as is the case with the SL trim, which costs $24,325 – an increase of $1,940 over last year’s model. Among the SL's many changes, the features from the previous model's Premium Tech Package are now standard. These include a moonroof, a Bose speaker system, and NissanConnect Services.

The Sentra SR Turbo with the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and the six-speed manual transmission (doesn't have AEB) is priced at $23,085, while the CVT variant (with AEB) costs $23,375. Pricing for the SR Turbo trims has gone up by $210 (manual) and $500 (CVT) from last year.

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Lastly, 2018 Sentra Nismo trims start at $26,675 for both the six-speed manual gearbox and the Xtronic CVT, representing an increase of $800 over last year. Nissan claims the Nismo trims get all of the features from last year's Nismo Tech Package standard, but we think the automaker misspoke and meant to say the Nismo Premium Package. If it’s the latter, the vehicle would get NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, and an eight-speaker Bose Premium Audio System.

Besides automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, Nissan’s quick to point out that the new Sentra is also available with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. We’ll have to wait to see if the new additions help the Sentra earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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