2017 Nissan Sentra SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

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Pricing Information

MSRP: $18,840
Dealer Invoice: $17,907
Delivery Charge: $885
Used Retail Price: $15,105
Used Private Price: $13,558
Used Trade-In Price: $11,509

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Editor Review

2017 Nissan Sentra Review

Introduction

Got space? If you're buying a 2017 Nissan Sentra, the answer is an emphatic "yes!" This compact sedan stands out in its class by virtue of its uncommonly spacious interior, with a rear seat that rivals those of many midsize models in terms of head- and legroom. The same can be said of the Sentra's trunk, which offers nearly as much cargo capacity as those of some full-size sedans.

Nissan has been hard at work boosting the Senta's overall appeal, too. Last year's Sentra gained a more upscale look and feel to its cabin, along with a number of desirable standard features and options that make this affordable sedan seem less like a car you'd settle for and more like a car you'd actually want to drive. For 2017, the most notable upgrade is the new SR Turbo. Fitted with the 188-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter engine from the Nissan Juke crossover, it should liven things up quite a bit, as will its sport-tuned suspension, reworked steering and upgraded front brakes.

In short, there's a lot to like about the Sentra, especially considering its favorable pricing. But it's still a good idea to check out some other small sedans. One of our top choices this year is the Honda Civic, which has comparable turbocharged performance and interior room and is a little more stylish and fuel-efficient than the Sentra. If you want a sedan that's more refined and packed with more of the latest tech, check out the Mazda 3. We also recommend the Kia Forte if you're mostly after a sensible sedan that packs in a lot of features for your money.

What's New

For 2017, the Nissan Sentra gets a new performance-oriented SR Turbo model. Other tweaks include thicker glass for improved sound deadening and a significantly larger center console.

Body

The 2017 Nissan Sentra is a five-passenger compact sedan offered in S, SV, SR, SR Turbo and SL trim levels.

The base Sentra S comes with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Stepping up to the SV gets you keyless entry and ignition, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 5-inch driver information screen in the instrument cluster, a 5-inch central touchscreen, a rearview camera, NissanConnect, Bluetooth audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The SR gets 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, a sport body kit including a rear spoiler, LED headlights (low beams), foglights, heated mirrors, upgraded cloth upholstery and heated front seats. The SR Turbo adds a more powerful engine, a sport-tuned suspension, recalibrated steering, upgraded front brakes and a sunroof. Both the SR and SR Turbo are available with the Midnight Edition package, which adds black 17-inch wheels, black mirror caps and a black spoiler, as well as special floor mats.

The top-of-the-line SL loses the SR's sport-themed flourishes but adds unique 17-inch alloy wheels plus the rear disc brakes, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a larger 5.8-inch touchscreen with navigation and voice controls. A blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-path alert is also standard.

The All Weather package (SV only) includes heated front seats and heated outside mirrors. The Style package (SV only) adds distinctive 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, illuminated vanity mirrors and LED interior lighting.

The SR Premium Technology package starts with the contents of the Style package then tacks on the leather upholstery, power driver seat, auto-dimming mirror and bigger touchscreen with navigation from the SL. You also get adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. The SR Turbo Premium package includes these same features.

The SL Premium Technology package adds the contents of the Style package (minus the 16-inch wheels) plus adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking and the eight-speaker Bose audio system.

Interior

The 2017 Nissan Sentra offers an interior that's bigger than seems possible when viewed from the outside. Both front and rear seats offer excellent headroom and legroom, even for 6-footers.

The cabin's design is nothing fancy, but the quality of both materials and construction is good. Other noteworthy strengths include NissanConnect, a system that allows the driver to take advantage of smartphone-based apps such as Google search using the available 5.8-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen's simple menus make it easy to use, but there's no denying that it's one of the smallest screens in its class, and the resolution of its graphics is underwhelming.

The Sentra's trunk is spacious, with 15.1 cubic feet of stowage. Folding down one or both sections of the 60/40-split rear seatbacks expands cargo capacity further.

Powertrain

The 2017 Nissan Sentra comes equipped with one of two engines. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque is standard on the S, SV, SR and SL models. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the S, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional on that model and standard on all other Sentras.

In Edmunds testing, a Sentra SL accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds, which is among the slowest times for this class of car.

The new SR Turbo gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, which puts out 188 hp and 177 lb-ft, mated to a choice of a six-speed manual or a specially calibrated CVT with manual-shift mode.

The EPA fuel economy estimates with the six-speed manual transmission are 30 mpg combined (27 city/35 highway). Opting for the CVT ups fuel economy to 32 mpg combined (29 city/37 highway). The new SR Turbo is rated at 28 mpg combined (26 city/32 highway) with the six-speed manual gearbox and 29 mpg combined (27 city/33 highway) with the CVT. These numbers are OK, but some rivals squeeze out a few more mpg.

Driving

On the road, the 2017 Nissan Sentra suspension delivers a comfortable ride around town and on the highway. It's not a particularly engaging car to drive, though opting for the sportier SR Turbo model this year should push handling, steering feel and brake performance up a couple of notches. It's unknown whether the car's firmer suspension tuning and ride quality will be a turnoff for some buyers; we'll update this review once we've tested the new SR Turbo.

On the performance front, the standard 130-hp four-cylinder is suitable for everyday driving, but nothing more. Trying a highway pass or hitting the gas from a standstill results in lethargic acceleration. The CVT is a good match for this engine, at least, largely because it seems free of the tiresome "rubber band" and droning qualities that so often plague this type of transmission.

Safety

The 2017 Nissan Sentra comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is standard starting at the SV trim level. The SR and SL trim levels can also be had with blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert (standard on SL) and adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking.

More basic Sentra models come with rear drum brakes, but rear disc brakes are standard on the SR and SL. However, in Edmunds brake testing, a Sentra with the less costly rear drum brakes stopped from 60 mph in 118 feet, a slightly better-than-average distance for the segment. A Sentra SL stopped in 113 feet, which is almost unheard of for a compact economy sedan.

In government crash tests, the 2017 Sentra earned an overall rating of four stars (out of a possible five), with four stars for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2017 Sentra its best rating of Good in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap front-impact tests. The Sentra also earned a Good rating in the side-impact, roof strength and seat/head restraint (whiplash protection) tests as well as a Superior rating for the effectiveness of its optional forward collision mitigation system.

Pro

Spacious backseat and trunk for the class; priced lower than many rivals; easy-to-use tech interface.

Con

Slow acceleration on most models; Bluetooth streaming audio isn't standard on base models.

Bottom Line

There are a lot of excellent compact cars available today, all with their own strengths. What you get with the 2017 Nissan Sentra is practicality. It's roomy, fuel-efficient and a solid value for your money.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Oct-12-2016 09:18 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Comments: Limited To Towing Service To The Nearest Authorized Nissan Dealer If Your Vehicle Is Inoperative Due To The Failure Of A Warranted Part.
• Start Date: Oct-12-2016 09:18 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Oct-12-2016 09:18 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Oct-12-2016 09:18 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Standard Features

Audio Features - Sv/Sr/Sl/Nismo

• Total Number Of Speakers: 6
• Digital Audio Input: Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Speed Sensitive Volume Control
• Usb Connection
• Radio: AM/FM
• Satellite Radio
• Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service: 3
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: Aux Audio Inputs
• Consumer Generic Feature 1: USB Inputs

Cargo Dimensions

• Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place (cubic feet): 15.1

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth

Instrumentation

• Clock
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Misc. Exterior Features

• Exterior Camera: Rear View Camera

Doors

• Number Of Doors: 4

Exterior Lights

• Headlights Auto Delay: Auto Delay Off
• Headlights Dusk Sensor: Dusk Sensing

Front Passenger Seat

• Number Of Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Bucket
• 1st Row Upholstery: Premium Cloth
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2

Interior Dimensions

• 1st Row Head Room: 39.4
• 1st Row Hip Room: 50.9
• 1st Row Leg Room: 42.5
• 1st Row Shoulder Room: 54.7
• 2nd Row Head Room: 36.7
• 2nd Row Hip Room: 50.1
• 2nd Row Leg Room: 37.4
• 2nd Row Shoulder Room: 53.9 in.
• EPA Interior Volume: 111.0

Spare Tire/Wheel

• Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside
• Spare Tire Size: Temporary

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Minimum Ground Clearance: 6.4
• Overall Height: 58.9
• Overall Length: 182.1
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 69.3
• Wheelbase: 106.3

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 1
• Power Windows
• Rear Defogger

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic
• Steering Wheel Trim: Leather

Storage

• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front And Rear
• Door Pockets Location: Front And Rear
• Overhead Console: Overhead Console With Storage
• Seatback Storage: Front Seatback Storage

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 3

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Front Air Conditioning: Air Conditioning
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single

Differential

• Final Drive Ratio: 3.52

Seatbelts

• 2nd Row Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Front
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Stabilizer Bar: Integrated Stabilizer Bar
• Rear Suspension Classification: Semi-independent

Specifications

• Curb Weight (lbs): 2877
• EGE City MPG: 29
• EGE Combined MPG: 32
• EGE Highway MPG: 37
• EPA City MPG: 29
• EPA Combined MPG: 32
• EPA Highway MPG: 37
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 13.2
• Gross Vehicle Weight: 3823
• Payload: 946
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 2877
• Turning Diameter (feet): 34.8

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Braking Assist
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Drum

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Front Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control

Driver Seat

• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Manual Adjustments: 6

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Hands-free Entry

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front And Rear
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front
• Side Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor: Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Center Armrest: Folding
• 2nd Row Seat Type: Bench
• Adjustable 2nd Row Headrests: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Folding 2nd Row: Split Folding
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 2

Mirrors

• 1st Row Vanity Mirrors: Dual Vanity Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power

Tires - 205/55r16

• SV Style Package:
• Rear Tire Width: 205
• Rear Tire Prefix: P
• Tire Type: All Season
• Rear Tire Diameter: 16
• Rear Tire Profile: 55

Wheels - 16 Steel

• Rim Type: Steel
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 16
• Wheel Covers: Full Wheel Covers
• Rear Wheel Width: 6.5

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice
Electronics PackageAuto-dimming inside mirror with Homelink; Interior accent lighting; Compass All except SL$500 / $391
Premium PaintAspen White SV/SR/SL/NISMO$295 / $262
Rear USB Ports All$120 / $100
Driver's Assist PackageNissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps; 5.8" color audio display; Touch screen and Nissan voice recognition for navigation and audio; SiriusXM traffic and Travel Link- provides nearby fuel prices, weather, movie listings, and stock info; Blind Sport Warning (BSW); Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) SV/SR 1.8$1,020 / $903
Fog Lights W/Auto Headlights S/SV$315 / $228
California Emissions All$0 / $0
Rear Spoiler All except SR$340 / $270
Protection PackageTrunk protector; Clear rear bumper protector All$360 / $274
Hide-A-Way Trunk Net All$70 / $49
SV Style Package16" x 6.5" split 10-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with P205/55R16 all-season tires; Power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature; Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and extensions SV$750 / $664
Illuminated Kick Plates All$350 / $266
Sill Plate Protector All except SR TURBO and NISMO$75 / $53
50 State Emissions All$0 / $0
Carpeted Floor Mats W/Trunk Mat All$200 / $169
All Weather PackageDual power heated outside mirrors; Heated front seats SV$300 / $266
Splash Guards Body Colored (4 Piece) All except SR$190 / $148

Available Colors

Nissan Sentra Exterior Colors:

Titanium
 
Aspen White
 
Cayenne Red
 
Deep Blue Pearl
 
Graphite Blue
 
Super Black
 
Gun Metallic
 
Red Alert
 
Fresh Powder
 
Brilliant Silver
 

Nissan Sentra Interior Colors:

Marble Gray Premium Cloth
 
Charcoal Premium Cloth
 

Safety Features

Traction control
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Front and rear head airbags
Dusk sensing headlamps
Tire pressure monitoring
Engine immobilizer
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Stability control
Rear center 3-point belt
Auto delay off headlamps
Ventilated front disc / rear drum brakes
Child seat anchors
2 rear headrests
4-wheel ABS
Rear height adjustable headrests
Emergency braking assist
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear door child safety locks

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Good

Roof Strength Test - Good

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Good

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Good

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Good

Mechanical Features

Engine: 1.8liter
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1798
Horsepower: 124
Valves: 16
Torque: 125
Fuel: Regular Unleaded
Transmission: continuously variable speed AUTOMATIC
Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive

Recalls

Nissan Sentra Recalls Issued - 2017

Recall Number: 17V253000
Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturered From: to
Owner Notification Date:
Number of Vehicle Affected: 25,283
Consequence: In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag doesn't deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury to passengers.
Corrective Action: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 11, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Description: Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 LEAF and 2014, 2015 and 2017 Sentra vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error within the air bag inflators, the passenger frontal air bag may not properly deploy in the event of a crash.
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