Nissan Sentra Review & Compact Car Comparison

29/37  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
9.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
15.1  cu ft
Cargo Space

2017 Nissan Sentra: What's Changed?

Want an affordable compact car that also provides lots of get-up-and-go power? The Sentra is making headlines for its new NISMO and SR Turbo models, which offer nearly 50 percent more horsepower than standard models and performance-oriented parts that amplify driving excitement. Also, this year, the 2017 Sentra has thicker glass installed throughout to help provide a quieter cabin experience, and its center console has been enlarged to provide almost double the storage space. Continue Reliable's 2017 Nissan Sentra review below.

Sentra Models & Amenities

If you're planning to buy or lease a new 2017 Nissan Sentra in Albuquerque, you have a couple of new options to choose from. The Sentra S, SV, SR and SL are now joined by the all-new Sentra SR Turbo and NISMO models.

Standard features are abundant even on the entry model, which offers cruise control with illuminated steering wheel controls, a USB port, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone and keyless entry. More features are added above this, like a rearview camera and NissanConnect on SV models, and heated front seats on the SR. The all-new SR Turbo gets all of the SR's standard equipment, plus adds performance components like larger brakes, sport-tuned steering, a specially tuned suspension and exclusive design elements. NISMO models also deliver primo performance with special NISMO parts.

Sentra Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Many 2017 Nissan Sentra reviews have been raving about the SR Turbo and NISMO, which bring a new turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine to the lineup. The turbo four produces 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, and can be paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission or six-speed manual, which is suggested for performance enthusiasts. The same two transmission options are available with the base 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which creates 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque.

EPA fuel economy estimates are 32 mpg combined (29 city/37 highway) with the CVT and base engine, while the SR Turbo returns 29 mpg combined (27 city/33 highway) with the manual. Other configurations offer similar estimates that are just as excellent.

Looking for an IIHS Top Safety Pick Winner?

The 2017 Nissan Sentra has won a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. All models come standard with a wealth of safety equipment, including numerous airbags, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes with G-sensor, and front and rear crumple zones that help absorb crash energy in the event of a collision. Along with this, the 2017 Nissan Sentra in Albuquerque offers several technologies that provide further peace of mind, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning and adaptive cruise control with automatic braking.

Sentra Questions

The Nissan Sentra Is Ready to Roll!

If you're not sure the 2017 Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta are good for you, then take a look at a 2017 Nissan Sentra near Albuquerque. Its attention-grabbing styling and first-class cabin features may eclipse your expectations and meet your needs. After you are finished our 2017 Nissan Sentra review and check out the comparison tool, view factory incentives offered at Reliable Nissan.

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As a local Nissan Sentra dealer, we're the destination to find attractive financial incentives on both new and pre-owned car models. When making your eventual buying decision, we hope our 2017 Nissan Sentra review offers the details and specs you need to make an authoritative purchase. You are certain be amazed when you visit Reliable Nissan to test drive the Nissan Sentra; we welcome you to come experience the model upfront. Hoping for a chance to see it prior to your visit? It's no problem - watching the included video recording will give you a glance at its full design from all angles.

Purchase prices do not include tax, title, license and $299.00 dealer transfer service fee. Prices include the listed rebates and incentives. Please verify all information. We are not responsible for typographical, technical, or misprint errors. Inventory is subject to prior sale. Contact us via phone or email for more details. *MPG Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.