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

What's New for the 2018 Nissan Sentra?

Throughout the 35 years and seven generations of its existence, the Nissan Sentra compact vehicle has kept up with upgrades in technology. Every year, Nissan adds a bit of technology to the Sentra. The 2018 Nissan Sentra models are no different. Nissan added thicker glass in every Sentra trim making for a quieter ride. Nissan redesigned the center consoles in 2018 Sentra trims to add more storage space. Old-time Sentra drivers will be surprised by the new audio systems that come stock in the 2018 Sentra. Nissan installed a new Automatic Braking System in all trims with automatic transmissions.

2018 Nissan Sentra Interior

Six Excellent Trims

The 2018 Nissan Sentra comes in six trims.

  • Sentra S
  • Sentra SV
  • Sentra SR
  • Sentra SL
  • Sentra SR Turbo
  • Sentra Nismo

Improvements in the various trims from the 2017 models include a Rear-View Monitor and a 5-in color display that were available at higher levels in 2017 but not in the S trim. 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard in the 2018 SV trim while 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels became standard in the SR trim. Entertainment in the SV trim is updated with advanced Bluetooth connection ability supplied along with the new Siri-Eyes Free music system. The SV trim has also seen an advance in climate control with a Dual Zone Automatic Control added into the mix. The SL trim and all the trims above have a Bose Premium audio system and an automated moonroof as standard 2018 improvements.

Engine, Transmission & MPG Specs

2018 Nissan Sentra ExteriorThe 2018 Nissan Sentra trims offer two engines with different power levels. Sentra trims S, SV, SR, AND SL carry a 1.8 L/110 engine that provides 124 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 125 lb-ft torque at 3600 rpm. When tuned, the engine gives an mpg of 29-city, 37-highway and 32 combined. With a fuel tank of 13.2 gallons, the cruising range is 388 miles per fill-up. The SR Turbo and Nismo trims have an Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 Liter engine that kicks out 188 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 177 lb-ft. Torque at 5200 rpm. The extra power supplied by this engine comes at an mpg cost with 27-city, 33-highway and 29 combined. At that rate, the 13.2-gallon fuel tank will get you 436 miles from fill-up to fill-up.

Safety Features

2018 Nissan Sentra RearExcept in manual transmission and NISMO models, Nissan has installed an Automatic emergency braking in all of its 2018 Sentra trims. The Automatic emergency braking is a dedicated radar device that monitors the road conditions ahead. The system alerts drivers to hazardous conditions ahead, including possible accidents with other vehicles. These alerts come in both visual and audio form. In the event that the driver does not respond the Automatic Emergency Braking System applies the brakes to either prevent an impact or to slow the vehicle enough to significantly alleviate collision effects. Most manufacturers have said they will install the Automatic Emergency Braking System in their vehicles by 2021. Nissan is ahead of the rest of the market in upgrading safety aspects to their products. Along with this astounding new technology, Nissan Sentra trims come standard with driver airbags, passenger airbags, Front Head Airbags, Rear Head Airbags, and Front Side Airbags. The braking system is 4-wheel ABS with a braking assist package that, when coupled with the electronic stability control system keeps the car on the road in hazardous conditions. Of note, Nissan Sentra trims rated "good" in all Insurance Institute of Highway Safety crash tests. Safety is not a problem when driving any Nissan Sentra trim.

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