2008 Nissan Sentra  -  $16,835


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,835
Base Invoice: $16,178
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 25 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0
Transmission: Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Engine: 2.0L DOHC SMPI I4 engine

Pros

Upscale, roomy interior; stingy fuel economy; competitive pricing.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Nissan Sentra is available in three models: a bargain-priced base 2.0 model, a better-equipped 2.0S, and the more luxurious 2.0SL. The base model includes standard power door locks and windows, air conditioning, and a CD sound system. S models step up to power mirrors, keyless entry, a sound-system upgrade, fog lights, cruise control, and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, while top SL models include 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, an Intelligent Key system, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The CVT automatic is standard on the SL.

These Sentra models get a 2.0L aluminum four-cylinder engine that makes 140 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. The base 2.0 and the uplevel 2.0SL are equipped solely with Nissan's Xtronic CVT automatic transmission. The CVT system offers improved acceleration versus a standard automatic transmission, and returns better fuel economy ratings than the manual transmission. A six-speed manual is offered on the 2.0S.

The sportier SE-R model gets a larger, 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 177 horsepower and is mated to the CVT. It comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to provide more control during spirited driving. At the top of the range is the high-performance SE-R Spec V model, which gives the engine 200 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, and matches it to the six-speed manual transmission. A helical limited-slip differential is available on Spec V models.

In addition to the aforementioned upgrades, both SE-R models add standard 17-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, and various performance cues inside and out. SE-Rs come with special sport bucket front seats, while Spec V models add red seatbelts, aluminum pads, more leather trim, and an extra gauge cluster.

The Sentra's interior is terrifically practical. For starters, the center console has multiple storage bins. There is also an overhead, integrated compact disc holder built into the sun visor, and the glovebox is designed to fit a large notebook or map book. The Divide-N-Hide trunk system, optional on the 2.0SL, gives a false floor to the trunk and provides a private storage area beneath.

The Sentra has more optional premium equipment available than ever before. Some of the new options include leather seating, a Bluetooth hand-free system, and a Rockford Fosgate audio system with eight speakers, an eight-channel amplifier, and a six-disc CD changer.

Nissan protects the Sentra's occupants with standard front seat-mounted air bags as well as roof-mounted side-impact curtain bags. Active head restraints are also standard on the front bucket seats.


Model News

The Nissan Sentra, completely new for 2007, enters 2008 with a longer list of standard equipment. The 2.0S model now includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, a security system, front fog lights, and cruise control. The 2.0SL enjoys the addition of standard XM satellite radio, while Sirius is no longer an available alternative.

The manual six-speed transmission has been discontinued on the base sedan, which makes the CVT the entry-level shifter. The 2.0S's Convenience Package sees the addition of remote keyless entry, and the Divide-N-Hide trunk system moves from the standards column to the options column on this trim.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Nissan Sentra stands out for its interior appointments, space-efficient design, and frugal performance of its I4 engines and CVT automatic, while the sporty SE-R Spec V sets a new standard for interior appointments among compact sedan performance models. The base 2.0 model represents a strong value with quite a few standard features for less than $16,000, while the SE-R Spec V performance model offers 200 horsepower and has a base price slightly over $20,000.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
362.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
478.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4800

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
CVT

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39

Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.41

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.4 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Front Hip Room
54.1 in

Second Head Room
37.3 in

Second Leg Room
34.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Hip Room
53.0 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
179.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in

Height, Overall
59.5 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
60.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Liftover Height
28.1 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2925 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR15

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR15

Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Power

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.02 x 0.94 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V401000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
7948

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V311000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 02, 2008

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Potential Number of Units Affected
169202

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 169,202 MY 2007-2008 SENTRA PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED ROBERT BOSCH MASTER CYLINDER. DUE TO THE MACHINING IRREGULARITY BY THE SUPPLIER, THE INTERNAL SEAL GROOVE IN THE BODY OF SOME BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS MAY ALLOW FOR A GAP IN THE GROOVE CONTACT AREA OF THE SEAL. THIS MAY RESULT IN BRAKE FLUID SLOWLY LEAKING FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER INTO THE BRAKE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY. IF THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE FLUID IN THE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR DECREASES TO A PARTICULAR LEVEL, THE BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING INDICATOR WILL ILLUMINATE AS DESIGNED.

Consequence
IF THE WARNING LAMP IS CONTINUOUSLY IGNORED ONE OF THE BRAKE CIRCUITS ON THE VEHICLE MAY NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MASTER CYLINDER/BRAKE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY AND IF BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE IS DETECTED, THE MASTER CYLINDER WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 23, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC SMPI I4 engine

Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Front wheel drive

Battery saver timing device

Independent strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Rear torsion beam suspension w/integrated rear stabilizer bar

P205/60HR15 all-season tires

T125/70D16 spare tire

15" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes

Body color bumpers

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Daytime illumination

Green tinted glass

Body color manual mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body color door handles

Suede cloth seat trim

Reclining front bucket seats

Front 4-way manual adjustable seats

Front active head restraints

60/40 split fold-down rear seats w/double folding design for flat condition, 90 degree rotating head restraints for easy stowage, detachable center shoulder belt

Center console w/lid

Floor & trunk carpeting

Dashboard storage location w/lid, sunglass storage

Tilt steering column

Vehicle immobilization system

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch auto up/down, safety reverse

Pwr door locks

Remote trunk/fuel door release

AM/FM audio system w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack

Roof mounted radio antenna

Air conditioning w/in-cabin micro filter

Rear window defroster w/timer

Oversize illuminated glovebox w/lock

12V pwr outlet

Front center console cup holders

Rear center armrest cup holders

Driver/front passenger door map pockets

Covered passenger visor vanity mirror

Cargo area lighting

Color-keyed door handles

Front/rear passenger assist grips

Rear parcel shelf

Dual-stage driver/front passenger airbags w/occupant classification sensor

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof mounted side-impact curtain air bags for outboard positions

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/adjustable upper anchorages & load limiters

3-point ELR driver seat belt

3-point ALR/ELR seat belts for passenger seating positions

Child safety rear door locks

Child seat anchorages in rear outboard seating positions (LATCH)

Emergency inside trunk release

Pipe-style steel door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[T01] ANTI-LOCK BRAKE PKG
$250

 
[B10] SPLASH GUARDS
$140

 
[B92] BODY COLOR SIDE MOLDINGS
$150

 
[L92] FLOOR MATS/TRUNK MAT
$165

 
[R93] REAR SPOILER
$210

 
[N93] ELECTROCHROMIC REAR VIEW MIRROR
$125

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