2009 Nissan Sentra  -  $17,425


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,425
Base Invoice: $16,742
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.0 *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine

Model News

For 2009, the Sentra is carried over virtually unchanged, though there are a few small changes to its appearance and standard feature list. All models get a redesigned trunk lid. Automatic door locks are made standard across the line and MP3 playback capability is added to the sound systems.

There's also a new 2.0 SL Premium Package available, and SE-R models have a new Upgrade Package option. Three new exterior colors are offered for the Sentra--Red Brick, Sonoran Sand and Arctic Blue--while the SE-R and Spec V get Metallic Blue and Midnight Sky.


Pros

Distinctive appearance; bargain price; comfortable ride; SE-R performance


Model Highlights

The standard Sentra models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 140 horsepower. It's offered mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. The sporty SE-R models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 177 horsepower for the SE-R and 200 hp for the Spec V.

The SE-R's engine has a number of improvements that make it ideal for the performance model, including crown-shaped pistons, a higher compression ratio and a higher rev limit of 7000 rpm. Meanwhile, the 2.0-liter engine in the other models is tuned for low-rpm responsiveness and good fuel economy, making it well-suited to the CVT. In this trim, the 2.0-liter Sentra is rated at 25 mpg city, 33 highway.

The 2.0-liter models have ride quality than is better than is typical for the small-car class. Underneath, the Sentra features a front independent strut design and torsion-beam rear suspension. The SE-R comes with a sport-tuned version of the same suspension, along with an upgraded four-wheel disc brakes and V-rated tires. The CVT version comes with steering-wheel paddle shifters and simulated gears for better control in spirited driving. The Spec V has the goods to be track-ready, with higher-rate springs, shocks and bushings, as well as W-rated performance tires, high-performance brakes and body bracing. The Spec V model can be specified with a helical limited-slip differential for those who want to make the most of its high-performance potential.

Inside, SE-R models get a number of exclusive features such as sport seats, special seat fabric, aluminum pedals, a leather steering wheel and additional gauges. Spec V models also get contrasting red stitching and red seatbelts. Trunk space can be expanded for longer items with a pass-through, and the back seat can fold completely forward for a longer cargo floor and is split 60/40. A so-called Divide-N-Hide trunk divider has a pop-up divider wall, keeping items from rolling around and has hooks for grocery bags. Throughout the interior there are various cubbies and cup holders, including a glove box large enough to hold an 8x11-inch tablet.

All Sentra models come with front seat-mounted side airbags, roof-mounted curtain side bags good for front and rear outboard occupants, and Active Head Restraints in front. Anti-lock brakes are not available on the base 2.0 model but standard on all others.

While the base 2.0 comes with a minimum of standard equipment, the 2.0 S model brings cruise control, keyless entry, and a sound system with MP3 compatibility. The 2.0 SL adds leather seats, alloy wheels, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, XM Satellite Radio and the Intelligent Key system. SE-R models come with standard power windows and locks, and a six-speaker MP3 audio system.

Top options include a 340-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, a moonroof and heated seats.


Value Writeup

The standard versions of the Sentra has more of an emphasis on interior design and amenities than most other small sedans its size, and at a better price than most of its competitors. The Spec V is attractive for its torquey engine and crisp handling, and as a competitively priced alternative to the likes of the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen GTI.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
435.00 mi

Engine Order Code
MR20DE

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)
2.56 - 0.43

Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.47

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.69

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8

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

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2930 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight 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
P205/60R15

Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 5.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V431000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 27, 2009

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Potential Number of Units Affected
10586

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH MASTER CYLINDERS. BRAKE FLUID MAY LEAK FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER. IF THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE FLUID IN THE MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR DECREASES TO BELOW THE MINIMUM LEVEL, THE BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING INDICATOR WILL ILLUMINATE AS DESIGNED AND THE BRAKES WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.

Consequence
IF THE WARNING LAMP IS CONTINUOUSLY IGNORED, ONE OF THE BRAKE CIRCUITS ON THE VEHICLE MAY FAIL INCREASING STOPPING DISTANCES AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE MASTER CYLINDER BRAKE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT 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
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 .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

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 16-valve SMPI I4 engine

Electronically controlled drive-by-wire throttle

Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Front wheel drive

Battery saver timing device

Independent strut front suspension

Rear torsion beam suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes

15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P205/60HR15 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body color bumpers

Body color trunk lid finisher

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Body color manual mirrors

Green tinted glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

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

Fixed roof antenna

Suede cloth seat trim

4-way manual adjustable front bucket seats

60/40 split fold-flat rear seats

Flexible center console w/dual front adjustable cup holders

1 DIN size utility box w/lid

Floor & trunk carpeting

Dashboard storage location w/lid, sunglass storage

Tilt steering column

Tachometer

Vehicle immobilization system

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

Pwr door locks w/auto-lock

Remote trunk/fuel door release

Air conditioning w/in-cabin micro filter

Rear window defroster w/timer

Velour cloth door trim

Oversize illuminated glovebox w/lock

12V pwr outlet

Rear center armrest w/(2) cup holders

Rear parcel shelf

Cargo area light

Daytime illumination

Driver/front passenger door map pockets

Covered passenger visor vanity mirror

Front/rear passenger assist grips

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

Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags

Roof mounted curtain air bags for outboard positions

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/adjustable upper anchorages & load limiters

Steel side-door guard beams

Zone body construction w/front/rear crumple zones, hood deformation point

3-point ELR driver seat belt

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

Child safety rear door locks

Passenger window lockout

Child seat anchorages in rear outboard seating positions (LATCH)

Emergency inside trunk release

Active adjustable front head restraints

Energy absorbing steering column

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C01] CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
RED BRICK PEARL
$0

 
BLUE ONYX METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
FRESH POWDER
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[T01] ABS PKG
$250

 
[B10] FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$140

 
[B92] BODY SIDE MOLDING
$150

 
[L92] FLOOR & TRUNK MATS W/O DIVIDER
$165

 
[N93] ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR
$125

 
[R93] REAR SPOILER
$210

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