2010 Nissan Sentra  -  $16,160


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,160
Base Invoice: $15,534
Destination Charge: $740
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 2.0
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 24 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 2.0
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine

Pros

Prices reduced on all Sentra models for 2010; lots of options for an entry-level sedan; two high-performance 200-hp performance models available


Model Highlights

There are six varieties of Sentra, four of which are powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 140 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque. These four 2.0 models ? 2.0, S, SR and SL -- have a CVT standard, with a 6-speed manual available on the base 2.0 model only.

The other two models, the SE-R and SE-R Spec V, have a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The SE-R produces 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a CVT. The SE-R Spec V has been tweaked to make 200 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and a specially tuned sportier suspension. All Sentra engines have direct injection and a drive-by-wire electric throttle.

Electronic brake force distribution and ABS are standard on all but the base 2.0 model, where they are available as part of an options package. Speed-sensitive steering is standard on all versions, as is Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System, steel side-door guard beams and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Beyond the engines and safety systems, the six Sentras start to diverge. The 2.0 starts with some nice basics for the price, like power windows and doors, air conditioning, and 60/40 split rear seats. The 2.0S adds a trip computer, cruise control and a 6-way adjustable seat. The 2.0SR spruces up the exterior with 16-inch, 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler and a sport grille.

The 2.0SL gets Bluetooth and the Nissan Intelligent Key keyless entry and ignition system. It also has interior upgrades like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and wood-tone trim. Several optional packages are exclusively available for this trim, such as the Leather Package. The Premium Package adds a moonroof; the Premium Plus Package adds a moonroof and heated front seats. The Tech Package swaps in a Rockford Fosgate 8-speaker audio system and a rear-view monitor.

The SE-R gets bigger brakes for more stopping power as well as sport-tuned springs and a rear spoiler. The SE-R Spec V gets even bigger brakes -- 12.6-inches versus the SE-R's 11.7-inch -- and a 25mm front stabilizer bar. The sport-tuned suspension gives the Spec V a lower ride, with shocks and struts set for stiffer handling. The SE-R Upgrade Package adds the keyless entry and ignition system, moonroof, upgraded stereo and rearview monitor. A similar package for the SE-R Spec V adds a limited-slip differential, but doesn't include the Intelligent Key system.


Model News

While not a full redesign, the 2010 Sentra gets quite a few upgrades, including new headlights and taillights, new interior fabrics and three new paint colors. New options include a navigation system with rear-view camera. But most importantly, Nissan has dropped the prices on all Sentras at all trim levels, with the base model Sentra 2.0 with CVT coming in $130 cheaper this year. The savings go up with each trim level -- the top-end Sentra SE-R Spec V drops its price by $1080 for 2010.


Value Writeup

The Sentra has always been a good value, but with prices lower in 2010 than in 2009 and a minor but refreshing redesign this year, Nissan has staked out its territory in the compact sedan market, against such foes as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Fuel economy is great across the board, with the 2.0-liter CVT cranking out the highest gas mileage at 26 city and 34 highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
348.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 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
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Total Cooling System Capacity
2.1 qts

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
2862 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
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 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

Basic Note
Vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) also include 10 Years/120,000 Miles CVT Limited Warranty Extension

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V579000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 14, 2011

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected
33,803

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SENTRA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MR20 ENGINES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 11, 2010, TO MAY 22, 2010, AND JULY 8, 2010, TO OCTOBER 25, 2010. THE ZINC COATING APPLIED TO THE TERMINAL STUD BOLT WAS THICKER THAN SPECIFICATION. THIS CAN RESULT IN A VOLTAGE DROP THAT MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTY STARING THE VEHICLE AND COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM).

Consequence
THIS ISSUE CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION AND IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE AFTER IT STOPPED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL AND COVER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 23, 2012. 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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V555000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 11, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected
13737

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SENTRA VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 22, 2010, THROUGH JULY 8, 2010. DUE TO A MACHINING IRREGULARITY, THE BOLT/WASHER SURFACE ON THE POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL CABLE END MAY ALLOW FOR A GAP TO OCCUR IN THE CONTACT AREA OF THE TERMINAL. THIS CAN RESULT IN A VOLTAGE DROP THAT MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTY STARTING THE VEHICLE AND COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE.

Consequence
THIS ISSUE CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STOP RUNNING WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION AT LOW SPEED WITH A DIFFICULT OR NO START INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL CABLE END WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 29, 2010. 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 .

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

6-speed manual transmission

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

Chrome 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, aux 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 storage 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

Instrumentation -inc: outside temp gauge, fuel consumption gauge, 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

Suede 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

Color-keyed interior door handles

Front/rear passenger assist grips

Clutch interlock

Steel side-door guard beams

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

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

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

 
BLUE ONYX
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
RED BRICK
$0

 
ASPEN WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[V01] ABS/VDC PKG
$510

 
[B10] FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$140

 
[B92] BODY SIDE MOLDING
$150

 
[L92] (4) PIECE FLOOR MAT SET
$110

 
[N93] ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR
$125

 
[N94] 20-COLOR INTERIOR ACCENT LIGHTING
$300

 
[R93] REAR SPOILER
$210

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