2011 Nissan Sentra  -  $16,820


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,820
Base Invoice: $16,166
Destination Charge: $760
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

Wide variety of optional equipment; frugal commuter; high-performance 200-hp model available


Model News

Following a refresh last year, not much is new with the Nissan Sentra in 2011.


Value Writeup

The Sentra has always been a good value, and with prices relatively unchanged for the 2011 model year, Nissan has staked out its territory in the compact sedan market, facing fierce competition with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Fuel economy is great across the board, with the 2.0L CVT model capable of 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.


Model Highlights

There are six varieties of Sentra, four of which are powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that makes 140 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR and 2.0 SL come with a CVT. A 6-speed manual is available on the base 2.0 model only.

The other two models, the SE-R and SE-R Spec V, feature a powerful 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. In the SE-R, the engine makes 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a CVT. The SE-R Spec V's version has been tweaked to make 200 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. In that model, it comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a specially tuned sport suspension. All Sentra engines utilize direct injection and a drive-by-wire electric throttle.

Electronic brake force distribution and anti-lock brakes 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 varieties of Sentra 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 2.0 S adds a trip computer, cruise control and a 6-way adjustable seat. The 2.0 SR spruces up the exterior with 16-inch, 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler and a sport grille.

The 2.0 SL 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 vs. the SE-R's 11.7-inch--and a 25-mm 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.


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

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

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
2875 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

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

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
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
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 .

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 .

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.6%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.0L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine

Electronically controlled drive-by-wire throttle

6-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

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" 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 -inc: auto off headlamp feature in battery saver

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 -inc: height adjusters on outboard seating positions

Flexible center console storage w/dual front adjustable cup holders

1 DIN size utility box w/lid

Floor & trunk carpeting

Instrument panel utility storage bin

Tilt steering column

Instrumentation -inc: fuel consumption gauge, tachometer

Vehicle immobilization system

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch auto up/down, auto 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 glove box

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

Anti-lock braking system w/electronic brake force distribution

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Traction control system (TCS)

Clutch interlock

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 ICE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[B10] FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$150

 
[B92] BODY SIDE MOLDING
$150

 
[L92] (4) PIECE FLOOR MAT SET
$120

 
[N93] ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR
$130

 
[N94] INTERIOR ACCENT LIGHTING
$240


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