The compact Nissan Sentra proves that good things can come in small packages with its feature-filled and comfortable interior, range of trims and options, and fuel efficiency. The Sentra has a lower starting price than most other models in its class. Even as a compact sedan, the Nissan Sentra is able to provide midsize space, including 39.4 inches of front headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom, more than the average vehicle in its class. In addition to its spaciousness, the Sentra is packed with technology you would typically only get on higher-priced models. Even those who don’t know all the amazing features of the Sentra will find themselves subconsciously admiring your vehicle thanks to its aerodynamic exterior and aggressive grille. Come into Lee Nissan to view our inventory of new and used Nissan Sentras and get the chance to take one on a test drive!
The biggest news for the 2017 Nissan Sentra is the addition of a new trim level, the SR Turbo. As you would expect from the trim’s name, the Sentra SR Turbo has a turbocharged engine. This is the 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder found on the Juke crossover, and it gives the Sentra 188 horsepower along with a torque of 177 pound-feet. This is an extra 64 horsepower and 52 pound-feet than the base 1.8-liter engine in the other Nissan Sentra models. The SR Turbo lets you pick from a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT, both of which get specific tuning. To complement the increase in performance, the Sentra SR Turbo has 11.7-inch front brakes instead of the 11-inch ones on other models, and the brake pads are more aggressive. The result is sharper handling reflexes in almost all situations.
While the new Sentra SR Turbo is the most exciting enhancement for the 2017 model year, it is not the only change Nissan made. The automaker also improved interior quietness by increasing the thickness of the rear and front window glass. The front center console has also doubled in storage. Finally, the new Midnight Edition enhances styling and is available on the SR or SR Turbo trims. This Midnight Edition gives you 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a black rear spoiler, and black mirror caps, along with optional Midnight Edition floor mats and your choice of four exterior colors.
The Sentra began as the Sunny in Japan during the mid-1960s. It eventually reached the United States as a 1983 model, where it was among the first front-wheel-drive vehicles available in its class. It was originally offered as a four-door sedan, four-door wagon, two-door hatchback, or two-door coupe.
By 1998, the Sentra had gone through numerous generations and was updated again with new fascias and updated exterior styling. For 2000, it was completely redesigned to enhance smoothness, fuel economy, and power. The 2007 Nissan Sentra was the next big redesign for this sedan, with a more spacious interior, more features and options, and a better engine in this sixth-generation model. For 2009, Nissan added automated door locks, new cloth upholstery, MP3 integration, and an updated trunk lid. GPS became optional in 2010. 2011 saw updated antilock brakes, stability control, and enhanced fuel economy. The 2013 Sentra was once again completely new, with additional interior room, new technology, and improved efficiency. In 2014, the Sentra got smartphone integration, reduced noise, and more.
The Nissan Sentra is a family sedan that is loaded with tons of safety and technology features. If you are in the market, you should be shopping as many different models as you can. For a wide selection, visit Lee Nissan in Fort Walton Beach, Florida near Destin. While here, our professionals can introduce you to different models and trims and answer questions about their features. Stop in, and we’ll help you get started with a test drive in your favorite model.