The 2018 Nissan Sentra is an entry-level sedan with the value, features and fun-to-drive characteristics that make it a top choice among first-time buyers.
Although it is a compact car, the interior of the 2018 Nissan Sentra is so large that the EPA qualifies it as a midsize car. This feat typically comes at the cost of compromised cargo space, yet the Sentra has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk capacity, which is also more than your average compact sedan. The rear seat offers generous leg room for your passengers and can be folded in a 60/40 configuration to create even more cargo space. The dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats further enhance your comfort while the soft-touch door armrests and piano-black accents add an overall touch of luxury to the cabin.
Two engines are offered with the 2018 Nissan Sentra: a 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The former makes 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque when paired with the standard six-speed manual, with power figures dropping slightly to 124 hp and 125 lb-ft when the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is used. The turbo is only available with manual transmission and produces 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, making it an energetic companion for your daily commute. While less powerful, the CVT-equipped 1.8-liter delivers excellent fuel economy: 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway*.
The 2018 Nissan Sentra is impressively well-equipped. The base model comes with automatic headlights, a 5.0-inch audio display with Bluetooth® connectivity, a rearview camera and advanced safety equipment like Automatic Emergency Braking. The more expensive trims edge into entry-level luxury territory with heated outside mirrors, leather upholstery, a moonroof and Nissan Voice Recognition for the audio and navigation systems. Those seeking a sporty ride will want to opt for the Sentra NISMO® with its sport seats and red interior accents.
For the money, the 2018 Nissan Sentra is outfitted remarkably well and is a well-rounded bargain.
*29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2018 Sentra S, S Midnight Style, SV, SR, SR Midnight Edition, SL equipped with CVT Transmission
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