The Sentra is an OK car. It’s fully redesigned for 2020, but the changes don’t go as far as they should. At the same time, this compact car has a more reliable engine than the previous generation.
What’s new for 2020:
- New base engine with more power
- Sleeker exterior design and more refined interior
- More standard advanced driver safety aids
- Part of the eighth Sentra generation introduced for 2020
Pros and Cons:
- Comfortable ride
- Improved cabin materials
- Lots of standard safety and technology features
- Transmission is slow to downshift
- Tight rear headroom
The 149-horsepower 2.0-litre inline-4 with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) produces 146 pound-feet of torque, which represent several improvements of 20% and 17% over the outgoing model. Fuel economy of the car improves from 32 mpg combined to 33 mpg combined in S and SV trims.
The Sentra car model gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, which is about average for a compact car.
Interior and Cargo space:
Standard features in the 2020 Sentra car model include an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and voice recognition. An optional eight-inch touch screen is available in the car, as is Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, NissanConnect services, satellite radio, an additional USB port, and a six-speaker stereo.
The Sentra sedan seats five people. Space is right up front, and the second row offers a decent amount of legroom. However, the headroom is more cramped for adults of even average size.
The Sentra’s car model trunk measures 14.3 cubic feet, which is a little below average for a compact car. The opening is extensive, but the trunk hinges dip into the load area, and the rear seats don’t fold down completely flat.
Review and Price:
Nissan Sentra models are available with a 2.0L litre gas engine, with output up to 149hp, depending on the engine type. The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes with a front-wheel drive.
The Nissan Sentra is a small sedan offered in three trims with a shortlist of option packages. The base S model is relatively lightly equipped but comes with numerous advanced driver aids. The SV is only a little more expensive but adds a wealth of upgrades. The SR is the reasonably priced range-topping model with a few sport-themed touches.
Prices ranges between $19,310 – $21,650.