Sentra has poor fuel economy
By Gene on
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Just bought the car and have only 900 miles. Rated gas mileage is 29 city and 36 highway. My average mileage has only been 20.5 mpg for local driving primarily in the suburbs. The dealer tells me the car needs to break in and good mileage will be realized after 7500 miles. I have never had this experience with other new cars, at least not to this degree, so I am very concerned. The dealer cannot find anything wrong. I noticed that the new CVT has a braking effect at all times and I suspect this is the reason for the bad mileage since the car does not coast like a normal car. It is like being in D1 all the time.
Roomy and comfortable and I like the exterior style. Most important to me is the air bags.
Offer traction control and stability control features. Also fuel economy is very poor - the car is a lemon for fuel.