2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Purchased a 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0S with only 1500 miles on it. In three weeks I'm now at 2860 miles and have a good idea what to expect from this car. The ride is VERY smooth. The Sentra's 2.0L engine/CVT combination delivers more than enough power for everyday driving. The cabin is spacious upfront but tight in the back, and well isolated from engine/road noise. Steering is on the stiff side at low speeds. Brake pedal is very responsive. Barely any body roll in any situation. The CVT is surprisingly responsive and smooth, but is very sensitive to throttle. I've been averaging 32.5 mpg overall in Winter driving conditions (Northern Canada.)
Air vents are huge!
Powerful air conditioner, car cools down/warms up in no time.
Glove box is ridiculously deep.
Spacious trunk with split folding backseats.
Big gas tank.
Exterior look of the car. Interior is well-designed for it's year.
6-speaker audio system.
Traditional CVT droning sound is kept to a minimum. No engine sound at highway speeds.
RPM's barely fluctuate when climbing hills etc...
Handles well in ice and snow.
The Sentra lacks rear passenger room.
The seats can get a little uncomfortable after driving a while.
Non-telescopic steering wheel.
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