2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Nissan Sentra - Road Test Specs

2007 Nissan Sentra Sedan

(2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2007
StyleSE-R Spec V
Base MSRP$19,500
As-tested MSRP$22,855


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeinline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2500cc (153 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 6600 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)180 @ 5200 rpm
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson Struts with antiroll bar
Suspension, rearTorsion beam rear suspension
Steering typeElectrically assisted power steering
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelSportContact2
Tire typeall season
Tire size, front225/45WR17
Tire size, rear225/45WR17
Wheel size17 X 7.0
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, front4-wheel disc w/ ABS and electronic brakeforce distribution
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph (sec.)N/A
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 92.6 mph
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.7 mph
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).86g
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.2
@ Full throttle (dB)76.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThis SE-R Spec V is much easier to launch than the last generation. The tires have more bite so it's easier to find traction while the wheels are spinning. Best launch was at 3,200 rpm with throttle modulation. Shifter feels fragile, like a Tinker Toy. I missed the 3rd-gear gate once, but not again. Linear power delivery anywhere in rev range.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsI'm glad Nissan opted for ABS on the Spec V this time around. Pedal feels good and is linear. Ample travel makes it easy to modulate.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsGood balance on the skid pad, without excessive under- or oversteer. Ultimately produces slight understeer, but could hold a slight drift all the way around the circle. Steering feels almost too heavy here. With a little more rear grip this would be a killer slalom car. It likes to rotate (good on a racetrack), but whacking the throttle wide open on the exit utilizes the LSD to profound effect and it goes where it's pointed. Steering now feels just right when driven in anger. Responds well to being man-handled.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)400
Temperature (°F)53
Wind (mph, direction)3.4

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)N/A City N/A Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)24.1 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,080
Length (in.)180.1
Width (in.)70.5
Height (in.)59.1
Wheelbase (in.)105.7
Track, front (in.)59.5
Track, rear (in.)60.4
Turning circle (ft.)35.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)34.5
Headroom, front (in.)40.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)Not available


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsABS with electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlNot available
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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