2007 Nissan Sentra SL Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Nissan Sentra - Road Test Specs

2007 Nissan Sentra Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Model year2007
Style2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
Base MSRP$19,015
As-tested MSRP$21,085


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1997cc (122 cu-in)
Valvetrain32-valves, DOHC, variable intake and exhaust timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)140 @ 5,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)147 @ 4,800
Transmission typeContinuously variable


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typeElectric power steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelTuranza EL400, all-season
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP205/55R16 H
Tire size, rearP205/55R16 H
Wheel size16 X 6.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - Rear drum
Brakes, reardrum

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)9
0-75 mph (sec.)14.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.9 @ 80.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)135
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.8
@ Full throttle (dB)73.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsUnderwhelming acceleration. CVT feels and sounds strange and counterintuitive. Engine speed slowly creeps toward redline and reaches it before the end of the quarter-mile.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsPoor grip from long-wearing tires hurt braking performance. Lots of brake dive.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsFlops onto bump stops even with low-grip tires. Heavy understeer. Not responsive to lift-throttle input. Sentra feels underdamped and doesn't have enough roll stiffness to accel here. Grip is limited as well. Still, 64.3 mph is not awful. Being small always helps in the slalom.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)64.5
Wind (mph, direction)2.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)29 City 36 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.8 (combined)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,991 (3,018 as-tested)
Length (in.)179.8
Width (in.)70.5
Height (in.)59.5
Wheelbase (in.)105.7
Track, front (in.)59.8
Track, rear (in.)60.8
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 maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic 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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