2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Nissan Sentra - Road Test Specs

2010 Nissan Sentra Sedan

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


Model year2010
StyleSE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$20,820
Options on test vehicleSpec V Upgrade Package ($2,200 -- includes helical limited-slip differential; power-sliding-glass moonroof with tilt feature; Rockford Fosgate 340-watt audio system with eight-speaker system [two 8-inch subwoofers, two 6-by-9-inch speakers, and four 2.5-inch midrange tweeters]; XM Satellite Radio; rearview monitor and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors); Navigation Package ($400 -- includes navigation system with 5-inch color touchscreen monitor and XM NavTraffic capability); Splash Guards ($140); Floor Mats ($110).
As-tested MSRP$23,650


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,488cc (152cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 6,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)180 @ 5,200
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.153; II: 1.950; III: 1.392; IV: 1.055; V: 0.809; VI: 0.630; R: 3.002; Final Drive: 4.428


Suspension, frontMacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.4: 1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelSport Contact 2
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, frontP225/45R17 W
Tire size, rearP225/45R17 W
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.6-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs
Brakes, rear11.5-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.6
0-45 mph (sec.)4.4
0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph (sec.)9.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.9 @ 93.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.87
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.5
@ Full throttle (dB)76.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsGood torque down low makes it quite easy to have massive wheelspin. Best launch was without any clutch slip. Just drop the pedal at around 3,000 rpm. With the clutch out, just hit the pedal and bang off shifts.
Braking commentsSolid, responsive pedal with minimal idle stroke. Good, consistent, confident stops.
Handling commentsSlalom: Despite nearly dead front tires, this car feels fairly nimble and responsive. Still a bit tall to be truly quick here, but good, well-controlled handling -- especially considering its humble underpinnings. Skid pad: Difficult to sense front grip limits through the wheel and absolutely unwilling to rotate. Add these up and it's difficult to beat electronic stability control here.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)77.8
Relative humidity (%)53.1
Wind (mph, direction)1.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/28 highway/24 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,058
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,067
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62.9/ 37.1
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)12.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)12.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear4 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
IIHS offsetGood

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