Used 2011 Nissan Sentra

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2011 Nissan Sentra
List price range
$5,991 - $10,998

Pros

  • Spacious front seating
  • respectable fuel economy and power
  • intuitive control layout.

Cons

  • Droning acceleration with CVT
  • flinty ride
  • telescoping steering wheel not available
  • forgettable handling in all but the SE-R.

Used 2011 Nissan Sentra for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
121,158 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$5,991
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
49,291 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$8,734
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Dealer Notes
[K01] CONVENIENCE PKG,[L92] (4) PIECE FLOOR MAT SET,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,BRILLIANT SILVER,CHARCOAL; SEAT TRIM This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Check out this gently-used 2011 Nissan Sentra we recently got in. Drive home in your new pre-owned vehicle with the knowledge you're fully backed by the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. Save money at the pump with this fuel-sipping Nissan Sentra. The Sentra 2.0 SR is well maintained and has just 49,291mi. This low amount of miles makes this vehicle incomparable to the competition. More information about the 2011 Nissan Sentra: The Sentra has always been a good value, and with prices relatively unchanged for the 2011 model year, Nissan has staked out its territory in the compact sedan market, facing fierce competition with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Fuel economy is great across the board, with the 2.0L CVT model capable of 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. Interesting features of this model are frugal commuter, Wide variety of optional equipment, and high-performance 200-hp model available *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
118,886 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
Graham Cadillac
80.5 mi away
List$6,490
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
48,985 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$8,891
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
90,270 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
116,200 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
Wissler Motors
90.5 mi away
List$6,900
Est.Loan: $129/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. **GPS / NAVIGATION**, **NON-SMOKER**, **CLEAN CARFAX**, **POWER LIFTGATE**.34/27 Highway/City MPGNot only will you receive all Wissler Advantage and Customer Appreciation Program benefits, but you will also receive our Wissler Certified Advantage benefits. See http://www.wisslers.com/wissler-certified-advantage for details!!
Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
101,255 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
CarMax
95.7 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
132,594 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
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2011 Nissan Sentra Black 4D Sedan FWD CVT with Xtronic Clean CARFAX. ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Nissan Sentra 2011 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
86,999 miles
Used 2011
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Nissan Sentra offers a spacious interior and balances respectable power with fuel economy, but it lacks the charisma and athleticism of its rivals.

vehicle overview

The 2011 Nissan Sentra makes its case as a reasonable choice for a shopper in the market for a small sedan. Thanks to high fuel economy, spacious seating and plenty of features, the Sentra gets high marks in the areas that matter to most people. Nissan also offers the SE-R and SE-R Spec V trim levels for those seeking bigger thrills. Taken as a whole, however, the Sentra isn't the most inspired car in its class.

Under the hood, the Sentra is pretty competitive. Most Sentra models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 140 horsepower while still getting up to 34 mpg on the highway. The high-performance SE-R model offers 177 hp from a larger 2.5-liter engine, while the SE-R Spec V takes this engine's output right up to 200 hp.

But the Sentra falls to midpack when its handling abilities are considered. The lower-level models of the Sentra just aren't particularly fun to drive, and there's no payoff in terms of ride quality either, as the suspension isn't very compliant over rough surfaces. Even the top-shelf Sentra SE-R Spec V trails the pack of high-performance cars with which it tries to compete, since its rear torsion-beam suspension puts it at a disadvantage compared to more lithe competitors that use independent rear suspension and offer similar power.

Overall, the 2011 Nissan Sentra is worth considering for the right price. But it's more practical than desirable. We'd suggest considering alternatives like the 2011 Honda Civic, 2011 Kia Forte and 2011 Mazda 3, all of which offer similar or better driving excitement while still retaining plenty of practicality. In a segment that's increasingly about being fun as well as being smart, the Sentra wilts next to the charms of its rivals.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Nissan Sentra is offered in six different trim levels: four variants based on the 2.0-liter engine (base, S, SR and SL) and two high-performance versions (SE-R and SE-R Spec V).

The base-model Sentra starts with 15-inch steel wheels, power windows and locks, air-conditioning, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, 60/40-split-folding rear seats and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sentra 2.0 S adds 16-inch steel wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, keyless entry and a six-speaker audio system with an iPod interface.

The 2.0 SR is similar but borrows some styling cues from its high-performance line mates, offering sport fascias front and rear, rocker sill extensions, foglamps, a rear spoiler and 16-inch wheels. Going with the SL gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition/entry, Bluetooth, and a premium Rockford Fosgate audio system with satellite radio, a USB audio input and a color display. Most of the SL's upgrades are offered on the 2.0 S and 2.0 SR as options. Other options abound for the SL, many of them bundled into packages. Highlights include a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a navigation system.

The Sentra SE-R trim level is equipped similarly to the 2.0 SR but also includes 17-inch alloy wheels, more performance-minded suspension tuning, an aero-style body kit, cloth sport seats, the SL's color-display stereo and gauges to register not only oil pressure but also g-forces during cornering. The SE-R Upgrade package adds most of the SL's standard and optional features.

The SE-R Spec V further enhances the SE-R's sporting nature by adding higher-performance tires, an even firmer suspension with a lower ride height, larger front brakes and sportier interior trim. One drawback to the added performance of the Spec V is a structural reinforcement brace between the rear shock towers that prevents the rear seats from folding. Also available on the Spec V is an optional feature upgrade package that includes a mechanical limited-slip front differential.

2011 Highlights

The 2011 Nissan Sentra sees only minor updates. Fuel economy has been slightly improved while safety has been enhanced, as antilock brakes and stability control are now standard across the board. A spoiler in the style of the SE-R is available for the 2.0 (with CVT), 2.0 S and 2.0 SL.

performance & mpg

Nissan Sentra 2.0 models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 140 hp and 147 pound-feet torque. The Sentra SE-R has a 2.5-liter engine that produces 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque; the Spec V bumps this to 200 hp and 180 lb-ft. In our testing, the Spec V sprinted to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, a quick time for its class.

The 2.0 Sentra base model features a six-speed manual transmission standard, with an option to upgrade to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT comes standard on the 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and SE-R, with the SE-R offering shift paddles. The Spec V is only offered with a close-ratio six-speed manual.

The 2.0 Sentra models with CVT are notably frugal, achieving an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 30 mpg in combined driving; the manual transmission drops fuel economy noticeably to 24/31/27 mpg. The SE-R isn't too far behind, though, at 24/30/26. The Spec V checks in with a still respectable 21/28/24 mpg.

safety

The 2011 Nissan Sentra comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The higher-performing SE-R models come with four-wheel disc brakes, while the others have rear drums.

In government crash testing, the Nissan Sentra earned a perfect five-star rating for front passenger protection in frontal and side-impact crashes. Four stars were given for rear-seat side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sentra its highest score of "Good" for both frontal-offset and side impacts.

driving

Overall, the 2011 Nissan Sentra gets the job done on the road. Power from the 2.0-liter engine is adequate, but the CVT leads to an irritating drone from the engine during acceleration. On smooth tarmac the ride is suitable, but when things get rough, the Sentra's suspension lets in a noticeable amount of harshness. Handling is unremarkable on 2.0 models.

The SE-R Spec V does indeed have sharper handling, and its 200 hp is not inadequate performance by any means. But compared to other sport compacts in its class, even the Spec V isn't especially fun to drive. Part of the problem is the manual transmission's balky shift action, which feels awkward and imprecise relative to that of the Honda Civic Si.

interior

Inside, the Sentra is recognizably a Nissan product, with the company's trademark orange backlighting for the instruments, sporty gauges and slick-looking but easy-to-use controls. Materials quality is decent, but with just a 5-inch screen, the optional navigation system has a pretty tiny monitor.

The front seats are surprisingly spacious, comfortably accommodating taller adults. Smaller drivers, however, might feel confined due to the Sentra's high dashboard and beltline. The non-telescoping steering wheel doesn't help driver comfort either. Rear headroom and hiproom are decent, but rear legroom is a bit on the tight side.

The Sentra 2.0 models offer 60/40-split rear seating and 13.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The SE-R, however, uses a brace behind the rear seats as a chassis-strengthening measure, limiting the usefulness of its fold-down configuration.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Nissan Sentra.

Very pleased
sgilbert, 6/18/2011
Have about 2200 miles on it. Have been very impressed with thoughtful design (large trunk, ample rear seat room, large glove box). Seats are comfortable. I really like the tight, solid body, with no squeaks or rattles. Excellent gas mileage (38-39 mpg on highway at 65-70 mph). No wind noise, and quiet on the highway. Excellent build quality - doors have a quality "thunk" on closing. Nice dash lighting. I enjoy the trip computer, but wish it had a compass. The CVT transmission takes some getting used to, but it's OK. Ride is firm (reviewers say "harsh" over bumps, but I don't find it objectionable. All in all, a quality product I'd recommend.
I love my Sentra SL!
jhdubb, 10/15/2011
I have read numerous reviews from the experts about this car and there are not a lot of positive reviews about the Sentra. Many of the experts have commented on the bland exterior design and I do not agree. I think the SL with the spoiler; alloy rims; mud guards and tinted windows make this baby pop. I realize that we all have different opinions but don't let the reviews from the experts divert you from the Sentra. It's a great looking car. My family loves it. Our other car is a VW GTI. Even my 16 year old son loves this car. I get compliments on it all the time. I drove the corolla; the hyundai elantra; the civic; and the focus and the sentra is a better looking car!
Great Buy
James , 11/14/2010
Very happy so far - have had 3 days and put 200 miles on it. Roomiest and most comfortable car in its class and I am 6'5". Great build quality and features. I love the CVT, though I am still adjusting to. I just filled it up and the the car said 33.8 MPG in combined driving - I calculated 39.8!! I got a great deal, but it did take some back and forth. Also looked at Mazda 3 - no pep/road noise, Ford Focus and Fusion - cheap looking interiors and the Versa. Versa very roomy, but definitely not in the same class.
Great car at a great price
laurie16, 3/30/2011
We recently purchased a 2011 Nissan Sentra SR and we are very pleased with the car. It is fun to drive, has all the safety features we wanted, and our son's booster seat fits securely in the back seat. This car is by far the best we've ever owned.
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
140 hp @ 5100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat2 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2011 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 2011 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and SE-R Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Nissan Sentra?

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Nissan Sentra trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL is priced between $6,490 and$10,998 with odometer readings between 101255 and118886 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S is priced between $5,991 and$8,891 with odometer readings between 48985 and121158 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 is priced between $5,995 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 90270 and90270 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR is priced between $8,734 and$8,734 with odometer readings between 49291 and49291 miles.

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