Used 2012 Nissan Sentra

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2012 Nissan Sentra
List price range
$3,345 - $11,998

Pros

  • Spacious front seating
  • intuitive control layout.

Cons

  • Aging design
  • droning acceleration with CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • harsh ride over rough surfaces
  • telescoping steering wheel not available
  • ho-hum handling in all but the SE-R.

Used 2012 Nissan Sentra for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
71,403 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/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 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
118,558 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
113,850 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
111,955 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$6,577
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
77,393 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$7,500
Est.Loan: $140/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
51,331 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
112,870 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$6,488
Est.Loan: $121/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
$178 Below Market
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* NAVIGATION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LEATHER INTERRIOR * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* HEATED SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* FOG LIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. 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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
75,809 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
49,232 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$8,595
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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With this 2012 Nissan Sentra S you will find Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Adjustable Mirrors, Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise and Audio Controls, 12V Outlet, Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Keyless Entry, plus much more! Swing by or call our sales team at (703) 997-5091 for additional information.
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
123,768 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$6,595
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
59,714 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SL
List$8,988
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
118,046 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
Rodriguez Motors
49.9 mi away
List$5,900
Est.Loan: $110/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
69,826 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
Bob Bell Chevrolet
54.4 mi away
List$7,994
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
69,684 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$7,300
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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Dealer Notes
Sentra 2.0 S, 4D Sedan, 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V, CVT with Xtronic, FWD, Gray, Charcoal w/Sport Cloth Seat Trim. Recent Arrival!CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.Odometer is 24574 miles below market average! 34/27 Highway/City MPGAt Bob Bell We believe in ""MARKET VALUE PRICING"" all vehicles in our inventory. OUR TEAM at Bob Bell is committed to helping you buy a car the way you would want to buy a car! We utilize state-of-the-art technology to constantly monitor pricing trends in order to offer our shoppers the best competitive pricing and value. We sell and service all makes and models of Pre-owned / Used Vehicles used cars, used trucks, used Suv, Nissan, Kia, Ford, Chevrolet/Chevy, Honda, Toyota, Porsche, Land Rover, Jaguar, INFINITI, Audi, Mazda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Mitsubishi, , Lexus, Volkswagen, Mini, BMW, Mercedes, Fiat, Volvo, GMC, Cadillac, Lincoln as well as every other brand. Proudly serving these areas of Baltimore, Baltimore county, Rosedale, Overlea, Parkville, Harford county, Annapolis, Arnold, Bethesda, Catonsville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgewood, Essex, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Middle River, Milford Mill, Parkville, Perry Hall, Randalstown, Severn, Severna Park, Southgae and Townson, White Marsh, Carney, Timonium, Lutherville, Pikesville, Lochearn, Woodlawn, Catonsville, Brooklyn Park, Sparrows Point, Edgemere, Nottingham, Chase, Bowleys Quarters, Kingsville, HydesFork, Baldwin, Cockeysville, Phoenix and throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
97,776 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$7,994
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
194,649 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 SR
List$3,945
Est.Loan: $74/mo
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Dealer Notes
It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Nissan Sentra 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
92,373 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Nissan Sentra Silver 4D Sedan FWD CVT with Xtronic 34/27 Highway/City MPG 27/34mpg 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 2012 2.0 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
128,820 miles
Used 2012
Nissan Sentra
2.0 S
List$3,345
Est.Loan: $63/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Nissan Sentra is a respectable small sedan, but newer competitors outclass it in terms of power, fuel economy, athleticism and charisma.

vehicle overview

The current-generation Sentra debuted in 2007, making the 2012 model one of the oldest small sedans available this year in terms of design. It still has some nice qualities, but overall the Sentra has been outclassed by newer and more desirable models this year.

Among the Sentra sedan's best qualities are decent fuel economy, a comfortable interior and a long list of desirable standard features and options. There are even two sporty variants, including the 200-horsepower SE-R Spec V, designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts.

Unfortunately, the list of weak points is considerably longer. Mainstream 2.0 models just don't offer a very appealing driving experience due in part to the droning created by the CVT and an outdated rear suspension design that delivers only passable handling and marginal ride quality. Even with its firmer sport suspension, the SE-R Spec V can't quite match the moves of other high-performance compacts like the Mazdaspeed 3.

While buyers looking for affordable transportation will still find the 2012 Nissan Sentra worth a look, the car ultimately feels a little long in the tooth compared to its newer or more recently refreshed competitors. Instead of the Sentra, we recommend checking out other top choices like the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. Within this group, you'll find more engaging driving experiences, better fuel economy, more power, more attractive designs, newer features and higher levels of overall ownership satisfaction.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan is offered in six different trim levels, including four mainstream models based on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR and 2.0 SL) and two high-performance variants powered by a 2.5-liter engine (SE-R and SE-R Spec V).

The entry-level Sentra 2.0 starts with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, power windows and locks, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sentra 2.0 S adds 16-inch steel wheels, power mirrors, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an iPod interface.

The 2.0 SR includes those items and adds styling cues from its sportier siblings including distinctive front and rear fascias, side sill extensions, foglamps, a rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels. Moving up to the SL gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and an upgraded stereo with satellite radio and a color display.

Options on the 2.0 models vary by trim level and include leather upholstery with heated front seats (SL only) and a Convenience package that bundles keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel (S/SR only). A Technology package adds a navigation system, satellite radio and an iPod interface (S/SR only). A Special Edition package includes everything in the Convenience and Technology packages plus a sunroof (SR only), while the Special Value package includes the sunroof, navigation and a rearview monitor (SL only). An Audio package includes an eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system (SL only).

The Sentra SE-R trim level is equipped similarly to the 2.0 SR but adds 17-inch alloy wheels, performance-oriented suspension tuning, an aero-style body kit, cloth sport seats, the SL's stereo with color display and gauges that allow the driver to monitor things like oil pressure and g-forces during cornering. The SE-R Upgrade package adds a sunroof, keyless entry/ignition, a rearview monitor, the navigation system, satellite radio and the Rockford Fosgate audio system.

The SE-R Spec V builds on the SE-R's sporting nature with more power, 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 SE-R Spec V Upgrade package that includes all the items in the SE-R Upgrade plus a mechanical limited-slip front differential.

performance & mpg

2012 Nissan Sentra models with a "2.0" in their name are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 140 hp and 147 pound-feet of torque. The Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V get a 2.5-liter engine that produces 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp and 180 lb-ft, respectively. 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 comes fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, with the option of a CVT. The CVT is standard on the 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and even the SE-R, which also gets steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Spec V is only offered with a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.

Sentra models equipped with the 2.0-liter engine and CVT achieve an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 30 mpg in combined driving; with the manual transmission those numbers drop noticeably to 24/31/27 mpg. The SE-R isn't bad at 24/30/26, and even the Spec V manages a still respectable 21/28/24 mpg.

safety

The 2012 Nissan Sentra comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The sportier SE-R models come with four-wheel disc brakes, while the others have rear drums.

In government crash tests, the Sentra received an overall score of four stars (out of five). Within that rating, it earned three stars for overall frontal crash protection and three stars again for overall side crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Sentra its highest score of "Good" for both frontal-offset and side impacts.

driving

What you think of driving the 2012 Nissan Sentra sedan depends a great deal on what's under the hood. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes decent power, but the CVT creates a less-than-appealing droning sound when accelerating. Handling is just passable. The ride quality is fine on smooth roads but becomes a bit rough over broken pavement.

As you'd expect, the SE-R Spec V is another story altogether, with abundant acceleration and noticeably sharper handling. Some of the fun is lost due to the manual transmission's balky action that can't compare to the precise feel of shifters in competitors like the Honda Civic Si.

interior

The Sentra's interior features unexpectedly spacious front seats that make it easy for even tall folks to get comfortable, though the lack of a telescoping steering column is a downer. The backseat is more of a mixed bag, with good headroom and hiproom offset by a shortage of legroom. Trunk space, at 13.1 cubic feet, is average for the class.

From a driver's perspective, the dashboard gets high marks for the simple and straightforward design of gauges and controls. One notable exception is the optional navigation system's smallish 5-inch screen, which requires a fair amount of squinting to read.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Nissan Sentra.

I wasn't planning on liking this car
paulncincy, 3/25/2012
This car and I didn't start on good terms and that was my fault. I previously owned a 2009 Nissan Altima. That car was financed through Nissan's financing arm. I didn't miss a payment on that car which is how I found myself owning my 2012 Nissan Sentra Special Edition. Nissan finance has a deal where they will guarantee you financing if you never missed a payment with them previously. I got a 6 year loan at 5.74% and my FICO score sucked. My Super Black Special Edition Sentra has been flawless and CHEAP to own so far. Ins./Gas/Payments are LOW. Special Edition pkg. is worth $. I'm tall of torso and I can fit easily in this car. Engine is strong enough and smooth. Easy to get into.
Better than expected
bugmanpat, 10/18/2011
The little Sentra is probably overlooked by most people interested in a small car, and that is too bad. It has more interior room than most of its competitors, you sit a little higher off the pavement, and the driving dynamics are good. Add to that some outstanding gas mileage when driven gently - way better than the EPA estimates so far for me. And all of that for a price that is easily as good or better than its competitors. And due to good resale values, you can get really great lease payments - much smarter than buying a 1 or 2 year old used car.
This car is underrated!
roadman03, 1/12/2012
Before you search all the other popular models - test drive and price the Nissan Sentra. Can't believe the amount of features for the price I paid. Also proven reliabilty vs. the Focus or Cruze. Great featurs such as I-pod connection, Alloy Wheels, Steering Wheel Radio Controls, etc. Drive mostly highway with some rush hour traffic and I am averaging almost 36 MPG. Some complain about the CVT, but it is better than the low end torque of the others. Overall great car for the price if your looking for a base commuter car with excellent reliabilty and a smooth ride.
Love this car.
Molly, 2/15/2016
This car is amazing. I traded in my 2000 Ford Focus for this Sentra. I bought it at 85,000 miles, which was scary at first. However, I received a lifetime warranty and a great deal for it. I've put 12,000 miles on it in 7 months, and it still drives beautifully. $20 gets me 415 miles, and even with commuting a lot for school and work, I fill up every week and a half. The car handles wonderfully. Very smooth. Even after so many miles being put on the car,I've never had any issues with it. A month after buying, I actually T-boned another car. The only damage was my bumper being ripped off. Nothing under the hood was damaged. Extremely reliable, safe car. Great mileage and I feel secure in it. I was always a Ford girl, but this car changed my mind for life.
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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
    Acceptable
  • 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 2012 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 2.0 SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), 2.0 S 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 Spec V 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), and SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Nissan Sentra?

Save up to $275 on one of 30 Used 2012 Nissan Sentra for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,345 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Nissan Sentra trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S is priced between $3,345 and$10,849 with odometer readings between 37515 and156200 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR is priced between $3,945 and$9,998 with odometer readings between 63233 and194649 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL is priced between $6,488 and$11,998 with odometer readings between 59714 and112870 miles.
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