2017 Nissan Sentra

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2017 Nissan Sentra
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MSRP range
$16,990 - $24,990

Pros

  • Spacious backseat and trunk for the class
  • Priced lower than many rivals
  • Easy-to-use tech interface

Cons

  • Bluetooth streaming audio isn't standard on base models
  • Slow acceleration on most models
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Nissan Sentra.

Love the car
Lslblues, 3/9/2017
Fun to drive stick. Averaging 34.7 mixed city/highway. Large interior and trunk. Great car and got a fantastic deal.
Better than the reviews had me believing
David, 9/27/2017
Its really comfortable to sit in and easy to drive. I am a large man and can drive for three or four hours at a time without complaint. Reviews say it lacks power and if you are looking for a sporty car this isn't it. That said, the Sport mode gives it plenty of pick up on demand and being able to turn it off means greater fuel efficiency. The back up camera is good but not great and the sound system even in the SV is very nice. I love the keyless entry and start button. Reviews say it lacks styling but I could not disagree more. I think it a very attractive car. My only real complaint is that it seems to have a pretty large blind spot on the drivers side. the Bluetooth and Siri connection work flawlessly and the hands free phone is easy to hear and those on the other end hear me quite well.
Underrated Sentra
Kathy, 1/7/2018
I was going to replace my older Altima with a new one, but ended up buying a Sentra instead. The handling is great (better than my Altima) and actually feels sporty. Vehicle is so quiet in the cabin you can't tell it's running. Trunk space is good too for its class. Only thing I miss with the Altima is the large gas tank which can get about 600 miles on one tank and the wider interior. I bought a manual (I prefer to drive stick) so can't comment on the acceleration with the CVT. For a compact car, I'm very happy with this purchase, and think the low ratings from car critics aren't that accurate.
Very comfortable front seats
PaulC, 6/19/2017
In an age where nearly all car makers offer only hard, thinly padded front seat bottoms that induce fatigue and soreness on longer drives the Nissan Sentra impresses with a seat bottom that fells softer and is shaped and padded in a way that doesn't cause pressure points and fatigue. Other characteristics of the car are just ordinary except for road noise which is suppressed better than in most midsize cars. I like cars with comfortable seats, and a bump absorbing and quiet ride and in the midsize category I find the Hyundai Elantra the most desireable overall, the Nissan Sentra second place, Toyota Corolla third place and Chevy Cruze fourth place.
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2017 Nissan Sentra video

TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm Edmunds editor Travis Langness. And this is an Expert Rundown of the 2017 Nissan Sentra. For 2017, the Nissan Sentra gets an all-new 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. And it's really a welcome addition. The base 1.8-liter engine is one of the slowest in the class. And the CVT transmission, the automatic transmission that it comes with, drones on pretty badly when you step on the accelerator. So we're happy to see that it's got a new, more powerful motor. One of the great things about the Sentra is that it's priced lower than most of its rivals. If you're looking for a bargain compact car, this is probably a good one to look at. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a lot of good equipment. Base trim levels don't even come with Bluetooth streaming audio. So if you want more equipment, go for one of the mid-level trims. In the back seat, there's lots of room in the Sentra. The trunk is also one of the largest in the class, with over 15 cubic feet of space. And the Sentra's pretty comfortable on the highway. It has good seats and it'll last well on a road trip. Some of the problems with the Sentra include the slow, droning bass engine and the CVT as well as inferior materials quality on the inside. Basically, it just feels nicer in cars like the Mazda 3 and the Honda Civic. Bottom line. The Sentra's a good bargain and it provides good space. But we'd recommend looking at some of the other class leaders before you make a decision. For more reviews of key competitors, go to YouTube and check out more of the Edmunds Expert Rundowns.

2017 Nissan Sentra Expert Rundown Review

Looking for a roomy and fuel-efficient compact? The 2017 Nissan Sentra might be worth checking out. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$18,090
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$18,840
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$19,990
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$21,990
MPG
27 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
188 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Nissan Sentra for Sale

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Nissan Sentra 2017 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
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New Price! Brilliant Silver 2017 Nissan Sentra S FWD CVT 1.8L 4-Cylinder CVT, Charcoal Cloth. Awards: * 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick All our prices exclude tax, tags and dealer processing fee and any other additions. Reviews: * Spacious backseat and trunk for the class; priced lower than many rivals; easy-to-use tech interface. Source: Edmunds Disclaimer: $247 payment is a buy for 75 months based on tier 1 rate with NMAC. No money down. All fees included.
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More about the 2017 Nissan Sentra

The 2017 Nissan Sentra keeps up this popular sedan's reputation for offering plenty of value. With lots of interior room and trunk space, the Sentra could be considered a small car with midsize ambitions, and a wide range of trim levels and optional packages and accessories allow buyers to make it more of a premium car experience.

Having undergone a refresh last year, the Sentra has been only mildly tweaked for 2017. Changes include more comfortable seats, a larger center console and a quieter ride, courtesy of thicker window glass and better insulation. But the big news is the addition of the new SR Turbo model, which features a high-output engine, a six-speed manual transmission or a specially calibrated automatic CVT, and sport-tuned suspension.

Inside, there's a surprising amount of room for passengers and plenty of storage space for their belongings in numerous cubbies and the 15.1-cubic-foot trunk. Nissan prices the Sentra pretty aggressively, which will appeal to value-conscious shoppers, and available features still include such niceties as dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, a premium sound system and the NissanConnect system, which facilitates the use of smartphone-based apps.

All 2017 Sentra trim levels except the SR Turbo come with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower. The new SR Turbo model is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that increases output to 188 hp. The base S model is equipped with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is an option on the S and standard on all other trims, except the Turbo, which offers a choice of the two transmissions.

Power with the base engine is adequate but not particularly impressive when compared to many competitors. The standard suspension is tuned more for comfort and stability than handling, so although it provides a decent ride, cornering requires higher-than-average steering input and results in considerable body roll. Buyers seeking a bit more performance might want to test-drive the SR Turbo with its free-revving engine, which offers improved low- and mid-range zip. But even with its firmer suspension, the SR Turbo still doesn't excel in the handling department.

The best fuel economy in the Sentra lineup is achieved with the standard engine and the CVT, which returns an EPA rating of 32 mpg combined (29 city/37 highway). The lowest-rated model is the SR Turbo equipped with the manual transmission at 28 mpg combined (26 city/32 highway).

The base Sentra S comes very well equipped with features such as automatic headlights, air-conditioning and cruise control. Moving up to the SV trim level brings some extra comfort and technology items, while the SR adds on a number of sporty touches. The top-of-the-line SL piles on more luxury and convenience. Finally, the SR Turbo gives drivers more performance, as well as some unique styling touches and a host of additional features. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Nissan Sentra that best meets your needs.

2017 Nissan Sentra Overview

The 2017 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT), SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M), SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT).

What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Sentra?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan Sentra and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Sentra 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Sentra.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2017 Nissan Sentra?
2017 Nissan Sentra SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2017 Nissan Sentra SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,075. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Sentra SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $6,204 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is26.9% below the MSRP.

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2017 Nissan Sentra SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Sentra SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,145. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Sentra SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $5,215 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,215 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,930.

The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is24.7% below the MSRP.

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2017 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,435. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $5,637 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,637 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$13,798.

The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Sentra S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is29% below the MSRP.

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2017 Nissan Sentra SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Sentra SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,845. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Sentra SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $5,026 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,026 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,819.

The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Sentra SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is22% below the MSRP.

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