2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan

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2018 Nissan Sentra
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MSRP range
$16,990 - $25,790

Pros

  • Spacious backseat and trunk for the class
  • Priced lower than many rivals
  • User-friendly control layout

Cons

  • Less engaging driving experience than many competitors
  • Seats aren't particularly suitable for taller drivers
  • Slow acceleration on most models
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Nissan Sentra.

Cures most of the ills of the non-turbo Sentra
Mitch, 7/31/2018
About 8 years ago I leased a 2010 Sentra at the request of my wife, who was in love with the basketball color leather seats. It was the lamest car I ever owned (slow, no style, low tech even for then). Forward to 2018, when it came time to turn in my leased 2016 Jetta Sport for a new compact car. We tested the usual suspects: 2018 Honda Civic Turbo, 2018 Mazda3, 2019 Jetta. The Civic was by far the best car, but Honda dealers believe that their cars are made of gold, with diamond accents (first quote for basic turbo sedan, no money down, was $580.00 per month!) so the Honda was eliminated. The Mazda3 was a nice car (I had previously leased THIRTEEN Mazdas over 20 years, so I'm a fan) but didn't really feel impressed. The 2019 Jetta was nicely done, but the weak engine was a turn off. Finally, we went to our local Nissan dealer where we leased a 2017 Maxima (great car) at a fantastic price. My wife again suggested a Sentra, except this time the SR Turbo. A winner! Fast, comfortable, good looking, handles well, fully loaded (premium package with CVT) and much less expensive than all the others.
Smaller engine less miles.
Rein moffith, 6/7/2018
i Drive 110 miles 4 days a week. I’m down to half a tank in only 55 miles. (Highway miles ). Dealer said because it’s a smaller tank 😐 really.
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Martell Waite, 4/27/2018
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$19,085
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$18,275
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$20,500
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$23,440
MPG
29 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
124 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Sentra safety features:

Automatic Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes to avoid low-speed collisions when forward-facing sensors detect an obstacle.
Intelligent Cruise Control
Adjusts the speed of the car automatically to maintain a constant distance from the vehicle in front.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts the driver to traffic moving behind the vehicle when in reverse.

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

2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2018 SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
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Nissan Sentra 2018 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
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Nissan Sentra 2018 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
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More about the 2018 Nissan Sentra

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that's roomy and easy to use. It offers a sizable trunk and a comfortable ride, along with an appealing price tag in its lower trim levels.

Starting with the base Sentra S, buyers get 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, remote entry, and, for 2018, automatic emergency braking. Inside you'll find air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a manually adjustable driver's seat, a 60/40-split folding rear bench and cruise control. Basic technology includes a 5-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera display and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

A six-speed manual transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine making 130 horsepower are standard on the Sentra S, while a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional.

Stepping up to the SV gets you Nissan's CVT standard, along with 16-inch alloy wheels, proximity entry with push-button ignition, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, a larger information display in the gauge cluster, a six-speaker stereo system and satellite radio.

The SR upgrades the 2018 Sentra to 17-inch alloy wheels with rear disc brakes, a sporty body kit with a spoiler, LED headlights, foglights, adaptive cruise control, heated mirrors, unique cloth upholstery and heated front seats.

The top-of-the-line Nissan Sentra SL gets its own wheels, along with leather upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a sunroof. Infotainment is handled by a 5.8-inch touchscreen with navigation and voice controls. NissanConnect, an app connectivity suite, is also included, along with an eight-speaker Bose stereo system. The Sentra SL receives blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert standard. Many of the SL's features are available as options on the sportier SR (and SR Turbo).

Buyers who want more grunt from their Sentra can opt for the SR Turbo or Nismo trims. Both come with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that makes 180 horsepower, and both can be had with a CVT automatic or a six-speed manual. The SR Turbo is similarly equipped to the SR, while the Nismo comes with a full appearance package loaded with goodies from Nissan's Nismo performance division.

Be sure to read our full review for more information about the Sentra, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2018 Nissan Sentra near you.

2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan Overview

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan is offered in the following styles: SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M), NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT), NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Sentra Sedan 4 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 2018 Sentra Sedan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan?
2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $7,118 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is33% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,980. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $6,582 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is32.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,085. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) is trending $4,880 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) is27% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,370. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $5,360 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is27.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,725. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is trending $7,183 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) is29.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,980. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $5,867 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR TURBO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is24.5% below the MSRP.

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2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,955. The average price paid for a new 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $7,259 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Nissan Sentra Sedan NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is26.9% below the MSRP.

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