2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO
- NissanConnect infotainment system is standard on Sentra SR, SL and Nismo models
- New SV Special Edition package includes driver safety features, 17-inch wheels, disc brakes and other luxury features
- Part of the seventh Sentra generation introduced for 2013
- Spacious back seat and trunk for the class
- Priced lower than many rivals
- User-friendly control layout
- Slow acceleration on most models
- Lacks the latest in infotainment design and safety features
- The seats aren't particularly suitable for taller drivers
- Less engaging driving experience than many competitors
2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Sentra does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.9 / 10
The 2019 Nissan Sentra doesn't attract much attention. It's not as popular in terms of sales as other top small sedans, and it's fair to say that its styling isn't as memorable. But depending on your needs, it could still be worth a look.
There's a range of versions to satisfy drivers. The entry-level Sentra S is all about affordability, for instance, while the Nismo is meant to appeal to enthusiasts with its enhanced performance and handling capability. And no matter which Sentra you look at, know that you'll be getting a roomy interior, large trunk space, easy-to-use controls and a smooth ride.
There are some downsides to the Sentra. Most Sentras aren't much fun to drive, and Nissan's infotainment systems and advanced driver safety features are a little behind the times. The Sentra's top competitors generally have more content and performance for just slightly more money. Overall, though, the Sentra has enough appealing qualities to justify taking a look.
2019 Nissan Sentra configurations
The 2019 Nissan Sentra sedan is offered in S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, Nismo and SL trim levels. The basic S is a bargain, but it doesn't lack for features. Moving up to the SV, SR and SL trim levels gets you additional amenities. The SR Turbo and Nismo trims are equipped similarly to the SR but get a more powerful engine and other sport-enhancing modifications.
A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque (130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque with the S trim's manual transmission) is standard on the S, SV, SR and SL models. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the S, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is optional on that trim and standard on all other Sentras.
The base Sentra S comes with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, cruise control, trip computer, a 7-inch central touchscreen, a rearview camera, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system. Automatic emergency braking for imminent front collisions is also standard on all CVT automatic-equipped Sentra trim levels except the Nismo.
Stepping up to the SV gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
Optional for the SV is the SV Special Edition package. It bundles 17-inch wheels, rear disc brakes, a sunroof, illuminated sun visors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Compared to the SV, the SR gets a sport body kit, LED headlights, foglights, adaptive cruise control, heated mirrors, and unique cloth upholstery. For the SR, an optional Premium package adds the sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, and an eight-speaker Bose sound system.
The SR Turbo takes the SR trim and equips it with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (188 hp and 177 lb-ft) that's mated to a choice of a six-speed manual or a specially calibrated CVT automatic with a manual-shift mode. Nissan also includes a sport-tuned suspension, recalibrated steering, upgraded front brakes and a sunroof. An optional Premium package is available for the SR Turbo as well.
The Sentra Nismo comes with the SR Turbo's features and adds unique Nismo-branded trim pieces such as a spoiler, 18-inch wheels, exhaust, grille and badges, along with an exclusive Nismo interior appearance package. It also comes standard with the eight-speaker Bose stereo system.
The top-of-the-line SL loses the SR's sport-themed flourishes, keeps the 1.8-liter engine, and gains just about all of the optional features listed above plus heated front seats and mirrors.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Nissan Sentra SL (1.8L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current Nissan Sentra has received some revisions, including a more powerful optional turbocharged engine and new smartphone integration features. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Nissan Sentra, however.
Noise & vibration7.5
Ease of use8.5
Getting in/getting out8.5
Features & Specs
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.
Nissan Sentra vs. the competition
2019 Nissan Sentra
2018 Nissan Versa
Nissan Sentra vs. Nissan Versa
The Versa is a little smaller on the outside, but its measurements for cargo space, rear-seat space, and front headroom are all fairly close to the Sentra's. The Versa's smaller engine, though more efficient, is even less powerful and more raspy-sounding than the one in the Sentra. Expect even slower performance. If cargo capacity is the main priority, the Versa is available in hatchback form, the Versa Note.
Nissan Sentra vs. Nissan Altima
Although the 2019 Nissan Altima isn't due out until the fall of 2018, there are many things we know about it. The Altima is a size-class larger than the Sentra and has engines with more power and possibly even better fuel efficiency. It'll also be available with advanced driver assists. All these features don't come free, though, which means the price gap will grow further apart.
Nissan Sentra vs. Honda Civic
The Civic and the Sentra are natural competitors, but the Civic wins the sales crown. That's partly due to its more powerful and efficient engine lineup, available active driver assist features, and better driving feel. The Civic is also available in coupe and hatchback form, providing owners with more choices to fit their vehicle needs.
2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO for Sale
2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO Overview
The 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO is offered in the following styles: NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT).
What do people think of the 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO?
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Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO?
2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
The 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,735. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO NISMO 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,777 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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