- 1.8 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine
- 4 Doors
- 4-wheel ABS brakes
- Air conditioning
- Audio controls on steering wheel
- Center Console - Full with covered storage
- Clock - In-radio display
- Cruise control
- CVT Transmission
- External temperature display
- Front seat type - Bucket
- Front-wheel drive
- Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 39 and EPA city (mpg): 30
- Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row
- Interior air filtration
- Intermittent window wipers
- Limited slip differential - Brake actuated
- Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate
- Overhead console - Mini with storage
- Passenger Airbag
- Power mirrors
- Power windows with 1 one-touch
- Privacy/tinted glass
- Rear bench seats
- Rear defogger
- Remote power door locks
- Speed-proportional power steering
- Stability control
- Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- Traction control - ABS and driveline
- Trip computer
Nissan placed fuel economy as a high priority. To that end, a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine is the only option. It makes 130 horsepower and 128 lb-feet of torque. Both a 6-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable (CVT) transmission are available. The best part of the new engine is that it helps the Sentra return 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway fuel economy numbers.
Inside, premium materials and metal accents give the Sentra an upscale feel. Standard features include 6-way adjustable driver seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and remote keyless entry. Power everything has become expected in this category, and the Sentra comes so equipped.
The base model, the S and FE are fuel-efficiency oriented and come with low-rolling resistance tires and a rear spoiler. The SV offers optional "smart" headlamps, satellite radio, a USB input, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A touch-screen navigation system with voice recognition is also available. The system also allows smartphone integration, Pandora internet radio, hands-free texting and a rearview monitor. The optional Premium package includes a power sunroof and a Bose stereo with 8 speakers.
The SR trim includes 17-inch wheels, fog lamps and unique exterior touches like a special grille and side spoilers. The top of the lineup, the SL makes the upgraded stereo standard, as is the leather-wrapped steering wheel, the fog lamps and dual-zone climate control. Heated leather seats are optional.
The trunk's cargo capacity is impressive. At over 15 cubic feet, it rivals some midsize sedans.
Safety features include standard anti-lock brakes and traction control as well as frontal and side-impact airbags.
After a recent redesign, Nissan has continued to improve the Sentra for 2014. Updates to the infotainment system allow the Sentra to take advantage of increased app functionality and improved voice recognition technology. Other refinements include a quieter cabin, quicker steering and better handling, thanks to revised suspension. Interior changes include revisions to the seats and armrests.