For practicality and fun, look no further than the Nissan Sentra. This small sedan has a spacious interior and stylish exterior that breaks conventions. Thanks to an aerodynamic silhouette, the Sentra slips right through the air, enhancing performance as well as fuel efficiency while the aggressive grille makes it seem even more capable. You can also add features like LED lighting and large alloy wheels to give the Sentra an even sportier appearance by selecting different trims. The interior of the Sentra is surprisingly spacious with plenty of leg room, the latest technology advances that are easy to use, and available heated front seats. The Sentra's rear seats split 60/40 and fold down so you can expand the trunk and put that interior space to good use bringing home furniture or your bike. If you are looking for a sedan that can offer you a range of configurations, is versatile, and still economical, the 2017 Nissan Sentra should be at the top of your list for consideration.
The biggest news for the 2017 Nissan Sentra was the addition of the Sentra SR Turbo trim level, which builds on the existing SR trim. The name of this new trim gives you a good idea of what it does: it gives you a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine is typically found on the Juke and gives you 177 pound-feet of torque and 188 horsepower. To put it in perspective, this is more than 50 percent more horsepower than you get on other Sentra trims. The new SR Turbo trim level also enhances the appearance and other factors of the Sentra, including giving it a stiffer suspension, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, brake pads with higher heat resistance, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Sentra first entered production in Japan during the middle of the 1960s under the name Sunny, where it was a rear-wheel drive model. The front-wheel drive version arrived in Japan in 1982, which was also the same year it arrived in the United States. Here, it was the 1983 Nissan Sentra. The first Sentra was available as a four-door sedan, four-door wagon, two-door coupe, or two-door hatchback, and was much smaller than it is today. The original Sentra offered two engines with either 74 or 85 horsepower and a 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic, with a 4-speed automatic arriving soon after. Drivers initially chose the Sentra for its excellent fuel economy, 43 mpg in the city and 58 on the highway*. Unsurprisingly, these figures made it the most efficient at the time.
The second-generation Sentra arrived as a 1986 model with the same body styles and four trim levels. It only grew slightly, but the engines also got a bit more powerful. This Sentra also enjoyed an upgraded version of the four-wheel independent suspension with available four-wheel disc brake or all-wheel drive. The 1992 Sentra began the third generation with its new 110-horsepower 4-cylinder engine and the loss of the wagon and hatchback. There was also a new top-of-the-line trim with features like power accessories and an available sunroof. By the 2007 Sentra, Nissan was already on the sixth generation of this model, and it had grown in size and power, featuring more modern amenities and safety technologies.
The driver in the market for a vehicle that offers plenty of room in the backseat and trunk as well as a cabin full of technology, all while remaining economical, should consider the Nissan Sentra. To get a look at a range of new, certified pre-owned, and used Nissans, visit Chris Myers Nissan right here in Daphne, AL. Our team of experts will happily answer any questions you have about the different models, the various trims and all their features. We are proud to offer financing so you can enjoy a stress-free time getting your Nissan home. Certified mechanics are also available at our Service Center to help you schedule regular maintenance needs and more for your vehicle. Stop in today and we'll get you started with a test drive of your favorite model. You will soon see why we are known for our exceptional service.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.