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2011 Nissan Sentra Overview (See Available Styles)

Featuring a great sticker price, exceptional fuel economy and two sporty models that offer added performance, the 2011 Nissan Sentra is as practical and versatile as they come.

The 2011 Nissan Sentra is available in six trims: 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and sporty SE-R and SE-R Spec V performance oriented models.  The 2011 Nissan Sentra is powered by a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine, which is mated to either a six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission and features electronic drive-by-wire throttle.  The 2011 Sentra slots in between the subcompact Versa and midsize Altima, and competes with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.  Fuel economy is superb with 21-26 mpg in the city and 28-34 mpg on the highway.

The 2011 Nissan Sentra boasts revised headlights, taillights, and grille still present from last year’s makeover.  Optional equipment includes 16-inch wheels, fog lamps, a power moonroof and power mirrors. 

On the inside, the Sentra features cup holders that can hold a 32-ounce cup or 20-ounce bottle, and a trunk partition that forms two compartments.  The Sentra is taller than its competitors, which improves forward and rear visibility, and makes it easier to climb in and out of the vehicle.

Additional standard features in the 2011 Nissan Sentra include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, and power locks/windows.  Cruise control, steering wheel-mounted controls, XM satellite radio and a keyless ignition system are optional equipment.  The optional navigation package includes a five-inch color touch-screen and XM real-time traffic updates.  A rearview camera with a 4.3-inch color audio display is also available.

The 177-horsepower, 2.5-liter Sentra SE-R and the enthusiast-driven 200-horsepower SE-R Spec V sport models compete with performance cars like the Mazdaspeed3 and Honda Civic Si.  The Spec V offers a firmer suspension and larger brakes with rear discs.  In addition to distinct nose/tail styles and beefier engine options, additional features like a standard electronic stability system with traction control, active head restraints, and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels distinguish these models from their counterparts.  An optional Rockford Fosgate audio system, moonroof, limited-slip differential, and navigation system round out the available features.  A rear lip spoiler with integrated LED brake lights is a new addition to the SE-R.

Most changes for 2011 have been focused on safety.  Stability control, traction control and antilock brakes are now standard for all models and join standard side-impact and side curtain airbags.

Go sporty, or stay calm and efficient with one of the many models under the 2011 Nissan Sentra umbrella.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 - 27 MPG
  • Highway: 28 - 34 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ***
  • Side Crash: ***