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2017 Nissan Sentra Overview (See Available Styles)

  • New SR Turbo trim level
  • Available 188-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
  • Two transmissions available: a 6-speed manual or CVT
The 2017 Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that seats 5 passengers. It competes with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Hyundai Elantra. This year, the Sentra gains a new SR Turbo trim level with a new engine. The SR Turbo also comes with sport-tuned suspension and steering, larger front disc brakes, and sportier exterior and interior styling.

Five trims are available: the S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, and SL.

Last year, the Sentra was given a mid-cycle facelift that included a new front fascia, restyled jagged headlights, and the Nissan’s signature V-motion grille. Standard features include body-color power side mirrors, chrome door handles, and 16-inch alloy wheels. LED headlights, front fog lights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a rear spoiler, a power moonroof, and larger 17-inch alloy wheels are also available.

Under the hood, the Sentra is powered by a standard 130-hp, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The manual is only offered on the base S or SR Turbo trims; all other trims come with the CVT standard. Fuel economy for the S with the manual is an EPA-estimated 27/36 mpg city/highway. CVT models have an improved rating of 29/38 mpg. The SR Turbo has a 26/32 mpg rating with the manual and a 27/32 mpg rating with the CVT.

Inside, the Sentra has sporty cloth interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack features the standard audio system that includes CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB Port. It can be upgraded to the Nissan Connect multimedia system that includes a 5-inch display, an integrated navigation system, a mobile app suite, Siri Eyes Free mode with voice recognition, and a Bose premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows/locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and push-button start. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 370Z-inspired steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control are available as well.

The Sentra earned a 4- out of 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a blindspot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 25 - 29 MPG
  • Highway: 31 - 37 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

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

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

205 of 218 (94%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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