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2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0

4dr Sedan

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR

4dr Sedan

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S

4dr Sedan

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

4dr Sedan

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2012 Nissan Sentra
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2012 Nissan Sentra
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2012 Nissan Sentra
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2012 Nissan Sentra
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2014 Kia Forte
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
N/A N/A N/A N/A    $16,541*
MSRP $16,430 $18,360 $18,360 $19,760 $15,900
Destination Charge $790 $790 $790 $790 $800
Invoice Price $15,759 $17,125 $17,125 $18,428 $15,599
Total List Price $17,220 $19,150 $19,150 $20,550 $16,700
Available Engines 135-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 135-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 135-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 135-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed manual w/OD 2-speed CVT w/OD 2-speed CVT w/OD 2-speed CVT w/OD 2-speed CVT w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 24 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 31 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg 37 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data          
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side, Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - - - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver - - - -
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side, Front Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data          
Front, Head/Neck - - - - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics - - - - Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good
Front, Chest - - - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good Good Good
Front, Lower leg/foot - - - - Marginal
Front, Structure and safety cage - - - - Poor
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Marginal Marginal Marginal Marginal Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good
Front, Overall evaluation - - - - Poor
Front, Hip/thigh - - - - Poor
Side, Overall Side Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good Good Good
Overview 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, integrated roof antenna Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 8 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
6
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Interior 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Cargo net N/A Available Available Available Available
Clock in-radio display in-radio display in-radio display in-radio display in-dash
Compass N/A N/A N/A N/A Available
Cruise control N/A Standard Standard Standard Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
plastic/rubber
metal-look metal-look metal-look urethane
Available:
metal-look
N/A N/A N/A N/A
12V DC power outlet 1 2 2 2 2
Overhead console N/A Available:
mini
N/A Available:
mini
N/A
Floor console full full full full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Front windows power power power power power
Rear windows power power power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver driver driver N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener N/A N/A N/A N/A Available
Instrumentation digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer N/A Standard Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Exterior temperature display N/A Standard Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights N/A front front front N/A
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A Available:
driver and passenger
N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release mechanical mechanical mechanical power mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets N/A 1 1 1 Available:
1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl Standard:
plastic/vinyl
Standard:
plastic/vinyl
leather/metal-look urethane
N/A Available:
leather/metal-look
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A N/A
Tire inflator N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 4-way 6-way 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center center center Standard:
center
N/A N/A N/A N/A Available:
center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats N/A N/A N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Standard Standard Available
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth cloth Standard:
cloth
cloth
N/A N/A N/A Available:
leather
N/A
Entertainment 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A N/A
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability N/A Standard Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls N/A Standard Standard Standard Standard
Speakers 4 6 6 Standard:
6
Standard:
4
N/A N/A N/A Available:
8 brand
Available:
6
Amplifier N/A N/A N/A Available N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume N/A Standard Standard Standard Standard
Navigation system N/A Available Available Available N/A
1st row LCD screen N/A Available:
1
Available:
1
Available:
1
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A Available Available Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control N/A N/A N/A N/A auto off
Delay off headlamps N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Headlight washer N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Illuminated entry N/A Standard Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist N/A N/A N/A Available N/A
Remote keyless entry N/A keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system N/A Available Available Standard N/A
Panic alarm N/A Standard Standard Standard Available
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system N/A Standard Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A N/A N/A N/A 60/60,000
Exterior 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings Available:
body-colored
N/A body-colored body-colored N/A
Bodyside insert N/A N/A chrome chrome N/A
Grille trim black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights N/A front N/A front N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual manual remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Sunroof N/A Available:
1st row regular power sliding and tilting glass
N/A Available:
1st row regular power sliding and tilting glass
N/A
Spoiler Available:
lip
lip lip lip Available:
lip
Tires P205/60HR15.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A N/A N/A Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels 15" steel Standard:
16" silver aluminum
16" steel 16" silver aluminum Standard:
15" steel
N/A Available:
16" machined aluminum
N/A N/A Available:
16" silver aluminum
N/A N/A N/A N/A Available:
steel
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Available Available Available Available Available
Mechanical 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 1.8L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes front disc/rear drum front disc/rear drum front disc/rear drum front disc/rear drum 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Suspension tuning regular regular regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A N/A N/A N/A Available
Transmission Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
2-spd CVT w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
Available:
2-spd CVT w/OD
N/A N/A N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio Standard:
3.93
5.41 5.41 5.41 Standard:
4.33
Available:
5.41
N/A N/A N/A Available:
3.07
Remote vehicle starting system N/A N/A N/A N/A Available
Specifications 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 179.8 " 180.1 " 179.8 " 179.8 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 70.5 " 70.5 " 70.5 " 70.5 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 59.5 " 59.5 " 59.5 " 59.5 " 56.5 "
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 1.8L I-4
Horsepower Standard:
140 @ 5,100 rpm
Standard:
140 @ 5,100 rpm
Standard:
140 @ 5,100 rpm
Standard:
140 @ 5,100 rpm
148 @ 6,500 rpm
Available:
135 @ 5,100 rpm
Available:
135 @ 5,100 rpm
Available:
135 @ 5,100 rpm
Available:
135 @ 5,100 rpm
N/A
Torque Standard:
147 @ 4,800 rpm
Standard:
147 @ 4,800 rpm
Standard:
147 @ 4,800 rpm
Standard:
147 @ 4,800 rpm
131 @ 4,700 rpm
Available:
142 @ 4,800 rpm
Available:
142 @ 4,800 rpm
Available:
142 @ 4,800 rpm
Available:
142 @ 4,800 rpm
N/A
Fuel economy - city 24 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 31 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.31 / 3.55 " 3.31 / 3.55 " 3.31 / 3.55 " 3.31 / 3.55 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight Standard:
2,906 lbs.
Standard:
2,993 lbs.
Standard:
2,990 lbs.
Standard:
2,997 lbs.
Standard:
2,736 lbs.
Available:
2,975 lbs.
Available:
3,002 lbs.
Available:
3,000 lbs.
Available:
3,006 lbs.
Available:
2,776 lbs.
Available:
2,923 lbs.
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 3,950 lbs. 3,950 lbs. 3,950 lbs. 3,950 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 105.7 " 105.7 " 105.7 " 105.7 " 106.3 "
Front track 59.8 " 59.8 " 59.8 " 59.8 " Standard:
61.5 "
N/A N/A N/A N/A Available:
61.1 "
Rear track 60.8 " 60.8 " 60.8 " 60.8 " Standard:
62.0 "
N/A N/A N/A N/A Available:
61.7 "
Turning radius 17.7 ' 17.7 ' 17.7 ' 17.7 ' 17.4 '
Ground clearance 7.3 " 7.4 " 7.4 " 7.4 " N/A
Drag coefficient .35 .35 .35 .35 .27
Front legroom 42.4 " 42.4 " 42.4 " 42.4 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 34.5 " 34.5 " 34.5 " 34.5 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 40.6 " Standard:
40.6 "
40.6 " Standard:
40.6 "
39.1 "
N/A Available:
39.5 "
N/A Available:
39.5 "
N/A
Rear headroom 37.3 " Standard:
37.3 "
37.3 " Standard:
37.3 "
37.3 "
N/A Available:
35.9 "
N/A Available:
35.9 "
N/A
Front hiproom 54.1 " 54.1 " 54.1 " 54.1 " 53.8 "
Rear hiproom 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 56.9 " 56.9 " 56.9 " 56.9 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 55.1 " 55.1 " 55.1 " 55.1 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft. 13.1 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 97 cu.ft. Standard:
98 cu.ft.
98 cu.ft. Standard:
98 cu.ft.
96 cu.ft.
N/A Available:
95 cu.ft.
N/A Available:
95 cu.ft.
N/A
Fuel tank 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal. 13.2 gal.