2010 Nissan Sentra

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2010 Nissan Sentra
Available in 6 styles:  2010 Nissan Sentra 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

21–26 city / 28–34 hwy


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2010 Nissan Sentra 4.6 22
$ 5,651-11,363
July 24, 2009
Vehicle Overview
The Nissan Sentra sits between the subcompact Versa and the midsize Altima. Regular Sentras come in base 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR and 2.0 SL trim levels. The Nissan Sentra is an alternative to the likes of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.

The Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V are Nissan's representatives in the hotly contested sporting compact segment; they compete against the Mazdaspeed3, Chevrolet Cobalt SS and Honda Civic Si.

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New for 2010
For 2010, the 2.0 base model is no longer available with a six-speed manual transmission, and all models get new cloth seat trim.

The Sentra gets revised headlights and taillights on all models. The 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL get redesigned grilles and front-end designs. Nissan says that the 2.0 SR's defining attributes are its sporty interior and exterior styling features.
  • Optional 16-inch wheel covers or aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Optional fog lamps
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional power mirrors

The Sentra offers some innovative features for a compact, including rear cupholders that can hold 32-ounce cups and 20-ounce bottles; high-mounted front-seatback pockets for backseat passengers; and a configurable partition in the trunk that can form two compartments, one of which Nissan describes as "hidden."

The Sentra stands taller than conventional compacts. This trend improves forward visibility and entry and exit from the car by increasing the minimum seat height. A 60/40-split folding backseat is standard. The instrument panel gets an upgrade, a new reddish-orange gauge illumination, chrome accents on the climate-control knobs, and a redesigned audio interface. All models also get new cloth seat trim for 2010.
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Available cruise control and steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Available keyless ignition system
  • Available XM Satellite Radio
  • Available navigation package includes 5-inch color touch-screen and XM real-time traffic (subscription required and sold separately)
  • Available rearview monitor
  • Available 4.3-inch color audio display with USB interface
  • Optional iPod interface for some trims; optional USB interface for other trims

Under the Hood
The Sentra is powered by a single powertrain and two transmission options.
  • 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four with 147 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Electronic drive-by-wire throttle

Standard safety features include:
  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Available security system
  • Available four-wheel antilock braking system

Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V
The Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V are two sporty variants. The SE-R is built for mainstream consumers who want a sportier feel; the Spec V is geared toward the enthusiast crowd.

Both of the SE-Rs are distinguished from the regular Sentra by exterior enhancements, including different nose and tail treatments, side sill extensions and a rear spoiler. The SE-R boasts numerous interior upgrades, including an oil pressure gauge, lateral G-force meter and cloth sport seats embroidered with the SE-R designation. The SE-R Spec V adds red seat belts.

The Sentra's MacPherson strut front suspension and, particularly, the semi-independent torsion-beam rear suspension are unlikely to please sport enthusiasts, but performance, not construction, is what matters most. The Spec V has a firmer suspension and larger brakes with rear discs.
  • Standard electronic stability system and traction control
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder with 180 pounds-feet of torque
  • 177-hp, 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder with 172 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • CVT with paddle shifters
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Standard active head restraints and antilock braking system
  • New cloth seat trim
  • Optional 340-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system
  • Optional moonroof, limited-slip differential, rearview monitor and navigation system Back to top

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