By David Thomas on Wed Aug 12 06:51:00 GMT-06:00 2009
How does Nissan try to convince car shoppers it has a legitimate compact in its lineup that can compete with the big boys, named Civic and Corolla? Well, for 2010 it’s lowered the price a bit on some and refreshed the styling a tad on all Sentra models. The 2010s are arriving at dealers now and officially go on sale today.
If you’re shopping the base Sentra 2.0 with a continuously variable automatic transmission, the MSRP has dropped just $130, to $16,600, but move up to the 2.0S and the price falls $600, to $17,160. Move up to the higher SL, SE-R and SE-R Spec-V, and the price savings come down $1,100 and $1,080, respectively. A full price breakdown is below.
Changes to the Sentra for 2010 include a slightly revised front and rear end, although we can only see the changes to the front, which has a new grille and lower-bumper treatment. Wheel covers and alloy wheels are also new for 2010. Inside, nothing has changed.
Nissan has changed some of its option packages and added a tech and navigation package for the SL. Again, a full price breakdown of option packages is below, along with a few more photos of the 2010 model and how it compares with the 2009.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David