(3.5) 28 reviews
MSRP: $580$6,184
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 25-31
Engine: 122-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2002 Nissan Sentra

Our Take on the 2002 Nissan Sentra

Our Take

It’s a surprise that performance is the main attraction for Nissan’s smallest U.S. model in 2002. Namely, the Sentra SE-R — absent since 1994 — is coming back, fitted with a 165-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A Spec V edition gets 10 extra horses and a six-speed-... Read Full Report

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.