• (4.2) 35 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,450$11,038
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-30
  • Engine: 135-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2011 Nissan Sentra

Our Take on the 2011 Nissan Sentra

Our Take

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 representat... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Drum rear brakes standard
  • A-pillar can block view
  • So-so styling
  • SE-R is underwhelming

Notable Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or CVT
  • Trunk partition
  • 2.5-liter SE-R versions
  • Standard stability and traction control
  • Standard antilock brakes

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2010 about the 2010 Nissan Sentra. The 2011 Sentra gains standard safety features like antilock brakes and an electronic stability system, but little else of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Some cars get all the atte... Read full review for the 2011 Nissan Sentra

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 35 reviews

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Great Car No Body Knows About

by Car Enthusiast from Hudson, Ohio on September 21, 2010

I have driven my 2010 Sentra for over 500 miles, city and highway. Year end sale and got a great price. These are my impressions: 1) The car is extremely quiet for its size. Low road noise and low en... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2011 Nissan Sentra trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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