2014 Nissan Sentra

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Nissan Sentra. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    30-34 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    130-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Backseat room
  • Steering feedback
  • User-friendly navigation system
  • Trunk and interior storage space

The Bad

  • Clumsy ride on broken pavement
  • Braking with standard rear drum brakes
  • Coarse drivetrain
  • Front-seat room
  • Low-grip tires

Notable Features of the 2014 Nissan Sentra

  • Manual or continuously variable automatic
  • Available FE+ trim with EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway
  • Available NissanConnect multimedia system
  • Standard LED accent lighting
  • Revised suspension, steering and transmission tuning

2014 Nissan Sentra Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for 2013 with a new engine and a more upscale look, inside and out. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.

The Sentra is be available in base S, SV, SR and SL trim levels. An FE+ package on the S and SV adds aerodynamic tweaks for slightly improved highway gas mileage.
New for 2014
For 2014, Nissan revised the tuning for the Sentra’s continuously variable transmission, steering and suspension. Now standard are front seat lower cushion storage pockets, an Auto Hazard Warning Signal and updated NissanConnect with navigation, smartphone integration and voice recognition. A sliding front armrest is also added for the SL grade and SV/SR Driver Package.
Exterior Highlights

  • Available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Available fog lights
  • Available automatic headlights
  • Available spoiler
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets
  • Six-way manual driver's seat
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Easy Fill Tire Alert system than honks horn when tires are filled to correct pressure
  • Available leather seats
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available Bose stereo
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control

Under the Hood

  • 130-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available continuously variable au...
Vehicle Overview

The Nissan Sentra was redesigned for 2013 with a new engine and a more upscale look, inside and out. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.

The Sentra is be available in base S, SV, SR and SL trim levels. An FE+ package on the S and SV adds aerodynamic tweaks for slightly improved highway gas mileage.
New for 2014
For 2014, Nissan revised the tuning for the Sentra’s continuously variable transmission, steering and suspension. Now standard are front seat lower cushion storage pockets, an Auto Hazard Warning Signal and updated NissanConnect with navigation, smartphone integration and voice recognition. A sliding front armrest is also added for the SL grade and SV/SR Driver Package.
Exterior Highlights

  • Available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Available fog lights
  • Available automatic headlights
  • Available spoiler
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets
  • Six-way manual driver's seat
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Easy Fill Tire Alert system than honks horn when tires are filled to correct pressure
  • Available leather seats
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available Bose stereo
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control

Under the Hood

  • 130-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • FE+ option package estimated to improve highway mileage

Safety Features

  • Six airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with brake assist and traction control
  • Available security system

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Reliable and stylish

by StephanieM from Allen, TX on October 17, 2018

I have not had any major problems with this car. The gas mileage is great and it is more spacious than I expected. Also very comfortable for road trips! Read full review

(5.0)

Best car ever and has great fuel mileage

by Nissan fan from Saucier, MS on October 16, 2018

I needed a reliable car that was great on gas mileage to get me back and forth from here to ochsner in New Orleans. My Sentra fits my needs in many more ways than I experienced. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Nissan Sentra currently has 5 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Nissan Sentra S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
acceptable
Lower leg/foot
marginal
Overall evaluation
poor
Retraints and dummy kinematics
marginal
Structure and safety cage
poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
acceptable
Lower Leg/Foot
marginal
Overall Evaluation
poor
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
marginal
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Nissan
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain warranty

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sentra received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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