2018 Nissan Sentra

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2018 Nissan Sentra
2018 Nissan Sentra

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

182.1” x 58.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Good value
  • Road noise isolation
  • Rear passenger room
  • Center controls easily reachable
  • Aggressive front styling

The bad:

  • 1.8-liter engine a little sluggish
  • Engine noise under heavy acceleration
  • CVT's artificial shift points
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Numb steering feel

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Backup camera now standard
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking available
  • Blind spot warning available
  • Turbo engine available
  • SR Turbo and NISMO performance models

2018 Nissan Sentra review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that comes in six trim levels that range from economy models to turbocharged performance versions. The lineup includes S, SV, SR and SL models with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. The S is available with a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional continuously variable automatic. SR Turbo and NISMO models use a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that makes 188 horsepower. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla.

Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is now on all models with the continuously variable automatic transmission except the NISMO version. Bluetooth audio streaming and a backup camera are now standard. The SR and SL trims gain adaptive cruise control, and the SL also gets a Bose premium stereo and a moonroof.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Very happy

This is the 4th Nissan I’ve owned and I loved all of them, I will not go anywhere else to buy a car to me this is a very reliable vehicle.


I'm Happy With My Car

I'm happy with my car. I like how it handles even better than my previous 2003 Nissan Sentra! :) I also got a good price deal from the dealer and service when the car needed servicing


Everything that shines ISN'T GOLD!

My review is based upon reviews I've read From others owning the Nissan Sentra. I've found it to be frightening & am very upset by the many negative things that I've discovered about this car. My over all thoughts Are, " I fell for this car the very moment I laid eyes on it, as far as exterior wise, but it's basically one of the cars that needs to go back on the assembly lines, and never should have ever been allowed to leave!! I'm a 66 yr ole Sr & can't afford to be taken advantage of, No one should be! The manufacturer should be held Liable for the many bad operating features of This car! Let each consumer be persuaded by doing their Own research for specifics!!!. It's there in blk & white, the manufacturer doesn't want to acknowledge & do The Repairs!!! Greedy & selfish Is what I see !

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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