2018 Nissan Sentra

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$16,990

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2018 Nissan Sentra
2018 Nissan Sentra

Key Specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

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

Starting MSRP listed lowest to highest price.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Nissan Sentra trim comparison will help you decide.

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

4.4

very nice looking car. The silver color is awesom

This car is comfortable and I like it. Suits my transportation needs. I THINK I will be happy with this car. Nice modern l[king vehicle.

4.6

Really Nice Car

The car is just what I needed, the only disappointment was no internal gps, but great car. Smooth driving, comfortable and roomy inside. Great gas mileage.

1.9

The Worst Brand New Car EVER Purchased!

Car 3 yrs old this month, purchase new. Yr 1 all outlets malfunctioning, yr 2 inside lights don’t work, shift box doesn’t work, Year 3 Horn doesn’t work without killing the battery and was told I have a bad airbag sensor; how does that happen. I finally accept the fact that I bought a lemon. My second Nissan and the brand new one has been trouble. Manufacturer of Nissan advises me this is normal and there is nothing they can do. I will take the loss but will never buy another Nissan all because of the way their Brand handled this situation.

See all 164 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
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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Compare the competitors

2018

Toyota Corolla

$18,600

starting MSRP

2017

Kia Forte

$16,600

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