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2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Nissan Sentra

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$13,280 — $21,884 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
27-32 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Rock-solid value
  • Road noise isolation
  • Rear passenger room
  • Center controls easily reachable
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on most trim levels

The Bad

  • Standard 1.8-liter engine is a little sluggish
  • Engine noise under heavy acceleration
  • CVT’s artificial shift points
  • Numb steering feel
2019 Nissan Sentra exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Nissan Sentra
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Automatic emergency braking on most trims
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including a turbo
  • Six-speed manual or CVT
  • SR Turbo and NISMO performance models available

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2019 Nissan Sentra Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Nissan Sentra?

The front-wheel-drive Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that seats five and comes in six trim levels that range from economy models to turbocharged performance versions. The base engine is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that works with a six-speed manual or an optional continuously variable automatic transmission. SR Turbo and NISMO models are powered by a 188-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla.

What’s New on the 2019 Nissan Sentra?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is included on all trims but the base S version. A new SV Special Edition Package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a power moonroof and minor convenience features.

What Features in the 2019 Nissan Sentra Are Most Important?

Standard features include cruise control, power windows and locks and air conditioning, but it's worth stepping up to the SV trim to get CarPlay and Android Auto. The high-end SL trim comes with features like leather upholstery, front seat heaters, a Bose stereo and a power moonroof. CVT-equipped Sentras come with automatic emergency braking.  

Should I Buy the 2019 Nissan Sentra?

Having not seen a substantial redesign since the 2013 model year, the Sentra is starting to show its age. Despite offering good value and a roomy interior, the base engine can be sluggish and noisy, and the car has numb steering feel. 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
141 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

This car has no power slow start the brakes squeal

by Ellen from Monroe on June 11, 2021

This car have slow start power rides rough brakes squeals cheap carpet inside 15000 miles should not be like this don't this sentra 2019 edition Read full review

(1.0)

Nissan Sentra transmission

by Nissan Sentra from Quebec on June 2, 2021

Hello, I bought a Nissan Sentra 2013 ,very bad experience, and the transmission is gone and Nissan Sentra has special transmission call cvt transmission is very expensive to rebuild or exchange ,the ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Nissan Sentra currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Nissan Sentra S

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Headlights

Overall Rating
acceptable

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
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

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

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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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