2021 Nissan Sentra

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2021 Nissan Sentra
2021 Nissan Sentra

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Fuel type


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

182.7” x 56.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Ride comfort
  • Interior quality
  • Multimedia usability
  • Quiet interior
  • Lots of standard active-safety features

The bad:

  • Handling
  • Forward visibility
  • CVT lacks manual mode

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S


  • SV


  • SR


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Nissan Sentra trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Sedans for 2023

Notable features

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now standard
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • 149-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Nissan Sentra?

2021 Nissan Sentra review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Nissan Sentra?

The five-seat Sentra is Nissan’s entry in the compact sedan class. Redesigned last year, all trim levels are powered by a 149-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla

What’s New on the 2021 Nissan Sentra?

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity are now standard, and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required) is optional for the top SR trim level. 

What Features in the 2021 Nissan Sentra Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Push-button start
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning 
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Remote start
  • Power moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Quilted-leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Bose stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2021 Nissan Sentra?

The Sentra faces stiff competition in the compact class, but it’s a decent value with lots of standard advanced safety features; in a recent compact sedan comparison test where the Sentra squared off against the Civic and Corolla, it finished in second place — just a few points behind the Honda. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Great value and style

This car check all my boxes for an economic sedan with good aesthetics. It looks sporty and more expensive than it is, offers a comfortable ride and a lot of safety features. The only thing I wish is that they offered a more powerful engine. 149 hp is ok for everyday commuting, but would like the option of more.


Love my Nissan

I love mine. The only thing I would say is that is not as economic in gas as the Nissan Versa Note 2015 that I trade I only drive 10 minutes from home to work, and my days off I still at home, and I am spending more in gas, I don't know why.. But overall, I love it.


2021 Sentra data shows 16 inch tires

If your going state the 2021 Sentra S has 16 inch rims, you would put 16 inch rims on the car not 15 inch rims. Felt like an xxx because I had ordered 16 inch rims and had to return them because they were the WRONG SIZE. LOST MONEY ON SHIPPING AND RESTOCK FEEs and still don't have rims for the car.

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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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