2022 Nissan Sentra

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2022 Nissan Sentra
2022 Nissan Sentra

Key specs

Base trim shown


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 2022 Nissan Sentra trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Midnight Edition Package
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • 149-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Nissan Sentra review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Nissan Sentra?

The front-wheel-drive, five-seat Sentra is Nissan’s entry in the compact sedan class. 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, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla

The Sentra offers 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements. You can see how it scored in our Car Seat Check here.

What’s New on the 2022 Nissan Sentra?

A new Midnight Edition Package that’s available for the SR trim level features a black grille, a black rear spoiler, black 18-inch alloy wheels and black badges.  

What Features in the 2022 Nissan Sentra Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Push-button start
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • Heated side mirrors
  • Remote start
  • Power moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Quilted leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2022 Nissan Sentra?

The Sentra faces stiff competition in the compact class, but it’s a decent value with lots of standard advanced safety features. We like the Sentra’s ride comfort, interior quality and multimedia usability, but its handling and forward visibility could be better.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car to drive daily and safe in a crash.

Great car for commuting. Have high safety scores which I tested on March 30th. I was hit from behind at 50mph and I walked away. My 2022 Monarch Orange/Black Sentra SR was shortened by 3 feet front and back. I just bought a 2023 Gun metal/Black SR Premium to replace the 2022. Best small car I driven to date.


Definitely recommend the Nissan Sentra SV

Extremely satisfied with our new Nissan Sentra SV. Beautiful new exterior design giving it a very sporty look. The standard features that are included in the vehicle are quite impressive such as Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pedestrian Crossing, and so much more. Would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for great value in a vehicle.


2022 Nissan Sentra, best value for the money

First things first, I bought this for fuel economy, not power, so I knew going into it that the 4 cyl wouldn't have the power of a V6 and I'm 100% OK with that. So I drive 55 miles one way to work every day and I have been averaging approximately 36.7 mpg. I enjoy the car overall. It's amazingly comfortable with all the bells and whistles of any luxury car with the SR Premium package, but I also did all the research to find what I wanted in a car and looked specifically for VALUE overall. My only complaint is that the caramel brown interior option isn't available on the higher end models. I've always had black interiors and would have loved to have a brown instead. Overall, for the money, the Sentra is exceptional value. I specifically wanted a car without turbo etc. Reliability was high on my list, and extra parts to worry about and maintain was not on my list. Having AndroidAuto, heated seats and heated steering wheel have come in handy. The looks of the orange with black top has turned so many heads and it makes me happy to hear that people appreciate such a different color. Hands down Nissan of Greer, and Mike Harley in particular, have made the process amazingly simple and easy. I can't thank all the guys at the dealership enough. If you want the best value for the money, I truly feel it is hard to beat the B18 Sentras.

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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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