The Nissan Sentra has been a mainstay in the compact sedan segment for more than 35 years and seven generations. Sentra is designed to elevate everyday driving -- with a choice of high-value models ranging from the entry Sentra S, to the sporty Sentra SR and well-equipped Sentra SL, to the motorsports-inspired Sentra NISMO.
For the 2019 model year, all Sentra grades (except Sentra S) receive standard NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also new is the SV Special Edition Package, which features 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature, center room dim lamp (LED), dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors and Special Edition badge.
For full information and specifications on SR Turbo and NISMO grades.
A Nissan 'Family' Exterior
The 2019 Sentra exterior combines a sense of sportiness with its refined style and proportions. Key features of the Sentra exterior include a bold front fascia, grille, fenders, hood and signature boomerang-shaped headlights. LED low-beam headlights with LED signature accents are offered on Sentra SR and Sentra SL grades. In the rear, the boomerang-shaped taillights add a more premium appearance.
The Sentra exterior design is elegant, modern and refined, reflecting a 'professional' character targeted at upwardly bound buyers who aspire to drive something more upscale than other designs in the segment. Exterior features include chrome door handles and chrome window accents, and available heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The Sentra SR offers a sportier appearance, with unique design 17-inch 10-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights and chrome exhaust tip finisher.
Eight colors are available -- Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Aspen White (premium color), Gun Metallic, Red Alert, Scarlet Ember (premium color), Fresh Powder and Deep Blue Pearl.
A Roomy, Refined Interior Environment
Inside, the 2019 Sentra features one of the largest interiors in its class, with 111.0 cubic feet of total interior volume. Helping make this possible is the long wheelbase (106.3 inches), which helps provide both ample rear seat legroom of 37.4 inches and large trunk capacity of 15.1 cubic feet. The rear seat is a standard 60/40-split fold-down design, adding versatility to the large trunk space.
The intuitive interior layout emphasizes driver control and exceptional seat comfort for all occupants. The high-quality interior design features materials not usually found in compact vehicles, including soft-touch instrument panel and door armrests and available leather-appointed seating.
Standard features include a 6-way manual driver's seat, 4-way manual front passenger's seat, front and rear door pockets, front center console with padded armrest and cupholders, rear seat armrest with cupholders, air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter and available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system.
Other features include tilt and telescopic steering column, power windows with driver's one-touch auto up/down with auto reverse, power door locks with auto-locking feature, remote keyless entry, Nissan Intelligent Key keyless entry with push button ignition and standard RearView Monitor.
For 2019, all models except Sentra S include standard NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The standard Sentra audio system is an AM/FM system with four speakers and USB connection for iPod and other compatible devices. Other available audio systems include a 6-speaker AM/FM system with 7.0-inch color touch-screen display and an 8-speaker Bose Premium audio system with 7.0-inch color touch-screen display. Also available is SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), while Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System is standard on all grades. All grades (except S 6MT) include a 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD) located between the tachometer and speedometer.
Advanced Safety Shield Technologies
A number of Nissan's advanced Safety Shield Technologies are also available -- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)1 (standard on Xtronic transmission-equipped models except Sentra NISMO) and available Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
In addition, Sentra's list of standard safety and security features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; 3-point front and rear seatbelts, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors; and LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
Sentra also offers child safety rear door locks; Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone; Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system; and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with position monitoring and available Easy Fill Tire Alert system.
Fuel-Efficient 1.8-liter Engine and Advanced Xtronic Transmission
All 2019 Sentra models (except SR Turbo and Sentra NISMO) utilize a fuel-efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an advanced Xtronic transmission with sub-planetary gear. A 6-speed manual transmission is also available with the Sentra S grade.
The engine offers a longer stroke than typical engines in its class, resulting in improved combustion speed and efficiency. It is equipped with a twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system that modulates both the intake and exhaust valve opening time (similar to that used on the flagship Nissan Maxima). In addition, the valve springs are shaped similar to a beehive, with a smaller diameter towards the top -- reducing inertial weight, improving valvetrain efficiency and smoothing engine operation. The engine is rated at 124 horsepower (130 horsepower S 6MT) and 125 lb-ft of torque (128 lb-ft S 6MT).
The Xtronic transmission offers a wide gear ratio range of 7.3:1 through use of a sub-planetary gear and smaller pulleys, resulting in high-speed fuel efficiency and responsive acceleration. The Xtronic's acceleration feel is enhanced with a D-mode step shift program that simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling without holding a high rpm constant, letting rpms build as speed builds. The D-Step Logic Control helps provide enhanced drivability with a stable, natural and crisp shift feel.
Fuel economy2 is rated at 29 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the Xtronic transmission. The Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission is rated at 27 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined3.
The 2019 Sentra also delivers responsive handling through an independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar and torsion beam rear suspension with integrated stabilizer bar. The suspension also utilizes high frequency-response shock absorbers.
Sentra also features standard Active Understeer Control system (not available on S 6MT or NISMO), similar to that utilized on Altima. The AUC system utilizes intelligent control logic and high-response brake actuators to lightly brake the inside front wheels during cornering (as required) to increase yaw-moment. Using the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)/Traction Control System (TCS) as its base, Active Understeer Control is almost undetectable when it operates.
Vehicle speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS) and power-assisted vented front disc/rear drum braking system are standard, with 4-wheel disc brakes standard on SR and SL grades and optionally available on SV.
Available wheels and tire combinations include 16-inch steel wheels with full covers for S or 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for SV grade -- with 205/55R16 size all-season tires. Sentra SR and SL grades feature 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires (optional on SV).
A Range of Well-Equipped Models
The 2019 Nissan Sentra is offered in five models: S 6MT, S Xtronic, SV, SR and SL. Along with the high-value list of standard equipment on Sentra S, the popular SV grade content features standard Nissan Intelligent Key with illuminated Push Button Ignition, two rear illuminated USB ports, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, sliding front armrest, premium cloth seating and door trim, rear seat center console, Piano Black interior trim, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert and more.
The sporty Sentra SR adds Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), LED low beam projector headlights with LED accents, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, unique design 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires, rear disc brakes, sport interior trim, premium sport cloth seats, driver's seatback pocket, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals and SR badge.
The top-of-the-line Sentra SL adds standard moonroof, leather-appointed seats, 6-way power driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support, heated front seats, driver's seatback pocket, Piano Black door/console trim and auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and Bose premium audio with eight speakers. Additional Sentra SL standard equipment includes Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals, LED low beam projector headlights with LED accents, fog lights, disc brakes, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires and SL badge.
A number of option packages are available, including the new Special Edition Package (SV), Premium Package (SR), Appearance Package (S) and All Weather Package (SV).
The 2019 Sentra is assembled in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
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- AEB cannot prevent accidents due to carelessness or dangerous driving techniques. It may not provide warning or braking in certain conditions. Speed limitations apply.
- 2019 EPA Fuel Economy 29 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined for Xtronic equipped models. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions -- use for comparison only.
- 2019 EPA Fuel Economy 27 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined for 6-speed manual transmission equipped models. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions -- use for comparison only.