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2018 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra compact sedan is admirably roomy for four and gets good fuel efficiency. Conservatively upright in profile and traditional in style, the 2018 Sentra is largely unchanged over last year.

Automatic emergency braking is available for the 2018 model year; only models with manual shift, and the NISMO editions, do without the new system.

A rearview camera and 5.0-inch display screen, with Bluetooth streaming audio, come standard on all 2018 models. 2018 Sentra SV sedans get 16-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic temperature control. Adaptive cruise control is standard on 2018 Sentra SR 1.8L and SL trim levels. 2018 Sentra SL sedans include a moonroof and Bose audio. A new Midnight Edition package is available for S and SR trim levels, featuring blacked-out body accents and 17-inch wheels.

Last redesigned for 2013, the Sentra was mildly facelifted three years later.

Six trim levels are offered: S, SV, SR, SL, SR Turbo, and NISMO. Most 2018 Sentras get a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, rated at 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard on the S model, but others come only with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that contains no gears but behaves like an automatic. With manual shift, the base engine produces 130 horsepower.

In SR Turbo and NISMO models, a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, borrowed from Nissan's Juke, makes 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the SR Turbo, but its optional CVT includes stepped, simulated gears.

Newly standard automatic emergency braking on most models helps elevate the Sentra against such rivals as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but safety scores could be better. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Sentra Good crash-test ratings, but the small-overlap test for the passenger side was not rated. Headlights are deemed Poor, though the 2017 Sentra was named a Top Safety Pick.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the regular-engine 2018 Sentra a four-star score overall, and for frontal impact. Non-turbo models earned a five-star rating for side impact.

Blind-spot monitoring is available on SR versions, and standard on the SL.
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The Nissan Sentra compact sedan is admirably roomy for four and gets good fuel efficiency. Conservatively upright in profile and traditional in style, the 2018 Sentra is largely unchanged over last year.

Automatic emergency braking is available for the 2018 model year; only models with manual shift, and the NISMO editions, do without the new system.

A rearview camera and 5.0-inch display screen, with Bluetooth streaming audio, come standard on all 2018 models. 2018 Sentra SV sedans get 16-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic temperature control. Adaptive cruise control is standard on 2018 Sentra SR 1.8L and SL trim levels. 2018 Sentra SL sedans include a moonroof and Bose audio. A new Midnight Edition package is available for S and SR trim levels, featuring blacked-out body accents and 17-inch wheels.

Last redesigned for 2013, the Sentra was mildly facelifted three years later.

Six trim levels are offered: S, SV, SR, SL, SR Turbo, and NISMO. Most 2018 Sentras get a 1.8-liter four-cylinder, rated at 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard on the S model, but others come only with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that contains no gears but behaves like an automatic. With manual shift, the base engine produces 130 horsepower.

In SR Turbo and NISMO models, a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, borrowed from Nissan's Juke, makes 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the SR Turbo, but its optional CVT includes stepped, simulated gears.

Newly standard automatic emergency braking on most models helps elevate the Sentra against such rivals as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but safety scores could be better. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Sentra Good crash-test ratings, but the small-overlap test for the passenger side was not rated. Headlights are deemed Poor, though the 2017 Sentra was named a Top Safety Pick.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the regular-engine 2018 Sentra a four-star score overall, and for frontal impact. Non-turbo models earned a five-star rating for side impact.

Blind-spot monitoring is available on SR versions, and standard on the SL.
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Engine 1.8LI-4
MPG 29 City / 37 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Power 124 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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