2017 Nissan Sentra
Nissan has been manufacturing its Sentra sedan since 1982. One of the older nameplates still featured in the brand’s lineup, the Sentra has stood the test of time because it has plenty to offer in terms of affordability, features, and practicality.
The Sentra was introduced in 1982 as the replacement for the Nissan Datsun 210. Originally, Nissan offered the Sentra as a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, a five-door wagon, and a three-door hatchback coupe. Since that time, Nissan has managed to simplify the Sentra lineup considerably. The 2017 Nissan Sentra is available in the sedan body style only and offers more than enough value and intrigue for buyers in this popular segment.
Starting at just $16,690, the Sentra is the third least expensive vehicle in Nissan’s 2017 lineup. Even the top-tier model, the Sentra NISMO, comes in under the $25,000 mark. This compact sedan is in one of the most crowded segments in the current automotive marketplace, but that doesn’t mean it can’t hold its own head high and come out on top.
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The Sentra may be classified as a compact car, but there is nothing compact about this impressively spacious sedan. With seating for up to five passengers comfortably, the 2017 Sentra boasts 111 cubic feet of interior space, as well as an incredibly generous amount of head and leg room. With 39.4 inches of front row headroom and 42.5 inches of front leg room, the Sentra beats the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and the Toyota Corolla in these areas, hands down. As anyone who has owned a compact car can attest, every inch counts when it comes to a comfortable ride for all five passengers.
The exterior of the Sentra is practical, as well as sleek. Depending on the trim level chosen, the Sentra ranges from economical in appearance with the base S model, to high end represented by the NISMO model. SR is the mid-level trim, which also features a sleek and stylish exterior. Standard and available features include LED low-beam projector headlights, fog lights, LED daytime running lights, a sport rear fascia, and a chrome exhaust finisher. Depending on your budget and taste preference, there is plenty to appreciate about the Sentra’s exterior appearance.
An aggressive front grille gives off a great first impression to other drivers on the road, while available 17-inch premium alloy wheels with black accents are as eye-catching as they are capable. Everything about the exterior design of the newest Sentra is a breath of fresh air.
It’s small size and aerodynamic design also means exceptional fuel economy. For drivers who enjoy saving money at the pump, the 2017 Sentra gets up to 37 miles per gallon on the highway, and 29 in the city. Rather than spend your week searching for low gas prices, you can zoom past each gas station confident in the Sentra’s high EPA fuel economy rating.
Buyers in the compact car segment place a high value on safety. Whether they are driving themselves into the office each day or carting the kids off to school – it’s important to know that the Sentra can accomplish both tasks safely and confidently.
The 2017 Sentra is packed full of standard and optional safety technology, including the Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield suite of technologies. Keeping drivers and passengers safe, this advanced suite of features has more than enough to ensure complete peace of mind.
- Blind Spot Warning – This system works by detecting whether another vehicle is riding in the Sentra’s blind spot area. An indicator light illuminates on the driver and front passenger’s door pillar, as well as on the Advanced Drive-Assist Display to warn the driver of another car’s presence. If the driver switches the turn signal on, the system sends out an audible warning to further protect occupants from an unnecessary collision.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Another system designed for added peace of mind, the rear cross traffic alert system on the 2017 Sentra can detect approaching vehicles from either side of the sedan while it is in reverse. The system sends out visual and auditory warnings so that the driver is immediately aware of an impending collision and can avoid it.
- Forward Emergency Braking – Radar technology is utilized in this safety system, which keeps an eye on your vehicle’s speed and how close you are traveling to the vehicle in front of you. The Forward Emergency Braking system gives a visual and audible warning when it senses the proximity is too close and will apply braking in the event that the driver does not take corrective action.
- Intelligent Cruise Control</strong<>> – Cruise control is one of the most convenient features on any car. On the Sentra, it is more convenient than ever before. Drivers can program a preset distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them, which the cruise control system automatically keeps by slowing down and speeding up. Rather than constantly having to turn your cruise on and off with the ebb and flow of traffic – this system does it for you.
Aside from these advanced safety features, the 2017 Sentra has plenty to keep you and your loved ones safe. It’s no surprise, then, that this model earned a 5-star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just this year.
Buyers in the compact sedan segment will appreciate all that the 2017 Sentra has to offer in the way of standard features and interior design details. After a redesign in 2016, the Sentra now has plenty of amenities that make the experience from behind the wheel better than it ever has been in the past.
Piano black accents are available throughout the interior cabin, adding a nice touch of class and premium quality that the compact car segment so often lacks. Nissan engineers designed the newest Sentra with increased sound deadening materials, so even while cruising at high speeds down the interstate, your passengers will enjoy peace and quiet. A new five-inch color LED display is situated between the front gauges, making it easy and convenient for the driver to stay on top of all of the important vehicle stats without lifting a finger. The Sentra’s lush interior cabin includes soft-touch materials throughout, giving this economical sedan an air of premium luxury. The front driver seat can be adjusted with ease thanks to a six-way power function, and available heated seats ensure year-round comfort. The spacious interior cabin easily opens up to the trunk thanks to 60/40 split rear seats, as well as a fold-down front passenger seat, allowing you to instantly transform your Sentra into a cargo-hauling machine.
Passengers will appreciate everything the Sentra offers in terms of on-the-go connectivity. NissanConnect with Navigation offers a Google online search function, as well as a suite of mobile apps that work seamlessly with compatible smartphone devices. Speaking of smartphone connectivity, the 2017 Nissan Sentra is offered with Siri Eyes Free technology, which connects your iPhone directly to your vehicle’s touchscreen display and speakers.
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From short trips to the grocery store, to long treks across the country, the 2017 Sentra is an affordable and practical option that is taking the segment by storm. With a low starting MSRP and incredible fuel economy – what’s not to love about the newest Sentra?