WHY CHOOSE A NISSAN SENTRA
If you are a budget-minded shopper then definitely check out the new 2018 Nissan Sentra. This car provides its driver the plug-and-play car experience. It’s a no-nonsense car that is immediately intuitive without the extra hassle. It has light, predictable steering, good brakes, and comfortable compliant suspension. It’s just an overall easy-to-drive car for a decent price tag that holds its value.
WHY BUY THE NISSAN SENTRA?
The Nissan Sentra cost less than almost all its competitors. Its base S trim package starts off at about $17,000 and comes with essentials such as a 5” infotainment color system. This system includes a Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, advanced drive-assist display, and much more. Each trim has its own unique features, making it possible for you to get exactly what you want from the Nissan Sentra.
SPEND A LITTLE MORE AND GET A LOT MORE
Spend a few thousand dollars more and you get more features than what the competitors are asking. Enjoy the Mid-Tier SV grade or all-weather package that comes with alloy wheels and automatic headlights. Additionally, the interior comes with upgrade options for heated front seats, moonroof, and a backup camera. This package also comes with passive entry with push-button start, a slightly bigger 5.8” infotainment display with Bluetooth phone and auto connectivity, and Bose 6 speaker sound system. Automatic Temperature Control is now standard for all models SV and above, while the SL trim level adds a moonroof and the Bose® Premium audio system.
THE NISMO EXPERIENCE
Starting at $25,790, even the top of the line Nismo model, with its grand features, is affordable. Known for its sporty experience, Nissan adds the Nismo features of the 2018 Sentra for style and punch. With an almost completely different look, the Nismo model comes with a red and white accent aerodynamic body kit. It has a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 188 hp at 5,600 rpm and 177 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm thanks to its Nismo-tuned suspension and steering. This model also has bigger 18″ aluminum alloy wheels and bigger breaks.
ON A BUDGET, CHOOSE AN OLDER MODEL
As far as the look, Nissan kept its simple design of the 2017 Nissan Sentra. It comfortably seats 5 like a sedan, but in a compact body. Similar to last year’s model, the 2018 Sentra is well insulated allowing for the cabin to be surprisingly quiet. However, if you opt for an older model, you will be missing out on some great new features that are introduced on the 2018. Unfortunately, if you are on a budget, then those are probably not your priority. Don’t fret, 2016 and 2017 models are, nevertheless, good cars.
WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2018 NISSAN SENTRA?
There are many new bells and whistles on the 2018 Sentra. For one, Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard on all trims. Additionally, the S trim adds the RearView Monitor to its list of standard features as well as a 5-inch color display, Bluetooth® connectivity, and Siri® Eyes-Free.
COMFORTABLE SEATING FOR FIVE
This 5 seater vehicle comes with standard cloth upholstery, with leather seats available for upgrade. Just like all its former version, the 2018 Nissan Sentra has quality soft-touch materials that are built to last. You can also upgrade to a power adjustable driver’s seat. Your back passengers will also find comfort with a full set of latch connectors.
GAS EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY STANDARDS
This is an average gas efficient car in its class. Depending on the trim you select the 2018 Nissan Sentra has a 25-27 MPG in the city and 31-36 on the highway averaging out to about 27 in the real world. When it comes to safety, NHTSA’s gave the 2018 Nissan Sentra a 4 out of 5. It gave 4 stars for its overall frontal and rollover ratings and 5 stars for side impact ratings. Some standard features include the Intelligent Cruise control that watches the flow of traffic and helps maintain an adjustable speed and set distance between you and the car in front of you. And, don’t forget it comes with Automatic Emergency Braking. It monitors your speed and distance between you and the car ahead and can let you know if you need to slow down. It can even automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision or lessen the severity of an impact.
If you are like most drivers, you will typically purchase a different car every 4-5 years. So, it’s important to purchase a car that has a high resale value. With a KBB expert rating of 8.3/10 and a KBB consumer Rating of 7.5/10, the Nissan Sentra will hold its value. As long as you take care of your car, you won’t need to worry very much about selling your car.