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What to look for when buying a used Nissan Sentra?

The Nissan Sentra was introduced in 1982 as a subcompact car and has since evolved into a compact and then midsized car. The Sentra is produced globally under various model names for differing markets. In the United States, the current-generation Sentra is considered a midsize car by EPA standards, but is sold as a compact. The Sentra replaced the Datsun 210 and is now produced in Tennessee for the North American market.

The first-generation Sentra began production in 1982 and was available as a two-door coupe or hatchback, four-door sedan, and five-door wagon. It began as a subcompact front-wheel drive vehicle and has been that way in every generation since. Two small displacement four-cylinder engines powered this Sentra. Near the end of this generation's life, production of the Sentra moved to Tennessee for the North American market.

The second-generation Sentra came in 1985 as a more upscale car than its predecessor. All body styles were kept and a sport coupe was added. Small (less than two liter) engines continued to power this generation of the Sentra. Transmissions remained largely the same as well, with a four-speed and five-speed manual as well as a three-speed automatic.

The third-generation Nissan Sentra was introduced in 1990. Fuel injection and other modern upgrades improved the car's engine output and power delivery without sacrificing efficiency. The fourth-generation continued this from 1995, further improving the chassis design by removing the independent rear suspension and going to a torsion beam setup for lighter weight. Many owners saw up to 40 miles per gallon in this generation of the Sentra.

The fifth-generation Nissan Sentra came in 2000 and saw the Sentra become a true compact, rather than subcompact, in size. Production moved to Mexico for the North American market to allow Nissan's truck-based vehicles more room for production in the U.S. Four-cylinder engines remained the Sentra's only option.

In 2007, the sixth-generation Sentra was introduced and grew in size to become classified as a midsize car, despite Nissan still calling it a compact. Engines grew to over two liters at this point, but remained four-cylinder powerplants. The automatic transmission was replaced with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which has remained a staple since. The Sentra was redesigned in 2013 into its current-generation, carrying most of the sixth-gen forward, but replacing the inline four-cylinder engines with smaller, more robust four-cylinder options for better fuel economy.

Most consumer complaints about the Sentra are from the 2004 and 2005 model years where high-mileage engines can blow head gaskets relatively easily. The 2013 Sentra is also noted for transmission issues, also at high mileage. The Sentra is otherwise about average in its reliability expectation compared to the compact car market.

How much does a used Nissan Sentra cost?

Average Price
$12,696
For a used Nissan Sentra
Average Savings
$1,019
Based on all Sentra deals found
Biggest Savings
$4,833
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$12,001
Typical price of a good deal

What's the average price of a Nissan Sentra by year?

Average price by year
Average mileage by year

How to find a cheap Nissan Sentra?

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Top Cities Average Price
West Palm Beach $11,297
Miami $11,329
Atlanta $11,696
Washington $11,796
New York $11,914
Baltimore $11,948
Orlando $12,035
Phoenix $12,184
Philadelphia $12,248
Chicago $12,471
Dallas $12,541
Los Angeles $13,242
San Francisco $13,444
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How can you save money on a used Nissan Sentra?

Seller Type Save $1,945 when you buy a Sentra for sale by owner vs a Nissan Sentra from a dealer
Certified Choosing non-CPO vs Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can save you $1,121 on a Nissan Sentra
Transmission Buying a Nissan Sentra with automatic transmission instead of a stick shift can save you $1,023

What colors are the best deals for a Nissan Sentra?

Least Expensive Color
Silver $297Average Savings
Most Expensive Color
Brown $390Average Premium

What Nissan Sentra color has the best resale value?

Price differences by car color compared to the average price of a used Nissan Sentra
How does car color affect the average price of a used Nissan Sentra?
Rank Color Compared to Avg Price
1 Silver $297 Savings
2 Beige $230 Savings
3 Blue $53 Savings
4 Gray $36 Savings
5 Red $37 Higher
6 Black $130 Higher
7 White $206 Higher
8 Brown $390 Higher

What is the best time to buy a used Nissan Sentra?

Good times to buy
- Save $237 on average: January, August, September, October, November, December are good times to buy to find the best prices.
Good times to sell
- Make an extra $241 on average: February, March, April, May, June, July are good times to sell to get the best prices
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2018 Nissan Sentra S

2018 Nissan Sentra S - 3,566 mi

Clovis, CA - Listed 8 days ago
  • $2,424 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,777
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Used 2018 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,499 - 3,566 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Clovis, CA 93612
Price: $13,499
Mileage: 3,566 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP7JY302057
Positives: clean history, inspected, condition, certified pre-owned car, one owner, warranty
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 1,916 mi

Carson, CA - Listed 37 days ago
  • $3,293 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$16,888
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,970 - 1,916 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Carson, CA 90745
Price: $13,970
Mileage: 1,916 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP0KY272885
Positives: warranty, clean history, one owner, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 931 mi

Tucson, AZ - Listed 31 days ago
  • $2,943 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,999
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,996 - 931 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Tucson, AZ 85711
Price: $13,996
Mileage: 931 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Fresh Powder
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 30
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP9KY212751
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, inspected, warranty
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2018 Nissan Sentra S

2018 Nissan Sentra S - 3,951 mi

Clovis, CA - Listed 8 days ago
  • $2,008 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,499
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Used 2018 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,888 - 3,951 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Clovis, CA 93612
Price: $13,888
Mileage: 3,951 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP7JY282246
Positives: warranty, one owner, inspected, condition, clean history, certified pre-owned car
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2018 Nissan Sentra SV

2018 Nissan Sentra SV - 4,264 mi

Buena Park, CA - Listed 54 days ago
  • $3,095 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$18,591
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Used 2018 Nissan Sentra SV for Sale - $13,366 - 4,264 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Buena Park, CA 90621
Price: $13,366
Mileage: 4,264 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Color: Brilliant Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP7JL635016
Positives: clean history, inspected, certified pre-owned car, warranty
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 3,492 mi

Tucson, AZ - Listed 31 days ago
  • $2,701 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,999
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,996 - 3,492 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Tucson, AZ 85711
Price: $13,996
Mileage: 3,492 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Super Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP7KY224977
Positives: warranty, clean history, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 105 mi

Culver City, CA - Listed 34 days ago
  • $2,521 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,487
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $14,787 - 105 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Culver City, CA 90230
Price: $14,787
Mileage: 105 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Brilliant Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP2KY209495
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car, clean history
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 3,656 mi

Tucson, AZ - Listed 34 days ago
  • $2,689 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,998
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,996 - 3,656 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Tucson, AZ 85711
Price: $13,996
Mileage: 3,656 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Deep Blue Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP7KY265920
Positives: warranty, clean history, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 1,051 mi

Westbury, NY - Listed 32 days ago
  • $3,195 below market price
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
  • 2 price drops in 33 days
$13,995
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,295 - 1,051 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Westbury, NY 11590
Price: $13,295
Mileage: 1,051 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Color: Gun Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7APXKY238968
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car, clean history
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 4,148 mi

Tucson, AZ - Listed 33 days ago
  • $2,650 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,998
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,996 - 4,148 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Tucson, AZ 85711
Price: $13,996
Mileage: 4,148 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Fresh Powder
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP5KY223861
Positives: warranty, clean history, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 1,045 mi

Niles, IL - Listed 8 days ago
  • $1,720 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,500
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Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,995 - 1,045 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Niles, IL 60714
Price: $13,995
Mileage: 1,045 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP5KY253555
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2014 Nissan Sentra SL

2014 Nissan Sentra SL - 50,165 mi

Port Charlotte, FL - Listed 18 days ago
  • $2,050 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$10,991
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Nissan Sentra SL for Sale - $10,057 - 50,165 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Price: $10,057
Mileage: 50,165 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: CVT
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Color: Red Brick
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP7EY272144
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 1,201 mi

Niles, IL - Listed 8 days ago
  • $1,687 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,995
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,995 - 1,201 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Niles, IL 60714
Price: $13,995
Mileage: 1,201 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7APXKY249873
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 1,202 mi

Niles, IL - Listed 8 days ago
  • $1,687 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,495
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,995 - 1,202 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Niles, IL 60714
Price: $13,995
Mileage: 1,202 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Gun Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP0KY236386
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2019 Nissan Sentra S

2019 Nissan Sentra S - 1,433 mi

Niles, IL - Listed 8 days ago
  • $1,638 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,495
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Nissan Sentra S for Sale - $13,995 - 1,433 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, voice recognition, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Niles, IL 60714
Price: $13,995
Mileage: 1,433 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 3N1AB7AP2KY250502
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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Analysis for Used Nissan Sentra for Sale

  • 14,786 cars for sale found, starting at $700
  • Average price for Used Nissan Sentra: $12,696
  • 3,847 deals found. Average savings of $1,019
  • Save up to $4,833 below estimated market price

What Nissan Sentra model year and mileage can you get for your budget?

Year Price Mileage
2019 $15,922 to $16,688 1,000 to 9,003 miles
2018 $12,912 to $15,582 3,545 to 37,277 miles
2017 $11,777 to $14,330 10,823 to 52,390 miles
2016 $11,050 to $14,442 8,395 to 62,974 miles
2015 $10,390 to $13,487 9,514 to 70,426 miles

Nissan Sentra vs Competition

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#2 - Most cargo room
#3 - Most leg room
#4 - Most spacious
#5 - Longest-lasting
#5 - Most fuel-efficient
#6 - Greenest
#7 - Most horsepower
#10 - Safest

Price of Used Nissan Sentra By Model Year

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2019 Nissan Sentra for Sale $16,657 Save $4,024 on 302 deals 1,150 listings
2018 Nissan Sentra for Sale $14,396 Save $4,833 on 688 deals 3,218 listings
2017 Nissan Sentra for Sale $13,348 Save $4,070 on 1,104 deals 4,123 listings
2016 Nissan Sentra for Sale $13,015 Save $4,160 on 701 deals 2,864 listings
2015 Nissan Sentra for Sale $11,593 Save $3,625 on 537 deals 2,021 listings
2014 Nissan Sentra for Sale $10,306 Save $3,739 on 247 deals 988 listings
2013 Nissan Sentra for Sale $8,989 Save $3,088 on 175 deals 666 listings

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Price of Used Nissan Sentra in top 10 Cities

Average Price Deals Listings
Nissan Sentra in Houston $13,108 Save $2,567 on 93 deals 642 listings
Nissan Sentra in Atlanta $11,946 Save $3,536 on 72 deals 293 listings
Nissan Sentra in Dallas $12,541 Save $3,085 on 114 deals 322 listings
Nissan Sentra in Chicago $12,471 Save $3,124 on 204 deals 684 listings
Nissan Sentra in Miami $11,412 Save $2,829 on 187 deals 345 listings
Nissan Sentra in Los Angeles $13,242 Save $4,070 on 395 deals 1,270 listings
Nissan Sentra in Philadelphia $12,248 Save $4,024 on 178 deals 798 listings
Nissan Sentra in San Antonio $12,370 Save $2,908 on 52 deals 154 listings
Nissan Sentra in Phoenix $12,120 Save $2,665 on 110 deals 312 listings
Nissan Sentra in Orlando $12,035 Save $3,123 on 127 deals 342 listings

Nissan Sentra Test Drive Reviews

2018 Nissan Sentra

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a practical, well-priced compact sedan. Redesigned for this generation a couple of years ago, the Sentra ticks all of the boxes for the compact segment. Improvements from that generational upgrade were enough to make the Sentra very competitive in its segment.

This year, the 2018 Sentra sees only minor shuffling of features through the trim packages and the addition of automatic emergency braking as standard on most trim points. The Sentra is otherwise unchanged from 2017.

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is offered in six trim levels. A manual transmission is available on the base model while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is offered on the rest of the trim line. Front-wheel drive is the only drivetrain option, but a turbocharged engine is available on the SR Turbo and Nismo trims.
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2017 Nissan Sentra

The 2017 Nissan Sentra carries on the current generation's look and appeal as a practical, well-priced sedan for the compact market. Refreshed in 2016, the 2017 model sees little change, but what changes there are fundamentally change the car's position in the market. The Sentra has gone from an average offering to a much more competitive vehicle choice.

Those changes include an improved interior that is quieter and has a more usable storage bin for the console. This augments the spacious back seat and excellent trunk space that were already features of the Sentra.

Another addition is the SR Turbo model, which adds a sportier, more fun drive to the car. This sits above the mid-tier SV model in the SR line, but below the high-end NISMO package. It uses the same turbocharged engine the NISMO does, adding a lot of oomph and wooo to the Sentra's demeanor.

In all, the 2017 Nissan Sentra is a well-balanced offering in the compact market.
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2016 Nissan Sentra

When Nissan launched the refreshed 2016 Sentra last year at the LA Auto Show, the company claimed this would be the year of the sedan. It was true as Nissan had introduced a fully redesigned Maxima and an updated Altima. But the Maxima was the only one to have some pizzazz and excitement. The Altima and Sentra were just somewhat plain. But maybe we are being a bit harsh on these models. There could be something we're not seeing. In the case of the Sentra, there is more to it than what the eye sees.
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2013 Nissan Sentra

The redesigned 2013 Nissan Sentra compact sedan arrives in the thick of a field brimming with hungry competitors. Though its pluses include roomy and refined interior, good fuel economy, smooth and comfortable ride, nice infotainment features and a huge trunk, other small sedans offer as much, if not more. Still, the 2013 Sentra is one of the least-expensive compact sedans in the market, attracting budget-minded consumers who don't want the look or feel of a cheap ride.
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