When it comes to compact sedans, buyers look for a reliable car with the best price-quality ratio. The 2022 Nissan Sentra is an outstanding example (in a good way!) since the release of its eighth generation in 2020.
Learn more about its appealing design, its comfortable interior, and its safety technologies. Then, see how it fares against its main rival.
Sentra: A Sports Design
The Nissan Sentra entered a new generation in 2020, and its new design is one of the first noticeable aspects. The car has a low size and a large body for more of a sports feel.
For an even more modern touch, you have the option of a two-tone paint job, with a contrasting intensely black roof, with the SR version. Four combinations are available:
- Aspen white and black
- Monarch orange and black
- Metallic powder grey and black
- Electric blue and black
For an enhanced sports aspect, the SR version also adds 18-inches dynamic wheels. A darker grille, black rearview mirrors, and a sports spoiler give it a distinctive look.
Speaking of sports aspect, the Sentra is still part of the compact sedans that come with a 6-speed manual transmission, for anyone who wants it. It’s available in the S and SR versions. As for the others, they have a CVT gearbox.
The engine is a 2.0 L 4-cylinder, reaching 149 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. The Sentra is a good choice when it comes to fuel consumption, an element that we can’t ignore anymore:
9,2 L/100 km
8,0 L/100 km
6,2 L/100 km
6,0 L/100 km
7,9 L/100 km
7,1 L/100 km
Keep in mind that the Sentra SR version consumes a little more.
Nissan Sentra: A Well-Equipped Interior
Anyone familiar with Nissan cars knows about the Zero Gravity seats, renown for their support, a cut above the rest of its category. They contribute to the global comfort of the interior.
The quick-heat front seats are now integrated in the Nissan Canada car. We have cloth seats, but it can be replaced with high-quality cloth, sports cloth or even Prima-Tex with orange topstitching in the Sentra SR Prime.
The car also has more off-the-shelf technology integrated in it than ever before. Its infotainment system is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a myriad of features like Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, hands-free texting interface and much more.
With the more high-class version (the SR Prime), you can also enjoy the superior acoustics of an 8-speaker Bose sound system!
Nissan Safety: The Safety Shield 360
The Nissan Sentra was designed to help you drive stress-free. Its Safety Shield 360 was added with the S version with its 6 features:
- Emergency braking system with pedestrian sensors
- Rear Auto Brake
- Cross traffic warning
- Blind Spot Warning
- Lane departure warning system
- High beam assistance
With the higher-quality versions, additional technology is added to the whole car. For example, the Intelligent Around View Monitor helps you see everything surrounding you, replacing the SR Prime version’s rear vision camera.
Sentra vs. Corolla
Which is better, Nissan Sentra or Corolla? There are, of course, many criteria to consider when shopping for a new car. The Corolla is a much-appreciated compact car, for reasons such as its reliability.
However, the Sentra has many more advantages. Although the Corolla is appealing, Duncan Brady (MotorTrend) crowned Sentra the winner by comparison:
“Our pick would be the Sentra for its elegant design and superior base engine […]”
Indeed, the Corolla’s 121 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque can’t keep up, unless you go for a more expensive model. Generally speaking, you get more of your money’s worth with the Nissan Sentra.
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