2017 Nissan Sentra

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Updated on: June 22, 2021

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The Nissan Sentra is just like any other super affordable midsize family sedan with a lot of trims level to suit your style or requirements but what really makes it special is its super spacious cabin. The Sentra has surprisingly spacious interiors despite its small body design. Other than that, this Nissan sedan is also well equipped to fit the requirements of a daily commute family car.

For starters, the new Nissan Sentra comes with a 130 horsepower 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with 6-speed manual transmission or CVT, power windows, power doors, auto headlights, and standard infotainment system for only $16,990. Apart from being affordable and spacious this vehicle is pretty comfortable, has nice boot space, satisfactory fuel economy, low cost of ownership, and some minor drawbacks. In the segment, it competes with the likes of the Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, and Toyota Corolla

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Huge Cargo Space

Affordable Price

Low Cost of Ownership

Cons

Low quality interiors

Fuel Economy not best in the class

Low steering feedback

What's New?

Technology Package

Better Sound insulation

SR Turbo model


2017 Nissan Sentra Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.7

based on 139 ratings


7.7/10 Features
7.8/10 Interiors
7.8/10 Design
7.7/10 Safety
7.8/10 Reliability
7.9/10 Deal Value

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2017 Nissan Sentra Overall Reviews


JJ

Joshua

2017 Nissan Sentra

SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

Sentra

Pros - Price, space, styling

Cons - No rear entertainment system, no shift knob, push-button, middle seat removal can be a pain.

Good The only thing I find a little difficult to use or navigate my way around is the infotainment. It is just bad! There is no polite way of saying this. It is slow, sluggish, the screen becomes unresponsive at times and it is not a very pleasant experience overall. Apart from this, Sentra is a pretty good Sedan with above-average performance and towing capacity. The interiors are spacious and airy, not the most comfortable though. They offered a value for money proposition. I got a good deal for the money.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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BB

Bryan

2017 Nissan Sentra

SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 7, 2021

Cliche family hauler

Pros - Low pricing, gentle ride quality, top gas mileage

Cons - Subdued handling, sombre interiors

For those who dont wanna spend a whole lot of money on a car. So far very reliable. I've had it for a year. I had a 2004 Sentra before this one and it had to be good or I wouldn't have done it again. Actually it was very reliable, nice looking, good mileage, and a good value. A good car all in all.The car is very roomy. It’s an economical car with gas and parts. Good on miles. The seats are very comfortable. This car is good for a family of five. Freindly folks stay eager to help, but with thier enthusiasm they kind of interrupt us a lot which I didn't like.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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LL

Leslie L. Love

2017 Nissan Sentra

SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 6, 2021

Feature packed.

Pros - Handsome design, great headlamps, decent list of equipment.

Cons - Basic interiors, limited cargo room

Nice package for the asking price. Pretty decently packed for the pricing. It has even got powered seats, dual zone climate control system, front heated seats; unusual for this price range. Love the gloss black inserts on the dashboards; raises the sense of quality of the cabin. The seating comfort and space on offer is about what you would expect for this price tag. the back seats fit two adult at max, but does not come with any ventilation. The rear view camera is nice and clear. Has a nice integrated voice command feature that I can use with my IPhone as well. The boot is average and you would find a tough time fitting in tall items. I did not get the best response when I rang up the dealership to enquire about the new Sentra at first.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$16990

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

130 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

128 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.1 in.

width

69.3 in.

height

58.9 in.

curb weight

2848 lbs.

ground clearance

6.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

9250 lbs.

payload capacity

933 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10.4 sec.

zero to 100 mph

17.5 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7.9

standing 1/4-mile

17.8 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

156 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/35 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S $16,990 onwards

130 hp @ 6000 rpm | 1.8L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 16" Steel Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning

SV $18,840 onwards

124 hp @ 6000 rpm | 1.8 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

SR $19,990 onwards

124 hp @ 6000 rpm | 1.8L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 17" machined Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors

SL $21,500 onwards

124 hp @ 6000 rpm | 1.8 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System

SR TURBO $21,990 onwards

188 hp @ 5600 rpm | 1.6 L | Inline 4 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.1

Engine And Performance

6.5

Fuel Economy

8.3

Interior

6.3

Exterior

6.7

Safety

5.9

Competition

8.3

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

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The Nissan Sentra has 5 different trims levels that increase its adaptability and functionality without costing much. Having equipped with almost everything for a daily commute car the Nissan Sentra is a tough competitor in its class and is currently competing against the Kia Forte, the Toyota Corolla, and the Hyundai Elantra. Nissan has also released mid-year updates to the Sentra, in the form of trim levels 2017.5. 

In its class, the Sentra offers the most interior space for your money. Space federalism isn’t exactly a status among social hierarchies but it’s what makes the centrist stand out from the sea of alluring alternatives. With more legroom and headroom than many midsize sedans, the Sedan is one of the only compact sedans to comfortably accommodate five occupants.

2017 Nissan Sentra Sedan Front View
2017 Nissan Sentra Sedan Rear View

7.1/10
Pricing and Features

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.3/10
Fuel Economy

6.3/10
Interior

6.7/10
Exterior

5.9/10
Safety

8.3/10
Competition


2017 Nissan Sentra Pricing and Features

7.1/10

The Nissan Sentra has a base price of $16,990 and has five different trim levels. The base Sentra S model comes standard with auto-headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, power window, power locks, USB connection, Drive computer, and AM/FM with 4-speaker. It takes $1,100 extra for a CVT in the Sentra S. As you move the SV, SR, SR Turbo, and SL come standard with a CVT transmission.

The SV model offers an advanced drive-assist with a 5.0-inch display, upgraded infotainment system, SiriusXM radio, Siri Eye Free 7, and piano black interiors. The SR and SR Turbo is a bit on the sportier side like LED lights, side sills, chrome exhaust, rear spoiler, sport cloth seat trim as for the SL it has heated power mirrors, Nissan Connect SM with nav. And a bigger infotainment screen.

Trim

S

SV

SR

SR Turbo

SL

MSRP (Manual)

$16,990

N/A

N/A

$21,990

N/A

MSRP (CVT)

$18,090

$18,840

$19,990

$21,990

$21,500

Key Features

Smart Auto Headlights 

Advanced Drive-Assist Display 

LED low-beam projector headlights 

Tuned suspension and steering 

LED low-beam projector headlights 

 

Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System

Siri Eyes Free7 

Fog lights 

Power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature

Fog lights 

 

Drive computer 

Hands-free text messaging assistant

Lower bodyside sill extensions 

LED low-beam projector headlights with LED accents 

Dual power heated outside mirrors 

 

Power windows and door locks 

Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition

Chrome exhaust finisher

Fog lights 

NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps

 

Air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter

Premium cloth seat trim 

Rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light 

Lower bodyside sill extensions 

5.8-inch color touch-screen display

 

AM/FM/CD audio system 

Piano Black interior trim 

Dual power heated outside mirrors 

Chrome exhaust finisher

SiriusXM Travel Link

 

USB connection port

5.0-inch color display 

Driver's seatback pocket 

Rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light 

Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) with in-cabin microfilter 

   

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Premium sport cloth seat trim 

Dual power heated outside mirrors 

Driver's seatback pocket

     

Heated front seats 

 

We Recommend

There is nothing wrong with the 2017 Nissan Sentra. It is filled to the brim with practical and usable features at a rather affordable price, which makes it an apt choice for a family vehicle. We recommend buying the SV trim, for it sports an upgraded version of the basic infotainment system and a CVT transmission. However, if funds are not a problem, the Sentra SR and Sentra SR Turbo trims provide a more holistic and versatile riding experience.


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2017 Nissan Sentra Engine and Performance

6.5/10

While the Nissan Sentra has been curated to be driven nimbly sweeping through the city traffic, it can also deliver an athletic performance to satiate your thrills if you opt for the more powerful engine option. The base model, Sentra S features a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horses of power and 128 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to your choice of a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission in every trim.

2017 Nissan Sentra Engine Bay 

The Sentra also gets an engine upgrade for the SR Turbo featuring a more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 188 horses of power and 177 lbs.-ft. of torque. Unlike its engine and transmission, each trim of the 2017 Sentra is channeled as an FWD variant, and there is no option to switch to an all-wheel-drive system.

Models

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

MSRP

$16,990

$17,600

$20,445

$18,150

Engine

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-Speed Automatic

CVT automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

130 hp @ 6,000 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

132 hp @ 6000 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque

128 lb-ft. @ 3,600 rpm 

132 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm

128 lb-ft. @ 4400 rpm

132 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm

Moving up to the competition, the Sentra is not the most powerful car around unless you start comparing the SR Turbo. As for the base models the Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra have the best-in-class powerhouses, producing the same amount of torque, only Kia is more affordable. The Corolla is a bit less powerful than the Sentra but has the same performance.

How quick is the 2017 Nissan Sentra from 0-60 MPH?

The base model of the Nissan Sentra features a 6-speed manual transmission for a 130 horsepower car which is a bit on the odd side. The Sentra takes 9.6 seconds to get from 0-60 mph and hits the quarter-mile margin in 17.2 seconds. For better performance, the Sentra SR Turbo with a more powerful engine can clock 7.5 seconds, which is adequate for a car in its class.

2017 Nissan Sentra takes 9.6 seconds to get from 0-60 mph

Models

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

0-60 MPH (sec)

9.6 

6.6 

9.5 

9.3 

Quarter mile (sec)

17.2 

15.2 

17.4 

16.9 

Engine

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Top Speed (mph)

114

122

110

132

In the segment, the Kia Forte is a class apart, with its quick acceleration timings, that can dust any competitor in its view. Despite the Hyundai sharing a similar powertrain as the Kia, it fails to impress the buyers with its sluggish acceleration. The Toyota Corolla manages similar performance as the Sentra. In terms of top speed, the Hyundai Elantra is the quickest recording 132 MPH. 

How does the 2017 Nissan Sentra handle?

The Nissan Sentra is a regular midsize family sedan and it is a perfect fit for a daily commute. It has four-wheel independent suspension, power steering, comfortable interiors, CVT transmission, and cruise control, to ensure an easy hassle-free ride. It has everything to impress you while driving until you go hard on the pedals.

2017 Nissan Sentra Rear View

The Sentra is not a bit on the sporty side, it is just designed to get the work done as a daily commute vehicle, it has laggy acceleration, numb steering, the manual transmission does perform up to the mark, and it lacks mobility as well. The SR Turbo on the other hand has a sport-tuned suspension, precise handling, fast acceleration, and the manual transmission works perfectly for the sportiness the Sentra lacks.

How are the brakes on the 2017 Nissan Sentra?

Just like any other midsize sedan the Sentra features ventilated front disc and rear drum brakes with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system, it takes 156 feet to get from 70-0 mph. The Sentra weighs only 2823 pounds and for a 130 horsepower car, it doesn't need strong brakes. Coming up to the competition, Sentra leads the segment in terms of braking.

2017 Nissan Sentra Wheel 

Model

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Brake Front (in.)

N/A

11

10.8

11.0

Brake Rear (in.)

11.0

10.3

9

8.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2823

2,804

2,885

2,812

70-0 MPH (ft.)

156

176

183

179

Sentra beats the other competitors and takes the top spot on the table. The Kia Forte, despite being such a fast accelerating car, features small and weak brakes and takes 176 feet to get from 70-0 mph and that is a lot of distance to cover. Things are pretty much the same for the Elantra while the Corolla covers maximum distance before coming to a halt.


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2017 Nissan Sentra Fuel Economy

8.3/10

The Nissan Sentra has a pretty impressive fuel economy. It has an average mileage of 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with a combined mileage of 30 mpg. Well, the Sentra is not the best in the class but its fuel economy is impressive for a midsize sedan. As you move up the fuel economy changes due to a more powerful engine.

Model

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

MPG (City)

27

29

28

29

MPG (Highway)

35

38

35

38

MPG (Combined)

30

32

31

33

Fuel Capacity

13.2

13.2

13.2

14

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

356/436/396

383/502/442

370/462/416

406/563/484

The Hyundai Elantra has the best-in-class fuel economy followed by the Kia Forte and the Toyota Corolla. Compared to Sentra there is not much difference in the fuel economy any of the competitors offer. The fuel capacity of the Toyota Corolla is the highest, whereas all three vehicles including the Sentra can hold 13.2-gallons of fuel. In terms of range as well, Corolla gains categorized ascendancy over its competitors.

2017 Nissan Sentra Interior

6.3/10

As we all know the Nissan Sentra has the most spacious interior in the whole class but, when it comes to quality it is average, well affordable cars do have some drawbacks. The Sentra has a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel with its odd-looking triangular design, it has a 6-way manual driver's seat and a 4-way manual passenger seat with cloth upholstery, and a non-foldable rear seat with a center arm-rest.

2017 Nissan Sentra Dashboard 

The comfort level is average, quality is average, has some soft-touch material on door panels and at the rearview mirror, a standard infotainment system, and air-conditioning. As for the functionality and versatility, the Sentra has several interior storage compartments, the infotainment system can also be upgraded with some high-end features and has several mounted buttons for different controls in one-hands reach.

Model

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/54.7/42.5

39.1/56.1/42.2

38.0/54.8/42.3

38.8/56.2/42.2

Second Row

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.7/53.9/37.4

37.3/54.9/35.9

37.1/54.8/41.4

37.3/55.3/35.7

The Toyota Corolla offers the most head and legroom in the rear row followed by the Nissan Sentra. Speaking of material quality, the Hyundai Elantra overtakes its rivals in this aspect. Rest everything is pretty much the same for all the competitors and each vehicle can seat five passengers as standard. Some of the interior features include:

  • 1-touch power windows
  • Remote Keyless door locks
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Control
  • Electric Power steering
  • Tilt telescopic Steering wheels
  • Dual Vanity mirrors
  • Cup Holders
  • Interior air filtration

How intuitive is the 2017 Nissan Sentra’s infotainment system?

When it comes to the infotainment system, the Sentra does not really have much to offer but considering its market value you can't expect much. Well, it might not be something special but, at least it gets the work done. The optional 5 and 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment systems look and operate as if they were designed a decade ago. 

2017 Nissan Sentra Infotainment System

The Sentra features AM/FM stereo, a 4-speaker stereo system, auxiliary input, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Sentra does feature some packages to upgrade the standard infotainment system, but as you go up the infotainment gets way better and more advanced, and functional. Some of the other features include:

  • Navigation system
  • Voice recognition
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • An optional 5 and 5.8-inch touchscreen display
  • An optional 8-speaker Bose premium audio system

How much cargo capacity does the 2017 Nissan Sentra offer?

A large trunk has always been a Sentra and a Nissan hallmark and that continues with the 2017 model. Not only does this have one of the larger trunks in this segment but it also has one of the taller trunks. This means you can throw in large roller bags in an upright position. The Nissan Sentra has best-in-class cargo space, it features a 15.1 cubic foot of cargo volume, for a midsize sedan the boot space is pretty satisfactory. The rear seats do fold but not completely flat. Hence, that’s not enough to store long items.

Model

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)

15.1

14.9

13.0

14.4

Other than Sentra, its competitors like the Kia Forte and the Hyundai Elantra also have enough cargo space as per their standards. As for the Toyota Corolla, a normal sedan offers better boot space than it.

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2017 Nissan Sentra Exterior

6.7/10

The Nissan Sentra is 182.1 inches long and 69.3 inches wide with a body height of 58.9 inches that spare enough space to feature the most spacious interior in the whole class. It has 6.4 inches of ground clearance and 106.3 inches of wheelbase, which makes it easier to drive on uneven surfaces. Despite its massive ground clearance and spacious interior, the Sentra is a sleek compact looking sedan.

2017 Nissan Sentra Front Angle View 

When it comes to designing, the Sentra does not have much difference from the older model, but as Nissan decided to step things up, the higher trim levels are more intimidating and sportier. As for the Sentra S, it does get side sills, auto headlights, a Nissan standard grille, and a curvy aerodynamic body. You also get some packages for boosting up the looks of your Sentra. The sculpted bonnet design allows for aplomb visibility, while the all-season tires do bestow better ride quality and an improved stance. 

Model

Nissan Sentra S

Kia Forte LX

Toyota Corolla SE

Hyundai Elantra SE

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2823

2,804

2,885

2,812

Length(in)

182.1

179.5

183.1

179.9

Width(in)

69.3

70.1

69.9

70.9

Height(in)

58.9

56.3

57.3

56.5

Ground Clearance (in)

6.4

5.3

6.7

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

Track Width (in) F/R

60.2/60.2

61.5/62.0

59.8/59.9

61.5/61.9

Surprisingly, all the cars have the same wheelbase of 106.3 inches while the Hyundai Elantra is the widest with 70.9 inches. The low curb weight of the Kia Forte plays a significant role in its performance. The Toyota Corolla is the longest sedan with 183.1 inches. Some of the exterior highlights include:

  • 16x6.5-inch Steel Wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body Color Side Mirrors
  • Auto-Headlights

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2017 Nissan Sentra Safety

5.9/10

The new Nissan Sentra is not loaded with tons of safety features, and hardly has some high-end features for the base model, but everything it features is more than enough for a daily commute family sedan. The Sentra comes standard with the front, rear, and dual side-mounted airbags, rear child safety locks, engine immobilizer, airbag occupant sensing deactivation, and tire pressure monitor. The safety features do not get any major upgrades as you move up to the higher trim levels. However, the braking system with the higher trims uses a 4-wheel disc brake system Well, Sentra has also been rated by the NHTSA with a 4-star overall rating and IIHS with ‘Good’ ratings. 

  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System 
  • Dusk-Sensing Headlamps
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Vehicle Security System

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2017 Nissan Sentra Competition

8.3/10

Nissan Sentra vs Kia Forte 

The new Kia Forte is a $17,600 car with a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the Nissan Sentra, the Forte is pretty much the same in exterior and interior dimensions as well as the boot space. There is not much difference in the fuel economy as well. In terms of performance, the Forte is way better than the Sentra can ever be and that's the only advantage. The Kia Forte is certainly sure to offer better performance but it is a bit on the downside when it comes to the comfort, interior quality, and functionality compared to the Sentra.

2017 Kia Forte Front Angle View

Nissan Sentra vs Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a pretty popular car and has a huge fan following. The Corolla also has several trim levels just like the Sentra to suit every requirement of a midsize sedan. The Corolla also suffers in terms of ride quality and engine performance just like the Sentra. With a base price of $20,445, Corolla is a tough competitor for Sentra.The new Toyota Corolla features a bit less powerful 128 horsepower engine but has the same performance, it has the same body dimension and almost the same weight. The Corolla has better fuel efficiency, but weak braking and less cargo space. Compared to the Sentra, the Corolla has better rear side interior space, and in terms of quality and exterior interior designing the Corolla is better than the Sentra and so is the additional $3,500.

2017 Toyota Corolla Front Ange View

Nissan Sentra vs Hyundai Elantra

The new Hyundai Elantra is almost $2,000 costlier than the Nissan Sentra but that comes as an advantage as it is more powerful than the latter. Hence, it easily overtakes the Sentra in both the performance tests but the brakes are not well-equipped. Even the cargo space offered is quite less than the Sentra. Both the cars flaunt good fuel efficiency but the Sentra loses some points in the infotainment category. The Elantra, on the other hand, offers good interior features and an intuitive infotainment system.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Front Angle View

 

2017 Nissan Sentra Final Verdict

The Nissan Sentra is an affordable midsize sedan designed to fulfill the need of a small family or handling daily commute. It is not only spacious but is pretty functional as well, it has a 5-seating capacity, enough cargo space, impressive fuel economy, an infotainment system, and more than enough safety features and so it stands up to the standard of a family sedan. The Sentra does have several drawbacks and there are other options that are better than the Sentra as well but not for the same price. Well, you can go for the other manufactures but can also move up to the higher trims. The SV, SR, and SL trim levels have much more to offer without spending more than $4,000.

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