Anyone looking for a practical compact sedan with a low price tag should take a look at the 2019 Nissan Sentra. Inside, passengers have plenty of space to stretch out and be comfortable, and there’s lots of room for cargo. The ride is smooth and drivers will appreciate the user-friendly controls. What’s more, Gilroy Nissan drivers can get the Nissan Sentra configured as a no-frills commuter, as a refined car with near-luxury appointments or as a sporty turbo worthy of automotive enthusiasts.
When it comes to headroom and legroom, it’s hard to beat the 2019 Nissan Sentra. Trunk space is cavernous, with 15.1 cubic feet to store groceries, sporting equipment, items from the local DIY store or anything else you need to carry. According to the Nissan dealer near Gilroy, that’s as much space as you’ll find in some midsize sedans.
New for 2019, the NissanConnect infotainment setup comes standard on Sentra SR, SL and Nismo models. There’s a new SV Special Edition package that comes with 17-inch wheels, a host of driver safety features, disc brakes and many other luxury features.
You won’t have to look hard to find a good review for the 2019 Nissan Sentra. Kelley Blue Book wrote: “If you’re looking for a handsome sedan that can comfortably fit four adults, delivers good fuel economy, is reasonably priced and offers loads of cool options, the 2019 Nissan Sentra is happy to oblige. As fun to drive as it is reliable, the Sentra remains one of Nissan’s best-selling cars.”
The 2019 Nissan Sentra seats five passengers and comes in six trims, called S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, Nismo and SL. The S, SV, SR, and SL trims employ a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine generating 124 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. On the S trim, the engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, while the other models get a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that’s optional on the S. The S with the manual transmission puts out a bit more power, with 130 hp and 128 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine gets EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway with the six-speed manual, while the CVT checks in with 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway.*
Under the hood of the SR Turbo and Nismo models is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit that’s good for 188 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT with a manual-shift mode. Both the SR Turbo and Nismo feature a sport-tuned suspension. This engine returns fuel economy rated at 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway with the manual and 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway with the automatic.
The 2019 Nissan Sentra received the IIHS’s highest score of Good in all crash tests. A rearview camera is standard. Optional driver assistance equipment includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring,
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.