The very first Nissan Sentra debuted in the United States in 1982. And in the compact sedan's 37 years on sale in the United States, the company has delivered more than six million units, making it one of the brand's most successful cars ever. Full stop. But as the market evolves, so must the company's best-selling American sedan. For 2020, the Nissan Sentra sedan provides a much-needed modern makeover, both inside and out.
Familiar Face, New Engine
2020 Nissan Sentra's visual connections to the larger Altima and Maxima sedans, as well as crossovers like Kicks and Rogue, are obvious. The compact has the same V-Motion grille, thin LED floodlights (optional) and floating ceilings found elsewhere in the Nissan range. Choose the SR range with range, and the Sentra gets a sports spoiler rear spoiler, black-painted exterior mirrors, larger 18-inch alloy wheels and a dark chrome finish on the grille.
Sentra buyers can choose from eight single-color color options: Electric Blue, Radiant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White, Fresh Powder, Rosewood, Metallic and Scarlet Ember. But there are also three two-color paint options available: Super Black / Gun Metallic, Super Black / Aspen White and Super Black / Monarch Orange.
Under the Centra's attractive sheet metal and shiny paint is a new platform that helps reduce the car's ride height by 2.2 inches and extend the width by 2 , 0 inches. The 2020 Nissan Sentra has a more prominent attitude and better proportions than any version before it. And with upgrades to seal doors, windows and bodywork, Nissan also notes a quieter ride.
The Hiding underhood for the 2020 Sentra is a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Centre's new engine replaces the outgoing 1.8-liter and 149 horsepower (111 kilowatts) and 197 kilograms feet (197 newtons) of torque. This is an improvement of 20 percent and 16 percent respectively. Four-cylinder engine comes with an "Xtronic" continuously variable transmission. Nissan says gas mileage is improving but does not provide any official figures yet.
Safer, Tech-Focused Cabin
Upgrades to the interior of Sentra 2020 are similar to what we have seen on other Nissan products. There is more attention to detail and better materials; chrome details, contrast stitching and a cleaner line design enhance overall ergonomics. There's even a leather protection option and the availability of Nissan's signature "Zero Gravity" seats.
A 7.0-inch Bluetooth touch screen and hands-free subtitle, as well as a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, come standard on the new Sentra. SV characters and higher get a larger 8.0-inch screen with CarPlay and Android Auto – but it won't require upgrading to get Nissan's latest safety equipment.
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 comes standard on all Versa accessories. The suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear traffic intersection, lane departure lane warning, high beam assist and automatic rear braking.
Making The Grade
The Nissan Sentra comes only three grades (or, trims) for 2020: S, SV and SR. The base Sentra S gets the standard 16-inch wheels, remote input, keyless start … and that's about it. When you step up to the SV model, you get 16-inch aluminum alloys with 205 / 60R16 all-year tires, the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, dual-zone climate control and stop-and-go cruise control. technology.
At the top of the series is the SR model. The sporty Sentra throws standard 16-inch rims for larger 18-inch units and thicker 215 / 45R18 tires, gets a darker V-Motion grille, standard LED headlights, running lights and fog lights, and a sports cloth interior with orange accent stitching. The Nissan Sentra for 2020 does not yet have a price. But the sedan will be sold early in 2020, so we should get official pricing details over the next few weeks.