In the past few years, Nissan Sentra has been among the top budget-friendly choices when it comes to the class of small sedans. While it may not be the best one in terms of build quality or comfort, it is much more affordable compared to its rivals which are Mazda 3 and Honda Civic. However, for this year, the 2020 Nissan Sentra is about to change the game.
Updates for the 2020 Nissan Sentra
The 2020 model of the Nissan Sentra has been redesigned to have a much better interior when it comes to looks and comfort. Not only that, but it also rides smoother and its exterior looks are much sleeker and more distinctive. As expected, the 2020 Sentra is going to be more expensive compared to the previous generation models. But it is going to be worth it because of the overall changes that were made for this model.
Nissan has made sure that the new Sentra is equipped with the Safety Shield 360. With it, you have advanced driver assistance systems to help you avoid accidents. You’ll have a forward and rear collision warning as well as automatic emergency braking.
With all these great additions to the 2020 model, there are a few noticeable drawbacks. For example, the engine and the transmission may struggle to get the vehicle moving if you need it to go fast. Also, there isn’t much headroom for the rear seat compared to other similar models. Nonetheless, the 2020 Nissan Sentra is still a good option in terms of the affordability and safety features that it offers.
There are three trims available for the Nissan Sentra. There’s the S model, SV, and SR. Across the board is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It has 149 hp with 146 lb-ft of torque. It also drives the vehicle’s front wheels through its CVT or continuously variable automatic transmission.
The S model has 16-inch steel wheels, an audio system with four speakers, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a push-button ignition. You can also expect this model to have a blind-spot monitor, forward collision warning that comes with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking for the front and rear.
The SV has alloy wheels, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, dual-zone climate control, extra USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen, as well as an audio system with six speakers. It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As for the SR, the model has 18-inch wheels and LED headlights. Its exterior design is more sporty. The steering wheel is heated and you’ll have a camera system that gives you a surround-view. Lastly, it has simulated leather upholstery and an awesome Bose audio system with eight speakers.
Among these models, the best option for its price and features is the SV. The upgrades are simply enticing and it makes your ride much more comfortable. All of these additions to the SV will only cost you an extra $1200 compared to the price of the Nissan Sentra S model.