The ongoing model of the Sentra has been released in 2013 so you would expect it to be on the market for at least a couple more years. However, a few weeks ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Nissan Sentra has been released which comes with quite a few new features over the previous model as well as with an all new design which makes this cheap sedan to look a lot more upmarket. Nissan also tweaked the suspension of the car because people complained about it that it was just too harsh and still rolled while cornering.
2017 Nissan Sentra Release Date and Price
In order to fix this, Nissan installed 10% harder springs which may affect in a negative way the way it feels. On top of that, they left the roll-bars unchanged which were the possible problem with the previous model. The price on the other hand remained unchanged at around $17,000 for a base model and under $20,000 for a mid-range car with all the safety features selected. The only drawback is that the car will only be available starting with the second quarter of 2016.
2017 Nissan Sentra Engine
Engine wise, the new 2017 Nissan Sentra is still offering the same 1.8 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 petrol engine which is good for 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque which is a bit on the low side of its class, especially since Ford and even VW come with turbocharged engines that are much more capable. On the base model, this engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox which is quite fun to use but it is unfortunately available only on the base model. All the others will receive an updated CVT gearbox which will allow the Sentra to get 30 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway at the cost of driving pleasure.
Nissan Sentra Exterior
The exterior design is probably the biggest change on the new 2017 Nissan Sentra which now looks like a downsized Maxima. We don’t think this is bad and in fact, we really like the way Nissan managed to give their cheap sedan a premium feel with the LED headlights, the chrome inserts and the larger than usual wheels. Also, the color options looks great and despite being cheap, the new Sentra features all the design cues of its bigger siblings.
Inside the cabin on the other hand they only did a few upgrades such as the materials, which are now a bit better. Also, the center console has been redesigned and it now includes easier to use controls which are surrounded by a gloss black plastic shroud. A rather cheap package will add to the car adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and rear cross-lane traffic alert which is more than you get on some more expensive cars.