The Nissan Sentra gets a redesign for 2020


Experienced by Adrian McQueen

Photography by Adrenaline Lifestyles


The Nissan SR comes in redesigned and fresh for 2020. This week we were able to ride around and just explore. No real agenda lined up but just to get out and enjoy the Kicks.

The Nissan Sentra is a car that has been produced by Nissan since 1982. The Sentra has grown in size over the years. The Sentra started out as a subcompact vehicle, grew to compact but is now considered a midsize car. The Sentra name was created for Nissan by Ira Bachrach of NameLab.

The model Sentra sent to us was the SR.  The SR is the Nissan Sentra trim level for exciting performance. It also some great features to the exterior such as the two tone white and black paint, eighteen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED fog lights, a rear spoiler, SR grade emblem and a dark chrome V-motion grill. The Sentra has a sleek style, with the Nissan badge placed prominently on the grille.

The Sentra has seating for up to five people. The interior has combination cloth and Prima-Tex leatherette-trimmed seating surfaces with orange stitching throughout the interior. There is a six way power drivers seat with two w2ay lumbar support. Both the front bucket seats are heated. There is a cool interior ambient lighting package that includes twenty different colors. There is also enough cargo and passenger space to tote the family around and do all the fun things that have been planned for the outing.

The infotainment system in the Sentra comes with a lot of cool features such as an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Eyes Free and three USB ports. The Nissan Connect infotainment system also comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and an upgraded eight speaker Bose premium audio sound system that helped pass the time as we were making our way around town.

The Nissan Sentra is not a speedy vehicle. With only 149-horsepower and 146 lb-ft torque from the 2.0 –liter DOHC four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), the Sentra has just enough power to be a great commuter vehicle. The four-cylinder engine can be bit noisy when really pushing it limits on the highway but it great for darting around town and has excellent mileage.  The EPA rates the Sentra at 28 mpg city, 37 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg combined. The Sentra also has Intelligent Trace Control, as well as Intelligent Ride Control.

Nissan takes safety serious and provides automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, high-beam assist, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera system, driver drowsiness monitoring and rear parking sensors. As a father of two young children the installation of child safety seats is important to me. There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats. I found the LATCH system is easy to use in the Nissan Sentra.

There is a growing demand for the Nissan Sentra as it sits in a competitive midsize car class. Competitors such as the Honda Civic, the Hyundai Elantra, the Mazda MAZDA3, the Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta. The 2020 Nissan Sentra SR CVT that we reviewed comes in at $25,825.00. Currently there are some great running deals and incentives on the 2020 Nissan Sentra. Cash Offers are $500 Student/College Grad for Retail or Lease – Expires 01/04/2021, $1,000 Customer Cash for Retail and STD APR – Expires 01/04/2021, $500 Lender – Expires 01/04/2021 and $50 Lease Bonus Cash – Expires 01/04/2021

Nissan offers a decent warranty package including a Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles and a Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. No complimentary scheduled maintenance is offered at this time. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is a great value vehicle with excellent fuel economy. The Sentra has a nimble feel but I wouldn’t consider it an adrenaline filled ride. Commuting back and forth to work would be a breeze. Please enjoy the photo gallery.

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