New technologies and features are available on the 2017 Nissan Sentra in pizzazz. It is a respectable small sedan that offers admirable fuel economy ratings, and spacious interior accommodations. Its trunk is spacious, the braking good, and offers a ton of infotainment features – all these and many more for a reasonable price. The Nissan Sentra release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017.
True, there’s nothing flashy about the new 2017 Nissan Sentra, however, there plenty of reason to fall in love with it. To wit, it offers abundance of functionality in terms of cargo and passenger space. In fact, Nissan says the backseat space offered is best-in-class relative to other rivals in its class.
It may lack a thrilling driving character, no doubt, but it offers impressive fuel economy and is generally unobtrusive. Most sites gave the previous Sentra a “B” rating which means it was generally a good car, not excellent or that bad per se. the Nissan Sentra 2017 isn’t likely to change the ratings, but we’d like to adopt the “wait n see” approach at the moment as there’re quite a number of features that Nissan has kept under wraps for now.
The exterior styling judging from the available spy pictures show a slight redesign vehicle that is sleeker and modern than before. The 2017 Nissan Sentra interior, on the other hand, is something to write home about. It has been revised and now sports several new technologies and materials. The spotty material quality conspicuously present on the outgoing model have been replaced with newer and upscale ones.
In terms of performance, Nissan says the new model retains its appetite at the pump with EPA expecting the new model to check in at between 30-34 mpg in combined city/highway cruising. Quite apparently, the Nissan Sentra 2017 is a nice alternative to other vehicles in its class in some respects but a poor choice in others. For those who subscribe to the latter school of thought, there are a couple of worthy rivals to sample out. They include the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, and the Honda Civic.
2017 Nissan Sentra Review of Trims
Six trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Sentra: SE, SL, SR, SV, S, and FE+. Nissan Nismo review is offered elsewhere on this blog.
2017 Nissan Sentra Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard equipment offered for the Sentra include full power accessories, a height-adjustable driver seat, sixteen-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a CD player, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wiper and headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, folding and reclining rear seatbacks, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker sound system.
Stepping up to the FE+ model gets you underbody aerodynamic deflectors, low-rolling resistance tires, a rear spoiler, and impressive fuel economy.
The 2017 Nissan Sentra SV offers features like smartphone app connectivity, upgraded cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Eyes Free voice controls, cruise control, a rearview camera, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The sport-themed SR offers a sport cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, heated front seats, a sport body kit, rear disc brakes, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, and adaptive headlights.
Finally, the Sentra SL tacks on most of the features offered on the lower trims plus a four-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power driver seat, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a blind-spot monitoring system, a leather upholstery, rear disc brakes, a navigation system, a 5.8” touchscreen display, and full leather upholstery.
2017 Nissan Sentra Engine Specs
Powering up the Nissan Sentra 2017 is the 128 lbs. ft. of torque- and 130 horsepower – producing 1.8L four-cylinder engine. Transmission pairing is do with the six-speed manual for both the FE+ and S trim. The rest get a CVT.
Nissan says the new Nissan Sentra should be able to do 0-60 mph in just under 10 seconds – an improvement of 0.1 second but slow nonetheless. EPA says the CVT-equipped models should be able to check in at around 29/38/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.1 in. (182.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.3 in. (69.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,1 ft³
Curb weight: 2848 lbs
Top Speed: 8.4-9.2 mph
0-60: 8.4-9.2 sec
MPG: 29/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Silver, Deep Blue Pearl, Fresh Powder, Gun Metallic, Super Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Nissan Sentra Price & Release Date
The price for the Sentra starts from $16,780. Availability is rumored to occur sometime in the first quarter of 2017.