2019 Sentra: The New Compact Sedan from Nissan

Nissan has always been one of my favorite brands, because of many reasons. When it released the 2019 Sentra as a compact sedan, my happiness knew no bounds, as it was just the type of vehicle I was in search for.

Drop in any Nissan showroom like that of SLO car dealership and you can instantly find more than enough room for four adults in every Sentra model parked there. 2019  Nissan Sentra is also as fuel efficient as it could be for its class. It packs in it just the right number of features that keeps all its occupants happy and stands as a beautiful reflection of how a car can combine comfort, performance, affordability and safety under one single hood. The 2019 Nissan Sentra lines up in 7 trims, named as S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, SL, and Nismo.

Updates for 2019

For 2019, Nissan gets the Sentra series a few updates that includes in the infotainment side, a new 7.0-inch touchscreen integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a new SV Special Edition package that enhances the functionalities of the safety and convenience features, especially on the topmost Nismo trim models.

The Look and Feel

Overall, the 2019 Nissan Sentra brings back the traditional shape of a sedan with three-boxes. The reason behind this throwback feature is to offer a more than usual roomy interior, that increases its popularity for those for whom luxury equals to personal space. From the exterior design that purposely choose stay low tuned, we can guess that Nissan didn’t want the 2019 Sentra to become a symbol for extravagance. Its higher number of trim levels too confirm this idea that Nissan precisely wanted to make the Sentra more of a utility vehicle for large sections of buyers who have different needs and preferences.  

Its flair for the new LED suite of lighting, rear spoilers show that the engineering behind the Sentra focused on making the drives easier by increasing visibility and aerodynamic features.

Overall Performance

The 2019 Nissan Sentra has given its SR Turbo and Nismo trims a better chance to earn good performance rating. The acceleration in both these trims are excellent, thanks to the turbo-4 engine that makes a decent 188 horsepower while the lower trims are managing the performance with a moderate 124 hp.

It is understood from the performance and fuel economy rating that Nissan has prioritized fuel economy over performance for the 2019 year model of Sentra but didn’t compromise on safety and driver assistance features. each Sentra trim now comes with the standard automatic emergency braking.

The suspension however isn’t that rigid, as you would have expected, but the muscle under the hood is more than adequate. The entire lineup of the 2019 Nissan Sentra gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to pair with their respective engines.

Our experience with the 2019 Nissan Sentra at the SLO car dealer says that all the trims however manages to achieve a fuel economy rating from the EPA that counts an average 30 mpg in a combined trip, that involves both city and highway driving. Hence the new Sentra is for the class who need a vehicle for daily commute in the city roads without asking for fuel refills too often.

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