Nissan Sentra Information

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Nissan Sentra Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 23 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2019 2019 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 2 4
2011 2011 Nissan Sentra 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 3 5 (picture) 2 4
2010 2010 Nissan Sentra 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Nissan Sentra 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2008 2008 Nissan Sentra 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2007 2007 Nissan Sentra 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2006 2006 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) Not Rated 4
2005 2005 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) Not Rated 4
2004 2004 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) Not Rated 4
2003 2003 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) Not Rated 4
2002 2002 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 2 (picture) Not Rated 4
2001 2001 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1994 1994 Nissan Sentra 4-DR Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1992 1992 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1991 1991 Nissan Sentra 4-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan has manufactured models of Sentra for 31 years. They average 27.4 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2019 Sentra above average at 32 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2019 Sentra to be $1,200 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Sentra consumes about 10 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Sentra emits 278 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,170,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 199 trees would offset these emissions. The Sentra does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 Nissan Sentra 32 37 29
2018 Nissan Sentra 32 37 29
2017 Nissan Sentra 32 37 29
2016 Nissan Sentra 32 37 29
2015 Nissan Sentra 32 37 29
2014 Nissan Sentra 32 37 29
2013 Nissan Sentra 33 38 29
2012 Nissan Sentra 26 30 23
2011 Nissan Sentra 26 30 23
2010 Nissan Sentra 26 30 24
2009 Nissan Sentra 27 31 24
2008 Nissan Sentra 26 30 24
2007 Nissan Sentra 26 30 24
2006 Nissan Sentra 23 27 20
2005 Nissan Sentra 23 27 20
2004 Nissan Sentra 23 27 20
2003 Nissan Sentra 23 27 20
2002 Nissan Sentra 27 32 24
2001 Nissan Sentra 24 28 21
2000 Nissan Sentra 24 28 21
1994 Nissan Sentra 23 28 21
1993 Nissan Sentra 24 29 21
1992 Nissan Sentra 24 29 21
1991 Nissan Sentra 24 29 21
1990 Nissan Sentra 27 33 24
1989 Nissan Sentra 27 33 24
1988 Nissan Sentra 28 33 25
1987 Nissan Sentra 27 32 24
1986 Nissan Sentra 30 35 27
1985 Nissan Sentra 29 34 26
1984 Nissan Sentra 30 35 27

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Sentra has 127 different model options on record with the EPA since 1984. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2019 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 37 29
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 27
2018 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2018 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 37 29
2018 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 32 26
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 27
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2017 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 37 29
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 32 26
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 33 27
2016 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2016 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 37 29
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2015 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 37 29
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2014 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 33 38 30
2014 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 32 37 29
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 30 35 27
2013 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 33 38 30
2013 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 33 38 29
2012 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 34 26
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 24
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 30 23
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 28 21
2011 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 34 26
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 24
2011 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 30 23
2011 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 28 21
2010 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 34 26
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 31 24
2010 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 30 24
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 28 21
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 30 24
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 31 24
2008 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 31 24
2008 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 30 24
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2007 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 28 33 25
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 31 24
2007 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 30 24
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 31 24
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 32 24
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 22 26 20
2006 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 31 24
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 32 24
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 22 26 20
2005 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 31 24
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 32 24
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 22 26 20
2004 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 32 24
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 33 25
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 22 25 20
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 21
2003 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 22 25 20
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 21
2002 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 22 26 19
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 31 24
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 32 24
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 30 23
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 32 23
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 21
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 30 23
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 26 32 23
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 21
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 28 21
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 32 23
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 34 25
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 21
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 28 21
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 32 23
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 35 25
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 21
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1992 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 33 23
1992 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 33 25
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 35 25
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1991 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
1991 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 33 23
1991 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 33 25
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 35 25
1991 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 27 20
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
1990 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 28 23
1990 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 33 25
1990 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 33 24
1989 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 27 23
1989 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 32 25
1989 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 33 24
1988 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 26 23
1988 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 32 25
1988 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 33 25
1987 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 27 23
1987 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 32 24
1986 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 27 23
1986 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 35 27
1986 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 40 45 37
1985 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 27 23
1985 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 24 27 23
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 35 27
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 34 26
1985 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 40 44 38
1985 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 27 23
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 34 26
1985 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 40 45 37
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 28 23
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 35 27
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 30 31 29
1984 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 41 46 37
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 36 41 33
1984 4-dr, Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 25 28 23
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 30 35 27
1984 4-dr, Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 40 44 38
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.7 L 37 42 33