The Nissan Sentra may be classified as a compact, but it's not that small. The truly small cars are subcompacts: , , and . The Sentra is larger and roomier than those cars and competes with compacts such as the and . The Sentra comes only as a four-door sedan (no hatchback is offered) and all models are front-wheel-drive.
This latest-generation Sentra was designed for American buyers. As a result, the cabin is spacious and it's finished like a more expensive car, with wonderfully supportive seats in cloth or leather. The 60/40 split rear seat folds flat, opening up the trunk space and creating a large flat cargo area. It's enough space for two to sleep back there, or haul long items.
High-performance Nissan Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec-V models have joined the lineup for 2008. The high-performance Sentra SE-R and the higher performance SE-R Spec-V feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder tuned to 177 horsepower and 200 horsepower respectively. These SE-R models have suspension modifications for sharper handling. The Sentra SE-R models have more power and better handling, but they're easy to live with and offer all the advantages of the standard Sentra.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2008 Nissan Sentra versions.
2008 Nissan Sentra Sedan Specs & Features