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MSRP: $16,140 - $20,570 Find it Used
Bodystyle: Sedan
Class: Compact
Engines: 2.0l 4-cyl. (140hp)
2.5l 4-cyl. (177-200hp)
EPA Mileage:
21 - 25 (City)
29 - 33 (Highway)
Our Rating:
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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.

Facts & Figures

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

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