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MSRP: $16,430 - $20,990 Find it Used
Bodystyle: Sedan
Class: Compact
Engines: 2.0l 4-cyl. (140hp)
2.5l 4-cyl. (177-200hp)
EPA Mileage:
21 - 27 (City)
28 - 34 (Highway)
Our Rating:
Overview & Pictures
2012 Nissan Sentra SR Special Edition Sedan Picture
2012 Nissan Sentra SR Special Edition Sedan Picture
2012 Nissan Sentra SR Special Edition Sedan Picture

The Nissan Sentra is a roomy and handsome 4-door sedan offering a choice of 4-cylinder engines. Top-of-the-line SE-R models offer sporty handling and performance.

The Sentra, available as a four-door sedan only (there is no hatchback or two-door model) was designed for the American market and American buyers. The spacious cabin is finished like that of a more expensive car and it has comfortable and supportive seats. There's a 60/40-split rear seat that folds flat, opening up the trunk space and creating a large flat cargo area that's handy for hauling long items.

The Sentra is fun to drive, with a level of performance and handling that's a pleasant surprise in a compact sedan. It's powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder of 140 horsepower, which is matched to a very nice 6-speed manual in the base car, with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) optional in the base car and standard on all other trim levels.

Fuel economy is an EPA-rated 24 mpg City, 31 mpg Highway with the manual and a very thrifty 27/34 mpg with the CVT.

Specs & Features

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of the 2012 Nissan Sentra. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2012 Nissan Sentra and their standard equipment and prices below.

The 2012 Nissan Sentra Sedan is powered by a base 2.0-liter Inline-4 with 140 hp. Other available engines include a 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 177 hp and a 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 200 hp.

Standard features on the 2012 Nissan Sentra Sedan include cloth seat-upholstery, 4-way front bucket seats, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player, tilting steering-wheel, power windows, air conditioning, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags and tire-pressure monitor.

2012 Nissan Sentra Sedan Specs & Features

The 2012 Nissan Sentra Sedan is available in 6 trim levels:

Nissan Sentra Sedan 2.0$16,430
Nissan Sentra Sedan 2.0 S$18,360
Nissan Sentra Sedan 2.0 SR$18,360
Nissan Sentra Sedan 2.0 SL$19,760
Nissan Sentra Sedan SE-R$20,490
Nissan Sentra Sedan SE-R Spec-V$20,990
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