The 2024 Nissan Sentra is a refreshed and updated version of the 2019 eighth-generation Sentra. As a facelift, it brings visual changes and new technologies to adapt the model to the constantly changing market.
From its inception in 1982 until 1999, the Sentra was considered a subcompact car, but with the fifth generation, it became a compact-sized car. Throughout its history, the model had a lot of other names, depending on the market. The Japanese automaker sells the same vehicle in its domestic market under the name Sylphy.
Three grades are available for the new model: S, SV, and SR. The available options are meant to offer a vehicle that suits better various customers' needs.
The new Sentra is propelled by a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter inline-four engine inherited from the previous generation. A new addition is represented by the Xtronic CVT transmission, which reduces fuel consumption and offers a smoother driving experience.
Whether for cost-reduction purposes or a better feel of the car, the 2024 Sentra also comes equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission for the standard S grade and the performance-oriented SR grade.
The new model is marked by a redesigned front end with a reshaped grille and a chrome trim accentuating the premium look. For a contrasting appearance, the headlights have a darker aspect.
New 16-inch alloy wheels are available for the SV and SR grades. The SR grade also includes a redesigned back end of the car that seems wider and lower and introduces a dark chrome interpretation of the front grille.
Also specific for the SR grade is the two-tone exterior that comes in various colors and is accompanied by a grade's unique interior stitching in a red-orange variant.
The interior has many upgrades from the previous generation to increase comfort and provide a modern look. The main change is represented by the D-shaped steering wheel as well as the Nissan Z-inspired round air vents.
From a technological standpoint, the 2024 Sentra presents an upgrade as it is standard equipped with a 7-inch infotainment system paired with a 4-speaker sound system but can be upgraded to an 8-inch screen and a 6-speaker audio system for the SV and SR grades.
Technology becomes a part of the driving experience for a safer ride as the new Nissan Sentra has a standard feature called Nissan Safety Shield 360. It encapsulates six interconnected systems that act as a safety net for the driver, such as Pedestrian Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.
In conclusion, the 2024 Nissan Sentra has many features which show that building on an existing structure may be the best option when trying to extend a model's life in the market without increasing the cost of production too much.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L CVT FWD (151 HP)
|Power:||111.1 KW @ 6000 RPM|
151.1 HP @ 6000 RPM
149 BHP @ 6000 RPM
|Torque:||146 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM|
198 Nm @ 4000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||12.4 gallons (46.9 L)|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Length:||182.9 in (4646 mm)|
|Width:||71.5 in (1816 mm)|
|Height:||56.9 in (1445 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||62.5/62.4 in (1,588/1,585 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||106.6 in (2708 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.7 in (119 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||14.3 cuFT (405 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3036 lbs (1377 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3957 lbs (1795 kg)|