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A modern look with increased power.

Nissan Sentra | CarMax

Are you looking for a commuter car that's stylish and modern? The Nissan Sentra has been offering practicality since the 1980s, and the redesigned 2020 model brings power and style into the new decade. The 2020 Nissan Sentra has standard driver-assistance features like emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance to help you reach your destination, and available tech features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ to keep you connected while you're behind the wheel.

While we currently do not have many 2020 Nissan Sentras on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Nissan Sentra with similar features.

Below are average prices of prior model year Nissan Sentras.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $13,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $14,0001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $14,0001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $14,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $16,0001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Nissan Sentra review:

Key Specs and Features

MPG:

  • The 2020 Nissan Sentra with the standard 2L four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined fuel economy.2

Cargo Space:

  • 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space

Seating Capacity:

  • Seating for five people

Engine Options:

  • The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes with one engine option: a 2L four-cylinder engine that produces 149 horsepower.

Tech Features:

  • Standard Bluetooth® and USB port
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability (standard on SV and SR trims)
  • Standard emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic assistance, and more
  • Standard rear-door alert, which reminds drivers to check the back seat

Rankings

The Nissan Sentra has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists.

5 Reasons to Buy

1. MORE POWERFUL ENGINE

The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes standard with a 2L four-cylinder engine that produces 149 horsepower, more than the standard engine on previous model years. And, despite being more powerful, the Sentra's new engine sips gas. The sedan's EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined fuel economy makes it a good choice for drivers who commute.2

2. STANDARD DRIVER-ASSISTANCE FEATURES

The 2020 Sentra comes standard with Nissan's suite of driver-assistance features. Every 2020 Sentra has front and rear emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and high-beam assistance. Intelligent cruise control is standard on the SV and SR trims, while a 360-degree camera is an available option for the SR trim.

3. FLEXIBLE CARGO SPACE

The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes with 14.3 cubic feet of cargo space. To make utilizing that space easier, the trunk is lower and wider than on previous models of the Sentra. In addition, the rear seats fold nearly flat, with a 60/40 split. That gives you the option to use some of the back seat for transporting cargo, while still keeping a seat or two for passengers.

4. SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY

The 2020 Nissan Sentra makes connecting your smartphone easy. The base model comes with a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity, while SV and SR trims also come with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. These features make it easy to access your podcasts, music, and contacts on the go.

5. AVAILABLE PREMIUM UPGRADES

The SV and SR trims of the Nissan Sentra offer an available premium package. The optional package includes leather or synthetic leather seats as well as a moonroof. The package also includes heated front seats and a six-way adjustable driver seat—a great option if you'll be spending lots of time in the car.


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What You Need to Know

Available Trims

  • S: Includes 2L four-cylinder 149-hp engine, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, Bluetooth connectivity, seven-inch touchscreen, and more.
  • SV: Adds intelligent cruise control, remote start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, heated exterior mirrors, and more.4 Premium package available.
  • SR: Unlocks sport-cloth seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lights, and sport styling. Premium package available.

Available Colors

  • Aspen White TriCoat
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Electric Blue Metallic
  • Fresh Powder
  • Gun Metallic
  • Rosewood Metallic
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Super Black
  • Two-tone Aspen White TriCoat / Super Black
  • Two-tone Gun Metallic / Super Black
  • Two-tone Monarch Orange Metallic / Super Black

Interior

  • 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space
  • Standard cloth seats, with sport stitching available on the SR trim, and leather or leatherette seats available as part of optional premium packages on the SV or SR trims
  • Push-button start
  • Moonroof available in the optional premium package for SV or SR trims

Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Nissan Sentra.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $13,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $14,0001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $14,0001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $14,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $16,0001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 Nissan Sentra, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

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Safety and Reliability

RepairPal® Reliability Ratings for the Nissan Sentra3

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is a newer model and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. You may also consider other used Nissan Sentras with similar features. Below are RepairPal reliability ratings for prior model years of the Nissan Sentra.

  • Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating - 4.0/5.0
  • Average annual cost of unscheduled repairs and maintenance: $491.00

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. Learn more at www.carmax.com/repairpal-reliability.

NHTSA Safety Ratings - 2020 Nissan Sentra

The 2020 Nissan Sentra has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Nissan Sentra, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima has seating for five people and 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space, making it a good choice for your daily commute. It comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder 188-horsepower engine and offers optional all-wheel drive on all trim levels. A 248-horsepower turbocharged 2L engine is available on the SR and Platinum trims. The Nissan Altima was redesigned for 2019; standard features for that model year include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Forward-collision warning, automatic braking, and rearview monitoring
  • Power exterior mirrors
  • Eight-way adjustable driver seat

Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima has seating for five and 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space. Model years 2016 and later come with one engine option: a 3.5L V6 that produces 300 horsepower, making it a good choice if you're looking for a powerful sedan. The 2019 Maxima is available in six trims, providing an array of options, including:

  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Standard emergency braking
  • Standard eight-way adjustable driver seat
  • Blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert (standard in all but the base trim)

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has seating for five and is available as a coupe, sedan, or hatchback. Those body styles offer 12.1, 15.1, and 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space respectively, allowing you to choose the body that works best for your lifestyle. The 2019 Honda Civic comes standard with a 2L four-cylinder 158-horsepower engine, and also offers a turbocharged option (standard on the hatchback). The 2019 Honda Civic comes with many features, including:

  • Standard adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and more driver-assistance features
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Heated front seats (standard on all but the base model)
  • Available remote start4

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is an ideal sedan for commuters, especially if you're looking for flexible cargo space. The 2020 model offers the power you need and the standard driver-assistance features you want, as well as straightforward connectivity.

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1Based on CarMax average prices between August 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/01/2019. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability.
4Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smartphone. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
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