2018 Nissan Sentra

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Nissan Sentra highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Available turbocharged engine
  • Lots of space


  • Somewhat boring drive
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • No Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ integration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 30 highway, 27 combined

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All Nissan Sentra years

New for 2018

  • Sentra trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control and BOSE Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • Parking Sensors features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Rear View Camera as standard equipment.
  • The Nismo trim now comes with Cloth Seats and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The SL trim now comes with Sunroof(s) as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Sentra details

Nismo 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Suede Seats
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.5"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 36.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan Sentra

1. Ample cargo space

The 2018 Nissan Sentra has plenty of cargo space to meet your everyday needs as well as the occasional vacation and long-distance trip. It has a 15.1-cu-ft trunk, which is large enough for shopping bags, sports gear, or vacation luggage. On top of that, the Sentra has split-folding rear seats—and you can also fold down the front passenger seat—which significantly increases flexibility for carrying large and bulky items.

2. Quiet and comfortable ride

The 2018 Nissan Sentra is a supremely comfortable compact sedan. You'll enjoy a smooth and composed ride every time you get behind the wheel, and your passengers will love the ride, too. The cabin is quiet and isolates road noise quite well, and small bumps on city streets and the highway are barely noticeable.

3. Spacious interior

Abundant passenger space is another strong suit of the 2018 Nissan Sentra. It has seating for five, with both rows offering sufficient room for passengers to ride comfortably and not feel cramped. The Sentra has 39.4 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom in the front row, with 36.7 inches of headroom and 37.4 inches of legroom for rear-seat passengers.

4. Available turbo engine

The base engine in the 2018 Nissan Sentra is a 1.8L four-cylinder with 124 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, but there's another option if you're looking for stronger performance. The available turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine is considerably more powerful, generating 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It's offered with the SR Turbo and NISMO trims. When powered by the turbocharged 1.6L engine, the 2018 Sentra can go from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 122 mph (according to the manufacturer, when new).

5. Connectivity and convenience

As far as technology is concerned, the 2018 Nissan Sentra has a fair number of standard features and a few more available options. It comes standard with a backup camera and a five-inch infotainment system featuring Bluetooth® connectivity. Plus, the Sentra has a height-adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, and remote keyless entry.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Nissan Sentra has great gas mileage and is a comfortable ride, according to CarMax customers. The car is easy to drive and has a spacious interior.

RepairPal gave the Nissan Sentra an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Sentra 17th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

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2018 Nissan Sentra trims

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  • 130-hp, 128-lb-ft of torque 1.8L
  • 124-hp, 125-lb-ft of torque 1.8L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
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