2020 Nissan Sentra

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Nissan Sentra highlights

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  • Many standard driver-assist features
  • Useful cargo space
  • Sleek styling


  • Slow acceleration
  • Clunky infotainment system
  • Limited rear visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 37 highway, 32 combined

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A modern look with increased power

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.

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New for 2020

  • The Nismo, SL, and SR Turbo trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • Sentra trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Remote Start, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Navigation System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor, Smart Key, and Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The SR trim now comes with Parking Sensors and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The SV trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor and Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

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SV 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 44"/R 34.7"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 36.7"

Front tires


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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Sentra

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. 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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The newly-redesigned for 2019 Nissan Altima offers two engines: a 2.5L four-cylinder that outputs up to 188 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 2.0L VCT four-cylinder with 248 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The VCT engine is also shared with the Infiniti QX50 crossover, with unique adaptation abilities depending on driving conditions. For the 2019 model year, the Altima was offered with all-wheel drive for the first time. With a comfortable cabin and steering refinements, you'll find the 2019 Altima a sporty, fun ride. Seating five, this sedan is available in five trim levels: S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. The base model includes automatic headlights, keyless entry, push-button ignition, remote engine start, rear view camera, forward collision warning, power-adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, eight-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and four USB ports, plus more.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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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2020 Nissan Sentra trims

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  • Includes 2L four-cylinder 149-hp engine, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, Bluetooth connectivity, seven-inch touchscreen, and more.

  • View all Nissan Sentra Ss in stock


  • Adds intelligent cruise control, remote start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, heated exterior mirrors, and more.

    Premium package available.

  • View all Nissan Sentra SVs in stock


2020 Nissan Sentra FAQ

More about the 2020 Nissan Sentra

Color options

Exterior 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 details

  • 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

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