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2021 Nissan Sentra

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Nissan Sentra highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

29 city, 39 highway, 33 combined

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All Nissan Sentra years

New for 2021

  • Sentra trims have been upgraded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Power Seat(s), Leatherette Seats, and Heated Steering Wheel features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SV trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

Explore Nissan Sentra details

S 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Cloth Seats

Drive type


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Torque (ft-lbs)


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Overall length






Leg room

F 44"/R 34.7"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 36.7"

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Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2021 Nissan Sentra

1. Lots of driver-assistance features

When loved ones are at the heart of every buying decision you make, isn't it great to see a suite of driver-assistance features included as standard? If your commute includes busy six-lane highways or multiple junctions, the 2021 Nissan Sentra's standard cruise control, lane departure alert, and intelligent forward collision warning will support your awareness on the road. In fact, every 2021 Nissan Sentra has no less than 16 driver-assistance features to give you peace of mind.

2. Connectivity as standard

Newly available standard features for the Nissan Sentra's 2021 model year include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto functionality. These allow you to access your smartphone's most useful apps via the Sentra's standard seven-inch touchscreen. Why not catch up with your friends via hands-free calling, or use the voice-command feature to open your latest audiobook, podcast, or playlist? However busy life gets, nothing beats the feeling of connecting with your passions, friends, and family.

3. Three great trims

With three terrific trims, it's easy to find the 2021 Nissan Sentra that suits your lifestyle. The standard S trim is well-equipped in every area, so you may not need to look any further. But if you're regularly carpooling with colleagues or have busy days filled with errands, the SV trim has additional USB ports and the helpful Nissan Intelligent Key® system. Upgrade to the SR trim for a sporty exterior silhouette that includes a rear spoiler, chrome grille and exhaust, and LED lamps.

4. Fuel-sipping engine

If you need a car to do double duty as a commuter and family vehicle, a fuel-sipping engine that delivers decent gas mileage is probably at the top of your wish list. Enter the 2021 Nissan Sentra. All trims are powered by a 149-hp 2.0L engine paired with a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive. Pick the S or SV trim and your Sentra can achieve an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined; the SR trim isn't far behind at an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.

5. Two premium package options

If you're shopping for a sedan that will support your growing family (kids, dogs, and new friends included) over the next few years, it makes sense to look for a 2021 Nissan Sentra equipped with an available premium package. If cozy surroundings and clear blue skies give your mood a boost, choose a Sentra with the SV Premium Package—it includes a power-sliding glass moonroof, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. For epic road trips that require a soundtrack of symphonies and rock ballads, the SR Premium Package includes an eight-speaker Bose® audio system.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


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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2021 Nissan Sentra trims

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