2020 Nissan Sentra Preview & Review
A remarkable car that will most likely fit into your budget while providing a quality ride and top-notch performance is the Nissan Sentra. Since it was unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai auto show in China under the name ‘Sylphy’; most auto lovers can help but admire the 2020 Sentra model. The exterior looks a bit like the Altima. It comes with a sleek LED headlights and a reversed u-shaped slim grille at the rear.
Inside the Sylphy is the swoopy dash topper, full HVAC control panel, and horizontally oriented air vents that make the cabin feel wider. Also, notable designs include the downward-sloping front hood section, bold V-motion grille, Intelligent Driving Alert, flat-bottom steering wheel, lots of storage spaces, floating touchscreen and swoopy floating roof.
Engine And Performance
The 2020 Sentra is expected to make its debut before the end of the year, Nissan has not said much about the power figures. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is more likely to still retain the outgoing model’s 1.6L turbo-four engines, with 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, paired with a continuous vehicle automatic transmission (CVT). It, however, makes use of a slight upgrade, a new naturally aspirated 1.6L inline-four with 137 horsepower. This albeit, is exclusive only with the performance-oriented SR Turbo and Nismo models which means that most Sentra’s will rely on another engine. The higher trims are likely to be mated to an Xtronic CVT.
The high Sentra NISMO and SR trims are likely to come with the sporty turbocharged engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission, making for an enjoyable ride.
The new Sentra CVTs are comparatively smooth and deliver more miles per gallon; 29 miles per gallon in the city and 37 on the highway.
Nissan has always made safety a priority. The 2019 Sentra made it as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, the 2020 model is expected to offer nothing less. The standard safety features available on the 2020 Sentra include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, cross-traffic alert, intelligent driving alert, forward collision warning, and active lane control. All these are provided in the 2020 model, all thanks to Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility.
Interior And Cargo
The design of the Sentra’s cabin leaves you feeling so overwhelmed. From the new flat-bottom steering wheel, an exceptional improvement to the 2019 cluttered steering wheel. The remarkable interior features include the optional cruise control buttons, a three-outlet air conditioning system, an eight-inch one display for the infotainment system. Also, the 2020 Sentra comes with a seven-inch color instrument cluster, which is sandwiched between the speedometer and the tachometer. This provides driving information. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility tech also offers seamless smartphone connectivity and intelligent voice command.
It provides a five-passenger seating space, with 39.4-inch front headroom, 42.5-inch legroom, 36.7 rear headroom, and 37.4 rear legroom.
With lots of expectation on the new Sentra, the price is likely to be an extra $2,500 higher than the 2019 Sentra, which goes for$17,900 to $23,200 for the non-NISMO models.