2010 Nissan Sentra

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$15,420-$20,080
$14,794-$18,725
24 CITY / 32 HWY
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Overview

For 2010, the Nissan Sentra receives revised headlamps and taillamps, redesigned 16-inch wheels, and upgraded interior upholstery. Non-sport models (2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL) also receive a redesigned front grille and front fascia. The SL model includes stability control, and can also be outfitted with leather for 2010. New options include a navigation system with XM NavTraffic, and an available rearview monitor. New colors complete the update for 2010.
  • All Sentra models receive freshly styled headlights and taillights
  • The 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL receive a new front grille and front fascia
  • New interior fabrics have been applied across the model lineup
  • Leather-appointed seating is now an optional SL package
  • A new low-cost navigation system is available which may be paired with a rearview monitor
  • The Convenience package (keyless entry, Bluetooth and leather-wrapped steering wheel) is now available on the SR model
  • The 2.0 SL models receive standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control (TCS)
  • Both the 16-inch wheel covers and 16-inch alloy wheels have been redesigned
  • Three new exterior colors have been added: Anodized Orange, Espresso Black and Aspen White

The Nissan Sentra is a compact, popularly priced front-wheel-drive sedan that competes with the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Jetta, among others. A refreshed exterior highlights the 2010 Nissan Sentra: it features new headlights and taillights, with a new front fascia and grille for some trim levels.

Six trim levels are available on the 2010 Nissan Sentra. The base Sentra 2.0 trim features 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, 4-speaker sound system, and power windows and locks. Higher trims-2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL, SE-R, and SE-R Spec V-add various upgrades. The top-of-the-line SE-R Spec V trim features 17-inch alloy wheels with high-performance tires, high-performance suspension, limited-slip front differential, and sport seats as standard equipment. Options include a sunroof, premium sound system, navigation package, and more. The Sentra's trunk features 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Nissan.

Two engines are available with the 2010 Nissan Sentra. Sentra 2.0 models feature a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed manual transmission on the base 2.0 model and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on the other 2.0 trims. The EPA estimates that the engine will deliver 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the CVT. The Sentra SE-R features a 177-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and CVT; the SE-R Spec V's 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine works with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Nissan Sentra include front side air bags and side curtain air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and stability control. Anti-lock brakes are standard on all 2010 Sentra trims but the base, where they're optional. Rear drum brakes are standard on most models, but 4-wheel disc brakes are standard on Sentra SE-R and Spec V trims. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Sentra 5 out of 5 stars for front-seat protection and 4 stars for rear-seat side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Sentra the highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in its front- and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRPs for the 2010 Nissan Sentra ranged from $15,420 to $20,080.

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  • Name 2.0 (4dr Sdn I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 15420.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 24/31
  • Name 2.0 (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT MSRP 16600.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
  • Name 2.0 S (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT MSRP 17160.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
  • Name 2.0 SR (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT MSRP 17160.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
  • Name 2.0 SL (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT MSRP 18560.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 26/34
  • Name SE-R (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT MSRP 19580.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 24/30
  • Name SE-R Spec V (4dr Sdn I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 20080.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 21/28
INTERIOR
  • Suede cloth seat trim
  • 4-way manual adjustable front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats
  • Flexible center console storage w/dual front adjustable cup holders
  • 1 DIN size utility box w/lid
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Dashboard storage location w/lid, sunglass storage
  • Tilt steering column
  • Instrumentation -inc: outside temp gauge, fuel consumption gauge, tachometer
  • Vehicle immobilization system
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch auto up/down, safety reverse
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock
  • Remote trunk/fuel door release
  • Air conditioning w/in-cabin micro filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Suede cloth door trim
  • Oversize illuminated glovebox w/lock
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cup holders
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Cargo area light
  • Daytime illumination
  • Driver/front passenger door map pockets
  • Covered passenger visor vanity mirror
  • Color-keyed interior door handles
  • Front/rear passenger assist grips
  • 4-way manual adjustable front bucket seats , driver seat height adjustment
  • Front center console w/armrest, dual cup holders, console light
  • Steering wheel mounted illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • Trip computer
  • Vehicle security system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Overhead map light
  • Console bin spot light
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Dual covered visor vanity mirrors
  • Chrome plated interior door handles
  • Trunk lid inside trim
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel w/tilt steering column, illuminated mounted cruise, audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Intelligent key
  • Pwr trunk/manual fuel door release
  • Sport cloth bucket seats w/SE-R embroidery
  • Fixed rear bench seat
  • Instrument panel sport finisher
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel w/tilt steering column, illuminated cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: outside temp gauge, fuel consumption gauge, oil pressure, acceleration/deceleration G-meter, tachometer
  • Sport meter set
  • Sport cloth door trim
  • Front seatback net pockets
  • Drilled aluminum pedal pads
  • Sport leather wrapped steering wheel w/red stitching, tilt steering column, illuminated cruise controls
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
EXTERIOR
  • 15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P205/60HR15 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body color bumpers
  • Chrome trunk lid finisher
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Body color manual mirrors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P205/55HR16 all-season tires
  • Body-side moldings w/chrome insert
  • Body color pwr mirrors
  • 16" x 6.5" 7-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Side sill spoilers
  • Unique front/rear sport fascias
  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • Sport grille
  • Driving lights
  • Sport appearance headlights & taillights
  • SR badging
  • 16" x 6.5" 8-spoke aluminum wheels
  • SL badging
  • 17" aluminum wheels
  • P225/45VR17 all-season tires
  • SE-R badging
  • P225/45WR17 summer tires
  • Reinforced upper cowl
  • Spec-V badging
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine
  • Electronically controlled drive-by-wire throttle
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver timing device
  • Independent strut front suspension
  • Rear torsion beam suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Exhaust finisher
  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine
  • Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
  • Sport tuned springs
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve SMPI HO I4 engine
  • 6-speed close ratio transmission
  • Sport tuned suspension
  • Trunk mounted V-brace
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Clutch interlock
    • Steel side-door guard beams
    • Zone body construction w/front/rear crumple zones, hood deformation point
    • Dual-stage driver/front passenger airbags w/occupant classification sensor
    • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
    • Roof mounted curtain air bags for outboard positions
    • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/adjustable upper anchorages & load limiters
    • 3-point ELR driver seat belt
    • 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts for passenger seating positions
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Passenger window lockout
    • Child seat anchorages in rear outboard seating positions (LATCH)
    • Emergency inside trunk release
    • Active adjustable front head restraints
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Anti-lock braking system w/electronic brake force distribution
    • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 160 watt AM/FM audio system w/CD player -inc: (4) speakers, aux audio input jack, digital clock
    • Fixed roof antenna
    • 160 watt AM/FM audio system w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux audio input jack, radio data systems (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control
    • 4.3" color display audio system -inc: USB interface
    • XM satellite radio
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system

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