2014 Nissan Sentra Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$15,990-$19,640
$15,590-$18,521
29 /CITY / 38 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Revised CVT and chassis
  • Updated navigation system

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Sentra is a 5-passenger, front-wheel-drive (FWD) sedan that slots in between the smaller, lower-priced Versa and large, pricier Altima. Several trim levels are available, all powered by the same 4-cylinder engine. Nissan completely redesigned the car for the 2013 model year, so changes for 2014 are minimal. Among the Sentra's leading competitors are the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and the Volkswagen Jetta.

Models and Features
Addressing the needs of buyers looking for relatively basic 4-door transportation, the 2014 Nissan Sentra S features a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 16-in. steel wheels, LED-accented headlights, power-adjustable outside mirrors, height-adjustable driver's seat and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, 4-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack, and common items such as power windows and keyless entry.

One step up the Sentra ladder is the SV. Compared with the S, this variant is upgraded with standard cruise control, premium cloth upholstery, two extra speakers, and a security system. FE+ versions of the S and SV eke out slightly better fuel economy by adding low-rolling-resistance tires, rear spoiler, and aerodynamic tweaks to the wheel wells and underside of the car.

Those efficiency-oriented changes aren't found on the 2014 Sentra SR, but this trim level does feature 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, revised bumpers and rocker panels, so-called sport cloth upholstery, and unique silver interior accents. One-upping the SR is the SL, designated the top-of-the-line Sentra thanks to its leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, heated turn signal mirrors, upgraded audio system with satellite radio capability and iPod connection, push-button start, and dual-zone climate control. The SL is also the only Sentra trim level to feature Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert (the horn beeps when the tires have been inflated to the correct pressure) technology as standard equipment.

Options and Packages
There are no packages available for the 2014 Nissan Sentra S, but there are a few desirable options for the SV, SR, and SL versions. Among them are a 5.8-inch touch-screen navigation system bundled with a rearview camera and smartphone-linked apps, a Premium package with a power tilt/slide moonroof and Bose audio system, and a Leather package comprised of leather upholstery and heated front seats.

Nissan also offers a couple of Driver packages, one for the SV and another for the SR. The former features push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio, Easy-Fill Tire Alert, and a sliding front armrest, while the latter delivers those upgrades plus rear disc brakes.

Under the Hood
Regardless of which 2014 Nissan Sentra model a buyer selects, they'll be working with the same engine under the hood. Efficient, yet lacking the muscle of some competitors' power plants, the Sentra's 1.8-liter 4-cylinder produces 130 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's directed to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual (S only) or continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Fuel Economy
Not surprisingly, the enhancements made to the Sentra FE+ models contribute to enhanced fuel-economy results, with EPA ratings of 30 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg in mixed driving. Other Sentras equipped with the CVT perform nearly as well, with only the highway figure dropping by 1 mpg.

That leaves the base Sentra S with its 6-speed manual transmission. While it's the cheapest to buy, it also proves to be the least efficient with ratings of 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined.

Safety and Ratings
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Nissan Sentra received an overall rating of 4 stars (out of 5 stars). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Nissan Sentra received a rating of \"Poor\"--the Institute's lowest--for small overlap front-impact protection.

In terms of safety features, the 2014 Sentra is fitted with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (front discs and less effective rear drums) with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, bright LED taillights, and 6 air bags.

What's New for 2014:

  • Revised CVT and chassis
  • Updated navigation system

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Sentra is a 5-passenger, front-wheel-drive (FWD) sedan that slots in between the smaller, lower-priced Versa and large, pricier Altima. Several trim levels are available, all powered by the same 4-cylinder engine. Nissan completely redesigned the car for the 2013 model year, so changes for 2014 are minimal. Among the Sentra's leading competitors are the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and the Volkswagen Jetta.

Models and Features
Addressing the needs of buyers looking for relatively basic 4-door transportation, the 2014 Nissan Sentra S features a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 16-in. steel wheels, LED-accented headlights, power-adjustable outside mirrors, height-adjustable driver's seat and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, 4-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack, and common items such as power windows and keyless entry.

One step up the Sentra ladder is the SV. Compared with the S, this variant is upgraded with standard cruise control, premium cloth upholstery, two extra speakers, and a security system. FE+ versions of the S and SV eke out slightly better fuel economy by adding low-rolling-resistance tires, rear spoiler, and aerodynamic tweaks to the wheel wells and underside of the car.

Those efficiency-oriented changes aren't found on the 2014 Sentra SR, but this trim level does feature 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, revised bumpers and rocker panels, so-called sport cloth upholstery, and unique silver interior accents. One-upping the SR is the SL, designated the top-of-the-line Sentra thanks to its leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, heated turn signal mirrors, upgraded audio system with satellite radio capability and iPod connection, push-button start, and dual-zone climate control. The SL is also the only Sentra trim level to feature Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert (the horn beeps when the tires have been inflated to the correct pressure) technology as standard equipment.

Options and Packages
There are no packages available for the 2014 Nissan Sentra S, but there are a few desirable options for the SV, SR, and SL versions. Among them are a 5.8-inch touch-screen navigation system bundled with a rearview camera and smartphone-linked apps, a Premium package with a power tilt/slide moonroof and Bose audio system, and a Leather package comprised of leather upholstery and heated front seats.

Nissan also offers a couple of Driver packages, one for the SV and another for the SR. The former features push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio, Easy-Fill Tire Alert, and a sliding front armrest, while the latter delivers those upgrades plus rear disc brakes.

Under the Hood
Regardless of which 2014 Nissan Sentra model a buyer selects, they'll be working with the same engine under the hood. Efficient, yet lacking the muscle of some competitors' power plants, the Sentra's 1.8-liter 4-cylinder produces 130 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's directed to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual (S only) or continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Fuel Economy
Not surprisingly, the enhancements made to the Sentra FE+ models contribute to enhanced fuel-economy results, with EPA ratings of 30 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 34 mpg in mixed driving. Other Sentras equipped with the CVT perform nearly as well, with only the highway figure dropping by 1 mpg.

That leaves the base Sentra S with its 6-speed manual transmission. While it's the cheapest to buy, it also proves to be the least efficient with ratings of 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined.

Safety and Ratings
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Nissan Sentra received an overall rating of 4 stars (out of 5 stars). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Nissan Sentra received a rating of \"Poor\"--the Institute's lowest--for small overlap front-impact protection.

In terms of safety features, the 2014 Sentra is fitted with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (front discs and less effective rear drums) with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, bright LED taillights, and 6 air bags.

Available Trims for the 2014 Nissan Sentra
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (4dr Sdn I4 Manual) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 15990.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 27/36
Name S (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 16840.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 30/39
Name FE+ S (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 17240.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 30/40
Name SV (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 17540.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 30/39
Name FE+ SV (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 17940.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 30/40
Name SR (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 18740.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 30/39
Name SL (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 19640.00 Engine 1.8 L/110 City/Hwy MPG 30/39
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 16" Steel w/Full Wheel Covers
  • Tires: P205/55HR16 AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Wheels: 17" Forked 5-Spoke Aluminum-Alloy
  • Tires: P205/50VR17 AS
  • Rocker Panel Extensions
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 17" Split 7-Spoke Aluminum-Alloy
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 1.8L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.93 Axle Ratio
  • 49-Amp/Hr 470CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 110 Amp Alternator
  • 3783# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Transmission: Xtronic CVT
  • 3.52 Axle Ratio
  • 3858# Gvwr
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: 4 speakers and auxiliary audio input jacks
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: 6 speakers (adds 2 - 1" tweeters) and auxiliary audio input jack
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System w/4.3" Color Display -inc: 6 speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio and USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices,
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: 6 speakers (adds 2 - 1" tweeters), auxiliary audio input jack, 4.3" color display, SiriusXM satellite radio and USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices,
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

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