Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,097 - $4,029
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
126-175
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,097 - $4,029
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
126-175
Seats
5

2003 Nissan Sentra Owner Reviews

3.9
42 Reviews
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a lot of problems but i still manage and will continue to frankenstein it back together

2003 Nissan Sentra

its reliable for the most part. its my first car. i've been driving the 03 sentra since i was a sophomore in high school. prior to me owning it, it was my dads car. He bought it brand new to commute to work. Its pretty good on mpgs. During my college years, it gave me a bunch of crap. Overheating, misdiagnosed and thought it was a head gasket and replaced the whole engine. turns out it was a bad radiator. then another major issue was that it was not shifting out of second gear. That problem was a bad sensor on the transmission. pain in the butt. and now the "new" engine is leaking a little oil. internal leak, not external, so im burning oil and you can see it smokin when i floor it. The car is very loud because the catalytic converter died on me, and i got a crack in my exhaust. sooo it noisey like a muscle car, not as loud as a straight piped 5.0L mustang, not as pricey as a honda. the rumble is not like a tin can, more like a small airplane. it gets me from point A to point B. I just top off the oil when i put gas... if i have enough money, in the future, i'd like to do another engine swap on the sentra. and put a v6 engine in it. one of the nissan VQ engines, and make it a sleeper

- harlow g

2003 Nissan sentra, not the best condition.

2003 Nissan Sentra GXE

I was given my car as a gift from my father and the car was bought used from someone off of Facebook marketplace. We assumed the car was not going to be in the best shape because we were only spending 1,300 dollars on the car. As it turns out, the car does have quite a few problems and the check engine light remains on. However, when you have to buy an inexpensive car, then you usually do not have the extra money to fix said problems. There is a problem with the fuel, catalytic converter, heating/air.

- Brandy C

2003 Nissan Sentra performance review.

2003 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan is gas economy ( 29 /42 mpg) durable, and trouble free, it is comfortable. Little to no maintenance compact yet spacious room inside. Powerful 1. 8 EfI engine, automatic transmission. Quiet, runs forever when it comes to mileage. We have only had to keep the oil changed with a new engine belt. Otherwise it is efficient and have power windows.

- Michael S

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$2,097 - $3,218
$2,850 - $4,029

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 hp
175 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L SMPI DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 in.
33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37 in.
37 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.6 cu. ft.
11.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/60HR15
P215/45ZR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.8 in.
99.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.7 ft.
38.4 ft.

Length

Length
177.5 in.
177.5 in.

Width

Width
67.3 in.
67.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2537 - 2581 lbs.
2708 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 hp
175 hp

Torque

Torque
129 ft. lbs.
180 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
32 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 - 36 mpg
29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety