Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,958 - $4,598
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
126-175
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,958 - $4,598
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
126-175
Seats
5

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2005 Nissan Sentra Owner Reviews

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91 Reviews
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2 yr. owned used Nissan Sentra 2005, bought used.

2005 Nissan Sentra

The car that I drive, a Nissan Sentra 2005 is definitely an older model vehicle. I bought it used and have had it 2 years and so far the only thing I have had to replace on it is windshield wiper blades and 4 new tires. It runs pretty good and the only drawback is in my opinion is that the radio knobs and heater and air conditioner settings seem to be cheap because they break off easily. I live in west Virginia where they do the state inspection and mine is coming up and the vehicle does have some rust on it so I do not believe it will pass and I am not going to do any body work to fix it so I will be looking for a new vehicle. But as far as the car goes I really didn't have much trouble with it and was pretty satisfied with it. It got pretty good gas mileage for as old as it was. The CD player did not work but the stereo wasn't bad with decent speakers.

- Sherry R

Reliable, just an older car with no bells n whistles.

2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S

Definitely a reliable car. Just fix what needs to be fixed and maintain it and it keeps running. I have to run the ac for my babies, so the acceleration and power especially uphill is poor. When it is just me it has some get up n go! Just like all older cars, you need to be moving to keep the ac cold otherwise keep it on circulating the air and it will keep cool even when parked. It has had trouble turning on for some years. The engine will turn over, but it might take a few tries. The dealership, mechanics, manual have nothing to say on this matter. The starter, alternator, engine, plugs, fluids are all in perfect working condition. So just something inexplicable and weird going on with this make and model.

- A F

2005 Nissan Sentra: A Fantastic Used Car Option!

2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S

My 2005 Nissan Sentra is awesome, still runs like a charm with over 95k miles on it. Occasionally I do have to get my vehicle fixed for random engine issues, but that's a given with a car this old. It's easy to maneuver, has great MPG, and fits into just about any parking space you need it to!! In addition this car also has a stereo that can be removed if one would like to put in their own custom stereo. Overall I love my car and would recommend to someone looking to buy a used vehicle.

- Melissa M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$12,900 - $13,700
$18,000

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

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

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
2513 - 2588 lbs.
2710 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
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 35 mpg
29 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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