Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,169 - $5,162
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®
$3,169 - $5,162
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
126-175
Seats
5

Nissan Sentra Models & Trims

2006 Nissan Sentra Owner Reviews

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It has been very reliable with barely any issues.

2006 Nissan Sentra

I like that the 2006 Nissan Sentra is a small compact car yet is comfortable and does not feel to small inside. I have been in smaller cars like the Ford fiesta and felt crammed. I really enjoy having a 4 door car because it is convenient especially for having passengers or kids in the car. The buckles in the back seat to latch child car seats on is a great feature. I thing for the most part it gets decent mileage. It has quite the acceleration which can be nice especially when you pull out into a lane and need to go quicker than expected. I enjoy having the auxiliary port as it is a slightly older car it does easily allow me to plug in my phone to charge or listen to music. When the motor died on our rear driver window though it was difficult to have fixed because there were 2 window models made that year and our car dealership didn't have that distinguished in their system. For a car that is over 10 years old and just over 100, 000 miles it is still running really well. I hope we can keep this car for another several years. We really haven't had any engine problems. The only persistent issue has been with car batteries leaking, even new ones and we don't know why. I think we will look a Nissan again in the future though as a possible car.

- Cami C

Nissan Sentra reliable and dependable.

2006 Nissan Sentra

I bought my Sentra in 2010. It had approximately 100,000 miles on it. I am close to 300,000 miles. Outside of regular maintenance I can not remember any major problems. I am 6 '1 with long legs it can be a little tight for long distance trips. It has been very reliable has never left me stranded. It is not expensive to repair and as long as you keep the maintenance there should be no problems. For long distance trips I would say no more than 2 adults. The rear is sufficient for young children but, came be uncomfortable for adults sitting the rear on long trips. Front wheel drive is good in the snow. I have had to replace the rubber seal in trunk. Power window regulators might need to be replaced. The car is 12 years old that would come under regular wear. It may not be the fastest but, if your looking for reliable transportation. This would be a good choice. A great 2nd car for around town. A good first car your teen or a college student. I will purchase another used Nissan again.

- Malcolm M

It is a reliable car. Great for first time drivers and for single people.

2006 Nissan Sentra

My 2006 Nissan Sentra is the 1. 8s sedan version. The car has ran fairly decent over the last 5 years of ownership. The 1st person to own to own it was my older grandmother, who did regular maintenance and didn't drive it much(only in-town driving, not far). With-in my 5 years of ownership, I drove it nearly 8. 000 miles, growing each day, little by little. I do everything at home and only checking once a month. My check engine like has been on and off for 2 years now after an ac belt flew off. Also developed a screech in that time span. Transmission slips, does not like the highways and does not like making it over bridges. Mechanics have looked at it and all told me different things. I suspect a chip issue (replaced 6 years ago) or a new transmission. Over all great, small car, reliable for sure. Especially if maintained regularly. I would if my wallet and growing family could keep up!

- Darian F

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,169 - $4,374
$3,919 - $5,162

Horsepower

Horsepower
165 hp
126 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

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

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.8 in.
99.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
34.7 ft.

Length

Length
177.5 in.
177.5 in.

Width

Width
67.3 in.
67.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2761 lbs.
2581 - 2625 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
165 hp
126 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
129 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

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
26 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
34 - 35 mpg

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

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