Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,141 - $8,537
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
140-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,141 - $8,537
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
140-200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Nissan Sentra If...

When interior space and serenity really matter, the Sentra delivers in a big way. Those facing long, tortuous commutes will also appreciate the practical charms of its Xtronic Continuous...

2009 Nissan Sentra Owner Reviews

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113 Reviews
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A trendy, sporty car. Perfect for short distance travel and commuting!

If you are a young driver looking some an affordable, trendy car then this is certainly the make and model for you. The Nissan Sentra looks, feels, and sounds sporty but gets gas mileage that you would not believe (about 25 miles per gallon). This car is perfect for someone who is looking for a car that is affordable and easy to maintain. So far the annual maintenance has been just about the only money that I have invested in the car since I purchased it in the summer of 2016. My specific make of this car has comfortable leather seats that make keeping the car clean easy. The car holds five passengers including the driver which makes it easy to transport friends and family around in spacious seats! There are a few things that are downfalls about this car. Due to its light weight frame, it is hard to use this car in difficult driving conditions such as rain and snow. The bottoms of the car are carpeted which may be something that is unappealing to pet owners since it makes it difficult to maintain the cleanliness of the car. Overall this car has several benefits for the driver and passengers and very limited issues. My input would also include that I believe this car is a good investment. I have had it already for over 3 years and now much looks different besides to normal wear and tear that comes with time. Consider investing in a Nissan Sentra today!

- Katarina W

2009 Nissan Sentra - Perfect for Utility and Comfort

The Nissan Sentra is a small, reliable car. I have only had one significant issue with this vehicle - a small hole in a hose was causing the car to shut down, due to air being in places where fuel / oil should have been. It was fixed at the dealership about 1.5 years after purchasing the vehicle and I have not had any significant issues since. It requires the typical maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations, fluids, etc.), and runs well. It's a fairly quiet-running car. The cup holders up front are sturdy and the size can be altered for smaller or larger cups. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room around the seats and for legs. The back seat as a foldable cup holder that comes down from the middle seat for passengers in the back. I bought the car used, so one of the buttons on the dashboard (the one for the clock) fell off, but the clock can still be altered. There are 3 different radio 'groups' where radio stations can be saved, and there is also an Aux-input and CD player. There is a space for a car charger or other equipment under the middle of the dashboard, but it's hard to access because it is directly under the shifter, which sticks out just a bit.

- Anna M

Nissan Sentras are very good cars.

Nissan Sentras are some of the best cars made in my opinion. On the 1999 Nissan Sentra for approximately 9 years other than normal wear and tear there were never major repairs to have to perform. The gas mileage on Nissan Sentras are excellent. As long as you do your normal maintenance on your vehicle such as oil change tires, tune ups you will get your money's worth and more out of a Nissan Sentra. They are comfortable riding cars there is plenty of room in the trunk for storage of luggage tire etc. I have found the Nissan Sentra to Be the most reliable car I have ever owned. The only problems I have came across with the Nissan Sentra are having uses and sensors that can go bad.

- Margaret C

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,141 - $5,520
$6,786 - $8,537

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16
2.0L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 - 40.6 in.
39.5 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.5 in.
34.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 - 37.3 in.
35.9 - 37.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.1 cu. ft.
13.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.
105.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
179.8 in.
179.8 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
70.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2930 lbs.
2976 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
135 - 140 hp
135 - 140 hp

Torque

Torque
142 - 147 ft. lbs.
142 - 147 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
34 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety