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2.0 SL Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 34 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve SMPI I4 engine
  • Electronically controlled drive-by-wire throttle
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent strut front suspension
  • Rear torsion beam suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes

Exterior Features

  • 16" 8-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P205/55HR16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body color bumpers
  • Body-side moldings w/chrome insert
  • Chrome trunk lid finisher
  • Body-colored rear decklid spoiler
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps -inc: auto off headlamp feature in battery saver
  • Fog lights
  • Body color pwr mirrors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • SL badging

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM audio system w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux audio input jack, radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control, iPod interface
  • 4.3" color display audio system -inc: USB interface
  • XM satellite radio
  • Fixed roof antenna
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system

Interior Features

  • Suede cloth seat trim
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver w/height adjustment, 4-way manual adjustable passenger
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear seats
  • 1 DIN size utility box w/lid
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Instrument panel utility storage bin
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel w/tilt steering column, illuminated mounted cruise, audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Trip computer
  • Instrumentation -inc: outside temp gauge, fuel consumption gauge, tachometer
  • Vehicle immobilization system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch auto up/down, auto reverse
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Intelligent key
  • Pwr trunk/manual fuel door release
  • Air conditioning w/in-cabin micro filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Suede cloth door trim
  • Oversize glove box
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cup holders
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Cargo area light
  • Daytime illumination
  • Overhead map light
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Driver/front passenger door map pockets
  • Dual covered visor vanity mirrors
  • Chrome plated interior door handles
  • Front/rear passenger assist grips
  • Trunk lid inside trim

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system w/electronic brake force distribution
  • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Zone body construction w/front/rear crumple zones, hood deformation point
  • Dual-stage driver/front passenger airbags w/occupant classification sensor
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Roof mounted curtain air bags for outboard positions
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/adjustable upper anchorages & load limiters
  • 3-point ELR driver seat belt
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts for passenger seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Passenger window lockout
  • Child seat anchorages in rear outboard seating positions (LATCH)
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Active adjustable front head restraints
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2012 Nissan Sentra Owner Reviews

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Nissan Sentra: More than you expect

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

I have had my Nissan Sentra for a little over 6 years and it has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. As of right now I have two young children and there is plenty of room for when we go on trips for them to bring their backpacks, blankets, pillows without it feeling too cluttered. The trunk space is amazing and can usually get quite a bit of things in the trunk. Gas performance is amazing as well. I usually fill up for around $30-$35 and that can last me a week with just picking up and dropping kids off at school, running errands almost everyday as well. The seats are comfortable and easily adjustable to height and comes with a neat feature to make the lower back part feel more cushioned. I've only had to replace my battery and a/c compressor, which luckily my husband is a mechanic so we only need to order parts and he can fix it. Other than that I have not had any problems regarding my vehicle and it's a roomy family car.

- Kimberly C

The struts are now leaking'

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

The car is actually very efficient when it comes to gas and mileage. The struts begin to wear out quickly as soon as you reach 60,000 miles. And from there some issues may start adding up if you don't service it soon. But in general the Nissan Sentra is a pretty good vehicle other than the struts issue. The wear and tear is also pretty good on this kind of car.

- Jaime M

Vehicle parts are cheaply made.

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

Vehicle is cheaply made. Steering wheel vibrates. Have had to put vehicle in shop from replacing side mirror. Could not find the correct parts for vehicles. In shop for almost 2 months to get minor thing corrected. I do not like this vehicle. I will not buy another Nissan sentra because out of all vehicles I've had, this one has had the most problems.

- Linda T

Reliable car with good gas mileage.

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

I have had two problems with my vehicle. The first is that the trunk does not lock. It will stay down but the latch does not catch. The other problem is that the driver side window stopped working. Other than that, I have not had any major problems with my vehicle. It has been reliable and low maintenance.

- Donna C

Cute car with even better features! This sturdy little car goes everywhere

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

I love this car! I have had no problems with this vehicle. It handles well and is. Dry comfortable. I especially love all the features: heated seats, sunroof and Sirius XM radio. The GPS doesn't offer the best route most of the time but I'm normally using apps off my phone for directions

- Jasmin V

Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL 2012 comfort and elegance

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

Good vehicle for its year. Does good mileage. Is very comfortable to drive. Has a very simple yet modern interior. Strong responsive engine. Nissan makes great cars, this is my third car from the Nissan brand and I'd continue to buy more in the future. They have very good looking cars.

- Igor S

The gas mileage that it gets is better than any other car I had

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

I bought my vehicle used I always I always like small cars and my Nissan Sentra is nice and small I like it because the gas mileage and the room it has inside it. It nice and rooney inside it the gas mileage is just great I get about 28 to 35 miles to a gallon I think that's good.

- Gerald F

Great car for starter family

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

Great car for a small family, comfortable seats on long rides, very reliable when upkeep is taken, large trunk, not very spacious in the backseat, front seat has a lot of room. Sensors for tires are a great plus, sensor shows even with the smallest air loss, seats are easy to clean

- Viola M

Great car! Low gas mileage, quiet, comfortable and safe.

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

I really love my Nissan sentra. It is a great car. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done. Great gas mileage easy to handle smooth ride. Great handle in inclement weather. Sentra is safe and comfortable. There was a transmission recall that did not affect me.

- Shawn B

The Blue Devil Nissan Sentra

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL

Has problems with the engine at times. The car might stop in traffic. Pull over if u can turn off and land let sit for 1-2 min. Start back up and drive. Keep track of the signs that appears on the dashboard. The car rides very smooth. No hesitation. Enjoy

- Tweet H

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