Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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SE-R Spec V Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve SMPI HO I4 engine
  • Electronically controlled drive-by-wire throttle
  • 6-speed close ratio manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent strut front suspension
  • Rear torsion beam suspension
  • Sport tuned suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Trunk mounted V-brace
  • Electric pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • Chrome exhaust finisher

Exterior Features

  • 17" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P225/45WR17 summer tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Reinforced upper cowl
  • Body color bumpers
  • Side sill spoilers
  • Unique front/rear sport fascias
  • Body-colored rear decklid spoiler
  • Sport grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps -inc: auto off headlamp feature in battery saver
  • Smoked appearance headlights & taillights
  • Fog lights
  • Body color pwr mirrors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Spec-V 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
  • Fixed roof antenna

Interior Features

  • Sport cloth bucket seats w/SE-R embroidery
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver w/height adjustment, 4-way manual adjustable passenger
  • Fixed rear bench seat
  • 1 DIN size utility box w/lid
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Instrument panel utility storage bin
  • Tilt steering column
  • Sport leather wrapped steering wheel w/red stitching, tilt steering column, illuminated cruise controls
  • Trip computer
  • Instrumentation -inc: outside temp gauge, fuel consumption gauge, oil pressure, acceleration/deceleration G-meter, 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
  • Pwr trunk/manual fuel door release
  • Air conditioning w/in-cabin micro filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Sport cloth door trim
  • Oversize glove box
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Cargo area light
  • Daytime illumination
  • Overhead map light
  • Front seatback net pockets
  • Driver/front passenger door map pockets
  • Dual covered visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Chrome plated interior door handles
  • Front/rear passenger assist grips
  • Drilled aluminum pedal pads
  • Trunk lid inside trim

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system w/electronic brake force distribution
  • Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Clutch interlock
  • 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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Good SUV for the money, can use some upgrades.

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

Lot of engine noise, back seats do not fold flat - incline slightly when down, mechanical noises quite loud, cannot take of trip odometer, unusual warning lights like 'low outside temperature', no GPS, no back storage area for roadside kits, etc., door controls out of position - little difficult to reach with seat forward position.

- Wendy S

Sentra sport- fun and reliable.

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

I liked my car since I first test drove it. It is decently sporty. Comfortable and easy to drive. Good mileage. I have been keeping up with maintenance and have not had any problems. Great package including XM radio and GPS. Only issue is GPS is never 100% accurate. Trim is strong to wear down a little.

- Rose H

Nissan sentra: reliable, affordable, a great car.

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

My car is very reliable. It gets me from place to place and is a great daily driver. I get amazing gas mileage and have taken my car on multiple long distance trips without any issue. The car is very well built and has kept up nicely for the past 8 years. I would highly recommend it to others.

- Kathleen M

The sunroof and built in GPS are great.

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

Car drives great. Brakes ok. Feel very comfortable driving. Car window has trouble going up and down. Car is very reliable. Trunk doesn't pop correctly. Gets great mileage. Gets good space for family and dogs. Hands free talking. Sunroof, GPS. There is nothing wrong with this car.

- Alfred W

Although my car is older, its' features are up to date with newer models.

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

My car performs really well on a day to day. Ask long as I keep up with the maintenance on my car I have no problems. This car is good for either small families or those who are single. Since it is small and compact I am unsure if it would be feasible for families larger than 3.

- Brittany M

It looks cool but you pay for it

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

I don't know much about cars but one lesson I've learned with this particular car is that I would never buy a car with sunroof again, cause eventually when it rains starts leaking inside, specially through the reading lights. Plus is a feature that you hardly use.

- Vanessa S

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