2018 Nissan Sentra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,953 - $22,469
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
124-188
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,953 - $22,469
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
124-188
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.1 Styling 3.4 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

A roomy compact sedan, the fuel-efficient 2018 Nissan Sentra is perennially popular with first-time car buyers and budget-minded consumers looking for a sporty 4-door. Now in its seventh generation, Nissan offers the new Sentra in a wide range of models including the fun-to-drive SR Turbo and the Sentra Nismo, which is a factory-tuned performance sports sedan with 188 horsepower.

Nissan Sentra Models & Trims

S $15,953 - $18,644*
Horsepower: 124 hp - 130 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SV $18,544 - $21,389*
Horsepower: 124 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SR $18,619 - $21,510*
Horsepower: 124 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $17,401 - $20,440*
Horsepower: 124 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SR Turbo $19,176 - $22,469*
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
NISMO $17,518 - $20,619*
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.53

151 Reviews

62% 32% 5% 1% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The Nissan Sentra 2018 it is a great car for road trips because it saves on gas.

I love my car for many different reasons. One of the main reasons is that it is a family car and it also saves me a lot of money on gas I typically put about $30 of gas every 3 days to fill my tank and that gets me about 388 miles to the gallon. I love how comfortable it is it is not to small but it is not huge I also enjoy having the back of camera major help I like that with the push of a button I can open my trunk I also like bed my car lets me know if I leave my keys in the ignition it has automatic lights the turn on and off by themselves. I love my car and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

- Erika E

My beautiful white Nissan Sentra banes Whitney.

I really like my Sentra! It is my first car so I do. It have much to compare it too. I love the seats and I love how spacious the back seat is! There’s 2 USB outlets in the back seat so my passengers can charge their phones. I have a very spacious trunk which is good for me when I go to music festivals and have to pack stuff to live off grid for like a week. I do wish the sound system was a tad bit better but I can not complain too much. It is very pretty and I love it. I enjoy that it is push to start, it makes me feel fancy!

- Kennedy C

Very reliable 2018 Nissan Sentra!

I live to drive it is very comfortable and reliable. The car runs great and Nissans last forever! My only problem with the car is that we have a little baby and his car seat barely fits in the back of the car when it is rear facing. Then the car seat is front facing it might fit better but for right now it sucks. I love that we do not have many blind spots and that is awesome! We get free oil changes for life at Nissan! And the trunk space is huge!

- Heather L

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,953 - $18,644
$18,544 - $21,389

Horsepower

Horsepower
124 - 130 hp
124 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 in.
42.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
38.5 - 39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.1 cu. ft.
15.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
182.1 in.
182.1 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.
69.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2866 - 2909 .lbs
2880 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
124 hp
124 hp

Torque

Torque
125 ft. lbs.
125 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
33 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
29 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
37 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings