The Sentra is a compact car which has a lot of upscale features that allows it to compete with some more expensive cars on the market. The current model has been released quite recently back in 2013 and it should get an update quite soon. Nissan also said that this mid-life update will be a lot more comprehensive than we first thought and they even said that the car will be mostly all new. The 2017 Nissan Sentra should be released to the public some time in the mid of 2016 while the production model is likely going to see the light of day later that year.
2017 Nissan Sentra Price
Its price, which currently starts at just over $17,000, should remain unchanged but the higher end versions could possibly cost a bit more over the current model. This is because Nissan will add a lot of luxury features on the car as well as they will do some changes to its engines and running gear.
Let’s start this small preview of the Sentra with its running gear which has been criticized in a few occasions as being just too soft and mushy. The upcoming model has been said to get a completely revised suspension system with new shocks and slightly harder springs.
These will allow it to be better to drive without sacrificing the comfort of its passengers. Also, the rear disc brakes will now become standard across the range while a sportier version of the car could receive bigger front brakes as well.
Engine of Nissan Sentra
Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Sentra, the base model is likely going to stick with the current 130 horsepower 1.8 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 which will be mated to a CVT gearbox or a 6 speed manual on the most basic model. While it will be able to provide a good fuel consumption, it will be lacking when it comes to acceleration and actual performance. In order to solve this, Nissan has been said to release for the new Sentra a new engine.
This will be shared with the European Megane and it is expected to become a best seller, especially in North America. This new 1.6 liter turbocharged inline 4 is going to be offered in a single output choice. It will make up to 195 horsepower and little over 190 lb-ft of torque which is a lot more impressive than the bigger 1.8 liter engine. In any case, fuel consumption is going to be similar but the smaller engine will be using a new 7 speed dual-clutch automatic which will make much better use of that power.
Nissan Sentra 2017 Exterior
The front end is going to borrow extensively from the Maxima in order to give the car the more aggressive look everyone seems to want now and the back end should be redesigned with a new bumper, lights as well as a small lip spoiler on the sporty versions of the car.
The roof will also be slightly lower than before and it will have a more notable slope which will make it look more like a coupe than a sedan.
Interior of Sentra Nissan 2017
Inside the cabin, the Sentra will continue to offer the great materials everyone grown accustomed to and on top of that, it should come with a few extra features.
The upcoming sport model will offer new sport seats with better lateral support, a new steering wheel as well as wheel-mounted paddle shifters to allow the driver to change gears without having to get its hands off the steering wheel.