The 2020 Nissan Sentra is Here
It’s here, the 2020 Nissan Sentra officially debuted prior to the 2019 LA Auto Show just like the brand promised. The Sentra’s got quite a bit of history in the U.S., having debuted in 1982. During the past 37 years on sale in the U.S., Nissan has sold over six million units of the Sentra, making it one of the automaker’s most successful models to date. As the market evolves, and the public’s demand for bigger vehicles such as SUVs expands even further, Nissan knew that it was time for a modern overhaul. The automaker is proud to present the new-and-improved 2020 Sentra, modernized both inside and out.
The 2020 Sentra model offers plenty of visual nods to the Altima and Maxima models, while also borrowing design cues from the Kicks and Rogue models as well. The entry-level compact features the same V-motion grille as the rest of Nissan’s lineup, with slim LED headlights available as an upgrade. Additionally, the 2020 Sentra even features the floating roof that’s found elsewhere in the Nissan family. Buyers who opt for the top-tier SR trim can enjoy a Sentra equipped with a sport-style rear spoiler, larger 18-inch alloy wheels, darkened chrome on the grille, and black-painted side mirrors.
The 2020 Sentra is offered in eight different colors: Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Aspen White, Electric Blue, Super Black, Rosewood Metallic, Fresh Powder, and Scarlet Ember. Nissan also offers three two-tone paint options — Super Black/Aspen White, Super Black/Gun Metallic, and Super Black/Monarch Orange. Nissan also amped up the Sentra’s platform to reduce the car’s height by 2.2 inches while extending its width by 2.0 inches. With these improved proportions, the 2020 Nissan Sentra has a more prominent stance and is an improvement over the last generation.
The automaker also improved the window, door, and body sealing to make for a quieter ride. Under the hood, Nissan opted to place a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to replace the outgoing 1.8-liter engine. The new engine generates 149 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, a 20 percent and 16 percent improvement over the outgoing 1.8-liter. There’s also a new “Xtronic” continuously variable transmission that’s paired to the all-new four-cylinder engine. Nissan claims that fuel efficiency numbers improved, but no actual figures are available yet.
On the inside, the 2020 Sentra features improved materials, chrome detailing, a more organized dash, and contrast seat stitching. The top-tier Sentra offers a leather trim option with Nissan’s signature “Zero Gravity” seats available as an upgrade. Standard on the 2020 Sentra is a 7.0-inch touchscreen complete with Bluetooth capabilities and hands-free texting.
The SV trim and onward feature a larger 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities. When it comes to safety equipment, Nissan didn’t skimp and offers its Nissan Safety Shield 360 as a standard regardless of trim. The safety suite includes features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High-Beam Assist, Automatic Rear Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and Blind-Spot Monitoring. The sedan goes on sale in early 2020.
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