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2020 Nissan Sentra: Everything You Need to Know

The Nissan Sentra redesigned in 2020 comes onto the market at a time when fewer people buy compact sedans and fewer automakers buy them. Nevertheless, Sentra 2020 is a significant entry-level vehicle for Nissan since its introduction in 1982. It was the leading nameplate for the Japanese brand during this time and, over the years, the latest version in 2020 ranges from a simple budget car to an equal premium purchase equipped with standard features and toned with some athletic muscles.

The newest Nissan Sentra models have a range of enhancements intended to change the way the car works and create a more robust ride. The Sport Mode feature allows you to take advantage of Sentra's horsepower in a completely new and extremely fun way by increasing vehicle rpm and eliminating more fuel-efficient restrictions. Keep reading to find out what driving modes are available on the Nissan Sentra, explore some specific details of the Sport Mode feature, and learn more about the performance capabilities of this functional and efficient vehicle.

2020 Nissan Sentra Interior & Technology

There is also a new steering mechanism, which is optional on all three trim tiers. This is the first Sentra with a dual-pinion electrical power steering system also used in the Altima. Increases steering activity at higher speeds to improve input and stability. While the effort is a little strong around the area, it feels good to drive the sedan around corners, and it has the same fast 15.3:1 steering ratio as the Altima. The steering look, which Soley said was also directed at the Golf, is dramatically changed.

Chassis hardware and software are the same around the board, with a few variations. The main Sentra S is fitted with 9-inch rear drum brakes, while the SV and SR are fitted with four-wheel disks with a soldered 10-inch rotor in the back. The wheels and all-season tires are identical to the trim level. The Sentra S and SV are on 16-inch rubber (17-inch tires are eligible on the SV) while the SR is in the 18s.


In form and function, the Sentra aspires to better handle than in its more budget-oriented past. The lower center of gravity, the punchier powertrain, the independent rear suspension and the active hydraulic drive steering make 5 out of 10 on our scale.

The 149-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) produces 146 pound-feet of torque, which constitutes a 20 percent and 17 percent boost over the outgoing model respectively. Fuel economy is boosted from 32 mpg combined to 33 mpg combined in S and SV trims. It's neither quick nor fast, although the stop lag could be mistaken for a turbo engine. The cabin is fairly silent, the engine noise is only present when driven. Fast braking on the downhill lead to some skitters where the front struts got a little more than they could bear, but the Sentra was smooth and lightweight in most everyday driving. Overall, the suspension is better conducive to safety than cornering.

2020 Nissan Sentra Features

The sporty thrives on the outside and under the hood of the redesigned 2020 Sentra carries on to the cabin, and is offered in three streamlined trim packages. Only the base S trims have a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and the three triangular air vents in the center stack compensate thanks to the Nissan GT-R. The 4.2-inch driver information panel is standard, as is the 7.0-inch touchscreen, Ethernet, USB port, cruise control, remote keyless entry, push-button ignition, and power windows and locks.

SR updates are mainly cosmetic, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, fog and DRL lamps, rear bumper, and black inner sport fabric including orange stitching. Aside from lower-profile tires, there's not much variation in price, but at $22,355, it's only $1,160 more than the SV.

2020 Nissan Sentra Fuel Economy

With a stronger 149-hp 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo, the 2020 Nissan Sentra gains 1 mpg combined over the outgoing model to produce 29 mpg area, 39 highway, 33 combined in S and SV trims. The heavier SR trim is 28/37/32 mpg. It's decent enough to gain 6 out of 10 relative to all other cars, but the most lightweight sedans are better off.

The Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Toyota Corolla average at least 35 mpg combined, while the Mitsubishi Mirage is 39 mpg combined. The Sentra CVT has an unlimited number of gears that help to maximize fuel economy depending on how you drive. Unlike other vehicles, a soft throttle would mean fewer trips to the gas station.

According to Nissan, which has sold more than six million Sentras in the United States since 1982, 78% of American drivers who do not own a sedan should consider buying one, and that number is 86% of those between the ages of 18 and 34. Of example, if existing industry patterns persist, most of these buyers will purchase an SUV instead. But for those who believe that the sedan is not for them, the new 2020 Nissan Sentra is worth checking out. Our sales team have a bank of knowledge when it comes to Leasing a car. Get to know about the Best Car Lease Deals from Ice Auto Group and we will be delighted to assist with any questions.

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