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2018 Nissan Sentra Blue Exterior

2018 Nissan Sentra Trim Levels


With such an extensive segment, sedan shoppers have a massive variety of vehicles to choose from. Some are rather simple and uncomplicated while others have exciting engines and countless must-have features. With so many types of sedan shoppers, there are very few models on the market that are capable of satisfying both ends of this spectrum. Between all of the 2018 Nissan Sentra trim levels, however, one will have no problem building a sedan that compliments just about any circumstances.

For the 2018 production year, the Nissan Sentra is offered in six total trim levels—S, SV, SR, SR Turbo, SL and NISMO—with two engines, multiple transmission options, and so much more. Standard in the S, SV, SR and SL trim levels, one will find a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that exhales 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. This base engine is controlled by either a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) or—exclusive to the base S trim—an optional six-speed manual transmission.

2018 Nissan Sentra Side View of Black Interior
2018 Nissan Sentra Rear Row Armrest
2018 Nissan Sentra Front Cabin at Night
2018 Nissan Sentra Side View of Silver Exterior

Beneath the hoods of 2018 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo and Nismo models, thrill seekers will discover a turbocharged 1.6-liter adrenaline junkie that cuts loose with 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. All of the energy can be reined in with either a six-speed manual transmission or an exclusive, optimally-calibrated CVT with Manual Shift Mode capability.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the fuel economy ratings of the 2018 Nissan Sentra vary quite a bit when comparing one configuration to another. In fact, even the transmission of each model plays a role in EPA estimates.

Listed below is the base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)*1 of each trim level as well as some key features and its EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings*2.

S – Standard features include the 1.8-liter engine, Bluetooth capability and audio streaming, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera and an advanced drive-Assist® display. Starting MSRP is $16,990. EPA fuel economy estimates: 27 city MPG / 35 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG with manual transmission; 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG with CVT transmission.

SV – Added features include the CVT transmission, Nissan Intelligent Key® with push-button ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control and premium cloth seats and door trim. Starting MSRP is $18,960. EPA fuel economy estimates: 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG.

SR – Added features include heated front seats, LED low-beam projector headlights with LED accents, and premium sport cloth. Starting MSRP is $20,370. EPA fuel economy estimates: 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG.

SR Turbo – Adds the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, the CVT with Manual Shift Mode, recalibrated steering, a sport-tuned suspension, a power-sliding moonroof, and upgraded front brakes. Starting MSRP is $22,490. EPA fuel economy estimates: 27 city MPG / 33 hwy MPG / 29 combined MPG.

SL – Added features include Intelligent Cruise Control, leather-appointed seats and fog lights. Starting MSRP is $23,440. EPA fuel economy estimates: 29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG.

NISMO® – Key features include the exclusive NISMO interior red trim, a 5.8-inch touchscreen interface fully-equipped with NissanConnect® and an aerodynamic body kit. Starting MSRP is $25,790. EPA fuel economy estimates: 25 city MPG / 31 hwy MPG / 27 MPG with manual transmission; 25 city MPG / 30 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG with CVT transmission.



*1 All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.
*2 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for Sentra®:
27 city MPG / 35 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2018 Sentra S equipped with Manual Transmission
29 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 32 combined MPG for 2018 Sentra S, SV, SR, SL equipped with CVT Transmission
27 city MPG / 33 hwy MPG / 29 combined MPG for 2018 Sentra SR Turbo
25 city MPG / 31 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO® equipped with Manual Transmission
25 city MPG / 30 hwy MPG / 27 combined MPG for NISMO equipped with CVT Transmission
Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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