There is much to like and many things to love in the feature rich, all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra. It looks dramatically different, drives with more power and precision, and it even received a coveted “Recommended Buy” rating from Consumer Reports. Let’s dive into what makes the new Sentra stand out from rival compact cars.

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The Basics

The 2020 Nissan Sentra comes in three trim levels: S, SV, and SR. All three trims have a 2.0-liter, 149-hp, 4-cylinder engine, which is an improvement over the 1.8-liter engine of the 2019 model. Horsepower jumps to 149, a 20% upgrade from the previous generation.

The only transmission that Nissan offers with the 2020 Sentra is a CVT (continuously variable transmission); unlike the 2019 models, manual transmission is no longer available. However, the CVT's reliable power delivery and the independent rear suspensions contribute to a smooth ride.

Nissan continues to maintain its high fuel mileage with the 2020 Sentra, which reaches 29 mpg on city streets and 39 on highways (33 combined mpg). The anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution is quite good; it can bring the car from 70 mph to a complete stop in 170 ft.

Style, Comfort, and Safety

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is a head turner for its stylish looks, especially the dual exterior color versions with its Super Black roof over an Aspen White/Gun Metallic/Monarch Orange body, riding on black wheels.

Nissan's Zero Gravity seats, made from soft-touch, high-quality materials, are standard on all three trims. They provide superior isolation from bumps and vibrations thus providing an exceptionally smooth ride. A leather heated seat option is available for the SR trim.

Drivers and passengers are protected with no less than ten airbags. The Sentra also comes standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360, a superior suite of intelligent safety features including: Emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning.


The standard infotainment touchscreen is 7 inches, with a 4.3-inch driver display, though upgrades to 8 inches and 7 inches for infotainment and driver display screens are available for the SV and SR trim levels. These trims also have the option of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

The other nice extras for the higher trim levels are adaptive cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless access. All trims have a standard USB port and a USB-C port in the front and a charge-only USB port in the back.

The Bottom Line

The MSRP for the all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra starts at just $19,090 and gives you a ton of bang for your buck. Find your new Sentra at Jim Burke Nissan today. Shop online or stop by our Nissan dealership near Hoover to take a test drive. You can also contact us to schedule at test drive at your home or office, and we’ll bring the Sentra to you.



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