Thereís nothing overly showy about the Nissan Sentra, even with its 2024 refreshed styling (including new front fascia, revamped headlight design, and altered rear fascia for Sentra SR). Even though Sentra is doesnít go overboard on anything ó especially not on power ó this front wheel drive four-door nicely covers all the basics. A week-long test drive highlighted the carís fuel-sipping appeal. A new Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the addition of idle stop start technology puts the estimated mpg for the tested Sentra SR at 30 city/38 highway versus the same modelís 2023 numbers of 28 city/37 highway.

All Sentra model grades (S, SV and SR) are powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 149 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Engine mates to a new Xtronic CVT. The sedan provides 44 inches of front legroom. Rear seat passengers have just shy of 35 inches of legroom. Trunk space rings in at 14.3 cubic feet. Standard safety features include rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and intelligent forward collision warning. The tested 106.6-inch wheelbase Nissan Sentra SR carries a base MSRP of $23,720.