2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Nissan Sentra

$16-21k car, designed in Japan, built in Mexico 21-27 city / 28-34 hwy 304-493 mile range, gas engine
140 to 200 hp 122 to 152 cu. in. 4-cylinder 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

Meet the Family

We're showing the base model, the most popular version of the Sentra. The lineup also includes:


The Sentra vs other Recent cars

Driver side crash test Safer for the driver in side collisions Help
5 stars
front seats Spacious front seats Help
56.7 ft3
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
child door locks Child door locks Help


The Sentra vs other Recent cars

0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
9.7 seconds
Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
Front passenger crash test Less safe for the front passenger in head-on collisions Help
3 stars
Power-to-weight ratio Less sporty performance Help
20.4 lb/hp
Rear passenger crash test Less safe for passengers in the rear in side collisions Help
2 stars
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
4 stars
basic warranty years Shorter-lasting basic warranty Help
3 year
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
leather Leather Help
Not Available
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power mirrors Power mirrors Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Has speed sensitive volume Lacks speed-sensitive volume Help
Number of speakers Few speakers Help
Transmission Has a manual transmission Help
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
17.5 s s @ 80.0 mph mph
Braking distance at 60mph Lengthy braking distance from 60mph Help
135 ft
Front driver crash test Less safe for the driver in head-on collisions Help
4 stars
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
140 HP @ 5,100 RPM
Rear brakes Worse brakes Help
Rear suspension Rougher suspension Help
basic warranty miles Shorter basic warranty Help
36,000 mile
cruise control Cruise control Help
Not Available
keyless entry Keyless entry Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
Has rear spoiler Doesn't have a rear spoiler Help
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
Stereo power Somewhat underpowered speaker system Help
160 Watts
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with a manual transmission, but the Sentra is also available with an automatic transmission.


front photo of the 2011 Nissan Sentraangle photo of the 2011 Nissan Sentra

Discussion What do you think about the 2011 Nissan Sentra?

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Bill (1:54 AM, June 03, 2014)
A little underpowered for my liking the cvt transmission takes a lot of getting used to for me anyway being my first japanese car I just hope this thing holds up as long as my cavalier which had 230,000 plus miles on it did.