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MPG: 24 city/31 hwy

2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 Sedan

2011 Nissan Sentra Review

(2 Stars)  Affordable, reliable, but competitively subpar

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Introduced in 1982, the Sentra has long been a strong entry for economy car shoppers. The Sentra has rarely been a class leader, but has always been a strong seller. There have been times during that run, however, when the Sentra was the best choice in its class. Sentra is facing an even tougher crowd of competitors these days, but the Sentra manages to remain competitive thanks to a variety of models, excellent fuel economy, and low maintenance costs.

The base Sentra is just that, a very base model. It is however, a very good inexpensive entry level economy car. There are several increasingly sporty models reaching their pinnacle at the SE-R Spec V, which provides a significant amount of performance in a small package.

All Sentra modes except for the SE-R include a 2.0 liter 140 HP, four cylinder engine. The SE-R is powered by a 177 HP 2.5 liter four cylinder. The super high performance SPEC V uses the same 2.5 liter engine, but raises the power to 200 HP. All engines can opt for the standard 6 speed manual transmission or a CVT, except for the SPEC V in which only the manual transmission is available.

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2011 Sentra 2.0 Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 24 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 27 MPG combined and 391 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 140 hp @ 5,100 rpm; 147 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm

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'11 Nissan 2.0 Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Rear Spoiler
Cup Holders
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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