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2021 Nissan Sentra Full Review

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2021 Sentra SV

The all new 2021 Nissan Sentra SV comes with extra features that you won’t see on the base model such as: 16 inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, premium cloth seats, USB C, intelligent Cruise Control, remote engine start, Nissan Connect, 8-inch color touch screen display, SiriusXM radio, 2 extra speakers, 7 inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Nissan intelligent Key, Front-passenger seatback pocket, rear-seat fold-down armrest with two cup holders, vented front and solid rear disc brakes, heated outside mirrors, leather wrapped steering wheel, Dual Zone automatic temperature Control, and an extra USB type A port.

2021 Nissan Sentra rosewood metallic
Inside the driver seat of 2021 Nissan Sentra

8-inch Color Touch-Screen Display for 2021 Nissan Sentra

Infotainment display of 2021 Nissan Sentra

7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display of 2021 Nissan Sentra

Here you can see the Nissan Safety Shield 360 in action. All 2021 Nissan Sentra come standard with the 6 features that make up Nissan safety shield 360.


What’s included in Nissan Safety Shield 360?

1. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection

2. Rear automatic braking

3. Rear cross traffic alert

4. Blind spot warning

5. Lane departure warning

6. High beam assist


2021 Nissan Sentra steering wheel

Here you can see the Intelligent Cruise Control buttons on the right side, with the distance setting button. Just below that is your Nissan Voice recognition button, and Bluetooth answer and end phone call button. To the left are your audio controls to change the station presets, volume control button, and your directional pad buttons to control the Advanced Drive-Assist Display screens with a back button down below and to the right.

2021 Nissan Sentra SV comes with 16″ Alloy Wheels

What are Zero Gravity Seats?

Nissan’s Zero Gravity Front Seats 2021 Nissan Sentra

NASA inspired, these seats are arguably the most comfortable non-luxury seats on the market. They allow the body to relax in a neutral posture to reduce fatigue on long trips. So if you commute distances over 15 miles one way, you will notice a benefit in comfort. Not available on Toyota Corolla, or Hinda Civic.


Nissan Sentra vs the competition

Sentra offers advanced handling and ride comfort features not available on Toyota Corolla, or Honda Civic like Intelligent Engine Braking to decrease brake effort , Intelligent Trace Control to keep you on your steered path, and Active Ride Control to enhance ride quality. Sentra also keeps you connected to the outside world so you can keep your eyes connected on the road with Hands-Free Text message Assistant, and Apple Carplay/Android Auto Integration, both of which are standard. You will have to buy the pricier Corolla or Civic to receive what you deserve.

You also deserve to be safe. 2021 Nissan Sentra received the Top Safety Pick from the IIHS with its 10 standard air bags; you will only find 6 on Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic. Sentra has an available Intelligent Around-View Monitor that displays a birds eye view from top down of your vehicle along with audible warnings when someone is moving around the vehicle with Moving Object Detection. This stuff is neat! Corolla and 2021 Honda Civic’s Multi-view Rear Camera only shows you what’s behind the vehicle. Bummer!

Blind Spot warning is also standard, where Corolla has availability on higher models. Civic offers Lane Watch Camera for only the passenger side, but what if you want to change lanes on the driver side? I guess you’re on your own.

Rear Automatic Braking and Rear Cross traffic are also standard on Sentra, not available on Corolla, or Civic. There are so many advantages Sentra has over corolla and Civic, so I will just list them below.

Advantages over Corolla

  • Standard engine with more horsepower and torque (vs. 1.8-liter 4-cylinder)
    • More horsepower (149 horsepower vs. 139)
    • More torque (146 lb-ft of torque vs. 126)
  • Dual-Pinion Electric Power Steering (vs. not dual pinion)
  • Larger standard wheels and tires (16-inch vs. 15)
  • Available LED fog lights (vs. not available)
  • Zero Gravity front seats (vs. not available)
  • D-shaped steering wheel (vs. round-shaped)
  • Heated steering wheel available (vs. not available)
  • Available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (vs. single zone)
  • Available Type-A and Type-C USB connection ports (vs. Type-A only)
  • Available auto-dimming rearview mirror (vs. not available)
  • Standard Push Button Ignition (vs. available)
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness(I-DA) (vs. not available)
  • Rear Sonar System (vs. not available)
  • Roomy interior
    • More front and rear shoulder room13 (56.4/54.5 inches vs. 54.0/51.7)
    • More rear hip room13 (53.3 inches vs. 51.3)
    • More front leg room13 (44.0 inches vs. 42.0)
    • Greater interior passenger volume13 (96.0 cubic feet vs. 88.6 [with moonroof])
  • Larger trunk capacity13 (14.3 cubic feet vs. 13.1)

Advantages over Civic

  • Standard engine with more torque (vs. 2.0-liter 4-cylinder) (146 lb-ft of torque vs. 138)
  • Dual-Pinion Electric Power Steering (vs. Variable Ratio EPS)
  • Available two-tone color combinations (vs. not available)
  • Zero Gravity front seats (vs. not available)
  • D-shaped steering wheel (vs. round-shaped)
  • Heated steering wheel available (vs. not available)
  • Standard wiper-linked auto-on/off headlights (Intelligent Auto Headlights [I-AH]) (vs. available and not wiper-linked)
  • Available Type-A and Type-C USB connection ports (vs. Type-A only)
  • Standard Push Button Ignition (vs. available)
  • Available 8-inch color touch-screen display (vs. 7-inch display)
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA) (vs. not available)
  • Rear Sonar System (vs. not available)
  • Available Bose® Premium audio system (vs. available premium audio system, but not brand name)
  • More rear hip room  (53.3 inches vs. 47.3)
  • More front leg room (44.0 inches vs. 42.3)

What does the 2021 Nissan Sentra cost?

Pricing for the 2021 Nissan Sentra starts at $20,600 with the destination cost and floor mats included from factory. The SV is only $1000 more and well worth it considering all the upgraded features listed above. And the SR trim is going to set you back $22,940. Also, depending on what dealer you purchase from, they will likely have fees. We only add $499 for the dealer fee from the dealership that I work for at www.JohnRobertsNissan.com

We do not have Dealer Add-ons!

It can be very frustrating trying to get a straight answer from a dealer that has “Dealer Add-ons”, or “Addendums” which are bogus fees dealers use to inflate their prices to make you think you’re getting a bigger discount when shopping.


You can add packages to the pricing above

SV Premium Package $2,270

  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Power sliding glass moonroof with rear-tilt feature
  • 6-way power driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Quilted-leather-appointed interior
  • Leather-wrapped gearshift knob

SR Premium Package $2,270

  • Thin Type LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Power sliding glass moonroof with rear-tilt feature
  • 6-way power driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Prima-Tex™-appointed seats with orange contrast stitching
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • NissanConnect® with Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • NissanConnect® Services powered by SiriusXM®, including Over-The-Air Update Capability via built-in connectivity
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)
  • Bose® Premium audio system with 8 speakers

18-inch Black Aluminum-alloy Wheels $690 (only available on SR)

The Aspen White TriCoat and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat exterior is considered a premium paint and costs an additional $395. Also, the two-tone paint is extra:

Gun Metallic with Super Black roof $250 (picture coming soon!)

Electric Blue Metallic with Super Black roof $250 (picture coming soon!)

Aspen White TriCoat with Super Black roof $595 (picture coming soon!)

Monarch Orange Metallic with Super Black roof $595

2021 Nissan Sentra monarch orange with super black roof
2021 Nissan Sentra Monarch Orange with Super Black Roof

There are other less common accessories that you can find on a new 2021 Nissan Sentra.

I hope this article covers everything about the 2021 Nissan Sentra SV. If I missed something, please let me know in a comment below. What would you like to see next?


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