The entry-level 2012 Nissan Sentra starts with 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split-folding rear seat, power windows and locks, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and an audio system with four speakers, CD player and AUX input. The 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S adds 16-inch steel wheels, electric mirrors, driver seat height adjustment, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio with iPod interface.
The 2012 Nissan Sentra MSRP start from $16,060.
Options in the 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 models, depending on the level of equipment and includes leather seats with heated front seats (SL) and a convenience package, the package keyless entry/ignition, Bluetooth and a leather steering wheel (S/SR). A Technology Package adds a navigation system, satellite radio and an iPod interface (S/SR). A special edition package includes everything in the comfort and technology package plus a sunroof (SR), while the special value package includes a sunroof, navigation and a rearview mirror monitor (SL only). An audio package includes eight-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system (SL).
The 2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V builds on the sporty SE-R with more power, high performance tires, a stiffer suspension, lower ride height, larger front brakes and sporty interior customization. A disadvantage of the combined result of the Spec V is a structural reinforcement to prevent brace between the shock towers to folding rear seats. Also available in the Spec V is an optional SE-R Spec V upgrade package that all parts of the SE-R update and a mechanical limited-slip front differential provides.
The 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 base model is equipped with a six-speed gearbox, with the option of a CVT. The CVT is standard on the 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and SE-R, which is also the steering wheel, shift paddles. The Spec V only with a close ratio six-speed manual transmission is available.
The 2012 Nissan Sentra comes with standard anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The sportier SE-R models are equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels, while others have rear drums.
For interior, the 2012 Nissan Sentra has front seats unexpectedly large, so it is easy, even for people with high comfort, despite the lack of a telescoping steering column, a disappointment. The rear seat is more of a mixed bag, to compensate with a good head and hip room for the lack of legroom. Trunk to 13.1 cubic feet is the average in the class.
How to run the 2012 Nissan Sentra then depends largely on what under the hood. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes the great power, but the monotonous sound of CWB creates a less-than-appealing to accelerate. The handling is only passable. Ride is good on smooth roads, but it gets a little rough on broken pavement.
The 2012 Nissan Sentra is a small mini-respectable, but new competitors in performance, fuel efficiency, agility and charisma plays.