The 2010 version is designed and developed based on the Renault Megane where the French car maker has been working with Nissan for some time now. despite that, the Sentra still maintains its own character especially in not trying to be too lavish and stylish. If the Sentra is anything to go by, you can most expect it to be a no frills type of car, but as times are not as ideal as before, Nissan has put in more in terms of design with its already popular functionalities.
The Sentra comes with a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine, pulled away by 140 horses while the higher specification one gets you the 2.5 liter version which gets you up to 177 horses. If you want, then you can get the 200 horsepower SE-R Spec V version which uses the 2.5 liter engine as well but has been tweaked to give you that faster acceleration. Nissan has now positioned this with the Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer and the Honda Civic this is where the Sentra falls short in terms of performance.
Most reviewers have been disappointed with the handling of the new Sentra but that aside, everything else is pretty good. Essentially, it comes with 6 trim levels where the entry level one gets you 15 inch steel wheels, a 4 speaker CD player system while the higher versions gets you some cooler stuff like 16 inch alloy wheels, keyless engine start, a 4.3 inch colour display audio unit as well as sunroof and such. Take the model a step higher and you get Rockford Fosgate sound system, 17 inch wheels and sports suspensions.
Apart from that, safety features are abundant in all models including full-length side curtain and front seat airbags while ABS are optional in the base model but is included in all others. If you go for the SE-R version, you will get 4 wheel disc brakes while Stability Control system is fitted into some of its models as well.