The 2008 Nissan Sentra is a sporty compact four door Sedan boasting an affordable price tag, good fuel economy and a spacious cabin when stacked against comparable cars in its class. The Sentra is offered in five trim levels – the 2.0, the 2.0S, the 2.0SL, the SE-R and the SE-R Spec V. Engines range from a 140 horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder to a 200 horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder that generates 180 lbs-ft of torque. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, power controls, AM/FM/CD, airbags and ABS. EPA estimates for the Sentra are 29 City/36 Highway.Read more Read less
The Nissan Sentra, completely new for 2007, enters 2008 with a longer list of standard equipment. The 2.0S model now includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, a security system, front fog lights, and cruise control. The 2.0SL enjoys the addition of standard XM satellite radio, while Sirius is no longer an available alternative. The manual six-speed transmission has been discontinued on the base sedan, which makes the CVT the entry-level shifter. The 2.0S's Convenience Package sees the addition of remote keyless entry, and the Divide-N-Hide trunk system moves from the standards column to the options column on this trim.
Upscale, roomy interior; stingy fuel economy; competitive pricing.
The 2008 Nissan Sentra stands out for its interior appointments, space-efficient design, and frugal performance of its I4 engines and CVT automatic, while the sporty SE-R Spec V sets a new standard for interior appointments among compact sedan performance models. The base 2.0 model represents a strong value with quite a few standard features for less than $16,000, while the SE-R Spec V performance model offers 200 horsepower and has a base price slightly over $20,000.