Slight upgrades on the exterior of the 2010 Nissan Sentra help keep this compact five-passenger sedan looking good like the rest of the family. Power comes from a 140 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine for the lower tier trims, paired with either a CVT or a six-speed manual transmission. The SE-R and the Spec V versions are fitted with a 2.5L engine generating 177 hp for the SE-R and an even 200 hp for the Spec V. The SE-R has a CVT while the Spec V receives the six-speed manual transmission. The Sentra is capable of 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.Read more Read less
While not a full redesign, the 2010 Sentra gets quite a few upgrades, including new headlights and taillights, new interior fabrics and three new paint colors. New options include a navigation system with rear-view camera. But most importantly, Nissan has dropped the prices on all Sentras at all trim levels, with the base model Sentra 2.0 with CVT coming in $130 cheaper this year. The savings go up with each trim level -- the top-end Sentra SE-R Spec V drops its price by $1080 for 2010.
Prices reduced on all Sentra models for 2010; lots of options for an entry-level sedan; two high-performance 200-hp performance models available
The Sentra has always been a good value, but with prices lower in 2010 than in 2009 and a minor but refreshing redesign this year, Nissan has staked out its territory in the compact sedan market, against such foes as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Fuel economy is great across the board, with the 2.0-liter CVT cranking out the highest gas mileage at 26 city and 34 highway.