Used 2012 Nissan Sentra Values

The 2012 Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan with three available engine options; 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 140 hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 177 hp, and an additional 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (SE-R trim level) that produces 200 hp. Transmissions consist of a 6-speed manual, 6-speed close-ratio manual, CVT transmission, and a CVT transmission with paddle shifters. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 21 mpg city to 34 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include 60/40 fold-flat rear seats, navigation, premium sound system, and a sliding power moonroof. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, vehicle dynamic control, traction control, anti-lock braking, and tire pressure monitoring. The Sentra is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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2012 model year changes View changes +

The Sentra changes very little for 2012 other than the addition of a new Technology Package option for the Sentra 2.0 S model. A Special Edition package, introduced later in the 2011 model year, carries over to 2012 and combines all the upgrades included in the Moonroof Package, Technology Package, and Convenience Package, at a big discount over adding those packages separately. Otherwise, there's one new exterior hue offered for the 2012 Sentra: Red Alert, which replaces Lava Red.

Competitive comparison View advantages +

Good list of features for the money; comfortable ride; large trunk; folding rear seats; performance and handling in SE-R Spec V trim

Special features for 2012 View special features +

The Sentra is Nissan's compact sedan, competing with the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra. Compared to these vehicles, the Sentra has a somewhat sportier look and feel--especially in its top SE-R and SE-R Spec V models. It's also one of the better for backseat and trunk space and the sporty SE-R Spec V provides a good alternative between standard-issue compact sedans and tuner-influenced models like the Mazdaspeed3 and Subaru WRX.


Select 2012 Nissan Sentra trim levels

Sentra-4 Cyl.

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