2017 Nissan Sentra will be better equipped

2017 Nissan Sentra is a compact size affordable family sedan.

The Nissan Sentra has been described as very mediocre, and looking at the specs, you’d have to agree. However, Nissan have been producing the car since 1982, so you’d have to think that they must be doing something right.

For the 2017 version, Nissan are trying to up their game a bit and offering the 2017 version with more equipment, but what seems to be really lacking is a decent choice of powertrain. This mid-size four door sedan has seen seven previous generations, the 2017 version will be the eighth.

2017 Nissan Sentra Release date

It has been confirmed that we will see the new 2017 Nissan Sentra in the showrooms around October of this year, but you needn’t dash – we doubt there will be a rush for them.

2017 Nissan Sentra Price

Prices for the updated version will start at $16,990. Cheap motoring, but it is a cheap car – built to a budget.

2017 Nissan Sentra Redesign and changes

Nissan haven’t gone all out to change the Sentra, in fact they don’t seem to have done much at all, although with the release of the Sentra SR Turbo ($21,990), they have been working hard in the background to make that a better car, although it will still be a bit lacking in the engine department.

2017 Nissan Sentra video

2017 Nissan Sentra Specs

The SR Turbo has redesigned steering geometry, suspension and brakes, making feel more lively and sporty, but with 1.6 liter 4-cylinder gas engine producing just 188 BHP, you could hardly call it ‘racy’.

The standard engine available for the non-turbo is 1.8 liter 4-cylinder, making a staggering 130 BHP. All models will have a 6-speed manual or Xtronic (CVT) transmission, but we’d have to say that given the lack of anything remotely similar to power, you’d have to choose the manual every time – an auto would just be coma inducing.

2017 Nissan Sentra Equipment

The 2017 Sentra will be fitted with the ‘Safety Shield Technologies’ system, this features forward emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alerts and intelligent cruise control. It will also have the NissanConnectSM system, meaning connectivity to your smart phone. Whether we’ll get updated tech like Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi and the like remains to be seen.

2017 Nissan Sentra Interior

The interior will have minor upgrades, mainly to the materials used as the trim and upholstery and it’s expected that Nissan will fit a new design of seat; something a little firmer with more support, in a bid to add to the ‘sporty’ credentials.

2017 Nissan Sentra images

2016-09-29 by Luke Widmeyer