The compact Sentra sedan was new for 2007, with completely updated exterior sheetmetal, a new interior design, and updated drivetrains, including a standard six-speed manual gearbox to go with the 2.0-liter, 140-horsepower engine. A CVT is available optionally.
The new Sentra rides on a stretched wheelbase that's 5.9 inches longer than the last generation, is 2.3 inches longer in overall length, 3.2 inches wider and sits 4.0 inches taller, providing easier ingress and egress and enhanced headroom. The passenger volume of 97.7 cubic feet is 9.2 cubic feet more than the previous Sentra, too. Cargo room has also increased to 13.1 cubic feet, an increase of 1.5 cubic feet.
Front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard as are manual air conditioning, 15-inch wheels, and satellite radio pre-wiring.
Premium options include leather-appointed seating, Intelligent Key keyless entry system, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, and a Rockford Fosgate-powered audio system with six-disc changer, eight-channel amplifier and eight speakers.
For 2008, the Sentra lineup gets a fresh dose of standard equipment. Sentra 2.0 S models get standard anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a security system, and a front seatback pocket; a sunroof is a new option. Sentra SL models get standard XM hardware (monthly subscriptions are sold separately). All Sentras get a driver-side power window with one-touch auto up/down.
The base Sentra loses its six-speed manual option for 2008. The Sentra SE-R is covered separately.
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