2021 Nissan Sentra

Original MSRP Range
$19,460 - $21,800
Available Style(s)
28 - 29 MPG City / 37 - 39 MPG Hwy
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2021 Nissan Sentra

What We Like

  • High level of standard safety technology
  • Upscale interior
  • Affordable pricing


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

3.5/ 5


How Much Does a 2021 Nissan Sentra Cost?

The 2021 Nissan Sentra comes in S, SV and SR trim levels. Vehicle prices include a $925 destination charge. The S ($20,335) has 16-in steel wheels with plastic covers, Easy Fill Tire Alert, automatic on/off halogen headlights, keyless entry/ignition, power windows/locks/side mirrors, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, 60/40 split/folding rear seats, cruise control, 12-volt outlet, 10 airbags, Rear Door Alert, 7-in color infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio input, AM/FM radio, USB port, hands-free text messaging assistance, Siri Eyes Free voice recognition, and a 4-speaker audio system with speed-sensitive volume control. The S also comes with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 safety features includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic rear braking, lane departure warning (with a haptic steering wheel), and automatic high beams. The SV ($21,395) adds 16-in alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, upgraded cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, remote engine start, 8-in infotainment touchscreen, satellite radio, two additional USB ports, and a 6-speaker audio system. An SV Premium Package brings 17-in alloy wheels, a powered moonroof, quilted leather seating surfaces, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. The SR ($22,675) has 18-in alloy wheels, reflector LED headlights/daytime running lights/fog lights, black-painted side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, rear spoiler, leather-wrapped shift knob, and SR cloth upholstery with orange stitching. An SR Premium Package adds projector LED headlights, powered moonroof, heated steering wheel/front seats, simulated leather upholstery, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support, self-dimming rearview mirror, sun visors with illuminated mirrors, 360-degree Nissan Around View camera system, Nissan Connect, Wi-Fi, and an 8-speaker Bose audio system.

Sentra Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Sentra S CVT$19,460 / $18,4954 Cylinder14929 / 39Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Sentra SR CVT$21,800 / $20,7134 Cylinder14928 / 37Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Sentra SV CVT$20,520 / $19,4994 Cylinder14929 / 39Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Nissan Sentra Safety

Is the 2021 Nissan Sentra a Safe Car?

The 2021 Sentra has all the usual safety equipment, such as stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, etc. One little gripe is that the entry-level S model has drum brakes at the rear, which seems like cost-cutting in the wrong places. The other two models have discs at each wheel. Every Sentra also comes with 10 airbags and the Safety Shield 360 driver assistance features. In crash tests carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this new generation of Sentra took a maximum 5-star overall score. This was repeated in most categories, except for a 3-star rating for front impacts on the passenger side, leading to an overall front-impact score of four stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Sentra top scores of Good in most major crashworthiness categories.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$33,706 ($0.45 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Premium Pkg
  • Lighting Pkg
  • Electronics Pkg
  • Trunk Pkg
  • Safety Shield 360


2021 Nissan Sentra vs the competition

2021 Honda Civic — As the arguable class leader, the Civic has a superb combination of space, fuel economy, performance, quality, and features. Available in sedan and hatchback body styles. 2021 Mazda3 — This highly stylish compact comes as a sedan or a hatchback. It’s a blast to drive, delivers terrific fuel economy, and has a comfortable cabin. It also offers the option of all-wheel drive. 2021 Hyundai Elantra — Value remains a Hyundai strength. The Elantra has many standard features for the money, along with an exceptional warranty. 2021 Kia Forte — A close relative to the Elantra with a similar features-per-Franklins formula and the same long warranty. 2021 Toyota Corolla — All new for last year, the Corolla sedan has many advanced safety features as standard. A manual transmission is also available. Used Nissan Altima — For more space and power, a used Altima midsize sedan is a good place to start. It has agreeable styling, comfortable seats, and plenty of safety technology. Autotrader’s Advice Go for the SV. The amount of extra standard equipment over the base S for $1,060 is too good to ignore and will appeal to most buyers. The SR’s main attraction might be its Premium package. Find a Nissan Sentra for sale

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