The Sentra from Nissan is a sharp-looking compact sedan and the second smallest vehicle in the Nissan lineup. Nissan recently introduced the eighth Sentra generation with some significant changes over the outgoing model, including a more powerful engine, a modernized cabin and a broad slate of standard and available technologies. The 2021 Nissan Sentra, which is now available at Lokey Nissan, is the follow-up, and while there are no major changes, the tweaks made are notable. Let us have a look at what makes the 2021 model even better across a range of important automotive categories.
All 2021 Nissan Sentra models have a 106.8-inch wheelbase and a 4.8-inch minimum ground clearance. Length, width and height are 182.7, 71.5 and 56.9 inches, respectively. The base model has 16-inch steel wheels. The SV has 16-inch alloy wheels, and the SR upgrades them to 18 inches. The SV upgrades the base model with keyless entry, and if you opt for the Premium package, you get LED exterior lighting and 17-inch wheels. The SR boasts sportier exterior enhancements that distinguish it from the other trims. Nissan also offers a number of customization and protection options across all trim levels: splash guards, clear bumper protectors, sill plate protectors, side window deflectors and a rear spoiler.
The 2021 Nissan Sentra in Clearwater is offered in three core trims: S, SV and SR. There are also the SV and SR Premium packages, which include many of the most popular options. All Sentra models available at our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater Lakeland Tampa Bay are two-row sedans with seating for up to five people. The overall passenger volume is 96.0 cubic feet. Front and rear legroom are 44.0 and 34.7 inches, respectively, and the trunk affords 14.3 cubic feet of cargo area. The biggest changes for the new model are that Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard equipment, and if you opt for the range-topping SR trim, you now have the option of Wi-Fi hotspot and NissanConnect Services.
The 2021 Nissan Sentra in Clearwater is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. A 12.4-gallon fuel tank is standard. The Sentra features power rack-pinion steering. The front suspension is strut-based, and the rear suspension has a multilink configuration. All models have front disc brakes, rear drum brakes and an antilock braking system. The base curb weight is 3,036 pounds.
One of the big changes for the new generation was a more powerful engine and an Xtronic continuously variable transmission. The engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated for 149 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. The CVT distributes power to the front wheels in all models. Compare this to the previous generation, which made 130 hp and 128 lb.-ft. and was paired standard to a manual transmission. The new engine offers much better acceleration, which improves the ride on city streets or when passing another vehicle on the highway. The CVT also has D-Step Shift Logic. It simulates shifting like a traditional automatic transmission, which provides for a better driving experience when you have to call on that acceleration.
The 2021 Sentra has earned five stars from the NHTSA. It had not been evaluated by the IIHS as of this writing. All models have the NissanConnect infotainment system with a rearview camera system, Android and Apple integration and many other bells and whistles. The base model has a 7-inch touchscreen. The upper trims have an 8-inch touchscreen. Options include adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera system. Standard driver assists include forward collision detection, pedestrian detection, automatic front and rear emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and more.
This is a great time to be in the market for a sedan because Lokey Nissan has specials that make it even easier to lease or own the 2021 Nissan Sentra in Clearwater. If you would like to test-drive the new Sentra, we encourage you to visit our location serving Tampa Clearwater Lakeland Florida area shoppers. No appointment is needed. Just stop by during our standard business hours at your convenience. You can also call for quotes and other information, and we can keep you updated on specials via text or email. If you shop with us online, we have live assistance available through chat to provide quotes and much more! Contact Lokey Nissan for pricing, specials and finance options.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.