Unbelievable, but the Nissan Sentra is one of the oldest cars on the market, having made its debut in 1983. Thus, we're talking about a model that has been with us for almost 40 years.
Over the decades, the good times have outweighed the not-so-good. We just have to think about the number of units we used to see on the road in the 1980s or the early 2000s when the Sentra was one of the most popular cars in the compact class.
The 2010 decade has been a bit more difficult for the model, which, despite its ever-increasing quality, has had to contend with some very strong competitors. Faced with this reality, Nissan rolled up its sleeves and redesigned its model for the year 2020. It's simple, the automaker hit a home run with the current generation. And if that wasn't enough, improvements have been made for the 2021 Nissan Sentra, making it even more appealing to consumers.
Of course, you can discover the Nissan Sentra at L'Ami Junior Nissan, your dealer in Saguenay, near Jonquière and La Baie, which has a complete inventory of new Nissan vehicles. Whether you choose a new model or a used vehicle in Saguenay, you're sure to leave with the car that perfectly meets your needs. As for the Sentra, here's what makes it so inviting.
The 2021 Nissan Sentra
A Design to Stand Out
While there are several quality cars in the compact segment, there aren't many great-looking models. That's where the Sentra stands out because it offers truly spectacular lines. The V-motion signature that decorates the front end has been revised and improved. Frankly, it looks great! In fact, the entire front end carries a lot of character, and this continues on the sides and rear where the design is beyond reproach. If you're going to own a car, why not go for the best looking one in its class?
An Improved Offer
Earlier, we mentioned that Nissan has made some adjustments to its model for 2021. In fact, the company has decided to spoil the base version with even more equipment so that anyone interested in the Sentra will find the essentials they cherish on board. For example, heated seats are included right out of the box, as is compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps.
What's more, Nissan has decided to listen to what customers have been asking for: the sportier version (SR) can now be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, an attribute that could only come with the base model in 2020.
Comfortable and Inviting Interior
Through its line-up, Nissan offers seat technology called "zero gravity"; this refers to the process developed by NASA which had to think about the comfort of its astronauts in space. Inspired by the aerospace agency's approach, Nissan has designed seats that make you feel like you're floating in a vacuum because of how comfortable and inviting they are.
But it's not just a matter of comfort; you can spend hours on board and not feel any fatigue. Anyone with back pain should consider the Sentra for this reason alone.
If there's one thing that came as a surprise with this new generation Sentra, it's the solidity of its chassis and the way the suspension components have been tuned. At all times, you can feel the incredible rigidity of the structure, which translates into a reassuring, intuitive and responsive handling. With the Sentra, you can really take on the curves and it never lets you down.
At the pump, it offers best-in-class efficiency, averaging 8.0L/100km in the city and only 6.0L on the highway. For those who wonder how the continuously variable transmission has evolved, let's just say that Nissan has found the perfect recipe for tuning it. It offers excellent fuel efficiency but behaves like a traditional transmission thanks to its perfectly simulated ratios.
If you didn't have the Nissan Sentra on your list, stop by L'Ami Junior Nissan for a test drive, and you'll fall in love with it too!