Most automakers release updated, upgraded versions of the vehicle models in their lineup each model year. New models are usually announced and debuted by their automaker within the last quarter of the current year—usually around September to November. As of Fall 2020, most automakers have either already debuted or are preparing to debut their upgraded models for the 2021 model year. 

It’s worth looking back to some vehicles from previous model years that can still hold their own on the modern mainstream auto market—even when in competition with newer, upgraded models for 2020 or 2021. Nissan is renowned for the reliable, practical vehicles they design and distribute. Many Nissan vehicles remain in line with modern standards for several model years. 

The Sentra is a popular compact car that is one of the top-rated vehicles in Nissan’s current lineup. It has been on the mainstream auto market for many years and has undergone many upgrades and updates over the years. Today, the Nissan Sentra is renowned as a reliable, affordable, high-performing compact car that is ideal for families and commuters alike. Keep reading to learn what makes the 2019 Nissan Sentra so special that it remains relevant on the mainstream auto market even though its model year has passed. 

2019 Nissan Sentra Versatile Design 

The basic build and customizability of the 2019 Nissan Sentra helps make this model more practical and reliable for drivers with a variety of lifestyles and driving habits. It is a compact sedan that seats five people, so it accommodates many families with children but doesn’t look or feel too bulky for commuters, couples, or individuals to drive. 

The 2019 Sentra is available in six trim levels with multiple engine options. Its standard engine is a 1.8-L four-cylinder engine that is compatible with either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. This engine comes standard for the base trim level of the 2019 Sentra and offers a smooth ride on the road. 

The alternative engine option for the 2019 Sentra is a more powerful 1.6-L four-cylinder engine that delivers 188 horsepower with high agility and excellent responsiveness.

Sentra’s Modern Tech Features 

When considering purchasing a vehicle from a past model year, many drivers’ concerns revolve heavily around the assumption that the tech features of a car from a previous model year will be outdated. 

For the 2019 model year, the Nissan Sentra underwent a variety of tech-related updates and upgrades. All non-base trim levels of the 2019 Sentra comes with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which allow you to connect the Sentra’s infotainment system directly to your smartphone or other compatible mobile devices to listen to your personal music library, make calls, and send and receive text messages from your contacts, and more. 

The 2019 Sentra also comes with advanced high-tech safety features, including blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. These safety features are designed to help minimize the risk of a collision and help put both drivers and passengers at ease on the road. 

Excellent Value 

You really can’t beat the value of the 2019 Nissan Sentra. This compact car is very affordable, especially now that its model year is over. It is designed to fit a wide range of budgets in order to be an affordable choice for many drivers. 

Although the Nissan Sentra is a very affordable model that offers excellent value, it doesn’t feel like a low-end vehicle in the slightest. The 2019 Sentra is available with a variety of amenities that help it look and feel more luxurious than one would expect from a vehicle with such a low price tag. 

Some available amenities for the 2019 Sentra include luxurious leather upholstery for the interior, front seat heaters, a premium Bose audio system, and a power moonroof. These available amenities make the 2019 Sentra seem like a higher-end vehicle model that looks and feels more expensive than it really is.