The Nissan Sentra has been a popular model in Nissan’s lineup for many years. It is a compact sedan that seats 5 and has always been one of Nissan’s top-selling models. For the 2020 model year, the Nissan Sentra majorly stepped up its game. In fact, the 2020 Nissan Sentra looks and feels almost like a brand-new car. If you’re in the market for a new compact car, keep reading to discover 5 standout features of the 2020 Nissan Sentra model. 

  1. Brand-New Engine 

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is available with a brand-new engine option that delivers more power and better fuel efficiency on the road. 

This new and improved engine is a 2.0-L naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine that delivers 149 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with this engine, the maximum power output of the 2020 Sentra is 20% higher than that of Sentras from previous model years. 

Equipped with its new and more powerful engine, the 2020 Sentra boasts better fuel economy than it has in past model years. For the 2020 model year, this compact sedan can reach up to 29 MPG on city streets and up to 39 MPG on the highway. 

  1. Better Drive Performance 

Overall, the 2020 Sentra delivers better drive performance than Sentra models from previous model years. 

In addition to its more powerful 2.0-L engine, the 2020 Sentra comes equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. This transmission and drivetrain make the 2020 Sentra more agile, more responsive, and overall easier to handle on the road.

The 2020 Sentra also features a new independent rear suspension and an electric power steering system that both further improve the responsiveness and ease of handling of this compact sedan. Plus, the cabin of the 2020 Sentra effortlessly absorbs bumps in the road in order to ensure a smooth and quiet ride for both drivers and passengers alike. 

  1. Luxurious Looks 

The Nissan Sentra has always been renowned as an affordable compact car that is great for both families and commuters who are on fairly tight budgets. For the 2020 model year, the Sentra has a much more luxurious look and feel. 

The 2020 Sentra is available with a wide range of bold exterior paint colors, including Electric Blue Metallic, Rosewood Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, and many more. Elegant exterior paint colors are not the extent of the 2020 Sentra’s luxurious looks, however. 

Inside the 2020 Sentra, the interior is ultra-classy. It features a gorgeous integrated center console design that includes a variety of premium features—like a flat-bottomed steering wheel and centrally-mounted triple air vents—that give it a more luxurious look and feel overall. 

  1. More Standard Tech Features 

For the 2020 model year, more high-tech features come as standard for all trim levels of the Nissan Sentra. Cruise control, remote keyless entry, and push-button start are all standard features for all 2020 Sentra trim levels.

2020 Nissan Sentra Lane Departure

2020 Nissan Sentra Lane Departure

All 2020 Sentras also feature a 7.0- or 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display that comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and hands-free texting capabilities. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are also standard for all trim levels of the 2020 Sentra. 

  1. Nissan Safety Shield 360 

One of the top standout features of the 2020 Nissan Sentra is that this compact car is newly available with Nissan Safety Shield 360, which comes with a host of advanced safety and driver assistance features that help minimize driver distraction and reduce the risk of collisions and other accidents.

Some of the most notable features of Nissan Safety Shield 360 include automatic forward and reverse braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot warning, lane departure assist driver alert assist, and more.