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Auto review: 2024 Nissan Sentra SR is more than a commuter

Marc D. Grasso, Boston Herald on

Published in Automotive News

As Nissan makes its 2024 debut in Grasso's Garage, the spotlight is on the rejuvenated Sentra, particularly our test model, the SR. This commuter car serves various functions, yet within Grasso's Garage, one primary purpose stands out.

With a base price of $23,000, the Sentra offers significant value, boasting low insurance and fuel costs. This ideal commuter car prioritizes cost-efficiency without compromising on generous interior space.

The Nissan Sentra SR is equipped with a reliable 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 149 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. It features a Xtronic CVT transmission that is notably quiet and makes for an enjoyable driving experience. The Sentra's popularity continues with its latest refresh, particularly due to its exterior styling. The SR model boasts a redesigned rear fascia and new interior accent stitching, in addition to the SV features like an eight-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, mirror-integrated turn signal indicators, and standard heated front seats.

The Sentra stands out with class-exclusive safety features such as standard intelligent forward collision warning, alongside additional driver-assist technologies including intelligent driver alertness, the optional intelligent around view monitor, intelligent cruise control, and the standard easy-fill tire alert system.

In line with other Nissan models, it includes the Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard—a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems: automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist, and rear automatic braking. The SR premium package adds $2,490, encompassing all the aforementioned features plus a power moonroof and power seats. Black alloy wheels are available for an extra $785.

Price, price, price! With vehicle prices through the roof today, whether new or used, Nissan gets the big picture with this entry level commuter. With its attractive base price, numerous safety features, and options for upgrades, the Sentra offers an appealing combination of style, spaciousness, and proven reliability, making it an excellent choice for families, commuters, first-time car buyers, and many others.

 

2024 Nissan Sentra SR

MSRP: $23,880

MPG: 30 city / 38 highway / 37.6 as tested

As Tested: $28,790


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