Nissan Sentra 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Nissan Sentra 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Sentra zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Sentra 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2020 Nissan Sentra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2019 Nissan Sentra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2018 Nissan Sentra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2017 Nissan Sentra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SR Turbo 4dr Sedan,188 hp

8.6 sec

16.9 @ 80 mph
S 4dr Sedan,130 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
SV 4dr Sedan,124 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
SR 4dr Sedan,124 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
SL 4dr Sedan,124 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph

2016 Nissan Sentra 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S 4dr Sedan,130 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
FE+ S 4dr Sedan,130 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
SV 4dr Sedan,130 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
SR 4dr Sedan,130 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
SL 4dr Sedan,130 hp

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph


Nissan Sentra 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2017

8.6 - 9.5 sec

16.9 @ 81 - 17.4 @ 80 mph
2016

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
2015

9.5 sec

17.4 @ 81 mph
2014

9 - 9.2 sec

17 @ 82 - 17.1 @ 79 mph
2013

9 - 9.85 sec

17 @ 82 - 19.5 @ 82 mph
2012

6.9 - 9.6 sec

15.5 @ 90 - 17.1 @ 81 mph
2011

6.8 - 9.5 sec

15.4 @ 90 - 17.1 @ 81 mph
2010

6.8 - 9.5 sec

15.4 @ 90 - 17.1 @ 81 mph
2009

6.9 - 10.9 sec

15.5 @ 89 - 18.2 @ 81 mph
2008

6.9 - 10.9 sec

15.5 @ 89 - 18.2 @ 81 mph
2007

6.7 - 9.4 sec

15.3 @ 90 - 17.1 @ 81 mph
2006

6.8 - 9.2 sec

15.5 @ 89 - 16.8 @ 82 mph
2005

6.8 - 9.3 sec

15.5 @ 89 - 16.9 @ 82 mph
2004

6.8 - 9.3 sec

15.5 @ 89 - 16.9 @ 82 mph
2003

6.8 - 9.4 sec

15.5 @ 89 - 16.9 @ 82 mph
2002

7.1 - 9.7 sec

15.6 @ 0 - 18.2 @ 0 mph
2001

8.05 - 9.7 sec

16.55 @ 0 - 18.2 @ 0 mph
2000

8.05 - 9.5 sec

16.55 @ 0 - 18 @ 0 mph
1999

7.55 - 8.8 sec

16.05 @ 0 - 17.3 @ 0 mph

As Nissan awaits to give the Nissan Sentra a complete overhaul, a few improvements are continually being added to the latest model. For 2019, the Sentra will feature a new and larger 7.0-inch audio display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. All but the Base model will come with the last two as standard features.

Most of the trims will be powered by a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine. It will be able to generate about 125 pound-feet of torque and 124 horsepower. This will be channeled to an automatic transmission (CVT) that may feature one long gear to improve on efficiency or have programmed gears. This, however, may not work well with steep roads and highway passing. The Base model will come with a 6-speed manual that may prove to be less fun to drive.

The Nismo and SR Turbo trims will be equipped with a 1.6-liter turbo-4 capable of generating up to 177 pound-feet of torque and 188 horsepower. The engine is similar to the one found in the Juke and it makes the smaller Sentra fun to drive. The Sentra SR Turbo will allow drivers to experience all the engine power through a 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission is an option that will feature stepped gears.

The Sentra suspension system received a major upgrade in 2016. The 1.8-liter-powered models come with this as standard. For an improved steering formula and much firmer springs, opt for the Nismo or SR Turbo.

The Base model features great handling. This is thanks to its exemplary steering capability. The Sentra, in general, is also able to ride fairly smooth without fuss or excessive rolling. The new springs also offer a far much better-controlled motion.

The SV and S trims come with rear drum breaks that give a confident drive. They, however, have a distinct nosedive.

The Sentra exterior borrows its sheet-metal characteristics from the Altima. There’s a body line running from the tail to the nose as turbocharged trims feature daytime LED lights, side sills, spoilers, and accents. These help to distinguish the car from conventional compact cars. Unlike the Mazda, the Sentra makes no effort to separate the front axle from the cabin.

The interior is plain but offers great utility. The dashboard features a 2-tier arrangement and flows gently while maximizing space. With a mix of plastic and matte material, the cabin looks better. There’s however, no effort to hide the light budget. Trims that cost higher are not spared either.

The 2019 Nissan Sentra isn’t a famous sedan. Neither does it top the sales chart. Depending on one’s needs, however, it could be worth a look. The entry-level S is meant to appeal to those on a budget. The Nismo is for car enthusiasts that love better handling and enhanced performance.

No matter the choice, the Sentra offers great room for passengers and cargo. It also offers a smooth ride and easy-to-use controls. There are, nevertheless, a few shortcomings. The Nissan Sentra isn’t all that fun to drive. Neither does it feature any hi-tech features like its competitors. All in all, its performance and contents justify its price and looks.



Nissan Sentra specs