2020 Nissan Sentra: Great looks start from $20,015 (up $1,100)

There’s no doubt the 2020 Nissan Sentra is a good looking compact sedan, especially when put next to the dowdy 2019 model, but it is also more expensive.

Will this convince the heaving masses yearning for a Rogue Sport or Rogue to jump back to a sedan? Probably not. The new Sentra does have a more powerful 2L I4 with 149hp (111kW) and 146 lb-ft (198Nm), which is better than the old car’s 1.8L I4 with 130hp (97kW) and 128 lb-ft (174Nm), although there’s no turbo option right now.

There’s also a new independent rear suspension, and dual pinion electric power steering system.

Standard safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Door Alert, 10 air bags and Intelligent Driver Alertness Warning.

The 2020 Sentra goes on sale across the US on January 28, 2020. Pricing for the three initial grades is as follows:

  • S – US$20,015
  • SV – US$21,195
  • SR – US$22,355

All prices include US$925 destination and handling charge.