2022 Nissan Sentra

MSRP $19,410 Est.

Ranked #4 in Sedan

8.0

Overall Rating

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2022 Nissan Sentra Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Nissan Sentra is part of the compact sedan segment that reflects huge versatility by being spacious, comfy, energetic, and yet falls right into your budget. However, the same segment is crowded with tonnes of eligible and competitive nameplates. For the year 2022, the Nissan Sentra is priced at $20,000 approximately. The vehicle remains unchanged from its previous year with zero mechanical and feature updates. The 2022 Nissan Sentra will continue offering the same trims as well.

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Energetic engine

Mature appearance

Cons

Hard plastic interior

Noisy cabin

What's New?

2022 Nissan Sentra will remain unchanged and hence will be a carry-over model 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19410

bodystyle

dr Sedan

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

149 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

146 lbs.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

S$19,410 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan Sentra in Fresh Powder color
Fresh Powder

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The 2022 Sentra, which sits between the smaller Versa and full-size Altima, offers valuable features that outclass its low price tag. In the same segment, the 2022 Nissan Sentra will sit as an attractive yet ultimate budget-friendly commuter. The Sentra was recently refreshed in 2020, and thus the 2022 Nissan Sentra will be a carryover model. Yet it will pose tough competition to the likes of Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta, and Hyundai Elantra.

2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan front view
2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan rear view

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Nissan Sentra Features

The 2022 Nissan Sentra is available in three trim options, namely S, SV, and SR. The base S trim costs $20,000, and this trim equips a long list of standard features that also include the best driver-assist technologies like lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision mitigation. Here is an updated list of the key features that are available with the 2022 Nissan Sentra trims.

Trims

S

SV

SR

MSRP

$20,000 (Expected)

$21,000 (Expected)

$22,500 (Expected)

Key Features

16-inch steel wheels

Alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

 

Height-adjustable driver's seat

Rear disc brakes

Rear Spoiler

 

7-inch touchscreen

8-inch touchscreen

LED headlights and foglights

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 

Dual-zone climate control

Optional SR Premium Package

 

Four-speaker audio system

Six-speaker audio system

 

 

Forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection

Adaptive cruise control

 

The SV trim offers alloy wheels along with better convenience features like an 8-inch touchscreen and dual-zone climate control. The top SR trim comes with a price of $22,500 and is available with an optional Premium Package that includes a sunroof, simulated leather upholstery, and a power-adjustable driver seat with the trim.

We Recommend:

You can go with any of the trims on the condition that which features you want inside your Nissan Sentra. The prices of all the 2022 Nissan Sentra Trims are kept low, considering the segment, and it can add great value to your daily driving experience. If we had to make a choice among the 3 trims available, we would have chosen the SR trim for its rich and premium features list.

Price:

The 2022 Nissan Sentra is expected to start from $20,000 for the S trim, around $21,000 for the SV, all the way up to the SR trim offered at a price tag of $22,900.

Release Date:

There is no official launch date yet as Nissan is trying to create more hype around its SUV line-up and the new 400Z. However, we expect the 2022 Nissan Sentra to be released around the autumn of 2021.

2022 Nissan Sentra Engine and Performance

The 2022 Nissan Sentra will continue with the 2.0L Inline-4 potent engine that cranks out 149-hp and 145 lb-ft of peak torque. The engine is one of the most brawny and powerful blocks in the compact sedan segment. The Sentra comes with a CVT transmission that provides convenience in daily driving. It responds quickly as the pedal is thrashed and proves to be quite economical as well. The naturally aspirated engine doesn’t make the compact sedan the quickest in the sedan but has enough grunt for overtaking maneuvers on highways. 

2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan in action

Models

2022 Nissan Sentra (Expected)

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$20,000

$19,925

$19,695

$19,300

Engine

2.0L Inline 4

1.8L Inline 4

1.4L Turbocharged Inline 4

2.0L Inline 4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power

149 hp @ 6,300 rpm

139 hp @ 6100 rpm

147 hp @ 5000 rpm

147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

Torque

145 lb.-ft @ 4,000 rpm

126 lb.-ft @ 3900 rpm

184 lb.-ft @ 1,400 rpm

132 lb.-ft @ 4,500 rpm

The 2022 Nissan Sentra can snap from 0-60mph in just 9-seconds, which isn’t sports-car quick, but great enough for this budget-friendly compact sedan. Despite the front-wheel drive, the Sentra offers great grip around the corners and can easily achieve highway cruising speed. The 2022 Nissan Sentra flaunts the best power figures, but the Volkswagen Jetta and its puny turbo block offer more impressive torque on lower revs. The Hyundai Elantra matches the VW Jetta in terms of power, yet falls slightly short against Sentra’s 149 hp.

2022 Nissan Sentra Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2022 Nissan Sentra and its naturally aspirated power plant move the compact sedan with a great punch yet remain economical. The CVT also contributes to such splendid figures. The Nissan Sentra, with no change to the powertrain, is expected to deliver 29/39/33 mpg in city/highway/combined. The 2022 Sentra will also fit a 12.4-gallon fuel tank, which is the smallest amongst the competition, resulting in a highway range of 484 miles.

Models

2022 Nissan Sentra (Expected)

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

29

30

30

31

MPG (Highway)

39

38

40

41

MPG (Combined)

33

33

34

35

Fuel Capacity 

12.4gallons

13.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

14.0 gallons

Range (City/Hwy)

360 / 484 miles

396 / 502 miles

396 / 528 miles

434 / 574 miles

The 2022 Nissan Sentra does deliver great efficiency and mileage, but in the segment of the compact sedans, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra leads the bunch with 35 MPG combined. The Nissan Sentra also has the lowest fuel tank capacity among rivals, which is just 12.4 gallons, and hence the total range is also reduced.

2022 Nissan Sentra Interior

9.0/10

The 2022 Nissan Sentra will carry over the same interiors as the previous model year with no significant upgrades. The interior is minimalist, modern, and trendy to sparkle the eyes of a wide variety of buyers. The Zero-gravity front seats are outstanding in terms of support and comfort. The ride height is apt and can be easily adjusted. The rear seats are commendably spacious, even the tallest of passengers won’t feel cramped. The cabin design is quite subtle and simplistic, but there is overuse of hard plastics which makes the cabin looks cheap. 

2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan dashboard

Infotainment wise too, there will be no changes. The 2022 Nissan Sentra will still feature a floating hands-free 7-inch touchscreen display on the center of the dash with physical knobs and buttons to add convenience. The buyers can also upgrade to 8-inch screen infotainment. There are hard buttons for the HVAC system too, which makes the cabin look more intuitive and smartly engineered. There are USB-C ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Bluetooth connectivity. The upper trims buyers will be blessed with a premium 4-speaker Bose sound system.

Models

2022 Nissan Sentra (Expected)

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Room (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.9/56.4/44.0

38.3/54.0/42.0

38.5/55.9/41.1

40.3/56.2/42.2

Rear Room (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

36.7/54.5/37.4

37.1/51.7/34.8

37.2/54.0/37.4

37.3/55.3/35.7

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

14.3

13.1

14.1

14.4

Though there are no additions to the interior, the 2022 Nissan Sentra remains cozy and spacious to its occupants. The upper trims add some premium-looking upholstery. The 2022 Hyundai Elantra will fit 3-passengers more comfortably in the rear seat, as compared to other rivals, and also leads in terms of cargo capacity to other rivals, though with a small margin. However, if you prefer going for the Sentra, it would be a wise choice to shell out some extra cash to opt for the SR trim as it offers a slightly nicer cabin and interior finish.

2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan infotainment screen

Some highlighted exterior features include:

  • Rear seat armrest with cupholders
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Power windows with driver's one-touch auto up/down
  • Power door locks with auto-locking feature
  • Remote keyless entry with push-button start
  • RearView Monitor
  • Rear Door Alert

2022 Nissan Sentra Exterior

9.0/10

The 2022 Nissan Sentra will carry over the recently refreshed aesthetics, which has received great laud by the consumers. The front will flaunt the sporty and slightly aggressive attire, owing to the Nissan V-motion grille. The side stance boasts aestheticism and body lines, low ground clearance, and coupe-like rear glass add maturity to the appearance. All in all, the sedan definitely stands out from the rivals in the crowd.

2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan 

Models

2022 Nissan Sentra (Expected)

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight

3047 lb.

2910 lb.

2959 lb.

2844 lb.

Length

182.6”

182.3”

185.1”

181.9”

Width

71.5”

70.1”

70.8”

70.9”

Height

56.9”

56.5”

57.4”

56.5”

Ground Clearance

4.8”

5.3”

5.6”

5.3”

Wheelbase

106.3”

106.3”

105.7”

106.3”

The 2022 Nissan Sentra would remain the heaviest compact sedan in the crowd, but the low ground clearance makes the Sentra look sportier. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta offers a long body, yet the smallest wheelbase in the segment. The other two sedans, 2022 Toyota Corolla and 2022 Hyundai Elantra look distinctively appealing and attractive too. However, if you are looking for something that looks more modern in terms of its design, the Elantra is the one to go for, closely followed by the VW Jetta. Some added exterior features in the 2022 Nissan Sentra are:

  • LED projector headlamps
  • Signature LED daytime running lights
  • Available LED fog lights
  • LED taillamps
  • Heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
  • Body-color door handles
  • Available power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature

2022 Nissan Sentra Safety

7.0/10

The 2022 Nissan Sentra will not receive any significant additions to the safety features. It will retain the sturdy frame and robust chassis from the 2021 Sentra that was crowned with IIHS’ 2021 Top Safety Pick title. The 2022 Sentra is expected to add Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 to the existing plethora of features. The safety highlights of the 2022 Nissan Sentra will include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • High Beam Assist
  • 10 Supplemental Airbags
  • Rear Door Alert
  • Driver Alertness Monitor
  • Engine Immobilizer

2022 Nissan Sentra Competition

7.0/10

2022 Nissan Sentra vs 2022 Toyota Corolla

The 2022 Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling nameplates in the world, and there’s a reason why the 2022 Nissan Sentra doesn’t match it. The Corolla offers 8 distinctive trims, more than one powertrain option, and even a hybrid variant. The Nissan Sentra is more subtle, and just the upper SR trim is somewhat decent in terms of the interior as compared to the inexpensive base trim, which is full of cheap plastics. The Corolla offers a much more upscale and roomy cabin, thus coming out to be a better option between the two.

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Nissan Sentra vs 2022 Volkswagen Jetta 

The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is a better choice if performance is a priority. It boasts a significantly higher torque figure, is quicker and agile, and great behind the wheel, as compared to the 2022 Nissan Sentra. The Jetta also has the better interior of the two. Thus, the Jetta is a better buy if one doesn’t want to comprise with a daily commute. The 8-speed automatic transmission of the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta deserves laud as it makes the CVT of the Sentra seem lethargic.

2022 Volkswagen Jetta 

2022 Nissan Sentra vs 2022 Hyundai Elantra

Both the Sentra and the Elantra appeal to the kind of buyers looking for a no-frills reliable commuter compact sedan, but the 2022 Hyundai Elantra has a more stylish and modern design both in terms of exterior and interior. It is also the cheapest of the two when configured in base trim, making it a better choice for a day-to-day commuter.

2022 Hyundai Elantra

 

2022 Nissan Sentra Final Verdict

The 2022 Nissan Sentra will remain unchanged since it got a recent refresh in 2020. It remains a potent compact sedan with great interior comfort and practicality. However, rivals like VW and Toyota offer more within the same price bracket. The Jetta offers immense power and performance along with upscale and more luxe interiors as compared to the Nissan Sentra. The Corolla offers a trim for everyone along with different engines to better suit the requirement. Overall, the Sentra is a great car under a certain budget, but you are better off with one of the rivals. In the end, most people would be better off with Corolla as it is far more reliable and offers everything that one can ask for.

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