2015 Nissan Sentra Starts At $16,480

Nissan’s 2015 edition of the Sentra starts at $16,480.

The 2015 Sentra has not changed much but small tweaks in equipment have been done to this seventh-generation Sentra, first introduced in fall 2012. The car is offered in six models: S 6MT, S CVT, FE+ S, SV, SR and SL.

“For 2015, the Sentra lineup has been simplified and we’ve added value to all grades,” said Derrick Hatami, vice president, Sales – U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. “The Sentra’s most popular trim, the SV, now comes standard with features such as RearView Monitor, Bluetooth, USB port that we are certain Sentra buyers will enjoy. SV also includes Nissan Intelligent Key, which our primary competitors do not offer at this price point.”

Nissan said the entry-level Sentra S grade starts at $16,480 and adds standard USB connection port, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, illuminated steering wheel audio controls, Smart Auto Headlights and cruise control.

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The SV grade, which is the most popular according to Nissan, starts at $18,300 and now includes Nissan Intelligent Key, RearView Monitor, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps, 5.0-inch color display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), sliding front armrest, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Smart Auto Headlights and Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

Nissan added the Sentra SR starts at $19,910 and adds for 2015 standard heated front seats and heated outside mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators – plus added features from the previous Driver’s Package, including rear disc brakes, Nissan Intelligent Key, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with 5.0-inch color display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and more.

The top-of-the-line Sentra SL starts at $20,670 and adds standard leather-appointed seats, heated front seats and auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink Universal Transceiver, according to Nissan.

In addition, four new exterior colors are offered for 2015, bringing the total color choice to 11; new colors are Titanium, Red Alert (SR only), Cayenne Red and Fresh Powder.

In Nissan’s words, the Sentra utilizes a fuel-efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which along with the next-generation Xtronic transmission with sub-planetary gear, helps the Sentra FE+ S ($17,730 ) model deliver 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined – resulting in a more than 415-mile real-world driving range, according to Nissan.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2015 Nissan Sentra are as follow:

Sentra S 6MT $16,480 USD (2014: $15,990)

Sentra S Xtronic $17,330 USD (2014: $16,840)

Sentra FE+ S Xtronic $17,730 USD (2014: $17,240)

Sentra SV Xtronic $18,300 USD (2014: $17,540)

Sentra SR Xtronic $19,910 USD (2014: $18,740)

Sentra SL Xtronic $20,670 USD (2014: $19,640)

Destination and handling $825.