Nissan released details about the improvements made for the 2014 version of its Sentra.

The evolution of the Sentra includes per Nissan changes designed to provide an even more rewarding driver and passenger experience. For example, Sentra’s available NissanConnect with Navigation now includes all-new NissanConnect Apps smartphone integration for iPhone and Android, allowing the user to connect with Pandora, iHeartRadio, Facebook and more. It also has improved voice recognition and one-shot destination entry. In addition to the new app integration, the NissanConnect with Navigation system’s capabilities now include SiriusXM Travel Link (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates and weather; SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

Nissan explained the 2014 Sentra’s performance enhancements include:

  • A reduction of engine noise into the passenger cabin through use of improved body insulation and sealing, along with a change in engine mount layout
  • More responsive steering feel, through use of a quicker steering ratio (16.3:1 versus the previous 18.5:1) and retuning of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system
  • Body roll has been reduced through use of retuned spring, shocks and thicker stabilizer bars (22.0 mm front versus previous 18.0 mm, 24.6 mm rear versus previous 21.7 mm)
  • Ride comfort has been increased through improved body motion control, due to shock absorber damping force tuning
  • And acceleration feel has been enhanced through retuning of the Xtronic CVT, including the addition of a D-Mode step shift program

Nissan added seat comfort has been improved with new seat frame spring tuning and revised foam density and shaping, additional lateral support and a feeling of seat plushness. In addition, a sliding front armrest is now standard on the SL grade and added to SV Driver Package and SR Driver Package. New front seat lower cushion storage pockets are standard on all models and an Auto Hazard Warning Signal is added for all models.

The 2014 Sentra continues to be powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which along with the next-generation Xtronic CVT with sub-planetary gear, helps deliver 34 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy, and more than 415-mile real-world driving range.

The Sentra FE+ model achieves 40 mpg on the highway while other CVT-equipped Sentra models are rated at 39 mpg on the highway.

All CVT models achieve an EPA rated 34 mpg combined (city and highway, 50-state emissions).

The 2014 Nissan Sentra is offered in seven well-equipped trim levels: S 6MT, S CVT, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR and SL.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Sentra are as follow:

Sentra S 6MT                  $15,990

Sentra S CVT                  $16,790

Sentra FE+ S CVT          $17,190

Sentra SV CVT                $17,490

Sentra FE+ SV CVT        $17,890

Sentra SR CVT                 $18,690

Sentra SL CVT                 $19,590