2021 Nissan Sentra Review - Dick Hannah Nissan | Portland Nissan Dealer

2021 Nissan Sentra Review

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The 2021 Nissan Sentra is an incredibly snazzy compact car for an unimaginable low price. Its edgy, crisp design mimics a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla while still containing that Nissan flare. The Sentra, now in the second year of its eighth generation, has been one of Nissan’s top sellers for the very reason that it checks all the boxes of a great city sedan. Its value and intelligent design are evident inside and out- a seriously good deal for a compact car that starts at just barely over $20,000.

If you’re interested in test driving a 2021 Nissan Sentra after reading the review, contact Dick Hannah Nissan in Gladstone, OR. A friendly sales associate will gladly take you on a 2021 Nissan Sentra automobile test drive or road test. 


  • Excellent standard technology features
  • Comprehensive standard safety equipment
  • Refined driving dynamics
  • Comfortable cabin

What’s New

This year, Nissan added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its base models. The SR trim now comes with NissanConnect Services, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a new two-tone paint combo (Electric Blue metallic with a black roof).


  • S: $20,485
  • SV: $21,545
  • SR: $22,825

2021 Nissan Sentra Engine and Performance

Every Sentra is powered by a 149-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and front-wheel drive. Its gearless automatic transmission simulates traditional gear changes and allows for a smooth, quick, and quiet ride. On-road tests and test drives, the 2021 Nissan Sentra showed an impressive combination of excellent acceleration, confident handling, and good fuel economy, making it a great choice in the compact sedan segment. It delivered a reassuring pedal feel and solid stopping power from 70 mph, coming to a halt in a class-competitive 170 feet. The EPA estimates the 2021 Sentra will earn up to 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Not too shabby!

Interior & Tech

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The 2021 Nissan Sentra is just as stylish on the inside as it is on the outside. One look at the Sentra, and you’ll see that it quickly has one of the prettier designs in its compact sedan segment. The dashboard’s center hosts a trio of stylish circular air vents above a sturdy, visibly balanced climate control system. The steering wheel is D-shaped, a sporting touch that gives drivers more legroom. The front seats on the 2021 Nissan Sentra have Nissan’s incredibly comfortable Zero Gravity, inspired by NASA’s zero-gravity travel material. The rest of the cabin is adequate for a compact sedan.

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An elegant 7.0-inch display (standard on base models) is prominently displayed above the vents front and center with upgrade options for SiriusXM satellite radio, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. While the base model features a 7.0-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the rest have an 8.0-inch unit and a USB in the front and back seats.

Safety and Driver-Assistance

The 2021 Sentra earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All newer Nissan vehicles come with driver-assistance technology.

Key Safety Features

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Standard rear automated emergency braking


  • Nissan offers a competitive, albeit unremarkable, limited and powertrain warranty.
  • The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

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In Conclusion

You can’t go wrong with a new generation Nissan. Especially the 2021 Nissan Sentra. The 2021 Sentra is generously loaded with excellent safety and tech features. Its sporty new look is elegant, stylish, comfortable, and overall perfect for a city cruise. The fuel economy is fantastic, and the automobile is reliable. If you are looking for a more accessible alternative to a Honda, Toyota, or Acura, the 2021 Nissan Sentra would be an obvious choice. Don’t just take our word for it; visit Dick Hannah Nissan in Gladstone, Oregon, for a friendly automobile test drive or road test and try it out yourself. You’ll see that the 2021 Nissan Sentra is a great compact sedan with a lot to offer for a low price. Thanks for reading our vehicle review of the new 2021 Nissan Sentra.

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