When US car shoppers think about small compact cars, and energy efficient everyday work cars the Nissan Sentra is usually somewhere on their shopping and test drive list. The Sentra has been part of the Nissan lineup since 1982. The Sentra has proven itself over the years by offering consumers some interesting features. Nissan Sentra: Japanese Engines for Sale cost less and outlast the competitions. Call Now and find out how we do it.
Low maintenance costs, fuel efficiency, and performance variants have helped the Sentra morph into the Versa, which is a modern day Beetle of sorts. The Sentra is available in six trim levels. Four of those levels are powered by a 140 horsepower, 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine. The SE-R trim has a 177 horsepower, 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine, and the Spec V has a modified 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine that cranks out 200 horsepower. The Spec V has a 0 to 60 time of 6.7 seconds.
The early Sentra models had the 1.5 liter E15 4-cylinder SOHC engine that needed a push up steep hills so Nissan added the 1.6 liter E16 4-cylinder engine in 1983 to increase the ponies up front, but it was still not the muscle that could really boost sales. The 1.7 liter, C17 4-cylinder diesel engine was also an option from 1983 to 1985 in the States. That engine is now a collector’s item since very few were sold in the US.
The sixth generation Sentra made its debut in 2007. The larger body and engine refinements made it a popular choice in the compact category. The engines were tweaked again in 2009 using computer technology so fuel economy increased. The 1.8 liter, inline 4-cylinder engine produced 126 horsepower and over 35 mpg. The sporty SE-R kick out 165 horsepower and the hot rod Spec V cranked out 175 horsepower with a 6-speed manual transmission. Both engines produced over 30 mpg.
Through the years Sentra engines have produced decent horsepower, but the bland exterior design, small backseat, and awkward driving position have hindered sales in some markets, especially when competition increase during the mid-to-late 1990s. But even with their flaws many of the old Sentra models are still on the road because of their reliability and fuel efficiency.
Overall, the Sentra SE-R model has been a great performer thanks to a 140 horsepower, 4-cylinder engine, four wheel disc brakes, independent suspension, and simple styling.
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