2011 Nissan Sentra review

Some cars get all the attention, and the Nissan Sentra isn't one of them. Its name isn't always uttered in the same sentences as models like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but after driving one it's clear that it should be; this car deserves to be on compact-car buyers' shopping lists. While you probably wouldn't regret getting a Civic or Corolla, the Sentra outdoes those cars in some areas and offers a number of upscale features for exceptionally affordable prices.

In the world of everyday, economy transportation, the Sentra is a pleasant surprise — a hidden gem for those willing to give it a try.

I tested an uplevel Sentra 2.0 SL. This trim level starts at $18,560, but with options its as-tested price was $20,630.

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Operating range
Operating range The Intelligent Key functions can only be used when the Intelligent Key is within the specified operating range from the request switch 1 . When the Intelligent Key battery is ...

Manual shift mode (if so equipped)
Manual shift mode (if so equipped) When the manual shift mode button A is pressed with the vehicle stopped or while driving, the transmission enters the manual shift mode. Shift ranges can be ...

Engine oil and oil filter recommendations
Selecting the correct oil It is essential to choose the correct grade, quality and viscosity engine oil to ensure satisfactory engine life and performance. See Capacities and recommended fuel ...