...A four-speed automatic is standard on the SE-R and optional on the 1.8 and 1.8 S. The high-strung SE-R Spec V packs an exclusive six-speed manual only. Safety: The 1.8 and 1.8 S have front disc/rear drum brakes, while the SE-R and SE-R Spec V have discs all around. ABS and front seat-mounted side airbags are optional on all models, except the 1.8. In NHTSA testing, the Nissan Sentra earned four stars (out of a possible five) for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts. However, only two stars were given for front-occupant protection in side impacts. The IIHS gave the car an...
...such as power front seats, keyless entry, a trip computer, foglights, and rear spoiler. The fun and fast SE-R uses the same engine but tuned to get 165-hp and comes only with the auto tran. The SE-R Spec V hits 175-hp with a 6-speed manual transmission and comes with sport seats and Brembo brakes. The SE-R models are standard with ABS brakes, performance shocks, front side airbags, and either 16 or 17-inch tires (to the 15-inch tires on the 1.8 models). Drivers love the 2006 Sentra SE-R, because it is fast and quick off the line. The detuned engines are adequate, if not quite as responsive...
...The trunks in all models hold 11.6 cubic feet of cargo. Under the Hood A 1.8-liter four-cylinder in 1.8 and 1.8 S models develops 126 horsepower and teams with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. Safety Side-impact airbags and antilock brakes are optional in all models but the 1.8. Driving Impressions Any regular Sentra serves as capable and comfortable transportation. Each model blends a pleasant ride with easy maneuverability — all for a moderate price. SE-R and SE-R Spec V Nissan continues to position the Sentra SE-R against the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen...
You can't fail to have noticed the abundance of Quick Response (QR) codes on products and services these days. They appear on everything from soda cans to billboards... August 8, 2011 by Antony Ingram
Welcome back to Guilty Pleasures, where we long for cars that we shouldn't, yet do, want. Nissan hadn't made an appearance in this series before this week, a situation I'm... June 15, 2011 by Murilee Martin 5
Welcome back to the Guilty Pleasures series, a weekly journey into the land of cars we shouldn't, yet do want. The ideal Guilty Pleasure car sold for a bundle when new... March 30, 2011 by Murilee Martin
We aren't big fans of the current Sentra. It's not that it's a bad car, it's just not all that sporty, even in SE-R trim. The CVT transmission has a lot to do with it, though... September 22, 2010 by Nelson Ireson 2
You have to be a certain kind of crazy to participate in a 24-hour endurance road race. You have to be even crazier to do it as both driver and crew, essentially ensuring you... August 30, 2010 by Nelson Ireson