What Does Kelley Blue Book Love About the New 2018 Nissan Sentra?

You're on the market for an affordable compact car that checks all the right boxes for the everyday drive, but you'd also like one that brings with it a few higher-end features you won't find anywhere else. Luckily, there's the Nissan Sentra, and there are a few reasons why it remains consistently one of the best-selling sedans in the US among drivers like you. Just ask the auto research and valuation experts at Kelley Blue Book.

In a recent professional review, they had plenty to say about the latest 2018 model. For one, it's got a "fun-to-drive personality," notably in SR Turbo and NISMO trims. That owes in part to an energetic 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, to be sure, turbocharged for a confident, powerful feel and seeing a bump in power from base models to 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. In another sense, it's due to, say, the duo's tuned suspension and steering, with Sentra NISMO seeing both higher spring rates and dampening abilities, incorporating an aerodynamic body kit and sizable rear spoiler, and more. But the KBB favorite in this regard was the widespread build-in of Active Understeer Control, a system that subtly enhances both cornering precision and traction, resulting in an uninterruptedly confident drive.

KBB.com also appreciated Nissan Sentra for its "impressive fuel efficiency." It's no superlative, either. You can expect up to 29 city mpg, 37 highway mpg, and 32 combined mpg respectively if you opt for an available Xtronic CVT® continuously variable transmission. The reviewer found the car just as impressive on safety, too. More KBB favorite features included automatic emergency braking, which comes standard on all auto transmission-equipped trims except NISMO, as well as intelligent cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, and rear cross traffic alert, all available.

Of course, that wasn't all for the enthusiasts. Sentra, they asserted, was also "more spacious than many of its rivals ... large for its class." We’ll bet that arose from both an interior that measures a whopping 95.9 cubic feet and a sizable 15.1-cubic-foot trunk.

In all, said Kelley Blue Book, 2018 Nissan Sentra continues to hold onto a reputation for reliability, comfort, and style that is "well-earned." Stop by Red Rock Nissan here at 2582 Highway 6 And 50 in Grand Junction, CO for some time behind the wheel of your own, and we think you'll agree!