The Sentra looks good on paper but then doesn't quite live up to expectations. Redesigned for 2013, the Nissan is noisy and underwhelming to drive. Sentra's best quality is that it has one of the roomiest rear seats in the class. Another plus was the availability of some attractive options for not a lot of money, which should make it quite attractive on the used car market.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Sluggish at high altitudes, eve3n in 'sport' mode"

David S., AZ (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Great handling ... firm yet supple ride & excellent cornering."

Michael P., FL (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"The engine is loud and has no power"

Donato S., NC (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Needs more power. Engine is noisy. Brakes need improvement."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"A little loud when accelerating to get up to speed on highway."

MARY K., TX (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Poor acceleration, lack of power and noisy, but good in mpg."

CHRISTIAN D., CA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Transmission is terrible. Nissan needs to give up on CVT."

KEITH R., GA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"For their SR trim level the engine is woefully underpowered. We don't like the CVT and the previous engine was much peppier and allowed more confidence in passing situations. This 2015 lacks power and is only refined while cruising."

BRIAN E., NY (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"The four cylinder has such a slow feel to it, almost like a toy car."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Seems a bit strained when accelerating fast, seems adequate at highway speeds."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"A great little car. But it could use a litttle more power."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Nissan Sentra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Ride is rough. Noisy. We feel every bump"

Charlene R., ME (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"I am 6'1" and the front seat could be a little bit more comfortable. It's a bit cramped for taller people."

Frank N., CA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Comfortable seats with adequate support."

Michael P., FL (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Uncomfortable seats that don't breathe. Cabin noise is load. Engine noise is load. Engine lacks power"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"yes it is noisy but about as noisy as the ford focus it replaced"

Douglas B., NJ (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"The seating is very comfortable. The air conditioning and heating is more than great. There is plenty of leg room for the front and back passengers and I feel the car offers a smooth ride."

Deborah J., OR (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"need better climate controls"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"My only issue is with the front seat cushion being a little short"

ALAN B., NY (2015 Nissan Sentra)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Acceleration too slow And the ride noise"

Clarence G., VA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Gret car for the money."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Excellent mileage and low maintenance for the price paid on a brand new car. With a car available in this price range there is no point looking for used car"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Value was poor. Purchased new Sentra 2015 in 2016 and paid as much as a new 2016 car. I’m old and was taken by this dealership"

Charlene R., ME (2015 Nissan Sentra)


Anonymous, SD (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"For the price of this vehicle, I consider the amenities such as navigation, rear camera, and heated seating to be a great value. I also love the fact that I get 30.4 miles to the gallon without having to pay for a hybrid."

Deborah J., OR (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Excellent lease deal. Car fully loaded for $125 a month."

Michael P., FL (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"i feel its price is my top consederation."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"Very roomy, extras for the money"

CANDACE L., MS (2015 Nissan Sentra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Not satisfied with mileage I'm getting. The guidelines are not being met. Would not buy this car again. This is my second Sentra."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Nissan Sentra)

"It is very sleek looking"

CANDACE L., MS (2015 Nissan Sentra)


Anonymous, AZ (2015 Nissan Sentra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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