The Nissan Sentra is an impressive compact car. It gives you great gas mileage, good interior space, good trunk space and more. This vehicle also has the safety features you are looking for in a car.

However, when you are looking to buy the Nissan Sentra, there are a lot of trim options you can choose from. Each trim level has different features and you want to be sure you're getting exactly what you want and need.

Below, you can take a look at the trim comparison for all the Nissan Sentra trim levels.


The Nissan Sentra S is the base level trim for this compact sedan. This means it will be your cheapest option, but it will also have the least standard features. The S trim gives you a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. This engine is standard in all of the Sentra trims except the SR Turbo and the NISMO trim level.

The S also gives you a 4-speaker audio system, a USB port, and Bluetooth for phone calls. That is pretty much all that comes standard in the S, but you can add a CVT for $1,000. If you don't add the CVT, the 2017 Nissan Sentra S will cost you $16,990.


The SV steps up in price from the S. This trim level starts at a price of $18,790. However, with the SV you get a lot more features. The engine remains the same as the S, but there is more technology standard in the SV.

The extra standard technology in the SV includes an infotainment system with a 5-inch display, streaming audio with Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free and satellite radio. The SV also adds a rearview camera and a push-button start. As for comfort, the SV gives you a leather-wrapped steering wheel and you can add heated front seats and heated side mirrors for just $300.


Your next trim option for the Sentra is the SR trim. This trim starts off at $19,900. The SR trim gives you a bit of an exterior style upgrade. This upgrade includes projector LED headlights and fog lights, a rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip. Also, the SR gives you heated seats and front mirrors standard instead of paying the extra $300 that the SV requires.

However, in both the SV and the SR allow you to upgrade to the Driver's Assist Package. This package costs you $1,020, and it includes navigation, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, smartphone app integration, and safety features. These safety features include blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

SR Turbo

The SR Turbo is the Nissan Sentra trim level for exciting performance. This trim level is the only Nissan Sentra other than the NISMO to give you the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine comes with your choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a sport-tuned CVT with manual shift mode.

This trim level also has tuned suspension and steering to give you an overall sportier driving experience. The Nissan Sentra SR Turbo comes in a $21,990.


The 2017 Nissan Sentra SL is your luxury option. The SL starts at a price of $21,500. This trim level has advanced technology features and luxury features standard. You get tech features like a 5.8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, navigation and safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

For your added comfort, the Sentra SL has features like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The Nissan Sentra SL also has a universal garage door opener.

If you want to add even more luxury to the 2017 Nissan Sentra SL, you can at a moonroof, eight-speaker premium audio system, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control. These extra features will cost you an extra $2,360, however. With those added features, the price of the Nissan Sentra SL will go up to $23,860.


The Nissan Sentra NISMO is your highest trim option. This trim level gives you a great combination of performance and luxury. It gives you the turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine from the SR Turbo plus many of the luxury features from the SL. The turbocharged engine gives you 188-horsepower to give you the power and fun performance you are looking for.

The NISMO also gives you added style with aggressive front and rear bumpers as well as new wheels. The interior has NISMO badges, suede and red accents as well as exclusive NISMO sport seats made of grippy suede and cloth. The NISMO also has a Push Button Ignition, a NISMO leather shift knob and more. This is your sporty performance vehicle that pulls out all the stops.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO starts off at a price of $25,855. This makes it your most expensive trim option, but it has the powerful performance and added luxury and sport style, so the price fits.

Which is Right for You?

The Nissan Sentra has a lot of trim level options. This is to give you multiple options with features that fit your needs. If you are looking for a basic model at a cheaper price, the Sentra S might be the perfect vehicle for you. The SV and SR are slight steps up in technology and safety features in case that is what you desire.

If you want a sportier performance on a vehicle that doesn't break the bank, look into the Sentra SR Turbo. The SL gives you the luxury you want if your focus is comfort and style. If you want the whole package-comfort, style and a fun, sporty performance-you will want to go with the Nissan Sentra NISMO.

Each one of these Sentra vehicles is unique in their own way. However, only one can be the Sentra that is a perfect fit for your life. Check out our comparison and weigh your options to pick the perfect Sentra for you. Let us know if you have any questions about any of these Nissan Sentra trim levels, and happy shopping!