2019 Nissan Sentra expands Apple CarPlay, Android Auto availability
The sporty SR Turbo variant also loses its manual transmission, going CVT-only from here on out.
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Nissan announced Wednesday that the 2019 Sentra is now on sale at dealers. The most notable year-over-year upgrade is the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to every Sentra trim, with the exception of the bare-bones S trim. The S trim starts at $17,790 before an $895 destination charge. It can be had with either a six-speed manual or a CVT. Standard equipment includes automatic headlights, cloth seats and 16-inch steel wheels.
The SV trim is a fair bit more expensive than the S, starting at $19,090, but you get a bunch more kit. Standard equipment expands to include keyless ignition, two USB ports in the back, automatic climate control, alloy wheels and a tire-pressure monitoring system that will you know when you've put the correct amount of air into a tire. The engine remains the same, but the six-speed manual is gone in favor of a standard CVT.
Move up to the sportier SR trim and you get LED headlights, a rear spoiler, fog lights, larger alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, heated cloth front seats and adaptive cruise control. This is the first Sentra trim to cross the $20,000 threshold, coming in at $20,590. If that's not enough, you can ball out with the Sentra SL, which includes leather seats, a moonroof, a Bose premium eight-speaker audio system, blind-spot monitoring and an auto-dimming mirror. The SL is a pretty big leap in price, though, coming in at $23,020.
All those trims come with the same engine -- a 1.8-liter, naturally aspirated I4 gas engine putting out 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. If you're thirsting for something with more get-up-and-go, the SR Turbo trim replaces that engine with a turbocharged 1.6-liter I4 that puts out 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Sadly, it appears there won't be a six-speed manual available with the 2019 SR Turbo. It packs all the same equipment as the regular SR trim, but the price is a little higher at $22,570.
If you really want that stick shift, look to the Sentra Nismo. For $25,840, you get more aggressive looks by way of revised bumpers and new wheels. The interior has Nismo front seats with extra side bolstering, as well as red interior accents, a steering wheel with both suede and leather, embroidered carpets and a unique Nismo gauge cluster. You can check out full pricing, plus a comparison to last year's prices, below.
2019 Nissan Sentra pricing
Sentra S 6MT
Sentra S CVT
Sentra SR Turbo 6MT
Sentra SR Turbo CVT
Sentra Nismo 6MT
Sentra Nismo CVT
2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO still looks pretty much like a Sentra