While not as hardcore as the old Sentra SE-R, the new Sentra SR Turbo model does pack a decent power with 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.
Compared to the regular Sentra models with the naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, the SR Turbo features 64 more horsepower and 52 pound-feet more torque.
Two transmissions are available in the SR Turbo including a six-speed manual and continuously variable transmission. Both gearboxes have been specifically tuned for the SR Turbo.
To improve handling, the suspension is upgraded with stiffer springs, dampers, remapped electric power steering system and larger front brakes.
Standard exterior features include LED headlights, LED accent lights, fog lights, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler and exclusive 17-inch aluminum wheels.
For the cabin, the SR Turbo comes standard with a moonroof, sport seats, heated seats and special interior trim.
A SR Turbo Premium Package is the only option available that adds blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, leather seats, auto-dimming interior mirror with HomeLink and Bose premium audio system with eight speakers.
The Sentra SR Turbo starts at $22,825, which includes $835 for destination costs.
The SR Turbo's body structure is also enhanced with a thicker cowl and enlarged engine cradle.
Like the Altima and the Maxima, the Sentra wears Nissan's signature V-motion grille.