2020 Nissan Sentra Long-Term Test: Is It a Mansion, Apartment, Shack, or House?

2020 Nissan Sentra Long-Term Test: Is It a Mansion, Apartment, Shack, or House?

Do you remember the guessing game MASH, the name of your equal chances to live one day in a manor, an apartment, a cabin or a house? At the end of the 1980s, with our Aqua-Netted bangs in paradise, my friends and I often played a competitive trick to break the boredom of laughing and to listen to Axl lament Appetite for destruction. In addition to your home, MASH also predicted your career, your marriage partner, the number of children you would have and the car you would drive.

On several occasions, I have prayed to be a model, living in a mansion with Josh Cooper, the heart of the seventh year, and our six adorable cherubs, whom I should somehow inaugurate at the daycare of my Ferrari. Of course, it was just as likely that you ended up being a garbage collector living in the shack with the boy we all knew. He will remain unnamed here, but I searched for him recently and is now a superstar lawyer – and probably lives in a mansion, with a model.

As for the car at crazy prices, my click and I thought it was a cry to condemn to drive a Yugo or a Ford Pinto. I never knew why, but the Nissan Sentra almost always ended up in our pool of possible cars. We don’t have it exactly want to to drive it, but it wasn’t so bad, Is. It was average, conventional, utilitarian, simple. Think of it as an analogue of the apartment.

A few weeks ago, I learned that I would soon become the chaperone of my first long-life vehicle at MotorTrend, I was instantly synchronized with a feeling of apprehension. When the Sentra rolled on my driveway, the karma had a well-deserved laugh.

Nissan’s best-selling model was born in 1982, but the eighth generation Sentra is miles from these 1980s models in terms of design. Gone are the square shapes of the first generations; the bulbous form of the previous generation is nowhere in sight either. After a complete overhaul of the 2020 model year, the Sentra is now slim, elegant and dapper, imitating its brother Maxima. Its floating roof and tilted rear window give the car a long, streamlined appearance. However, the length is not only a result of the design. Compared to the 2019 model, the Nissan increased by 0.6 inch in length. In fact, the Sentra, like many of us, has grown steadily during its 38-year lifespan. It was considered a subcompact until its fifth generation in 2000, when it was reclassified as compact.

As part of the 2020 model year overhaul, Nissan moved the Sentra from the V platform, an updated version of which now supports the Versa and Kicks, to the CMF-C / D platform. , shared with Rogue and Rogue Sport. The updated Sentra now has multi-link rear suspension. I will have more details on its handling and handling in the next updates. At the moment, I work from home and I don’t drive as much as usual, but I appreciate firm and solid driving.

Nissan has sent us the SV version, which sits in the middle of the Sentra range with three versions and starts at $ 21,195. The real trumps come with our $ 2460 SV Premium package, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, power sunroof, slim LED headlights, heated front seats and a six-way driver seat with lumbar adjustment with two electrical adjustments. During my short time behind the wheel of the Sentra, I really enjoyed the comfortable and comfortable driver’s seat. Other personal favorites are the slightly square leather-wrapped steering wheel, the 8.0-inch touchscreen, knurled buttons for volume and temperature control, and the rear seat USB port, which allows my son to charge his own device and thus save my mental health. At the top of my list of favorites in the Sentra, however, are the diamond-quilted leather seats with tone-on-tone stitching. They feel luxurious, smell incredibly, and the beige color, which I have nicknamed Butterscotch, is downright delicious. It is a beautiful complement to the exterior color Rosewood Metallic, a deep and magnificent auburn.

My time with the Sentra is just beginning. Will my lasting impression remain as positive as my initial reaction? How will long stays behind the wheel compare once MT Headquarter? Will the Sentra prove to be the car I should have given more luck when I was a snotty preteen? Will Josh Cooper invite me to his mansion? We have a year to find out.

2020 Nissan Sentra SV
VEHICLE LAYOUTFront engine, front-wheel drive, 5-pass, 4-door sedan
ENGINE2.0 L / 149 horsepower / 146 lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4
TRANSMISSIONCont variable auto
EDGE WEIGHT (DIST F / R)3000 lb (MT is)
Length x Width x Height182.7 x 71.5 x 56.9 inches
0-60 MPH8.0 seconds (MT is)
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB0.59 lb / mile


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