Members of the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) were among the first to experience the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo this week during its 2016 Fall Rally. Brandon White, Nissan’s director of small cars, highlighted the sporty sedan’s enhancements during a lunch presentation with a menu made up of “small and quick” bites that foreshadowed the topic of the conversation.
Overall, Nissan says it made major enhancements to the Sentra focusing on steering, braking and suspension. The Sentra SR Turbo has a brand new, 1.6-liter direct injection gasoline turbocharged engine, putting out 188 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque.
On the exterior, LED headlights, LED brake lights, front fog lights and LED side-mirror turn signals all come standard. On the inside, people are surprised to find a rather large interior for a small car. Despite the car’s measurements, the Sentra has a roomy backseat and a tall ceiling, creating a spacious and comfortable environment for passengers.
The Sentra is also a great value starting at just under $22,000. A premium option package is available with leather seats, Bose audio and blind-spot monitors. Navigation is also an add-on option.
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