New 2017 Nissan Sentra – Release Date and Review

With its spacious backseat and trunk, good braking performance, high fuel economy, competitive pricing, and an admirable infotainment features, the new 2017 Nissan Sentra is a perfectly respectable small sedan in its category. Its release date should be expected sometime in February 2017.

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, auto show, side view, alloy wheels

On the road, the Sentra certainly isn’t enthralling, but its powertrain is fuel-efficient and generally unobtrusive. It doesn’t necessarily stand out in the compact sedan segment, but that doesn’t mean it’s a penalty box for the Sentra. We gave it a “B” rating for the 2016 model, and with the improvements the 2017 model is set to come with next year, it is highly unlikely it will hurt our impression of this little sedan.

2017 Nissan Sentra rear view, gray color, taillights and alloy wheels

The revised interior trim and new safety and technology features will give shoppers further food for thought. The exterior styling on the other hand, has been overhauled and is now appreciably more upscale than before.

2017 Nissan Sentra front view, black color, headlights and grille

Although Nissan says the CVT has been retuned for better responsiveness, as has the car’s suspension, we’ve found it hard to replicate the same in a real world looping drive. Alas, the relatively underpowered 130- horsepower four-cylinder engine soldiers on unchanged.

2017 Nissan Sentra side view, silver color, alloy wheels

In overall, the various nips and tucks don’t in any way transform the Sentra into a segment leader, but they certainly sweeten the spot, especially given the Sentra’s solid EPA ratings – 30 mpg highway/city combined.

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, rear angle, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

There is no shortage of rivals here and the Sentra will have to battle it out with the best of them. But whichever way you slice it, the 2017 Nissan Sentra is no slouch. Alternatives to consider include the 2017 Mazda 3 and 2017 Ford Focus. Both offer an involving driving experience and are terrific choices in the segment. Others include the 2017 Honda Civic, and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

Offered Trims – Nissan Sentra

Five trim levels are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Nissan Sentra sedan: S, FE+ S, SV, SR, and SL. The 2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo review is covered separately.

Exterior Review & 2017 Nissan Sentra Interior Changes

The Sentra S, which is the basic iteration, offers a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear folding 60/40-split seatbacks, automatic headlights, 16” steel wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, and dual USB ports.

2017 Nissan Sentra front angle, headlights and grille

The only dissimilarity between the Sentra S and the Sentra FE+ S version is the latters’ fuel economy priority, and features like underbody aerodynamic deflectors, a rear spoiler, and low-rolling resistance tires.

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, leather front and rer seats

The Sentra SV steps up with a 5” central display screen, a six-speaker upgraded sound system, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, upgraded cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, Siri Eyes Free voice controls, NissanConnect integration, a 5” driver information screen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and a rearview camera.

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

The sport-themed Sentra SR model gains heated front seats, sport cloth upholstery, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, rear disc brakes, 17” alloy wheels, and a sport body kit.

The Sentra SL, which is the top-grade version, loses the SR’s sport flourishes but gets a leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, a rearview camera, rear-cross traffic alert, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear disc brakes, a blind-spot monitor, and a 5.8” touchscreen with navigation.

2017 Nissan Sentra rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Packages available, as of this writing, include the Technology and the All Weather packages, but more are expected to be released before its release date. The All Weather package, for instance, offers LED interior lighting, a sunroof, heated front seats, unique 16” alloy wheels, heated exterior mirrors, an upgraded 5.8” touchscreen, an eight-speaker sound system, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a navigation system.

2017 Nissan Sentra Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Nissan Sentra is a four-cylinder 1.8L engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission system. The system is then tasked with the responsibility of taking up the power produced – 130 hp and 128 lbs. ft. of torque to the wheels. A CVT is optionally available for the S and FE+ S trim models.

2017 Nissan Sentra engine

As per EPA stats, the CVT-equipped versions should be able to return 29/38/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/36/30 mpg for the six-speed manual-equipped Sentra versions.

Price & 2017 Nissan Sentra Release Date

2017 Nissan Sentra Release date

Its release date should be expected in early 2017, at least that’s what Nissan has offered as a clue. As for its price, expect a window sticker reading $16,780 MSRP.

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2017 Nissan Sentra side view, auto show, headlights and alloy wheels, red color

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan Sentra rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, front view, blue color, headlights and grille

2017 Nissan Sentra front view, deep blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan Sentra trunk, cargo space

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, dashboard, steering wheel

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, lcd screen

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, gear shift knob

2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Viewed as a Possibility 

An idea about the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan sounds pretty promising. Getting a four door super car is not anything new, but it could be something completely new for the famous Japanese brand. Since the new GT-R has been confirmed and is probably coming within the upcoming year, why not also offer a sedan version which could have the same supercar properties as the base version. The idea does sound pretty prosperous and it has already attracted so much attention from the people which they are going to follow and claim pretty soon.

In 2014 there was a concept which Infiniti debuted called Q50 Eau Rogue. This was essentially supposed to be an Infiniti Q50 car with a GT-R engine under the hood. Immediately the project sounded as something we would get interested in but it never came to fruition as it was discontinued and they decided against it. After they finally gave it some thought it appears that this project sounds good when you actually think more about it.

Four door super cars and sedan versions already exist and there is a number of vehicles which the most powerful and important companies have already put into effect. Nissan needs to make haste and present their offer as soon as possible and it will make their value worth more on the market.

The latest news indicates that Nissan has given a go ahead to the sedan version of their GT-R and the only thing different is that it will probably come out under the Infiniti guise, which makes perfect sense if you ask me. We have put together a review about what could potentially be offered here. Since there still need to make a lot of decisions about it we are going to play a guessing game and see what a 2019 Nissan GT-R could look like?

2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Exterior Details

Designing the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan might not be as easy as you might think. All of you who thought that it would only take merely stretching the base GT-R model a little bit and adding to it a new set of doors, you could have not been more wrong. Although essentially this could be the easiest way to do it, it would at the same time be the worst way to approach this. They have also stated that they are not going to use the elements presented in the past Eau Rogue concept nor are they incorporating elements from the Q50.

In fact we are getting a completely new car with unique elements. Building a vehicle from the ground up is an advantage and doing so would give it an edge style wise. It will also make a lot of the audiences happy as we are not getting a rip off of any of the other cars currently available in the roster. So expect a car which boasts completely neat and new elements that might compete with all of your Lamborghinis and Mercedes cars of the world.

Improving the Inside

In order to make the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan a competitive one, it needs to have a good interior design. With such a great performance, the interior of the GT-R model is usually overlooked. There are not a lot of discussions related on how comfortable the car is, but they just talk about how fast it can go. But once the model becomes a sedan the attention will need to be turned on more on the interior and the comfort of the inside. The competition is already doing a good job so in order to be competitive they need to think about how to improve and how to make the inside of the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan car.

First of all, it is already certain that the car will have an Infiniti badge, which is already a step towards the right position that they are making. Secondly, they will need to make a unique design of the inside. The same way as the exterior will take its own elements the interior of the car should be designed on its own. The worst thing that they could do is to take the current cabin of the GT-R and just update it a bit in order to give it a new look. This is a sedan that we are talking about so comfort is key.

2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Drivetrain Capability and Specs

The most fun part of the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan comes with the part which is under the hood. There have been talks that Nissan has been sending some of their engineers so they could collaborate with other designers and produce the engine. One such thing is the report about them contacting the Williams F1 racing team. This is one piece of evidence which may tell us which direction they might need to take.

But it appears that they will use a hybrid powertrain and the choice currently remains on the hybrid, 3.0 liter V-6 engine which was used in the GT-R LM Nismo racer. Transferring this engine to the sedan would be a fun thing to do but do not expect the power of 1,250 hp to be transferred as well. We are looking at a more toned down version of the engine but one which could still be able to make 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

2019 Nissan GT-R Sedan Prices

It is safe to assume that the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan is going to be priced more than the GT-R version. It owes this to the offered comforts and all the bells and whistles that a sedan comes with. But what is also important here is that they need to watch the pricing so the car is competitive in the market. Other vehicles may offer just the same but for a lower price. So ramping up the price is not a good idea if the output is not enough to justify it. What they could do is to make a high output which would make the car a suitable model for the market regardless of the competition. The price for the coupe version is currently $103,000, so if they manage to keep it somewhere around $100,000 it could work for the buyers.

Competition Cars

As we mentioned, the competition of the 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan is high and many car manufacturers already have their own unique styles and offers. The greatest competition is coming from models like BMW M5 and the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

Our Say

The prospect of getting a 2019 Nissan GT-R sedan is a very good one and we are really excited to see it. But there is too much excitement about something which has still not been confirmed and it is not sure whether it will pay off in the first place. The GT-R is already a popular speedster and with the sedan version we are only going to get a super sedan which will have a lot of problems finding of the competition. What will certainly save the brand is the fact that they make such a good offer which will instantly make the sedan a success. Easier said than done, so let’s just wait and see what happens.

Is the 2019 Nissan GT-R Really Possible?

Hearing about a potential 2019 Nissan GT-R model sounds really good for the automotive industry. The GT-R made by Nissan is one of the most famous sports cars ever built and has been in the top of the selling lists across Asia and Australia for years now. The latest version of the Nissan GT-R supercar was the R35 model and after that there were no indications that a new version would be built. But the prospect of getting one has always sounded good for us and receiving a new version of the car would benefit the fans the most.

The GT-R has been mostly compared with Ferrari and Porsche cars from the past. That is until it overpasses them and came to exist in a segment of its own. Porsche and Ferrari have refused to compare their products with the Nissan as they think that it is no use to do that anymore being that the model has advanced so much.

In the wake of modern supercars like the NSX and Lexus’s LF-A model gaining ground, the powertrain of the GT-R might sound dated. Contemporary supercars are now being equipped with hybrid powertrains and V-10 engine which are directly transferred from formula vehicles. But the GT-R can still hold its own even with the many new brands out there.

What could be improved for the new 2019 Nissan GT-R? Well actually not so much. The fact that the only thing that could make this car better are the changes which could happen for the outer part of the car. These are going to help the car gain better balance and at the same time enhance the power and aerodynamics of the car. This is something which the vehicle should improve if we were ever to get the 2019 version of the famous GT-R.

The following are certain assumption about the parts the 2019 Nissan GT-R should make for the potential new model. If it does sound good, well maybe they decide to make one in the close future.

Leaked Information and Potential Powertrain

There was a recent photo unveiled which shows the potential look of the 2019 Nissan GT-R. It is how we were able to base our review and make our assumptions about what the car possibly may look like and what could it add. Interestingly enough it came with also some potential news about a powertrain which the car could incorporate. They might go for a hybrid option with this one and there is a great possibility that we might get to see a combination of the old updated version and an added electric engine. The engine alone is the 3.8-liter V-6 rated with 580 horsepower, which would potentially be combined with a KERS system that may add 250 horsepower more, leaving us with a potential output of around 800 horsepower.

A Way to Introduce a New Style

Over the years the Nissan GT-R has only gain some superficial additions. Most of the changes that the car got once it was released were found under the hood or inside the car. The majority of the exterior was kept the same. If we are to get a 2019 version, they will have to work on redesigning the exterior mainly. The way how they might approach this effort is by using the familiar BMW formula of Evolution and Revolution. This is essentially done in two stages, the first one being the evolution which is done after a car has been on the market for about four years and they would add minor changes using the same platform which would keep it fresh for another four years. After that comes the revolution change which introduces a whole new chassis for the model. So we think that the 2019 Nissan GT-R might actually be in its Evolution stage with the Revolution coming a bit later.

2019 Nissan GT-R Front End Changes

The front part of the 2019 Nissan GT-R should suffer the most changes. The nose is actually the part of the car which goes through most changes and it gives a brand new appearance to the car that way. According to our rendering the front end should get a V-bar grille based on the Maxima Nismo model while it should be flanked with some boomerang shaped headlamps.

The lower part of the front end should be made out of carbon fiber and could have a contrasting black color. It will make the vehicle immensely meaner and aggressive. Some parts which might be similar to the current and the newest model are the hood scoops which could have an active function and also an aero one and could help with the more than just styling.

Prolife Design

The profile of the 2019 Nissan GT-R may be the part which will be similar to the current car. The design of the side of the car was addressed recently and there may be only a few changes which could appear. Roofline may be lowered a bit but the greenhouse and the front fenders are probably going to be transferred. The window line is carved lower while the rear grass opening is positioned a little bit upward. The curved butters beneath the C-Pillars act as an anchor for the floating roof design. Also it gives the car a more premium look and does not only make this part a functional one.

Rear End Upgrade

The rear part of the 2019 Nissan GT-R should receive some changes as well. These are mainly going to be related to the aerodynamics of the car and also to keeping it modern compared to the current vehicles. The part which will surely be kept is the current four pipe exhaust system which is found on the current car. But it is going to be positioned below the pack of the headlights which are placed in the top corner of the trunk. Near the lower diffuser area we can also see the venting system and the aero details of the car. The car should reinforce its down force stability and it could be done this way.

The GT-R has been known for its use of rounded taillights and it has been using them since the very start. But in this rendering it appears that due to the use of LEDs they should be changed for a different style. Maybe the added lights are more of a design that could be used for the Maxima and not really for this one but it could also be a part of the design that they are trying to employ with the new batch of Nissan models.