With a redesigned Sentra waiting in the wings for 2013, the 2012 version receives only very minor updating, in the form of several add-on packages.
The automaker offers a new Technology Package for the Sentra 2.0 S, and new Moonroof, Technology and Special Edition Packages for the Sentra 2.0 SR.
For savvy buyers, however, this represents an opportunity to get a great deal on a well-equipped 2012 Sentra.
I had considered purchasing the SE-R with the 2.5L engine, but opted for the SR mode... Fuel efficiency proven, takes up to 380 miles city and... I drive 60 miles round trip to work evry day and this car drives wonderfully.In addition, the Sentra has a tight back seat, and some testers find its ride too harsh.The navigation system is one of the better ones I have used and the XM satellite radio m...The Good The 2012 Nissan Sentra compact receives a number of new add-on packages for 2012 and continues to deliver a solid, smooth ride with a comfortable cabin and good fuel economy.
For a compact car, it comes with a number of available upscale features, including leather upholstery, a navigation system with a 5-inch color screen and Nissan's Intelligent keyless entry system. In the 6 years since its last redesign, the compact car automotive segment has become hugely competitive, and most of the Sentra's competitors have leap-frogged it in a number of ways.
Competitive vehicles such as the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Mazda3, Chevy Cruze and Honda Civic offer more powerful engines with better fuel economy than the Sentra's, and many of the competitive vehicles cost less as well.