2010 Nissan Sentra Features Revised Styling, Interior Enhancements and New Available Technology
The Nissan Sentra continues to hone its reputation as a
stylish, roomy, fun-to-drive compact sedan with a number of
enhancements for the 2010 model year, including revised styling,
new interior treatments, refined trim and option package content
and newly available technology features such as an advanced
Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic
Real-Time Traffic Information (XM subscription
required, sold separately).
For 2010, Sentra is offered in six trim levels 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0
SR (with sporty exterior styling features), 2.0 SL and two
performance-oriented models, SE-R and SE-R Spec V (please see
separate 2010 Sentra SE-R press materials for information on
these models). Sentra 2.0 models feature a standard
140-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a fuel-efficient
Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) on all
models except the Sentra 2.0, which is offered in a choice of
CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission.
All 2010 Sentras receive revised headlights and taillights,
while the 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL feature new grille and front
fascia designs. Three new exterior colors are also offered
Anodized Orange, Espresso Black and Aspen White. Inside, Sentra
offers revised seat cloth and door trim and the instrument panel
accents and illumination have been revised.
Other major changes include the separation of leather seating
into an optional package on the Sentra 2.0 SL model and the
addition of new Technology and Navigation Packages for the SL
model. In addition, the Convenience Package is added as an
option for the 2.0 SR model and the Sentra 2.0 SL adds standard
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System
(TCS). Wheel designs have also been revised for 2010, with new
16-inch wheel covers (2.0 S) and new 16-inch aluminum-alloy
wheels (2.0 SL).
Sentra is again available with a range of unexpected amenities
ranging from the luxury of leather-appointed seating to the
convenience of Nissans Intelligent Key keyless entry system.
Buyers in the compact sedan segment expect a car with good fuel
economy, durability, safety, reliability and affordability and
Sentra meets and exceeds these expectations, said Al
Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan
Division, Nissan North America, Inc. But Sentra doesnt stop
there; it goes above-and-beyond and offers a completely
unexpected level of style, roominess, responsiveness and
versatility attributes that set Sentra apart in the segment.
Stylish Sedan Designed for Active Lifestyles
Built on Nissans global C platform, Sentras exterior
reflects Nissan design language and offers styling cues found on
other distinctive Nissan products. The profile includes a long
wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs, crisp character lines
and large door openings, while in the rear the high deck
accentuates the roomy cabin and cargo area.
For 2010, all models offer revised headlight and taillight
designs, while Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL models also receive
a new, refined front fascia and grille. The 2.0 S and 2.0 SL
also feature new fog light covers and new body side moldings
with chrome inserts and a new chrome trunk finisher.
The Sentra 2.0 SR, which was introduced in the mid-2009 model
year, continues with its new sporty appearance package which
includes a sport grille, unique front and rear sport fascias,
side sill spoilers, rear decklid spoiler with integrated brake
light, smoked headlights and taillights, driving lights, exhaust
finisher and SR badging on the rear deck.
With the enhancements to the Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL,
along with the dynamic, sporty look of the new 2.0 SR, Sentra
maintains it fresh, eye-catching and high-quality appearance,
said Castignetti. Like every Nissan, Sentra beautifully blends
stylish design with other important attributes such as
performance, roominess, comfort and utility.
Inside, the interior continues the sporty, functional theme of
the exterior, with the use of high quality materials, large
gauges and a spacious, flexible center console. For 2010, all
Sentra 2.0 models receive new cloth seat trim, with upgraded
cloth on 2.0 S, 2.0 SR and 2.0 SL. The instrument panel has
been revised with new accent trim, chrome HVAC knob accents and
a new instrument panel coin holder. The instrument illumination
has been changed to a new reddish orange color, and all models
feature new audio head units, with a 4.3-inch color display on
Sentra 2.0 SL.
Sentras interior is designed to accommodate five full-size
adults in comfort, with an ample passenger volume of 97.7 cubic
feet. Along with the roomy, social space of the interior,
Sentras trunk provides 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space and is
designed to accommodate long, bulky and unexpected items
through the use of an oversized pass-through opening. Combined
with the 60/40 split double-fold rear seat (the cushion folds
forward, allowing the seat back to fold down), Sentra offers
exceptional cargo flexibility for carrying snowboards, hockey
sticks and even bikes.
Other storage solutions include a rear seat armrest with
cupholders that can accommodate a 20-ounce bottle and 32-ounce
drink cup, extra instrument panel storage next to the drivers
door, and a large glove compartment that can fit a 8x11-inch
writing tablet or a large-sized map book. The center console
offers multiple storage options, including an adjustable cup
holder design and cell phone space.
Along with ample roominess, Sentra is offered a wide array of
premium equipment, including available leather-appointed
seating, Nissan Intelligent Key keyless entry system, Bluetooth
Hands-free Phone System and premium Rockford Fosgate-powered
audio system with 8-channel amplifier and 8 speakers. New for
2010, Sentra adds standard Interface System for iPod
Responsive and Fun-to-Drive
Sentras powerful 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine designed to
combine responsive acceleration with good fuel economy and
efficient operation. It is mated to a standard Xtronic CVT or
6-speed manual (Sentra 2.0 only).
The advanced 2.0-liter Nissan MR20DE aluminum block engine is
designed to offer an exceptional balance of responsive
acceleration, excellent low and mid-range torque and increased
thermal efficiency. The engine is rated at 140 horsepower and
147 lb-ft of torque. Up to 90 percent of the torque is achieved
by 2,400 rpm providing comfortable driving and excellent fuel
consumption in real world driving when mated to the Xtronic CVT.
Fuel economy is rated at 34/26 miles per gallon City/Highway
with the CVT and 31/24 miles per gallon with the 6-speed manual
transmission (Sentra 2.0 only).
The 2010 Sentra again offers responsive handling. The front
suspension is an independent strut design with coil springs and
stabilizer bar. The rear features a torsion beam with integral
stabilizer bar, with the rear shock absorbers mounted below the
trunk floor for improved trunk roominess. Sentras ride comfort
has been enhanced through use of special ripple control shock
absorbers, an insulated front cradle-type subframe with pendulum
engine mount system, roller-type front strut bearings and large,
tuned rear beam isolators.
Standard safety features for the Sentra include the Nissan
Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental
front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification
sensors; front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags;
roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front
and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection; and front seat
Active Head Restraints. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and
Traction Control System (TCS) are added as standard equipment on
the 2.0 SL (optional on all other models).
Four Well-Equipped Models
The 2010 Sentra 2.0 is offered in four well-equipped models,
starting with the Sentra 2.0 with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
and a choice of Xtronic CVT or 6-speed manual transmission.
Standard features include electric power-assisted steering,
15-inch wheels and tires, suede-like cloth interior, oversized
glove compartment, power windows and door locks, rear folding
seat, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary input and
Sentra 2.0 S adds 16-inch wheels, P205/55HR16 tires, 6-speaker
AM/FM/CD RDS audio system with MP3 playback capability,
Interface System for iPod, upgraded cloth, Vehicle
Security System, trip computer, cruise control, Remote Keyless
Entry, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake
force Distribution (EBD) and more.
The 2.0 SR takes its sporty styling cues from the
high-performance Sentra SE-R, adding a unique exterior treatment
including sport grille, driving lights and rear spoiler. It
also offers 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The top-of-the-line Sentra 2.0 SL is available with standard
cloth seats or optional leather-appointed seats. Standard SL
equipment includes 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Nissan
Intelligent Key with power trunk release, Bluetooth Hands-free
Phone System, XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription
required, sold separately), leather-wrapped steering wheel,
4.3-inch color audio head unit with iPod and
Bluetooth controls, driving lights, Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and SL badging on
the rear decklid.
Available options and packages include Convenience Package (2.0
S, 2.0 SR models), ABS and VDC Package (2.0), VDC Package (2.0
S, 2.0 SR), and four packages exclusive to the 2.0 SL
Navigation Package, 2.0 SL Premium Package, 2.0 SL Premium
Package Plus and 2.0 SL Tech Package.
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