Small cars aren’t anywhere near as popular in the United States as they once were, but a few automakers still offer compelling and value-packed options in the segment. The Nissan Sentra was fully overhauled for the 2020 model year with more tech, great standard safety features, and a sharp new design. Updates for 2022 are less dramatic, but include two new options packages. Today, the automaker announced pricing for the car. Nissan’s top-selling sedan starts at $20,485, which includes a $975 destination charge. The mid-range Sentra SV starts at $21,545 and the top Sentra SR starts at $23,075.
Two new packages join the Sentra line for 2022. Nissan
The new Midnight Edition Package brings a black grille, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser, along with black badges and black 18-inch wheels. The all-weather package includes dual-zone climate controls, heated front seats, remote start, and a heated steering wheel.
The Sentra’s powertrain isn’t changing for 2022, which means a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 149 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The tiny sedan is front-wheel drive and features a continuously variable transmission. Those powertrain numbers don’t equate to a thrilling driving experience or anything even slightly resembling speed, but that’s not the point of the Sentra.
The top Sentra trim gets an interior that far outshines its budget price tag. Nissan
Inside, the Sentra offers plenty of niceties and a surprisingly upscale cabin that doesn’t align with the car’s bargain price point. Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are excellent and offer great support with superb padding. A 7.0-inch touchscreen is standard for the bottom trim. It runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the larger 8.0-inch screen that comes in the top two trims brings SiriusXM radio, a premium Bose stereo, and more.