2012 Nissan Sentra
Mile after mile of worry-free driving
Sentra wears a metal timing chain that doesn’t require scheduled replacements like rubber timing belts do. And its iridium-tipped spark plugs last 105,000 miles – a lot longer than traditional ones.
It’s got staying power
Over 5,000 brutal durability tests put Sentra through extremes. Locking it in a heat chamber at 140 degrees and 95% humidity to simulate years of wear and tear, coating the undercarriage with 13 years’ worth of corrosive salt, and running it through 600,000 potholes. All to help ensure years of regular use and miles of road won’t faze Sentra a bit.
Move ahead of the curve
Sentra has a smart 2.0-liter engine – 34 mpg and an impressive 140 hp. A lightweight, all-aluminum core, with performance-enhancing technologies like continuously variable valve timing and microfinished components, for power and efficiency. All for bold performance and over 400 miles between fill-ups.
This is innovation that connects the driver to the road. The available intelligent CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is different from ordinary automatics. Virtually “gearless,” it keeps the engine performing at optimal rpm for smooth, efficient cruising and fast response.
Make the drive the smoothest part of your day
Sentra uses suspension components developed for luxury sedans, with “ripple-control” shocks that improve handling and help damp vibrations for a quieter, more controlled ride. Rebound springs help control motion during cornering for a smoother, flatter ride.
The spacious Sentra interior gives you plenty of room to stretch out your legs, even in the back seat.
The split 60/40 rear seats fold flat – without even removing the head restraints. Combined with an extra- large trunk pass-through, Sentra maximizes your flexibility and your fun.
Quality is in the details
Take a moment to notice to the attention to detail. Like buttons that offer just the right amount of resistance under your fingertips. And available leather-appointed seats. This is style that kicks your expectations up a notch.
The extra-large clove compartment has a pocket up front for easy access, then fits a laptop or purse deep in back. Adjustable cup holders grab onto smaller drinks or slide open to hold CDs.
It’s technology for all
The available navigation system gives more than directions. Use the 5’’ touch-screen display to find the closest ATM or a new restaurant with Points of Interest. Check out color-coded XM NavTraffic® updates to find the highway with the smoothest flow.
Every drive needs a great soundtrack
The available Rockford Fosgate audio system is ready to amp you up with the eight speakers and two subwoofers. Plus a USB input that displays all iPod® key features or you can play music off your USB flash drive.
Connect with your ride
An available Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System answers your compatible cell phone even if it’s buried in a bag or the trunk. Just press a button on the steering wheel to pick up call or dial friends.
Keyless entry goes even more keyless
Your hands are full, and the available Nissan Intelligent Key® is in your pocket. No problem. Sentra senses your approach so you can open the doors or the trunk, let your friends in and start the engine, all without ever taking out the key.
Six standard air bags always at the ready
The Nissan Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags equipped with seat belt and an occupant-classification sensors. Sentra also has front side-impact supplemental air bags built into the seat, so they move with you. In addition, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags help provide head protection for front and rear outboard passengers in side-impact collisions.
Get help staying the course
In the event of emergency maneuvers while driving, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) reduces engine output and/or applies the brakes to specific wheels to help you stay on your steered path.
Stopping is just as important as going
In panic-braking situations, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) can prevent your wheels from locking up. And Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) sends additional braking power to the rear wheels if it senses extra weight in the car.
Savor every rpm
With a higher-compression lightweight engine, SE-R Spec V churns out 200 ph and 180 lb-ft of torque. The big-bore 2.5 liter engine in SE-R unleashes instant power – 177 hp with an enormous 172 lb-ft of low-end torque. A lighter-than-aluminum resin intake manifold, a 4-2-1 exhaust manifold and a lightweight high-flow exhaust provide easy breathing for both.
Shift like you mean it
SE-R Spec V mixes triple-cone synchros and a dual-mass flywheel with aluminum pedal pads and grippy rubber inserts for shifts that are quicker and easier
Paddle shifters you can afford
On SE-R, the sport-tuned CVT holds rpm in the sweetest spot for ultimate thrust and smooth power. And with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, quick response is fingertip-close.
Power is nothing without control
Every SE-R features specially tuned vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering and sport-tuned springs. The SE-R Spec V raises the performance level even higher with sport-tuned shocks and struts, increased spring rates, a lower ride height, and a larger 25 mm front stabilizer bar.
With brakes, tires and wheels, that is. Fade-resistant stopping power is provided by 11.7’’ front brake rotors on SE-R and massive 12.6’’ front brake rotors on SE-R Spec V, The lightweight 17’’ aluminum-alloy wheels wear V-rated tires or W-rated summer performance tires. Their low-profile sidewalls are more rigid than the average tire, improving steering response.
These braces, you want
SE-R Spec V was designed with a radical trunk-mounted V-brace and front reinforced upper cowl to squeeze maximum performance out of the sport-tuned springs, shocks and struts. Draw inspiring traction out of the SE-R Spec V’s awesome 200 horsepower with an available helical limited-slip differential.
There’s no such thing as information overload
Not when you’re behind this wheel. Both SE-R models come with Z®-inspired, dash-mounted twin pod meters. Easy-reading indicators feature an oil pressure gauge and a unique G-meter to display the acceleration and deceleration G-forces you’re racking up.
A sporty personal space
Deeply bolstered, front sport bucket seats stitched with striking silver. SE-R Spec V adds silver stitching around the thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel for an even bigger visual punch.
Experience incomparably smooth automatic shifting with Nissan’s Continuously Variable Transmission
Brake Override Technology
A vital component of the Nissan Safety Shield, Brake Override Technology has been standard on every Nissan vehicle since 2005.