2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO: Not Quite the Bargain We Were Hoping For
Nissan said the 2017 Sentra NISMO would certainly come in “under $25,000,” which turns out to be true only until you add the mandatory destination fee, at which point This specific brand new sport compact comes out to $25,855. which base cost applies to both the CVT automatic transmission along with the six-speed manual, the latter of which seems the obvious choice because of This specific turbocharged sedan.
Besides those two transmission choices, the only some other factory options for the Sentra NISMO are an Aspen White external shade which’s $295 extra along which has a $1220 Premium package which adds a Bose audio system along which has a 5.8-inch touchscreen with navigation along with satellite radio. Heated seats, a proximity key, along which has a backup camera are all standard on the Sentra NISMO, as is usually a 188-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine along with all manner of external along with Inner surface trim pieces including microsuede inserts for the steering wheel, a Centeng kit, along with 18-inch wheels wrapped in 215/45 all-season tires. Summer tires are optional, however Nissan hasn’t yet provided a cost for those.
We’re a bit perplexed as to why the NISMO costs $3000 more than the $22,855 Sentra SR Turbo, which has the same 188-hp engine. The NISMO performance treatment, after all, only genuinely amounts to stiffer suspension tuning along with the aforementioned trim differences.
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Even more worrisome for Nissan is usually the fact which This specific Sentra costs a bit more than the more raucous, 252-hp Ford Focus ST ($25,650) along with inches up against the 10Best Cars–winning Volkswagen Golf GTI ($26,415). which’s not to mention the Ford Fiesta ST, which has 9 more horsepower along which has a higher fun factor than the Sentra NISMO along with costs thousands less ($21,995). Perhaps Nissan looked only internally when setting the Sentra NISMO’s cost—since which’s within $100 of the Juke NISMO’s figure.