NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Nissan Sentra is one of three finalists for the 2021 North American Car of the Year award. The winner, chosen by a jury of 50 leading independent American and Canadian automotive journalists, will be revealed on January 11, 2021.

All-new for 2020, Sentra offers unexpected refinement, technology, and value, including the most standard safety features in its class1. Sentra features an exterior with a commanding presence and a “cut-above” interior that sets the standard for compact sedan quality and comfort.

“Sentra is designed to thrill customers with its fresh styling, advanced connectivity, and Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technologies,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, NissanU.S. and Marketing and Sales, Nissan North America, Inc. “Sentra is a major part of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan. More than just vehicles – Nissan NEXT is creating a stronger, more sustainable Nissan, providing vehicles and services that exceed customer expectations.”

Behind the wheel, Sentra is also fun-to-drive starting with its fuel-efficient 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that delivers 149 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. Top-level driving dynamics are supported by an independent rear suspension matched to a MacPherson strut front suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers. A dual-pinion rack electric power steering system and Nissan Intelligent Trace Control technology are both standards for nimble and responsive handling.

In its debut year, the all-new Sentra has won numerous industry awards, including:
  • “Best-In-Show” among WardsAuto’s 10 Best Interiors
  • “Top compact sedan in J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and layout (APEAL) StudySM, scoring 42 points above the segment average
  • “Autotrader’s “Best New Cars of 2020” and “10 Best Cars for Recent College graduates”