Review: 2024 Nissan Sentra

Overall, for the money being spent, the 2024 Nissan Sentra is an excellent choice.

In today’s market, the sub-$30k category is pretty slim. The 2024 Nissan Sentra is a stellar entry into that category, with improvements for this model year to keep that going.

The current generation Sentra was introduced in 2020. It offers a lot of technology, usefulness, and economy for its low price. Starting price for the 2024 Sentra is about $21,000 with our nearly fully loaded model ringing in at under $35,000.

Standard equipment in the 2024 Sentra includes forward collision warning and automatic braking, rear automatic braking, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane-departure warning. And a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Updating to the second-tier SV model adds alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, an 8-inch infotainment screen, and more. This is probably the sweet spot for most buyers, staying in the mid-$20k range and adding a lot of niceties in the process. Getting a sunroof, leather upholstery, a surround-view camera system, and better Bose stereo upgrade is just a few hundred bucks more.

We drove the top end SR model, which is still relatively low priced, but probably a little much for budget shoppers. We liked all of the add-ons and upgrades, but most of them aren’t really necessary to make the Sentra a great vehicle.

The 2024 Nissan Sentra is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that outputs 149 horsepower. A new continuously variable transmission (CVT) was added this year. Front-wheel drive is the only option.

Most of the time, the 2024 Sentra is just fine as a daily driver. It struggles a little to get up to freeway speeds and it’s not the quickest out of the light. But it’s very efficient, easy to get into and out of, and it has a sizeable trunk.

Seating in the 2024 Nissan Sentra is better than average for the compact segments. Especially up front. Rear seat passengers will be a bit cramped, but that’s life in a compact vehicle.

Overall, for the money being spent, the 2024 Nissan Sentra is an excellent choice. It’s a great little car with all of the bells and whistles one can expect at its price point. Plus a little. It’s a daily driver that’s truly easy to live with.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at