2017 Nissan Sentra S vs 2017 Nissan Sentra SV | What’s the Difference?

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2017 Nissan Sentra S vs 2017 Nissan Sentra SV

What’s the Difference Between the 2017 Nissan Sentra S & the 2017 Nissan Sentra SV?

How Do the Sentra S and SV Perform?

The only available engine on the 2017 Nissan Sentra S and SV trims is a 1.8L, four-cylinder power source. It puts out only 130 horsepower, but the vehicle is rather lightweight, to begin with, so response and acceleration are just about average for this class and segment. The S trim comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is optional. The CVT is standard on the SV trim. Fuel efficiency with the CVT is very good at 32 mpg on the highway, and this drops to about 30 mpg if the manual transmission is chosen on the S trim.

What Are the High-Tech Features?

The base trim 2017 Nissan Sentra features remote keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a nice four-speaker sound system with a CD player. There’s also a USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack. The SV trim adds on a few of the more desirable high-tech amenities including a 5-inch central screen display, a 5-inch driver information screen, and NissanConnect. This trim also gets a rearview camera and an upgraded, six-speaker audio system. The Bluetooth feature on the SV trim also includes audio connectivity. Satellite radio is also standard on the SV trim.

Package Options

There aren’t any add-on packages for the 2017 Nissan Sentra S trim. The cloth interior cannot be upgraded, and the 16-inch wheels are the only available size. However, the usual standard features found on most any compact sedan are included on the Sentra S. A tilt-and-telescopic steering column, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, and air conditioning are all standard. The SV trim can be purchased with an All-Weather package that adds on a few nice features. These include heated outside mirrors and heated front seats. There’s also a Style package available that includes alloy wheels, a sunroof, LED interior lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors. These are the same packages that are included as standard equipment on the uplevel SR and SL trims.

The Nissan Sentra remains on the more popular compact sedans on the market, and it has a very loyal following. If you’ve never owned or driven one, come on down to our dealership and check out both the S and SV trims. Call ahead to schedule a test drive and to inquire about the current inventory.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.