- The 2024 Nissan Sentra comes with new exterior styling, highlighted by redesigned headlights and a new front fascia.
- The interior is slightly redesigned for the Sentra, and unlike its Chinese Sylphy twin, the Sentra sticks to its 7.0- and 8.0-inch infotainment screens.
- The Sentra now has an engine start-stop feature, which Nissan says will help improve fuel economy figures.
Nissan added a little more visual flair to the 2024 Nissan Sentra while maintaining meaningful changes. Now in its fifth generation, the affordable compact sedan is expected to be improved. We have some idea of what the changes will look like after seeing an update to the Sentra’s China-market twin, the Sylphy, in March, although it appears the US-spec version isn’t the same.
The level of change for the Sentra depends on the trim level selected. All trims have a restyled front fascia and new headlights, along with new 16- and 18-inch wheel designs. Stepping up to the top of the SR trim adds a restyled rear bumper and new color for contrasting interior accent stitching.
Inside, the changes are less noticeable. Unlike the Sylphy, which gets a larger 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, the 2024 Sentra continues with the same old 7.0- and 8.0-inch infotainment screens.
The Sentra also has a revised CVT automatic that promises a smoother fake “shift” pattern. When coupled with the new engine’s stop-start feature, these powertrain improvements should improve the already competitive standard 2.0-liter inline-four engine’s fuel economy figures. EPA fuel economy figures aren’t yet available, but the Sentra previously achieved EPA combined ratings of 33 mpg and 32 mpg for the SR trim. The only other change for the 2024 model comes in the way Nissan adds the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of safety features as standard.
Details like pricing won’t be released until closer to the end of the summer, when Nissan plans to go on sale with the refreshed Sentra. With so few changes, we don’t expect the price to change that much, and it will probably hover around $22,000 to start.
Associate News Editor
Jack Fitzgerald’s love of cars stems from his unwavering addiction to Formula 1.
After a brief stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more permanent way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and decided to pursue a career in auto writing. By hunting down his college professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to travel Wisconsin looking for stories in the auto world before landing his dream job at Car and Driver. His new goal is to delay the inevitable death of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf.