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2019 Nissan Sentra Interior Review


Interior: 7.0

The 2019 Nissan Sentra uses a surprising amount of high-end interior materials, but it’s interior design feels stale while some rival cabins exude better vibes overall. The cabin is quiet, and both rows of seats have ample room for adults. A user-friendly infotainment system headlines the features list, and the Sentra's trunk is among the biggest in the class.

  • "The dash layout is simple but elegant, and upscale touches like soft-touch door armrests, piano-black accents and a … color touch screen add a premium feel." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Compared to the fresh and modern Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte and Mazda 3, the Sentra could pass for a 10-year-old econobox collecting dust at the local auction." -- New York Daily News (2017)
  • "Although the Sentra's conservative overall interior design isn't going to wow you, the cabin gives the impression of being well-made overall." -- Edmunds (2016)


The Sentra seats five on standard cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver's seat are available. There are full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on each of the Sentra's outboard rear seats, along with an additional upper tether anchor on the middle rear seat. All of the hardware is easy to locate and use.

Inside, this car feels spacious no matter where you sit. The front seats sit high, providing shorter drivers with better visibility, though it can limit headroom for tall people. Still, the front seats have plenty of head- and legroom for almost everyone. The rear seats also have plenty of space for adult passengers, though a few rivals offer more back-seat space.

  • "The 2019 Nissan Sentra is equipped with a wide, comfortable and attractive interior, one of the largest in its class. According to the EPA, the Sentra's interior qualifies it as a midsize car, although Nissan clearly classifies the Sentra as a compact. Front-seat comfort is excellent, with higher-trim models offering a power driver's seat and heated front seats." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • The Sentra has a large back seat with plenty of space for adults. The seats, especially the front passenger one, are mounted noticeably high. People of above-average height reported feeling out of place. Shorter drivers may appreciate the view." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • Featuring one of the largest interiors in its class, the Sentra does provide ample leg and headroom. Of course, this is a compact car so basketball centers and football linemen types will be snug. The seats will do for long drives but I did find the steering wheel to be astonishingly heavy." -- New York Daily News (2017)

Interior Features

Standard features in the Sentra include a rearview camera and an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, Siri Eyes Free, and a four-speaker audio system.

Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, push-button start, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, two additional USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and a six-speaker audio system or an eight-speaker Bose premium audio system.

For 2019, the Sentra gets a standard 7-inch touch screen, which is larger than any screen available in previous Sentras. The screen features easily readable buttons and a user-friendly interface. Optional connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also new for this year, putting this Sentra on more level footing with its competitors from a tech standpoint.

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  • "The infotainment screen is small but refreshingly easy to use with straightforward, easy-to-read virtual buttons. Everything important is within reach from the driver's seat including the logical, albeit small, steering wheel controls." -- Edmunds (2018)


The Sentra has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, which few compact cars (that aren't hatchbacks) offer. It's rear seats fold down to let you haul larger items, and the passenger seat also folds flat if you need to load long objects. There is some small-item storage throughout the cabin as well.

  • "Thanks to the 60/40-split-folding rear seats, the Sentra's 15.1-cubic-foot trunk can be easily expanded." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • Center console storage and cupholders are sufficient, but nothing clever." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "And you can now fold the right-front passenger seat so it's flat, and this means you can fit a reasonably long surfboard from the trunk through the 60/40-split folding rear seat." -- Automobile Magazine (2016)
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