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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
a perfect five stars in government-administered frontal-impact crash tests
Unfortunately, stability control is not offered on any Sentra
Car and Driver
The 2008 Nissan Sentra scores well in federal crash tests, but some safety features remain unavailable.
The 2008 Nissan Sentra “earned five stars for front-occupant protection in side impacts and four stars for the rear," according to Edmunds.
Cars.com notes the standard equipment in this Nissan; 2008 Sentras "include standard a tire pressure monitoring system, side-impact airbags and active head restraints for the front seats." It also has "side curtain airbags [to] cover all the side windows," and "for 2008, anti-lock brakes become standard on the 2.0 S and the SL trim level, but remain optional on the Sentra 2.0."
Stability control isn’t offered on the 2008 Nissan Sentra, multiple sources report.
Motor Trend reports that the 2008 Nissan Sentra has "Dynamic Head Restraint" and "Rear Seat Head Restraint" along with "Child Seat Lower Anchorage."
The 2008 Nissan Sentra has a good array of standard safety features and scores well in crash tests, but doesn’t offer stability control.