Experts at TheCarConnection.com are pleased with the long feature list for the 2009 Nissan Sentra—even on the least expensive models in the lineup.
Edmunds reveals that the Nissan 2009 Sentra "comes in five trim levels: 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SL, SE-R and SE-R Spec V." The S trim comes with "keyless entry, cruise control, power mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a trip computer." The SL trim offers "leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless start, satellite radio, Bluetooth and an overhead CD storage container." In addition, Nissan offers "a sunroof, a Rockford Fosgate sound system, a spoiler and a trunk divider" as options for both the above models.
Cars.com also points out that "all of the regular Sentra trim levels now have brightly illuminated instruments, day and night, as standard equipment" and "XM Satellite Radio is standard on 2.0 SL models."
Edmunds finishes by mentioning that "ABS, cruise control and a security system become standard fare on 2.0 S" and the "luggage capacity is a respectable 13.1 cubic feet." One feature exclusive to the Spec V trim of the Nissan 2009 Sentra are "red front seatbelts" to match the red seatbelts of the SE-R models.
For the sportier enthusiast, the Nissan 2009 Sentra SE-R trim offers "firmer suspension tuning, larger brakes, a lower body kit, cloth-upholstered sport seats, aluminum-trimmed pedals, and oil pressure and G-force gauges," according to Edmunds. Finally, the Spec V trim has "an even firmer and lowered suspension, even larger front brakes and additional interior enhancements," with a "sunroof and Rockford Fosgate stereo...optional on both SE-R models."
Changes for the 2009 model year include a refreshed rear trunk lid, new seat cloth trims, standard automatic door locks, MP3 playback capability (2.0 S and 2.0 SL), a new 2.0 SL Premium Package, and three new exterior colors. SE-R and SE-R Spec V get the trunk lid update, MP3 playback capability, and a new Premium Audio Package. SE-R models receive a new optional SE-R Upgrade Package. Two more exterior paint colors (five total) are also offered for 2009: Metallic Blue and Midnight Sky.