Compare 2017 Nissan Sentra S vs SV Trims – What are the Differences?

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2017 Nissan Sentra S vs 2017 Nissan Sentra SV

2017 Nissan Sentra S


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27 city / 35 highway

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2017 Nissan Sentra SV


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29 city / 37 highway

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The 2017 Nissan Sentra S vs 2017 Nissan Sentra SV. What’s Your Choice?

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One of Nissan’s older nameplates, the Sentra has endured admiringly through three-plus decades of increasing competition. For the 2017 model year – which ostensibly arrives towards the end of the seventh production cycle – Nissan added a pair of trims to give the Sentra a sportier, more exciting edge in a segment that is largely known for being economical and budget-friendly. However, if you do not need all the pizazz, you’d be fine with the base-level S and SV trims, which are fuel-efficient, roomy, and come with a healthy number of amenities.

Fuel Economy

With either the S or SV trim of the 2017 Nissan Sentra, you need not worry about driving a gas guzzler. At the front is the MRA8DE: a small, 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that is tied to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which conserves energy since it does not use traditional gear shifting. The result is a boosted fuel economy that is measured at 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. This makes the 2017 Sentra one of the most fuel-efficient compact cars released for this model year. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the CVT helps with the driving being so smooth due to changing seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios, rather than shifting like a regular automatic or manual transmission.

Interior Space

Since the mid-2000s, the Nissan Sentra has built a reputation as being roomier than most compact cars. Its passenger volume of 95.9 cubic feet is not only comfortable for up to five people, but it also puts the Sentra on par with some larger, mid-size sedans. The trunk yields up to 15.1 cubic feet, and you can actually expand it into the cabin by folding down the rear seats.


With either the S or SV, you get enough features for your comfort and convenience. For entertainment, the S gets a four-speaker audio system that includes AM/FM radio, a single-disc CD player with MP3 and WMA playback compatibility, a USB port and auxiliary audio jack for smartphone hook-up, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls. As the slightly spruced-up trim, the SV gets the additional 5-inch color display for audio information, a three-month SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, streaming audio ability, and two speakers (to bring the grand total to six). There’s also a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, remote keyless entry, and cruise control as base-level features. On the SV, Nissan adds a rearview camera for monitoring reverse driving, push-button engine start for ignition without a key, Siri Eyes Free for voice control of infotainment functions via an iOS device, upgraded cloth trim on the seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel inspired by the racing-oriented Nissan 370Z.

At our Nissan dealership in Warner Robins, Georgia, excellent customer service is our top priority. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment, and one of our Nissan experts will be more than happy to assist you with your interest in the 2017 Nissan Sentra S or SV trim.

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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.