From Nissan press: The Nissan Sentra continues to hone its reputation as a stylish, roomy, fun-to-drive compact sedan with a number of enhancements for the 2010 model year, including revised styling, new interior treatments, refined trim and option package content and newly available technology features such as an advanced Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information (XM® subscription required, sold separately).
For 2010, Sentra is offered in six trim levels – 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR (with sporty exterior styling features), 2.0 SL and two performance-oriented models, SE-R and SE-R Spec V (please see separate 2010 Sentra SE-R press materials for information on these models). Sentra 2.0 models feature a standard 140-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a fuel-efficient Nissan Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) on all models except the Sentra 2.0, which is offered in a choice of CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission.
Sentra’s powerful 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine designed to combine responsive acceleration with good fuel economy and efficient operation. It is mated to a standard Xtronic CVT™ or 6-speed manual (Sentra 2.0 only).
The advanced 2.0-liter Nissan MR20DE aluminum block engine is designed to offer an exceptional balance of responsive acceleration, excellent low and mid-range torque and increased thermal efficiency. The engine is rated at 140 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque. Up to 90 percent of the torque is achieved by 2,400 rpm – providing comfortable driving and excellent fuel consumption in real world driving when mated to the Xtronic CVT.
Fuel economy is rated at 34/26 miles per gallon City/Highway with the CVT and 31/24 miles per gallon with the 6-speed manual transmission (Sentra 2.0 only).