Test drive the 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra sedan

After the departure of the Tiida model range in Russia between 2018-2019 Nissan Almera sedan Teana and long gaping emptiness.
Now, however, it was replaced by the Sentra sedan – a car overall, but on each your market.
In different parts of the world had different engines, suspension setup, configuration, and only unchanging design.

Engineers say that the creation of Russia’s “Centro” it for two years experimenting with the proportions of ingredients, mixing American and European versions and spicing it all purely Russian options.
We tested the car created at the junction of Japan Automobile cultures, Europe, America and Russia.

Sentra was originally designed for the US market and was introduced in 1982, has branded the Datsun .
After the change of seven generations, it continues to be produced in the US and six other countries and everywhere with a 1.8-liter engine with 130 horsepower.

Especially for Russian model finalized, changing along with the engine.
The course of acclimatization in the Russian, Japanese and Spanish technical centers 2018-2019 Nissan sedan passed already since.
The final design of the general consumer characteristics helped the British, and the final registration, he received in Izhevsk, where, as is well known, for centuries collected Kalashnikovs.
And now collected and “2018-2019 Nissan”.

In the Russian market in 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra sedan will be offered with a single engine: it has long been known to us row “Quartet” of 1.6 liters capacity of 117.
sec., which is set primarily in the Qashqai and the Juke .
Transmission – five-step “mechanics” and CVT with six “virtual” gears.

The minimum price is 679 000 rubles – already for the money the buyer will receive air conditioning, power windows, heated seats, and a pair of front airbags.
But for the audio system with MP3 capability and Bluetooth protocol have to pay extra.
The price for 2014 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra with two pedals starts at 734,000 rubles.

The Russian “Centro” for more than a tank “omyvayki” more capacious battery, different suspension settings and have a handle for closing the luggage compartment.
But if the exterior can amuse vanity similarity with the owner of the prestigious the 2018-2019 Nissan the Teana , the interior is more eclectic and unassuming.

The smooth curved profile of the central vents blowing first stumbles on the strict rectangle of the display, and then goes into a complicated trapeze conditioner button, if rearranged from another machine, and ends with a central panel decorated with a perforated aluminum that goes into booklets as “carbon”.

In contrast to the budget sedan Almera , here is multimedia system 2018-2019 Nissan Connect the second generation of navigation maps Navteq, which are very similar to the picture diagram of the human circulatory system in biology class.

Most of this segment of car buyers priority is design and space, and the dynamics and control to them are far from being in the first place.
However, these aspects can not be omitted.
Especially considering that the “Sentry” has something to offer the most exacting customers.

2018-2019 Nissan engineers have managed to give the car comfort, worthy business-class sedans.
But at the same Sentra did not turn into a barge, heeling at every turn.
Even on a winding gravel road machine allows to rush at full speed, as if at a rally special stage.

Once all the cars, starting with the basic version, equipped with a stabilization system, so that on slippery surfaces, you can feel quite confident.
Noise is also at altitude and very good fight with flying from under the wheels of stones – is rarely found in Japanese cars, especially in this price segment.

It’s funny that the length of 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra even shorter Almera younger, but still nowhere to put the available space in the cabin, in terms of space on the second row 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra experts believe the sole leader in the classroom.
And this is very similar to the truth.

At us for a test drive – high-end sedans, priced at 914,000 rubles.
They have everything that 2018-2019 Nissan has to offer for the model: 2018-2019 Nissan Connect Navigation System with 5.8-inch screen, climate control, leather upholstery, rain and light sensors, xenon lights with diode running lights, a rearview camera, keyless system access and 6 airbags.

However, the main qualities of the machine does not depend on the configuration and the price – they will be available to all customers without exception.

This spacious cabin with plenty of soft plastic, and a huge trunk, and a modern appearance.
The ranges of the front seats and steering wheel adjustments are quite large (the latter is configured as a tilt, and on the flight) to get comfortable any person could physique.

Even with as far back seats is 665 millimeters to the back of the sofa back.
This allows not only comfortably accommodate, but to throw a leg over the other.
Already in the “base» Sentra is equipped with a center armrest in front and behind, the first also is adjustable in length.

Together with the good handling Sentra received not the high ground clearance – 155 mm.
It’s certainly not a bad result, but adapted for Russian cars usually have a little more ground clearance.

It is important to remember that the standard of protection from the housing 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra is not, so that its installation will eat a little more space under the floor.
Another small gripe is, the steering wheel – for this is not a sports car he was in spirit, perhaps a bit heavy.
In addition, feedback is artificial and felt as though overcomes the resistance of spring stretch.

Yet Russian 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra with ACP slightly better suited to city life than to travel on the highway.
And it’s not in the comfort – the fatigue in long distance road car does not matter.

The stumbling block is becoming the engine – with the dynamics at the level of 11.3 seconds.
up to 100 km / h make overtaking on the track will have to care.
Sentra CVT with quite noticeably inferior to the dynamics of the same car with a manual transmission (10.6 sec. To “hundreds”).
But at city speeds motor capabilities paired with a CVT is quite enough.

Many people do not like the fact that cars with this transmission seems unresponsive – they have not expressed grab when lightly pressed on the accelerator.
The fact is that electronics always tries to keep the engine in its most efficient rpm range and believes that once you pressed through the pedal only a quarter, and the dynamic acceleration you do not need.

And still have to put up with the monotonous sound of the engine, long freezes at a certain frequency.
It is gratifying that in this case in the corners sedan leaves no impression of laxity and always goes where the front wheels are turned (the width of the front tires even increased to 205 millimeters), and does not fall to one side.
Even migrated under our pit and tramways springs, shock absorbers and stabilizers.

At the same time, experts say on the final design, the priority they had a smooth ride and stability, especially at high speed.

In fact, this in-depth program of engineering for Russia can not boast of any one competitor Sentra.
As part of the refinement has been raised even overall body rigidity – the thickness of the bottom of the metal is now about three millimeters.
There were little things like interior trunk handle, enlarged washer tank and felt the rear wheel arches – to reduce noise from the stones and spray.

As for the quality of the machine equipment, special surprises here is not expected.
Surprise may perhaps that multimedia system 2018-2019 Nissan Connect, which is able to access Facebook through a connected mobile phone.
Navigation works tolerably well, with deviation from the route recalculates it quickly, it can display Congresses schemes and conveniently controlled, but the display resolution is not enough for today’s standards.

Rearview camera as a replacement Parktronic – a solution for everybody.
In Russian conditions most of the year it will get dirty quickly, and its cleaning system for the “Centro” is not offered.

Sedan 2018-2019 Nissan Sentra the market expects serious competition. The Chevrolet the Cruze , the Mazda3 , the Volkswagen the Jetta , the Ford the Focus , the Kia The Cerato , the Toyota the Corolla – rivals surround on all sides.
However, the new sedan 2018-2019 Nissan has something to counter each of them so that your audience is sure to find the car.
After all, the creators got the main thing – to find such a proportion between Europe, Asia and the United States, which eventually turned out Russia.
This here is a mixture of cultures.