2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo Behind-the-Scenes First Drive [Video]

Nissan is putting power into the Sentra by offering a turbo version in 2017 that provides 50 percent more horsepower than the average, run-of-the-mill version.

TFL’s Roman Mica had the chance to test drive the new Sentra SR Turbo in Georgia recently, seeing firsthand how the new trim level behaves.


The turbo will go on sale in October and comes equipped with a 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, which is about 64 and 52 more, respectively, than the regular Sentra. Buyers can also choose between a manual or a six-speed transmission.

The turbo starts at $21,990, and buyers can add a premium package that includes cross traffic alert, Bose sound system, blind spot monitoring and other features for an additional $2,590.

Nissan equipped the SR Turbo with a stiffer suspension and modified damper tuning in the front and rear. They also added 11.7-inch brakes as opposed to 11-inch brakes, and a re-enforced body in the cowl to increase body rigidity.

Inside, Roman noticed there’s plenty of legroom in the rear seats, but headroom may be lacking for some people.

How did Roman rate the car? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.