2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo vs 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO®

A blue 2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is on the left. On the right is a white 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO. They are separated by a silver line with a VS symbol.

The 2019 Sentra is an economical sedan big on interior room, features, and fuel economy. It redefines the traditional definition of a sedan with its roomy space, comfort, and unique selection of features.

Those unique features are primarily what we’re going to be looking at here, where we compare two upper end trims on the 2019 model: the 2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo and the 2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO. Just what do these trims focus on, and what’s the difference between them? Let’s take a look.

2019 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo


2019 Nissan Sentra NISMO

$22,570 Price (starting MSRP*) $25,840
1.6L DIG™ turbocharged I4 engine w/ 188 hp Engine/Horsepower 1.6L DIG™ turbocharged I4 engine w/ 188 hp
XTronic CVT® with Manual Shift Mode Transmission Choice of 6-Speed Manual Transmission or XTronic CVT® with Manual Shift Mode
SR Turbo-Tuned Suspension and steering, Active Understeer Control, Fog Lights, Sport Rear Fascia, Lower Body Side Sill Extensions, Rear Spoiler with integrated LED Brake Light, Premium Sport Cloth Seat Trim, Sport interior trim, and more features Design NISMO® aerodynamic body kit, NISMO® leather-wrapped shift knob, NISMO® sport front seats w/synthetic suede seat trim and signature red stitching, NISMO®-tuned suspension and steering, and more NISMO features

A History of Premium Design

As you can see, the SR Turbo maintains the sport look of the Sentra SR, and borrows the powerful 1.6-liter DIG™ turbocharged engine from the NISMO. It has a lower price point and does not offer the 6-Speed Manual Transmission that the NISMO® does.

So what else does the NISMO® bring to the table? The name NISMO® actually refers to the inhouse tuning, motorsports, and performance division of Nissan, formed in 1984 to create vehicles specially-designed for the track. So when you see a vehicle with the NISMO® tag, you can be sure it comes with a powerful, track-ready engine, precision styling, and premium features.

And the 2019 Sentra NISMO® certainly lives up this name. The NISMO® external and internal design optimization applied to the 2019 Sentra gives not only a sleek, race-ready appearance but also optimizes performance.

Interested in experiencing these vehicles in person and seeing if the NISMO® optimization is really all it's cracked up to be? Contact us here at Glendale Nissan today to set up your test drive. You won't be dissapointed!

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.