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2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo At A Glance (Press Release)

At a Glance: 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

With its unique sporty exterior, interior and wheel treatments, the SR grade has always stood apart from the rest of the popular Nissan Sentra lineup. For 2017, Sentra SR kicks things up a few notches – 64, to be precise, if measured in horsepower – with the addition of the new Sentra SR Turbo.

At the heart of the SR Turbo is its new 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIGÔ) turbocharged engine that delivers a 50 percent horsepower increase from the normally aspirated 1.8-liter Sentra SR powerplant. Rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, the new SR Turbo engine offers 64 more horsepower and 52 more lb-ft of torque than non-turbo 2017 Sentra models1.

To help handle the increased power and torque, the new Sentra SR Turbo also receives an enhanced body structure, revised steering system, larger front disc brakes, new Xtronic transmission with manual mode (SR Turbo is also offered with a 6-speed manual transmission) and unique suspension tuning. The result is improved acceleration feeling from standing starts and highway passing, improved handling and enhanced ride comfort.

The Sentra SR Turbo’s new 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine includes a 10.5:1 compression ratio, a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), spray-coated and mirror-finish cylinder bores and a variable pressure oil pump.

The DIGÔ system helps improve combustion, enhancing power, torque, economy and emissions, while use of the turbocharger and intercooler helps boost power. The variable timing control for both intake and exhaust cycles improves low-end engine response. Taken together, the engine combines spirited performance and efficient fuel economy*.

The enhancements to the suspension are designed to handle the increased power and include a 10 percent increase in front spring stiffness. The SR Turbo-specific front and rear damper tuning has been optimized for use with the 17-inch wheels and tires – front damping has been increased 23 percent and rear damping by 50 percent. In addition, the suspension benefits from body enhancements that range from increased front cowl thickness to new steering gear mounting.

The Electric Power Steering (EPS) system changes include a larger steering motor and remapped electronic to provide a balance feel between reduced effort at parking and low speed situations and enhanced feedback on highways and winding roads. Larger front brakes and calipers are also utilized, and Sentra’s Active Understeer Control system has been optimized for the SR Turbo.

Other enhancements to all 2017 Sentra grades include improved interior quietness due to increased front and rear window glass thickness and nearly double the storage capacity in the front center console.

The new Sentra SR Turbo includes a standard power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature and SR Turbo badging. Like the non-Turbo Sentra SR, the exterior is marked by LED low beam projector headlights with LED accents, lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals, and unique design 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/50R17 all-season tires. Inside, both SR and SR Turbo grades include sport interior trim, premium sport cloth seats, driver’s seatback pocket and heated front seats.

Like all 2017 Sentra SV, SR and SL grades, the new SR Turbo also features a 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD) located between the tachometer and speedometer, and standard Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition.

All 2017 Sentras also offer ample roominess in a compact-size exterior, including an outstanding 37.4 inches of rear seat legroom. The intuitive interior layout emphasizes driver control and exceptional seat comfort for all occupants. The high-quality interior design features soft-touch instrument panel and door armrests, Nissan Intelligent Key® keyless entry and push button ignition system and RearView Monitor. The optional SR Turbo Premium Package adds leather-appointed seating, auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, and Bose® Premium audio system with eight speakers.

Also offered is NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps – with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link® (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and NissanConnect Mobile Apps.

The SR Turbo Premium Package, the only option package available with the new SR Turbo, includes Blind Spot Warning (BSW)2 and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)2.

In addition to the new SR Turbo (6MT and Xtronic), the 2017 Nissan Sentra is offered in four other grade levels: Sentra S (6MT and Xtronic), SV (Xtronic), SR (Xtronic) and SL (Xtronic).

Highlights of the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo include:


  • Sophisticated exterior design with a low beltline and strong front-to-rear character line
  • Boomerang-shaped, projector LED low beam headlights (halogen high beam) with LED accents
  • Standard Smart Auto Headlights with twilight and windshield wiper activation
  • Standard fog lights
  • Nissan signature V-Motion grille (consistent with Altima and Maxima)
  • Heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
  • Chrome door handles
  • Lower body side sill extensions, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, chrome exhaust tip finisher
  • Chrome trunk lid finisher
  • A long wheelbase of 106.3 inches, 182.1-inch overall length
  • 15.1-cubic foot cargo volume
  • Seven available exterior colors: Red Alert, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Aspen White (premium color) and Deep Blue Pearl

Platform and Powertrain

  • Lightweight front engine/front-wheel drive platform
  • Enhanced body structure (versus non Turbo models) with enhanced cowl thickness, enlarged engine cradle (full)
  • Advanced 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIGÔ) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder
  • Engine rated at 188 horsepower, 177 lb-ft of torque
  • Choice of 6-speed manual transmission or Xtronic transmission with manual mode
  • Xtronic transmission features wide 7.3:1 gear ratio range, sub-planetary gear, flexible lock-up damper and next-generation D-Step shift program for a direct shift feel and linear acceleration feel
  • Unique (to SR Turbo) Xtronic transmission

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent strut front suspension with 22.0 mm stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension with integrated 24.6 mm stabilizer bar
  • High frequency-response shock absorbers
  • Unique SR Turbo strut, damper and front spring tuning
  • Specially tuned Active Understeer Control system
  • Revised Electronic Power Steering system (vehicle-speed-sensitive) with 16.3:1 steering ratio, reinforced steering mounting
  • Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with larger front brake rotors (11.7-inch front and 11.5-inch rear)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/60R17 all-season tires

Interior Features

  • High quality interior design with soft touch surfaces on the instrument panel and door armrests
  • Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges
  • Available leather-appointed seating
  • Standard 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD)
  • 6-way manual driver’s seat/4-way manual front passenger’s seat
  • Available 6-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Enlarged front center console storage with armrest and front cupholders
  • Sliding center armrest
  • Front seat storage pockets
  • 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, rear center armrest with cupholders
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Power windows with driver-side one-touch auto up/down and auto-reverse feature
  • Power door locks with auto-locking feature
  • Standard premium sport cloth seats with sport interior trim
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers and MP3/WMA playback capability; auxiliary audio input jack, Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Available Bose® Premium audio system with eight speakers
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • USB connection port with iPod® interface
  • Available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately)
  • Available NissanConnect Apps
  • Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition
  • Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® keyless entry and push button ignition system
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
  • RearView Monitor
  • Standard power sliding glass moonroof with tilt feature
  • One interior color: Charcoal

Safety and Security

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Front-seat belts with pretensioners, load limiters and adjustable upper anchors
  • Standard 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Zone Body Construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with available Easy-Fill Tire Alert
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW)2
  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)2

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in one well-equipped trim level: SR Turbo with choice of 6-speed manual or Xtronic transmissions
  • Assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV (NMEX-DF), Aguascalientes, Mexico

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* EPA fuel economy estimates not available at press time

1. Except Sentra S with manual transmission, which features 6 more hp and 3 more lb-ft of torque than Xtronic-equipped S, SV SR and SL grades. Xtronic-equipped Sentras – 124 horsepower / 125 lb-ft torque.

2. Not a substitute for proper lane change procedures. The system will not prevent contact with other vehicles or

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