Despite that crossovers dominate the market these days, there is still a big number of drivers that prefer more traditional passenger cars, such as sedans. Simply, these vehicles are still the No.1 choice when it comes to a combination of comfort, efficiency and driving experience. While crossovers offer more interior space and can go off the road, sedans are superior in terms of handling, fuel economy and overall performances, not to mention a significantly lower price if we compare models of similar sizes.
Therefore, we present you Nissan’s sedan lineup, which covers pretty much every segment in terms of the size.
Of course, we will start with the most affordable one. The Versa has been redesigned recently and despite the new styling, it closely sticks to its common characteristics. This is a subcompact sedan, which may not be the most spacious vehicle around but that compensates with impressive fuel economy. If you pick a model with a CVT gearbox, you may count on something like 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, which are pretty impressive ratings.
Although small, the Versa also offers a pretty long list of standard equipment. This particularly refers to safety features, which include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera.
Still, the best thing about this model is the price, which starts under 15.000 dollars, which makes Versa one of the most affordable cars on the market.
The Sentra represents Nissan in the segment of compact sedans. Just like the Versa, it has been completely redesigned for this year and there is a full load of novelties it brings. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is an attractive styling, which completely follows the latest version of the brand’s V-Motion design language. Moreover, the interior looks very nice and opulent.
We particularly like that the list of safety features is pretty long. The Safety Shield 360 is standard and includes things like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane departure warning.
This sedan comes with a new 2.0-liter inline-four engine, which is good for about 149 horsepower. Paired with a CVT gearbox, it doesn’t deliver the most amazing driving experience around, but you can count on excellent fuel economy in return. We hope that the company will introduce some more powerful powertrain options in the future.
The base Sentra starts at around 19.000 dollars.
If you’re looking for a good balance between performances and efficiency, the mid-size segment if where you should look for your new car. There, you will find the model called Nissan Altima, which is one of the most famous nameplates of the brand. The current generation is also pretty fresh and definitely has a lot of things to offer.
Besides the attractive styling, this sedan also offers a great level of comfort. Although some rivals are more spacious, the Altima features probably the best seats in the class. Also, the ride is pretty smooth, while the sound insulation at higher speeds is great as well.
Naturally, the list of standard features is very long and includes all kinds of tech and safety goodies. Under the hood, you may count on two engine options. Base models are equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-four, which is good for about 188 horsepower. Still, an optional 2.0-liter turbo-four is a much better choice. It is good for about 248 horsepower and has significantly more torque, so driving dynamics are on a much higher level.
The 2020 Nissan Altima starts at 24.100 dollars.
As the name says, this is the biggest sedan in the brand’s lineup. It is also the oldest model among these four, as the current generation has been around since 2015. However, that doesn’t make Maxima old, as there are so many things this large sedan still has to offer.
Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is a powerful V6 engine, which is good for about 300 horsepower. Driving dynamics and great, while the CVT gearbox ensures pretty good mpg ratings as well.
The Maxima is spacious and offers a high-level of comfort. We also like the long list of standard equipment, especially when it comes to safety. All models are equipped with things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, pedestrian detection, and forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, while higher trims offer even more goodies.
The Maxima starts at around 34.500 dollars.