Pricing's just been released on the 2009 Nissan Sentra lineup including the SE-R model. Base Sentra pricing starts at $16,730 with a CVT transmission, while the top-shelf SE-R Spec V with 200 HP and a six-speed stick runs $21,160 before the optional helical limited slip diff is added. All models come with a 2-liter four-cylinder engine, new trunk lid design, MP3 playback capability and a Premium Audio Package, while SE-R models can be outfitted with a glass moonroof and Nissan Intelligent Key. Granted, the Spec V isn't going to have any WRX owners shaking, but it also runs about 5 grand less; don't forget to pony up for the LSD if you plan on extracting any real performance though. Press release after the jump.
Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2009 Nissan Sentra and Sentra SE-R, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. For 2009, both the Sentra and Sentra SE-R receive a new rear trunk lid design, MP3 playback capability and a new Premium Audio Package. SE-R models offer a new optional SE-R Upgrade Package with power sliding glass moonroof and Nissan Intelligent Key. Every 2009 Sentra includes a long list of standard convenience and safety equipment. Estimated fuel economy is 33 mpg Highway/25 mpg City (Sentra 2.0-liter with CVT). The starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2009 Nissan Sentra 2.0 with Xtronic CVT™ is $16,730. The Sentra 2.0 S is $16,960 with the 6-speed manual transmission and $17,760 with Xtronic CVT™. The Sentra 2.0 SL with Xtronic CVT™ is priced at $19,660. These four models are equipped with a fuel-efficient 140-horsepower (135 hp CAL emissions) 16-valve 2.0-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine. The Sentra SE-R is offered in Sentra SE-R and Sentra SE-R Spec V models – both featuring sporty styling, enhanced performance and additional standard equipment versus non-SE-R models. The 2009 Sentra SE-R with standard 177-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and Xtronic CVT™ with paddle shifters has an MSRP of $20,660. The Sentra SE-R Spec V, which features a high-output version of the SE-R’s 2.5-liter engine – rated at 200 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque – and a 6-speed manual transmission, is priced at $21,160. The SE-R Spec V also includes unique suspension tuning, larger diameter brakes and an optional Helical Limited Slip Differential.