2012 Nissan Sentra Review
The 2012 Nissan Sentra has been given a test drive and review here at Blazen Auto. This vehicle boasts many “creature features” which make for some nice bonuses when making long trips.
One of the features we enjoyed with this vehicle is the “Aux” or auxiliary input of the car stereo system shown here. The bottom arrow highlights the “Aux” input while the top arrow points to the “Aux” input selection.
The “Aux” stereo input is great for people who prefer to listen to their Mp3 player or iPod. Your cell phone output can also be connected and you can pipe Pandora internet radio directly into the stereo system. The 2012 Nissan Sentra SR model is also available with satellite radio.
The center console also provides an input for an iPod in which song selection can be controlled through the car stereo menu selection options. This option is not as nice as the “Aux” input. We found the connection to fit that of older iPod models. Since this vehicle is only 1 year old, we expected it to work with the latest iPod models.
But the input is of no value with new iPod. This seems to be an oversight or a lack of concern on the part of Apple or Nissan. Once a standard connection has been made for the device, it does not make a lot of sense to release the next generation iPod with a new connection rendering it’s use obsolete in a vehicle manufactured only 1 year ago.
We found the gas mileage to fit that of the rating, which is 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. We found we could get roughly 35 mpg on the highway with strictly highway driving. But once you throw in a bit of stop/start driving, we found the average mileage to be about 31 mpg. This vehicle has smooth acceleration and decent power at 140 horsepower.
As far as negatives, the one problem we have with the 2012 Nissan Sentra is the blind spots. It’s difficult at times to see other vehicles within blind spots when driving the Sentra.
These blind spots are highlighted in the adjacent photo by the white arrow in the front and yellow arrow to the rear. The trim between the front and side windows is quite wide.
This wide trim has the tendency to block the view of nearby vehicles. This however, was our biggest complaint with the 2012 Sentra. Overall we were quite happy with the driving experience provided by the Sentra and recommend it as a vehicle for your next purchase.