2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

Look at that – 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V. Probably one of the worst names for a car, ever. Way too long, way too many letters thrown together… Nissan needs to work on this pronto. Anyway.

It’s no secret that an SE-R and SE-R Spec V version of the new Sentra have been in the mill. Ever since the new Sentra was released to the public recently, people have been asking ‘When is the Spec V coming?’

Well, you don’t need to ask anymore. March of 2007 will mark the arrival of both the SE-R and SE-R Spec V versions of the brand new Sentra – and both will be sedans. There was some brief speculation that coupes would come out, but we can squash that. Four doors for you, yes sirree. So, on to the good stuff.

2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R / SE-R Spec V Specs

  • 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine
  • 200 HP in Spec V trim, 177 HP in SE-R trim
  • 6 speed close-ratio manual for Spec-V, CVT for SE-R
  • Paddle shifters on SE-R
  • 17″ Wheels
  • 4 wheel disc brakes w/ ABS

The 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V is expected to fall in around the $20,000 range – let’s hope they put some money on the hood so they can compete better with the goodness that is the Honda Civic SI sedan.

2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R / SE-R Spec V Reviews

Autoblog reviews the 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V and writes – ‘As impressed as we were with the handling dynamics and the power delivery, the one killer app Nissan has going for it with the SE-R is its price point. The base model with CVT comes in at $19,400, while the Spec V variant gets an additional $500 tacked onto the sticker. Opting for the top-of-the-line model (the one to get) and equipping it with the LSD, audio package (Rockford Fosgate 6-disc changer, MP3/WMA playback) and the sunroof, the price comes in at $22,415. In the end, it’s a series of compromises; if you want to stay in the naturally aspirated realm, you get more torque from the Spec V than the Si, but at a 300-pound premium; go the turbocharged route with the GTI and MS3 and you’re quickly banging on the $25k ceiling. And we haven’t even gotten into the subjective world of styling.’

Kicking tires reviews the 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V and has this to say – ‘The Spec V responds well to driver commands, and tossing it around on the winding roads near Elkhart Lake, Wis., proved to be entertaining. Its ride and handling reminded me of Subaru’s Impreza WRX, and the short-throw six-speed manual transmission is positioned high, which puts it in easy reach of your right hand. Even though the 2.5-liter four-cylinder is pretty noisy and the steering has a little too much assist to be considered sporty, the compact sedan’s fun factor seems reasonable for the money.’

TTAC reviews the 2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V and has this to say – ‘I was expecting the Sentra SE-R Spec V to be a sort of Heffalump GT-R: extra power thrown at a chassis totally unsuited to sporting aspirations. Surprise! The Sentra SE-R Spec V turns out to be a viable alternative to Honda‚Äôs hot sedan that provides a stronger (if rougher) engine, a capable (if less balanced) drive and liveable mileage (24/31).’

Published on December 23, 2006 in Future Vehicles,Nissan

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