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 KeyÔ. 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.

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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.