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  • Type: B17

Engine 1.6L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-20

  • Recommended Engine Oil: API

  • Oil capacity: 4.7 qt

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder: 0.036''

Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-20

  • Recommended Engine Oil: API

  • Oil capacity: 4.2 qt

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder: 0.044''


  • Capacity: 13–1/4 gal (50L)

Engine coolant with reservoir

  • Type: Pre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent

  • Capacity: 

    • MRA8DE: 1-3/4 gal (6.6 L) 
    • MR16DDT With manual transmission: 2-1/4 gal (7.0 L)

    • MR16DDT With continuously variable transmission: 2-1/4 gal ( 8.7 L)

Manual transmission fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) TL/JR Type 75W-80, or equivalent. 
    • If Genuine NISSAN Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) TL/JR Type is not available, API GL-4+, Viscosity SAE 75W-80 may be used as a temporary replacement. However, use Genuine NISSAN Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) TL/JR Type as soon as it is available.

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3

    • NISSAN recommends using Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 (or equivalent) ONLY in NISSAN CVTs. Do not mix with other fluids. Using fluids that are not equivalent to Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 may damage the CVT. Damage caused by the use of fluids other than as recommended is not covered under NISSAN’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Brake and clutch (if so equipped) fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3

Multi-purpose grease

  • Type: NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)

Air conditioning system refrigerant

  • Type: HFC-134a (R-134a)

Air conditioning system oil

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN A/C System Oil Type S (DH-PS) or equivalent

Windshield washer fluid (shared between front and rear wipers)

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent

  • Capacity: 1-1/4 gal (4.8 L)



  • Gasoline:

    • 1.6 L HR16DE I4

    • 1.6 L MR16DDT turbo I4

    • 1.8 L MRA8DE I4

    • 2.0 L MR20DE I4 (gasoline/ethanol; Brazil)

  • Diesel:

    • 1.5 L Renault K9K764 I4


  • 5-speed manual

  • 6-speed manual

  • 5-speed automatic

  • 6-speed automatic

  • CVT

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



  1. 2019 Nissan Sentra Owners Manual 

  2. 2019 Nissan Sentra - Class

  3. US Department of Energy -

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTNHTSA


Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:

    • LED

    • H11-55W

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H11-55W

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825

  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 3157AK

  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H9-65W

  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:

    • LED

    • H11-55W

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921

  • Brake Light Bulb:

    • ​​​​​​​LED

    • 7443

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825

  • Parking Light Bulb: 3157AK

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440NA

  • Tail Light Bulb:

    • LED

    • 7443

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175

  • Map Light Bulb: LED

  • Trunk Light Bulb: 158