The Nissan Sentra, in its 2013-2019 iteration, underwent significant changes to enhance its appeal in the compact sedan segment. The exterior design adopted a more upscale and modern look, featuring sleek lines and a distinctive front grille that mirrored Nissan’s new design language. The increase in overall dimensions provided a more spacious interior, with improved materials and build quality that contributed to a more refined cabin atmosphere. The Sentra also incorporated advanced technology, with features like Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert system and an available touchscreen infotainment system, offering navigation, smartphone integration, and other connectivity options. Safety was a priority during this generation, as evidenced by the inclusion of standard features like antilock brakes, stability control, and airbags, bolstering the Sentra’s crashworthiness. This model strived to balance fuel efficiency and performance, emphasizing comfort and practicality. Overall, the 2013-2019 Nissan Sentra aimed to compete effectively in the compact sedan market by offering a well-rounded style, technology, and safety package, making it a popular choice among buyers during its production years.



Nissan Sentra specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes


  • 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



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