REAL-FUN! 2021 Nissan Sentra SR Manual Review

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2020 Nissan Sentra SR Review by The Straight Pipes. The Nissan Sentra SR is pumping out 149hp and 146 lb-ft tq from a 2L 4 cylinder engine. Sitting at $23,383 CAD, would this be your pick over the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra?
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  • TheStraightPipes
    TheStraightPipesMonth ago

    Watch our Civic vs Corolla comparison:

  • 401EastToronto Gillie

    401EastToronto Gillie

    Month ago

    Thatโ€™s what makes the car more fun and more ppl will buy it compared to the automatic

  • Valentino Rossi

    Valentino Rossi

    Month ago

    I watched your channel from here in Iowa and was really entertained. My first car - given to me by my dad - was an Alfa Romeo Alfetta which had 5 speed manuals. Going down the hill manual can be downshifted to help engine braking,. I haven't tried it with automatic. Still hanging on to my 220,000 mile, auto cherokee until the pandemic is over but long to go back driving stick shift. You guys should focus on affordable cars and test fewer and fewer exotics. After all 80% of us live from paycheck to paycheck and affordable cars are more relevant.

  • Mr Will Cat

    Mr Will Cat

    Month ago


  • Fabian Herrmann

    Fabian Herrmann

    Month ago

    I think Piloti shoes should get their money back from Jakub wearing crocs while driving in the winter for crying out loud.

  • Ferrari F80

    Ferrari F80

    Month ago


  • Brad Lag
    Brad Lag4 days ago

    04 sentra 165 HP 175FPt........

  • Jayson Cabe
    Jayson Cabe4 days ago

    400Z Manual and Sentra SR Manual? Damn what a time to live in.

  • MrBoisvert
    MrBoisvert5 days ago

    Honestly the rev hang seems like a much bigger problem to me. I feel like you could get used to it, but it's such a long time to wait to shift it could be a hazard depending on where/when you drive. The alternative is abusing your gearbox, but then you'll literally pay for it with more maintenance...

  • Asalted Car Nuts
    Asalted Car Nuts8 days ago

    when is the sentra cup launching

  • Mightbe Sherwood
    Mightbe Sherwood8 days ago

    Delivery drivers get out while the car is running. Deal breaker for them, if they know beforehand.

  • Raymond Adams
    Raymond Adams20 days ago

    Nissan needs to just get rid of the CVT transmission. Their cars are beautiful but would never consider do to the CVT

  • Jeremy Stig
    Jeremy Stig20 days ago

    A lot of people in Europe still have manual gates for their driveway. So that would be really annoying if your car wouldn't let you out while the engine is still running. With electronic gates no problem tho. Can you start the car with the doors open tho? Would also be a bit annoying for mechanics if you couldn't lol.

  • Tre916
    Tre91621 day ago

    One thing I'll give Nissan is that their sounds systems are always good. My wife had an 07 sentra and it was the WORST car to drive ever, but the stereo was impressive especially for it having no subwoofer. For it having no subwoofer it was almost magical how good it sounded.

  • John Bulger
    John Bulger22 days ago

    Had a nice laugh with u guys. Yes you can change the looking mechanics through the vehicle settings menu. Mine unlocks every time I put it in park and locks once I get up to speed. Love my 2020 Sentra

  • saul gaming
    saul gaming22 days ago

    Lucky bastards you in Canada get the manual we in the us don't

  • Michael Mancini
    Michael Mancini23 days ago

    149HP, COME ON Nissan, really??, I have a 2020 Maxima SR, that car goes, why can't they put a Turbo in it, and at least bump it up to 200HP with the stick? that would be a cheap alternative to a BMW 2series.

  • Harvard Ford
    Harvard Ford23 days ago

    wait what?? 40k for a full blown race car without me doing any work? what sorcery is this they gotta be losing money from that

  • White Hawk
    White Hawk23 days ago

    It seems fun, but I have an LX Civic with a 6 speed, and based on the horsepower and the weight, I think a base model civic is faster than this honestly. The LX has 158 hp, and this has 149, and the civic weighs close to 300lbs less. Interesting

  • Patrick martin
    Patrick martin25 days ago

    I wish we got the manual in the US

  • noob168
    noob16826 days ago

    shouldn't the car be unlocked if its in park tho?

  • Eliazar Perez
    Eliazar Perez26 days ago

    Would it be a good choice for first time manuel owner? As in for someone to learn how to drive manuel?

  • TrayCaddyyy
    TrayCaddyyy26 days ago

    I always turn off my car and take the keys when I get out, even when running back into the house.

  • Oscar Jeans
    Oscar Jeans27 days ago

    Who complains about black wheels?!

  • Dustin Harford
    Dustin Harford28 days ago

    Can we also appreciate how nice that shift knob is?

  • Jesse Webb
    Jesse Webb28 days ago

    I canโ€™t wait to race this car this year!!

  • Admiral Ackbar
    Admiral Ackbar28 days ago

    I get out of my car when it's running all the time. When I fill up gas or stop by service stations to get coffee or food. When I visit bank, groceries, postal or other quickies. Most of the tear of the engine happens during starts so I tried to avoid needlessly shutting it down when I leave for a few minutes. Of course then we have the opposite extreme with engine start stop on those new modern SUVs. I cringe every time I see it.

  • Fabi P
    Fabi P28 days ago

    Oh no the nissan staying locked when the car is running thing is incredibly annoying, I had a manual 2018 frontier, when you come to a stop and your passenger damn near rips the door handle off when they just try to get out, gets old quick

  • airbenderx10
    airbenderx1029 days ago

    I was expecting it to be closer to 26-28k that's a good deal

  • Keanu Chungus
    Keanu ChungusMonth ago

    Le Manuelle ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Ryan W
    Ryan WMonth ago

    @2:09 lol sounds like the motor mount is weak af

    PUMBA _EBKMonth ago

    Sooo my 2008 b16 sentra se r spec v is faster than the newer sr lmao sweet

  • RealTalk
    RealTalkMonth ago

    Would be awesome to see a drag race with all the newer small economy naturally aspirated stick shift cars. Im thinking sentra, corolla , civic, mazda etc.

  • Jeff Morse
    Jeff MorseMonth ago

    Disappointed the manual isn't available in the US. Stick with the Corolla, Civic, Forte, Impreza or Elantra.

  • harvurd
    harvurdMonth ago

    How quick is this car? To 60? To 100?

  • Shawn Wang
    Shawn WangMonth ago

    team japan 2-litre front-wheel-drive manual, this, civic, corolla, and mazda 3

  • Paul Ho
    Paul HoMonth ago

    Throw out the trim piece, put in a car seat. ๐Ÿ‘น

  • Maikel Ramautarsing
    Maikel RamautarsingMonth ago

    welp a lot better than with a cvt

  • Jacob Frey
    Jacob FreyMonth ago

    Can't open your own door without unlocking it first? - wow, that insane. Why would they do that?

  • P Pha
    P PhaMonth ago

    Unfortunately, the manual Sentra is dead in the US.

  • trm4life
    trm4lifeMonth ago

    I have the 2002 SER Spec-v. I feel like Nissan needs to make a version that looks like a GTR like the spec v did with that skyline front bumper.

  • Rob Blaich
    Rob BlaichMonth ago

    We've had our 2021 Sentra SR Manual since last week. One thing I've learned on my own is the car has an Eco button that stops the rev hang. It keeps the RPMs down, thus making the car react like a "normal" manual. The drive quality and fun is even better with that Eco button on! Go figure.

  • ainahko16
    ainahko16Month ago

    Can someone at Nissan give this Sentra a Nismo makeover?

  • Edwin Ooi
    Edwin OoiMonth ago

    They should have a sports mode button to disable the rev hangs.

  • PhossAnx
    PhossAnxMonth ago

    Twist twist!!

  • Striker 50
    Striker 50Month ago

    TERRIBLE CVTs and Corrupt Nissan Executives. No thanks ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž this company could go bankrupt

  • FB I
    FB IMonth ago

    The design has a potential to make it a performance oriented version.

  • Faraz Shah
    Faraz ShahMonth ago

    Renault completely destroyed and raped Nissan behind the barn

  • Sam Jones
    Sam JonesMonth ago

    Just get off the throttle sooner and you beat the overhang.

  • AllTheBestNames
    AllTheBestNamesMonth ago

    Damn.. is he wearing a Pepsi Rolex?

    MR SINGHMonth ago

    In India, automatic transmission cars are generally bought for women. Men use stick.

  • Static_VIP_Camry
    Static_VIP_CamryMonth ago

    Who heel toes like that with their Right foot sideways. Also there's no need to downshift unless you are slowing down without coming to a complete stop, if you're coming to a complete stop just coach in Neutral.

  • Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai Zone
    Nigel Saunders, The Bonsai ZoneMonth ago

    My 2015 Nissan Micra has this rev hang too, I always thought it was just a heavy flywheel and it took a long time for the revs to come down, now I know. Thanks!

  • Diamond D
    Diamond DMonth ago

    Love from Australia!

  • Pawan Sandhu
    Pawan SandhuMonth ago

    My 2018 Subaru Forester is the same thing regarding the door locks, really grinds my gears

  • John Lam
    John LamMonth ago

    Looks better than Civic or Corolla.

  • Dylan Farris
    Dylan FarrisMonth ago

    Who is complaining about Black Wheels? I have never met anyone who doesn't like them lol. They make 90% of cars look so much better than silver.

  • Charles Eballa
    Charles EballaMonth ago


  • Thor Odin son
    Thor Odin sonMonth ago

    Nissan Sentra 2003 175 hp Nissan. Sentra 2022 149 hp and itโ€™s up 300 lbs in 2 Fail big time Nissan.

  • Daany
    DaanyMonth ago

    Iโ€™m a twister not a roller

  • rego007
    rego007Month ago

    Dude. Crocs? Seriously?!

  • Edward Chung
    Edward ChungMonth ago

    "Cranking it is fun." (hand...braking...manual)

  • Roberts Family
    Roberts FamilyMonth ago

    What a waste. Beautiful looking car inside and out and Nissan gives us 149hp????? HUGE miss Nissan! Still need to get in the compact car game!!! Soooooo bummed. 180-200.....nothing less.

  • Mauricio Morales
    Mauricio MoralesMonth ago

    Those crocs...

  • Rick M.
    Rick M.Month ago

    Those Crocs! lol

  • Rahath Qureshi
    Rahath QureshiMonth ago

    People hate black wheels?

  • Acc0rd79
    Acc0rd79Month ago

    I think I found a new way for people to start buying Manuals again, tell them if you never want to worry about catching Covid, you have to drive a manual!! They will fly off of the lots:)

  • Mark M
    Mark MMonth ago

    It just needs an exhaust and tune to get rid of the rev hang. Iโ€™d buy it

  • ่ฑšๆฑ
    ่ฑšๆฑMonth ago

    I don't understand why Nissan doesn't sell this in Japan. Or rather, the car model lineup in Japan is too fucking.

  • Urbanized Dreams
    Urbanized DreamsMonth ago

    I ain't trying to drive my car with no dildo aight?

  • Gobear Gromit
    Gobear GromitMonth ago

    Boring ..

  • Desu VR
    Desu VRMonth ago

    I don't like all-black rims, they just look like they're made of rubber too. Black with chrome or some other color to contrast or accent it is what you really want.

  • john cetera
    john ceteraMonth ago

    That slow shifting is like how my manual chevy cruze shifts.

  • SEAN.B
    SEAN.BMonth ago

    i have a new golf tsi with a manual and its the exact same way this is with rev hang

  • malcolmar
    malcolmarMonth ago

    This is an incredibly fun car for this price. Well done Nissan for keeping the manual!

  • sage11x
    sage11xMonth ago

    This is the problem facing manuals. Not only are they VASTLY less popular, theyโ€™re less efficient, and the few remaining on the road are kind of shit. I drove a Civic Si when it came out and it pains me to say this but... they should just sell that car with an auto. The rev hang and vague clutch- itโ€™s THAT bad. Keep in mind this is coming from someone who has owned 7 manual transmission cars and currently enjoys the hell out his 2013 FRs manual. Save the manuals. Save the *good manuals.

  • Winston Castro
    Winston CastroMonth ago


  • PlayedByEar
    PlayedByEarMonth ago

    If the manual car has rev hang, i dont even want it. It ruins the whole purpose of driving a manual๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Jonathan Louie
    Jonathan LouieMonth ago

    Is no one going to talk about those crocs?!?!?!

  • Abdelrahman Abas
    Abdelrahman AbasMonth ago

    I really hope they make a turbo or nismo with this car and keep the manual option. This car is light years better than the old version.

  • kanamekuran23
    kanamekuran23Month ago

    Itโ€™s more fun to drive a slow car fast than it is to drive a fast car slow

  • Damon Hawthorne
    Damon HawthorneMonth ago

    I'm so jealous if I heard the rumors are true that Canada gets the manual and the US is stuck with a crappy CVT say it ain't so! Great video guys first time watching your channel!

  • gunterob
    gunterobMonth ago

    99% never get out while it's running

  • Timothy Coyne
    Timothy CoyneMonth ago

    Too bad about the rev hang, but a manual makes any lower powered car more fun to drive, and makes it feel faster than it really is.

  • Les Martin
    Les MartinMonth ago

    *Cough* Mazda 3!

  • mo m
    mo mMonth ago

    That's the smartest looking Nissan they have.. Shame we don't have it in the UK due to SUV overload.. Is the engine derived from Nissan or the diamond of doom? ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Andrew Bradford
    Andrew BradfordMonth ago

    my dadโ€™s infiniti qx80 and grandmaโ€™s qx60 both do the same thing, for my dad especially itโ€™s pretty annoying because with kids youโ€™re always letting them out, dropping them off, etc and you have to unlock the doors every time

  • Z Man
    Z ManMonth ago

    That's cool Nissan's saving the handbrake also

  • Johnston Zhang
    Johnston ZhangMonth ago

    On whether I get out of the car while it's running often: Not really, although I did do that yesterday when I had to get out to go to Boost Mobile๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Jaqen H'Ghar
    Jaqen H'GharMonth ago

    Too bad they don't still sell the SE-R Spec V version of this car, that thing was a beast for it's class, especially the early aughts version.

  • Christian Dietsch
    Christian DietschMonth ago

    This or Mazda 3 >>

  • Jason Jia
    Jason JiaMonth ago

    Gonna need to tune out that rev hang literally the moment you drive it off the lot

  • Rene Robes
    Rene RobesMonth ago

    Another nail in the coffin of manuals, rev hang, the horror...

  • abs ash
    abs ashMonth ago

    Nissan has done such a good job in Canada. Here in India, their products aren't so exciting. Probably has to do with the taxes and people's perception of cars.

  • LLG47
    LLG47Month ago

    Not to hate, but you guys are a bit out of touch thinking no one uses aux cords. Most people drive older cars and don't have flagship phones with no headphone jack. And with the way that android auto, carplay, and bluetooth can bug out time to time, aux is like the most reliable way to connect.

  • blackme1
    blackme1Month ago

    Great car transmission changes the attitude of the car.

  • Cyril Matthew
    Cyril MatthewMonth ago

    Me and my expectations :- ohh i needed more power and may be an all wheel drive.

  • Ernesto Erazo
    Ernesto ErazoMonth ago

    glb 35 review ? havent seen much on that car on youtube

  • SnowCYYCling
    SnowCYYClingMonth ago

    Ah yes, the ultimate drug dealer car, second only to the Maxima

  • Neightrix Prime
    Neightrix PrimeMonth ago

    It seem Nissan forgot what "R" is supposed to mean on their trim levels.

  • IControl Gaming
    IControl GamingMonth ago

    I have an 08 spec v. Thing is quick and fun to drive

  • Jacky K
    Jacky KMonth ago

    The wasteful person provisionally thaw because berry consequently chew till a drunk guarantee. adaptable, lively teeth

  • David Doyle
    David DoyleMonth ago

    Any thoughts or impressions on how this compares to a Mazda 3 in manual with the similarly powered 2.0 engine (GX or GS trim) ? Thatโ€™s what I would cross-shop it against.

  • Kyle B
    Kyle BMonth ago

    sub 150bhp, small, manual, fwd cars are legitimate fun and on quality, tyres are fast with good usage of conservation of momentum, you can get in serious legal trouble in a 90bhp eco hatchback around country lanes

  • OsnoF
    OsnoFMonth ago

    *cries in American*