A Nissan Sentra Is Great For College Grads | McAllen, TX

Nissan Sentra: Great Car for Recent College Grads | Mission, TX

College looked a little different for most students over the last year; the pandemic just added another layer of challenge to the post-secondary landscape. Whether you were fully virtual or in a hybrid environment as a college senior, it’s certainly an understatement that your final year of hitting the books was likely not how you imagined it.

However, as vaccines continue to roll out and businesses begin to reopen, you may find yourself in need of a new vehicle, not just to go out and experience the world of travel, bars, restaurants, and friendship after a year-plus of quarantine and studying, but also to make your daily commute to your very first out-of-college job.

With the looming threat of student loans, though, you are going to want to find a new vehicle that suits your needs but is still within a tight budget. That’s where the Autotrader “10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates” list comes in.

And we at Bert Ogden McAllen Nissan in McAllen, Texas, are proud to announce that the 2021 Nissan Sentra earned a spot on the list. Autotrader editors wrote that the 2021 Sentra is “an affordable compact sedan with a muscular attitude, drawing inspiration from bigger, more expensive Nissan sedans. With a stylish exterior, an upscale interior, and a lot of standard safety features, we like that you can go up to the top SR trim while still staying in the low-$20,000 range – the Sentra starts at around $20,410.”1

Why the Sentra is great for college graduates

Are you wondering if the 2021 Nissan Sentra might be the right new car for you as you leave college and enter the workforce? Here are just a few reasons it might make sense to get your own Nissan Sentra:

Safety is a top priority

 Many college students start thinking about having a family after their studies are done. If you and your partner are ready to expand your family with some kids (or even some four-legged friends), it’s important to consider safety. The 2021 Nissan Sentra delivers with the standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a suite of six safety features: Rear Automatic Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Warning. These and other features earned the 2021 Sentra a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.2

Costs are low with great fuel economy

You will have less frequent trips to the gas pump to refill on fuel (important as gas prices continue to climb as we leave the pandemic behind). The Sentra is a great choice if you are dealing with student loans and an entry-level salary because it earns up to 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.3

The trunk is spacious

Do you and your friends love to hit the open road? You’ll have plenty of room for your luggage thanks to the spacious trunk with 14.3 cubic feet. You’ve spent four years studying; adventure awaits!

Staying connected is easy

Wherever you stand in the smartphone battle, you will be happy in the 2021 Nissan Sentra, which boasts both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration for easy access to hands-free phone calls and texting, navigation, music, podcasts, weather, and more. You can even connect wirelessly with streaming audio via Bluetooth®. Keep your phone charged with multiple USB-C and USB ports, and listen to your favorite music with crystal-clear sound through the available Bose® Premium Audio System with eight speakers.


Interested in learning more? Visit Bert Ogden McAllen Nissan in McAllen, Texas, to take the 2021 Nissan Sentra out for a test drive.

1Starting MSRP: $19,460 – All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

22021 IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with LED projector headlights.

32021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 29 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 33 Combined MPG for Sentra® S, SV, 28 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Sentra SR. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.


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