Nissan’s biggest-selling passenger car in North America is the compact Sentra sedan, which is offered across three levels for 2022: basic S, upward SV and maximum SR, the last of which receives a new Midnight Edition for the Sentra SR and what’s arguably more significant from this observation post, a new All-Weather Package that can be optioned into the SV trim levels. That spoons some ingredients that are especially attractive into an affordable compact, namely dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, remote start and a heated steering wheel, the sort of thing that used to be confined to things like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Not a bad fillip for what’s already a decently equipped sedan whose base MSRP barely clears 20 grand.
That, in turn, brings us to the Midnight Package, which enhances the Sentra SR via a blacked-out grille, rear spoiler/diffuser, black-themed alloy wheels and black badging. The opening MSRP for a 2022 Sentra SR is set at $22,100. Like every Sentra, the SR isn’t deprived in the motivation department, with all models boasting Nissan’s 2.0-liter engine with 149 horsepower, a solid number in this class. The Sentra leads its market in the length of its standard safety-feature list.