Description: Compact Sedan
Base MSRP Range: $18,100 - $18,300
Invoice Price Range: $16,834 - $17,020
Where built: Mexico
Special SE-R editions spin off Nissan's sporty compact in two versions, SE-R and SE-R Spec V. Both carry a raucous engine, although ten more power points apply to the Spec V performance variation.
A unique front fascia, styled after Nissan's exotic and powerful Skyline GTR sports sedan, adds a crisp mesh grille and round foglamps. Body-colored sills stretch toward the pavement along each side, while at the tail a winged spoiler flies off the trunk's flat deck.
Powering the series is Nissan's dual-cam 2.5-liter four-pack that hits 165 for the SE-R or 175 hp for Spec V. The Spec V also gets sporty hardware like a six-speed manual shifter, limited-slip differential, four-wheel disc brakes and tighter suspension tuning. A Brembo Brake Package for high performance shows up on the option sheet. Also, the Audio Fanatic Package adds a six-disc CD changer.