O/D on or off

Asked by Mar 18, 2019 at 06:14 PM about the 2018 Nissan Sentra

Question type: General

Should I drive my 2018 Nissan Sentra on O/D
or turn it off if I’m only driving around town?

1 Answer

71,185

Most people just put the shifter in the highest gear whenever they drive; then you don't have to think about it. But for people like you and me, the slower you drive, the lower the gear you should use. I actually shift through gears to set speed or help in braking. An automatic transmission really doesn't care which gear it's in; they all run all the time and it's the bands and clutches that determines which is engaged. If you're going at a top speed of around 40, just use the gear under the top overdrive.

Your Answer:

Nissan Sentra Experts

  • #1
    Doran Harney
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #2
    L_R
    Reputation
    2,000
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,280
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
48 Great Deals out of 1,520 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
144 Great Deals out of 6,941 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic
183 Great Deals out of 6,158 listings starting at $1,557
Used Honda Accord
52 Great Deals out of 1,961 listings starting at $2,799
Used Toyota Camry
57 Great Deals out of 1,552 listings starting at $1,550
Used Nissan Versa
10 Great Deals out of 392 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
113 Great Deals out of 5,262 listings starting at $1,975
Used Chevrolet Cruze
140 Great Deals out of 4,019 listings starting at $1,966
Used Nissan Maxima
16 Great Deals out of 391 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Rogue
131 Great Deals out of 5,820 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
64 Great Deals out of 1,578 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Focus
83 Great Deals out of 2,086 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
66 Great Deals out of 3,709 listings starting at $2,500
Used Volkswagen Jetta
76 Great Deals out of 2,948 listings starting at $2,649
Used Ford Fusion
39 Great Deals out of 1,525 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Nissan Sentra For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 546 listings starting at $15,668
2018 Nissan Sentra For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 279 listings starting at $13,888
2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 182 listings starting at $10,995
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $8,990
2015 Nissan Sentra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $4,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.