The Car Coach: Nissan Sentra
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is an all-new redesigned car that's got comfort, style and all the smart technology you want. Let’s take a closer look.
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Model – 2013 Nissan Sentra
MPG – 30/39 mpg.
Engine – 1.8L 4-cylinder engine riding on 17” alloy wheels with all-season tires.
Price – starts at $15,990 (less than the previous model)
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is bigger and lighter with better fuel economy. The ride was quiet with nice control on the road. Although the Sentra isn’t a sports car, it was very responsive.
Nissan offers the new Sentra in four trims: S, SV, SR, and SL. The base S model comes with a six-speed manual transmission. All other Sentras use a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Drivers interested in saving even more gas can opt for the $400 FE package.
Technology features include Nissan Connect with navigation; Pandora radio capable’ Bose Premium Audio system; 5.8” touch screen with rear view monitor and Google Send-to-Car; plus Nissan Easy Fill Tire Alert.
Options include silver or maple wood tone trim; leather seating package ($1300); a driver package for $1000 with push button start; Navigation package ($650); and Premium package ($1200), which includes dual climate control.
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• Backseat space
• Trunk space
• Fuel Economy
• Attractive design
• Front-seat comfort needs lumbar
• Responsiveness with CVT
• Disappointing interior trims
The all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra has improved fuel economy, a more spacious interior and enhanced infotainment features, which make this car a more desirable choice.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.