The 2013 Nissan Sentra is arguably the finest car on the US market today for the more frugally-minded buyer.
Having been overhauled with a few touches of the Altima, the new Nissan Sentra is an altogether newer and more mature beast. Spec and feature-wise it’s right on the money with its biggest rivals, adding up to a package that couldn’t be better-suited to anyone intent on taking home ‘bang for buck’ at its finest.
Features and Trims
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is on the market in four different trims – those being the SL, the SR, the SV and the entry-level S, along with two additional fuel-economy focused models in the form of the FE+SV and the FE+S. Those opting for the fuel-economy versions will take home low-resistance tires, aero deflectors and a rear spoiler as standard.
Each trim option comes with the same 130BHP four-cylinder engine with normal, Sport and Eco driving settings – official mileage coming out at up to 34MPG combined in Normal mode.
Driver and passenger comforts on the interior have also been significantly touched-up. New features now offered as standard across the range include air conditioning and premium upholstery, while various options are on offer for the 2013 Sentra including leather trim, dual climate control, heated seats, Nissan Connect and Bose sound system.
Entry-level versions of the 2013 Sentra are on the market for $15,990.
The base S version of the 2013 Sentra serves up 130BHP courtesy of a 1.8-lliter engine, with six-speed manual transmission as standard – Nissan is also offering its Xtronic CVT as an option for the S trim. The rest of the trims come with CVT as standard.
One of the biggest goals for Nissan with the 2013 Sentra was to make the interior more welcoming for drivers and passengers alike, which has been accomplished with the addition of significantly more legroom for rear-passengers and a larger trunk than the previous model – now measuring in at 15.1 cubic feet.
The 2013 Sentra is clearly gunning for the top-spots in the segment and on paper at least seems to have all the right boxes ticked in all the right places.