2013 Nissan Sentra priced from $15,990

Article by Christian A., on October 2, 2012

Nissan has just announced that the all-new 2013 Sentra will be priced in the United States from $15,990. Set to go on sale at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide beginning October 16, the redesigned Sentra promises to offer class-above design standards inside and out, as well as efficiency in engineering.

According to the official press release, the 2013 Sentra is five percent lighter than the outgoing model, despite the fact that it is slightly larger and offers more interior room. All the Sentra versions will be powered by the same fuel-efficient 1.8-liter engine, bolted to the next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission. The Sentra FE+ S and FE+ SV will offer achieve 40 mpg on the highway, while the other CVT-equipped models are rated at 39 mpg on the highway.

All the CVT models are rated by EPA at 34 mpg combined (City and Highway) and offer a driving range of 415 miles. Regarding the interior, this comes with heated leather-appointed seating surfaces, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Bose Premium Audio System, RearView Monitor and NissanConnectSM with Navigation system.

So, if you want more, you will have to know that the Sentra S CVT is priced from $17,260, while the Sentra FR+ S CVT carries a $17,660 price tag. And this is not all, as the Sentra SV CVT is priced at $17,970, the Sentra FE+ SV CVT at $18,370, the Sentra SR CVT at $18,870, the Sentra SL CVT at $19,760.

Nissan Sentra is back with a new design. Exuding an air of modern sophistication with a touch of “professional” character, the new Nissan Sentra is a magnet for those who want a premium driving experience.

The new design features Nissan’s bold new signature trapezoid-shaped grille and large wraparound headlights with standard LED accents – a first for a sedan in the compact segment. The rear also features standard LED taillights, complementing its sophisticated styling.

Creating a more aggressive aura and improved outward visibility for its passengers, a new character line runs through the front fenders, along the sides and ends at the sedan’s sculpted taillights and trunk lid. Its beltline has also been lowered, compared to that of the previous model’s. On top of that, the new design features chrome door handles and accents, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a sport front and rear fascia and rear spoiler.

New Sentra is now 150 pounds lighter because it now uses a different platform compared to the previous design. This new platform also provides ample rear seat legroom and a larger trunk capacity, making the 2013 Sentra’s interior one of the largest interior volumes in its class.

Dimensions of the 2013 Sentra also differ from the previous model. Its wheelbase is now longer by 0.6 inches (or 106.3 inches) and its overall length now measures 182.1 inches (2.3 inches longer than the previous design). It now comes with a shorter front overhang and an extended rear overhang. To improve its aerodynamics, the new Sentra is now shorter in height by 0.6 inches and narrower (width) by 1.2 inches. However, its interior volume at 111.0 cubic feet is quite larger than the 110.8 cubic feet of the previous model. Coefficient drag is also reduced from 0.34 to 0.29.

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