We know you’ll love the new Sentra! Nissan actually took last year’s model apart and completely redesigned it. It’s got more interior space than the Honda Civic, the Ford Focus and the Toyota Corolla and better fuel economy, too! It is modeled after the mid-size Nissan Altima and provides a more luxurious drive-feel for its owners.
The 2013 Nissan Sentra SV has an MSRP of $17,970, which is 7% lower than the overall average MSRP of the three competitor vehicles mentioned above. Bengt Halvorson, of thecarconnection.com, says: “Looking at the equipment list and pricing, there’s a lot of value for the money in the 2013 Nissan Sentra, and it keeps pace with other models in this class, even adding a few features normally reserved for larger, more expensive models—like dual-zone automatic climate control and Bose audio to some of the lineup…at around $23k for a fully optioned SL, this is a model that poses a strong value for those who want a lavishly equipped, yet frugal, small car. Do you want a small-car model that emulates bigger models, emphasizing space, comfort, and features, albeit with a lower price? If [this is what you’re looking for], you’re in luck with the 2013 Nissan Sentra. This time around, Nissan is aiming to cast this model in the mold of the mid-size Altima—yet scaled down in size and price, in the hopes to lure shoppers who want classiness (and frugality, of course) over sportiness. Nissan has tried hard to make the Sentra look and feel like a larger, more mature car, and it succeeds…with its laid-back profile and upscale, Infiniti-influence sheetmetal…”
In addition, Edmunds had this to say about the extraordinary value of the 2013 Nissan Sentra: “Given how close the Sentra is creeping toward midsize status, we expected its price to start getting bigger, too. Instead Nissan went the other way and made the 2013 Sentra slightly cheaper than the previous model.” So you are presented with an exceptional value with the new Sentra!
Acceleration and Power
Nissan has replaced last year’s engine with a scaled-back version due to its lighter weight and to ensure better fuel economy. You’ll agree that the new Sentra’s fuel economy is remarkable; with 30 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and a combined mpg of 34, this is better than every other vehicle in Sentra’s class. In this economic recovery, every little bit matters and this translates to more money in your pocket! Some professional opinions:
“[the scaled-back version of the engine]—How does that feel on the road? Not all that much different, especially since, like the last Sentra, the standard gearbox on everything but the base model is a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It’s Nissan’s latest CVT and it does a good job of making smaller engines feel slightly more powerful than their numbers suggest. Part of the reason is a new “Sport” mode that makes it respond a little bit quicker to throttle inputs.” – Edmunds
“The CVT is smooth and responsive” – Consumer Guide
“The Sentra’s CVT automatic makes the most of the 2.0-liter’s output, providing snappy off-the-line launches and adequate power for merging and passing.” – Kelley Blue Book
Comfort and Convenience
The all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra boasts spacious interior room that dwarfs the competition! Sentra’s legroom and headroom are unsurpassed in a compact car—with 4 cubic feet more volume than its closest competitors. Professionals say:
“The backseat is as capacious as we’ve seen in the segment. Nissan has done a good job increasing the interior volume of the new car, especially if the bit you care about is in the backseat…with seating for three abreast…the interior volume of the Sentra is actually large enough that the EPA classifies it as a midsize, rather than compact, sedan…” – Seyth Miersma, autoblog.com
Like many of its competitors, the 2013 Nissan Sentra now offers many of the same electronic features that used to be restricted to the larger midsize sedans. The big legroom figure quoted by Nissan for the backseats is no joke. Two adults could ride quite comfortably in back without feeling cramped. Cargo room is another area where the Sentra matches up favorably to both compact and midsize sedans.” – Edmunds
The all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra offers all the safety features of a larger luxury car as standard. With 1st and 2nd row curtain airbags, side-impact airbags that move with the seat position and an occupant classification system, it’s clear that Nissan’s priority is protection of those driving and riding in its vehicles.
In addition, the standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system helps keep you on your steered course, while adjusting for oversteer and understeer. And the Traction Control System senses when a front wheel slips, then reduces engine power or applies brakes to restore grip.
Sentra Owners Speak!
Of course, what Nissan Sentra owners have to say is the proof behind the product!
“I had owned a 2006 Sentra as a commuter car and it was very reliable for me. I was in the market for another commuter car after owning a 2010 Chevy Cobalt. I decided on the Sentra because of the rebate offers, their reliability, and dealer proximity. This car performs much better than the Cobalt. Better acceleration, better rear view, much better braking, and more comfortable seats to name just a few.”
“I’ve had a 2009 Versa since 2008, and my Nissan dealer started asking me a year ago if I wanted to trade it in, so I finally went in and talked to them. I loved my Versa, but was curious about the Sentra. Like my Versa, I don’t think I could have found a better deal than the one I got with my Sentra. The ride is very smooth and quiet, the seats are very comfortable, it has plenty of room and a massive trunk. What really sold me was the ride and the comfortable seats. I was originally after a manual transmission, like I had in my Versa, but went with the CVT after seeing it got better fuel economy than the manual. I love the CVT!”
Come on over to see the all-new redesigned 2013 Nissan Sentra. We know you’ll want to take a test drive in this car, which represents an exceptional quality and value for you!
In the meantime, please share your questions, thoughts, and comments with us below. We would be glad to discuss these with you as soon as possible!
*Image courtesy of autoblog.com