All-New 2013 Nissan Sentra Officially Unveiled

Nissan has taken the wraps off the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra, which is the third of five all-new Nissan’s being introduced in a 15-month period.

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Nissan has taken the wraps off the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra, which is the third of five all-new Nissan’s being introduced in a 15-month period. According to Nissan, like the recently unveiled Nissan Altima and Pathfinder, the redesign of Sentra focuses on class-above design standards inside and out, as well as efficiency in engineering.


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“The 2013 Nissan Sentra is the most revolutionary design in the nameplate’s 30-year history, a worthy addition to what is without question the most innovative, highest quality, highest value sedan lineup in Nissan history,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the complete redesign for 2013, Sentra is closer in look and feel to Altima than a typical compact sedan. Like Altima, the new Sentra offers best-in-segment attributes, such as high fuel economy and easy-to-use connectivity, that offer real customer value and convenience.”

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The new Nissan Sentra is 150 pounds lighter than the current Sentra, but is slightly larger on the inside and outside. It’s powered by a more efficient 130 horsepower 1.8-liter engine. It can be mated to either a six-speed manual or CVT, which when it is mated to the Xtronic CVT the 2013 Sentra is now 13 percent more fuel efficient. The 2013 Sentra with the CVT has a 30 MPG city, 39 MPG Highway and 34 miles per gallon combined rating. If you opt for the FE model you will get up to 40 MPG on the highway.

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“Sentra has long been known as one of the roomiest sedans in class and the latest iteration is no exception. The fine-tuning of its dimensions has created not only extremely well-balanced exterior proportions but enhanced rear seat legroom and created a larger, more usable trunk space,” said Castignetti.

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The 2013 Nissan Sentra is offered in S, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR and SL trim levels. All models come with standard Xtronic CVT, except the base Sentra S that is available with a choice of 6-speed manual or CVT.