2013 Nissan Sentra Review

The new and improved 2013 Nissan Sentra is making quite a comeback. The last time the Nissan Sentra was redesigned was in 2007, and let’s face it, modern technology and innovation have surpassed it. The 2013 Nissan Sentra is a modern, spacious, fuel economical and upscaled car. The 2013 Nissan Sentra has a complete new look compared to the previous generation. The 2013 Nissan Sentra is now about 2 inches longer, 150 pounds lighter, has a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a better fuel economy and refined looks inside out.
Under the hood of the 2013 Nissan Sentra is an entirely new engine. The 2013 Nissan Sentra is offered in several different trims; the S, FE+S, SV, FE+SV, SR and SL trim. The particular “FE+” trim has promoted fuel economy with the help of less rolling resistance and under-body aerodynamic reflectors. Each of these styles, except the standard version, comes with Nissan’s well received CVT as standard. The standard version, S, comes with a six-speed manual transmission with the CVT as an option. The new CVT allows the Sentra to have more flexible gear ratios, by changing gears more effectively. This refreshed car also has a new 1.8 liter four cylinder engine now and gets 130 horsepower with 128 pound-feet of torque power. This new engine and transmission allows the 2013 Nissan Sentra to get one of the top gas mileage economies in its class. The 2013 Nissan Sentra renders 30 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway with an average of 34 miles per gallon. The FE+ versions are expected to render 40 miles per gallon.
The outside and inside of the 2013 Nissan Sentra has also changed considerably. Each different style offered includes different features for the exterior. The standard version comes with 16 inch steel wheels, a manually adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a trip computer, full power accessories and a four-speaker sound system with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Each version also offers different packages for the 2013 Nissan Sentra. The SR and SV also offer a drivers package. The FE+ versions of the S and SV also add extra features to the Sentra. The SL comes with the SV’s standard features and equipment from the Driver’s package. The SR, SV, and SL also offer a premium package which includes sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. The Navigation package gives the Sentra more options for those who travel a lot. The Leather package (SL only) gives the Sentra a more comfortable style inside. Each of these features offers a modern and upscale look for the 2013 Nissan Sentra and the new length of the 2013 Nissan Sentra also allows for a more comfortable ride with more passenger space and more luggage capacity.
Driving the 2013 Nissan Sentra around town provides quite a pleasant ride.  The new CVT allows for smooth driving in the city and for merging onto highways.  Most people despise CVT transmissions, but Nissan has managed to beat the odds. The CVT allows for smooth and less frequent shifting, and a quieter ride.  As much as we enjoyed the ride quality, the steering is numb as a result of softer suspensions.   The 2013 Nissan Sentra could also have a better throttle response and a  crisper acceleration.  Stomping on the throttle at a green transition traffic light results in a capacitive delay in acceleration.  Even with these cons the 2013 Nissan Sentra is still a very satisfactory car for every day driving.  The 2013 Nissan Sentra is very competitive on the market within its midsize sedan class. The manufactured selling retail price is also very good typically starting at $16,770. The 2013 Nissan Sentra having a modern, upscale, spacious, and fuel economical sedan makes this car hard to beat if the everyday commute is your priority.