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MPG: 30 city/39 hwy

2013 Nissan Sentra SV FE Plus

2013 Nissan Sentra Review

(0 Stars)  Snazzy design and outstanding efficiency.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is all-new this year.
Overview
Nissan has totally redesigned the Sentra for 2013. The dowdy old Sentra has been transformed into a miniature Nissan Altima, thanks to a new trapezoidal grille, a shorter front overhang, and curvier sheetmetal. LED running lights and taillights, chrome trim, and a gentle character line add visual interest. The interior is more attractive, thanks to soft-touch materials, clear instruments, and a new center stack. The only engine is a 1.8-liter in-line four with a modest 130 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is offered on base models; others will get a continuously variable transmission. The 2013 Sentra returns 30/39 mpg city/highway numbers, a huge jump over the 2012 model’s and on a par with those of other compact sedans. To meet the magic 40-mpg highway benchmark, however, owners must pony up for the FE+S or FE+SV model. It adds low-rolling-resistance tires, plus a rear spoiler and aerodynamic aids that reduce drag for better fuel economy. Base models don’t have much standard equipment, but opting for the top-spec SL trim adds Bluetooth, leather seats, heated mirrors, and push-button start. The options list includes navigation, a backup camera, wood interior trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The new Sentra is a pleasant and practical sedan, but it's not particularly thrilling to drive.

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2013 Sentra SV FE Plus Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line 4 DOHC with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 30 MPG city, 39 MPG highway, 34 MPG combined and 449 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 130 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 128 ft lb of torque @ 3,600 rpm

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'13 Nissan SV FE Plus Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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