The 2013 Nissan Sentra Excites With A Fresh Upscale Look And Better Fuel Economy
|Topics: Nissan Sentra
Lisa Jane Foreman
21 January 2013
The Nissan Sentra design has been around for decades and many still choose it as a family sedan. The latest model, however, gives car buyers something new to be excited about because the 2013 Nissan Sentra has been fully redesigned - it's sleeker, sexier and definitely more sophisticated. A lot of car enthusiasts even go as far as to claim that Nissan Sentra has made a complete transformation that it's hard to see traces of the last model which came out in 2007 - from an ugly duckling, it has changed into a graceful and beautiful swan.
Many who have already purchased or tried the newest Nissan Sentra rave about the roomier interior (the length extension of 2 inches definitely did the trick) which makes driving and riding so much more comfortable, the new electronics interface and best of all, improved fuel economy. The CVT-equipped Sentra which returns 30 mpg city/39 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined makes it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its class, and a very worthy option for a family car to be used frequently.
Worth noting as well is the lighter weight of the newest Sentra; it's 150 kilograms lighter than the old model which definitely has a direct impact on the ease of manoeuvring and overall aerodynamics of the car. The styling is definitely more contemporary and upscale which makes it more appealing to buyers; many claim that its strong resemblance to the Altima body design will surely be a big draw factor.
The 2013 Nissan Sentra is powered by a 1.8-liter engine which is similar to the other sedans within its class. The base Sentra S has 16-inch steel wheels, a six-way manually adjustable driver seat, a tilt and telescoping steering column (which is quite beneficial to taller drivers), a trip computer, full power accessories, a four-speaker sound system with CD player and auxiliary audio jack and air conditioner. The SV, on the other hand, offers additional cruise control, a more sophisticated sound system with six speakers instead of four and luxurious cloth upholstery. The SR in turn has a more sporty appearance with flashy style features like 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, lower body skirting and a rear spoiler.
Safety-wise, the newest Sentra has the standard features also available in other sedans such as anti-lock brakes, airbags and active front head restraints and stability control. When it comes to cargo capacity, this car has 15.1 cubic feet which is similar to most sedans.
It took Nissan quite some time to make all these new improvements. Hopefully, in the company's attempt to stay competitive, they will continue to integrate new technology and more features to the Sentra but for now, the 2013 Nissan Sentra is more than adequate and with its impressive features and performance, car enthusiasts and buyers have great things to expect from the Sentra that will come after it.
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