The Japanese automaker Nissan has unveiled the 2013 version of the Sentra which looks just about the same as the third-gen Sylphy or the new Altima. Compared to the previous Sentra, the new model comes with a 0.6-inch longer wheelbase that measures 106.3 inches and the vehicle is 2.3 inches longer overall, measuring 182.1 inches. Nissan has decided to lower the car by 0.6 inches and they’ve also made it narrower by 1.2 inches. The trunk space has improved to 428 liters while the interior volume has remained almost the same as before. Even though it is a bit larger than the model it replaces, the 2013MY Sentra offers more room inside the cabin and at the same time it is 150 pounds lighter.
The interior of the new Sentra also draws its inspiration from the aforementioned Altima, while the material and build quality has improved over the previous model. As standard, the car comes nicely equipped with air conditioning (with in-cabin microfilter), six-way manual driver’s seat, four-way manual front passenger’s seat, power door locks with auto-locking, power windows, remote keyless entry and a four-speaker sound system.
For more money, clients can opt for a better audio system that comes with a 4.3-inch color display, a dual zone automatic temperature control system, Nissan Navigation system with Pandora, Bluetooth and streaming audio, as well as a more generous 5.8-inch touchscreen display, Nissan Intelligent Key and a RearView Monitor.
Under the hood of the 2013 Nissan Sentra is a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter gasoline engine that pumps out 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque which is mated to a CVT transmission that sends the power to the front wheels. The new Sentra is 13 percent more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model and manages to return 34 mpg or 6.9 liters / 100 km.
It is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this fall and it will be offered in six trims: S, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR and SL. Nissan will publish the price list of the 2013 Sentra in the weeks to come.