2013 Nissan Sentra | new car review

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 by

2013 Nissan Sentra new car review 3 614x409 2013 Nissan Sentra | new car reviewThe 2013 is an all-new entry from the Japanese carmaker in the highly contested compact mid size sedan segment. Going head-on with the likes of , , , and .

Two engines are on offer – 113hp 1.3-liter 4 cylinder and 130hp 1.8-liter 4 cylinder units. Both engines are mated to ’s improved continuously variable transmission case (CVT). Optionally, a six-speed manual transmission is also available on the base version of 1.6-liter variants.

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The 2013 Nissan Sentra looks like a baby Altima and sports Nissan’s signature trapezoid grille with large wraparound front and rear lights. The Sentra will appeal to budget conscious buyers of compact sedans looking for a car that does not look like an economy car. Having said that, competing cars from Korean and American brands make a strong point in the case here.

A choice of seven exterior colors is being offered on the new Nissan Sentra. Standard features include dual zone air-con system, tilt and telescopic steering, power window and door locks, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth hands free phone system and audio system with 4.3 inch color display, USB connectivity. Leather seats, maple wood trim and larger screen for the audio system are optional.

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A choice of grades with varying spec levels are offered on the 2013 Nissan Sentra. S and SV grades remain common to both engine options; with SV Sporty exclusively for 1.6-litre engine and SL and SL Premium for the 1.8-litre.

1.6-litre Sentra grades

Nissan Sentra S

Body-coloured electrically operated door mirrors, rear LED combination lamps, keyless entry, 15” steel wheels, Fr/Rr power windows with one touch up down and anti pinch on driver side, CD player with AM/FM, MP3, Aux and RDS, two speakers, driver seat manual height adjustment, dual airbag, ABS, EBD, BA, immobilizer, drive computer switch on steering wheel

SV adds

Front headlamp with LED accent lamp, intelligent key with push engine starter (CVT version), steering wheel-mounted audio and drive computer control, Wood trim, total 4 speakers and rear armrest through

Optional: USB/iPOD Connectivity, Bluetooth®, Navigation, 5.8” display, Rear view camera

SV Sporty adds

16” alloy wheels, rear parking distance sensor, front fog lamps, leather steering wheel, trunk spoiler

Optional: USB/iPOD Connectivity, Bluetooth®, Navigation, 5.8” display, rear view camera

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1.8-litre Sentra grades

Nissan Sentra S

Body-coloured electrically operated door mirrors, rear LED combination lamps, keyless entry, 15” steel wheels, Fr/Rr power windows with one touch up down and anti pinch on driver side, CD player with AM/FM, MP3, Aux and RDS, driver seat manual height adjustment, dual airbag, ABS, EBD, BA, immobilizer, dual airbag, ABS, EBD, BA, immobilizer, drive computer, four speakers,

SV adds

Parking distance sensor, steering wheel-mounted audio and drive computer control, rear seat centre armrest through, Bluetooth®

SL adds

Side mirrors: Electric folding and with integrated side turn lamp Front headlamp with LED accent lamp Intelligent key with push engine starter, Fog lamps, six speakers, trunk spoiler, 16” alloy wheels Sunglass holder with microphone Leather steering and shift knob, 4.3 QVGA color display, USB/iPod connectivity

Optional: Navigation, 5.8” display, Rear view camera

SL Premium package adds

Leather seats Sunroof Cruise control, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Side and curtain airbags

Optional: Navigation, 5.8” display, Rear view camera

 

Prices start close to US$15000 and the car is now on sale across Nissan dealers in the Middle east.

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