2013 Nissan Sentra User Reviews
S CVT shown
- $15,990 - $19,590
- No trim specified for this review
- 30 mpg (on ECO); roomy; elegant, conservative styling
- Bluetooth, XM, rearview camera, navigation require two separate packages
Purchased As New
I have driven the car for only 625 miles; therefore, I cannot say how well this vehicle will bear up over time.
My first impression is most favorable: the interior is comfortable, offering surprisingly good lumbar support (I had a fusion performed to a lower disk) and adequate head and leg room. If it were three inches wider, I would compare it to a 2013 Altima inside. Indeed, it is almost a slightly downsized Altima--but with much less power and acceleration. It is also rougher on all but the smoothest pavement.
When I consistently press the ECO button after starting the car, my mpg in the city is 30 mpg (average 30.3 so far). This is about one gallon a mile more that you might expect in standard mode.
I have not tried the SPORT mode yet.
Pick-up is what one expects in a car with about 130 hp.
If you are willing to hold out, you can probably buy the SV with the drivers package and the navigation package, plus interior accent lighting, for $19,700 before taxes and insurance.
Before committing to this make and model, be sure to check out a comparably-equipped Focus, Cruze, Elantra, and Corolla. Factory incentives may affect significantly the amount you pay for what you get.
Whatever you choose, get the rearview camera. Backing up is safer and much less stressful when you can see behind you at rear-bumber level.
Corolla's etune and Ford's SYNC are sophisticated; if such accessories appeal to you, get to know them well before buying.
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