FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan today announced that the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra compact sedan will be priced from $15,990 when it goes on sale at U.S. Nissan dealers nationwide beginning October 16. The redesign of Sentra focuses on class-above design standards inside and out, as well as efficiency in engineering.
The new Sentra is five percent lighter than the outgoing model, yet has slightly larger overall dimensions and more interior room. The lighter and more aerodynamic new Sentra allows Nissan to use a more fuel-efficient 1.8-liter engine, which along with the next generation Xtronic CVT® with sub-planetary gear helps deliver a 13 percent improvement in EPA combined fuel economy (versus the previous generation Sentra). Sentra FE+ S and FE+ SV grades achieve 40 mpg on the highway. Other CVT-equipped models are rated at 39 mpg on the highway. All CVT models achieve a best-in-class* EPA rated 34 mpg combined (City and Highway) and a more than 415-mile real-world driving range***.
The new premium interior delivers roominess that is among the best in segment and a range of available comfort and driver-focused technology features, including heated leather-appointed seating surfaces, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, Bose® Premium Audio System, RearView Monitor and NissanConnectSM with Navigation system.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices** (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan Sentra include:
Sentra S 6MT
Sentra S CVT
Sentra FE+ S CVT
Sentra SV CVT
Sentra FE+ SV CVT
Sentra SR CVT
Sentra SL CVT
About the 2013 Nissan Sentra
Like the totally re-invented 2013 Nissan Altima and Pathfinder, the all-new 2013 Nissan Sentra's total makeover focuses on a class-above look and feel – with a 0.29 coefficient of drag (versus the previous 0.34 Cd), best-in-class* 34 miles-per gallon combined highway/city fuel economy, a more than 415-mile real-world driving range**, and an outstanding 37.4 inches of rear seat legroom to name just a few. Not surprisingly, the all-new seventh generation design stands as the most innovative Sentra ever in the nameplate's 30-year history.
Sentra's all-new exterior is elegant, modern and refined, reflecting a "professional" character targeted at upwardly bound buyers who aspire to drive something more premium than some of the other designs in the segment. It adopts Nissan's bold new signature trapezoid-shaped grille and large wraparound headlights with LED accents – the only sedan in the compact segment to offer them as standard equipment. In the rear, LED taillights are also standard, which complements the sophisticated styling. Sentra's sophisticated new look continues inside with a high-quality interior design with materials not usually found in compact vehicles, including soft-touch instrument panel and front door armrests, available leather-appointed seating and available Maple wood-tone trim.
Every 2013 Sentra features a standard 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, with a choice of 6-speed manual transmission (Sentra S only) or next-generation Xtronic CVT® with sub-planetary gear.
Available technology includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation with Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, POIs powered by Google™ and Google™ Send-to-Car functions. The system also offers Pandora® radio capability, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and a large 5.8-inch touch-screen display. Other available features range from Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control and a Bose® premium audio system with 8 speakers to Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and RearView Monitor.
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About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award. For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
*2013 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 34 MPG combined 50-state emissions and CVT transmission; 33 MPG combined CA state emissions. Actual mileage may vary — use for comparison only. Ward's Light Vehicle Market Segmentation. MY13 Sentra vs. 2012 Upper Small Class excluding Hybrid and Diesel models.
** MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
*** 415 mpg estimated range calculated using estimated 2013 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 34 mpg Combined multiplied by 13.2 gallon capacity, minus 1 gallon. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.
SOURCE Nissan North America