Test Drive: 2013 Nissan Sentra | Fox News

25 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Test Drive: 2013 Nissan Sentra | Fox News

Honey, I shrunk the !

Not literally, but…well, yea, about.

The 2013 Nissan is the 7/8ths scale spitting of its big sister sedan. The chrome flowing bodywork, and boomerang All there, just pocket-size.

But the Sentra takes the style one step further with a set of LED under each headlight They might have distinctive if they weren’t in simple straight lines, but they’re the only standard in the competitive compact segment you can be that the salesman will them out. Often.

Behind them is a 130 hp 1.8-liter that delivers 39-40 mpg on the depending on the model, and a best-in-class 34 mpg That’s for cars fitted the CVT automatic transmission, which at $18,110. A $16,780 six-speed version checks out at 30 mpg combined.

Further back, you’ll a spacious cabin that’s accessed through large openings and nicely appointed a variety of colors and high-quality that avoids the monochromatic many econoboxes fall Legroom is plentiful front and and visibility is top-notch all around.

The Fit for spelunking.

Overall, the Sentra is a elegant little car with a to match. It’s comfortable no sporting intentions, instead on soaking up the ruts and ridges into urban pavement, and it this very well.

The only thing noticeably about it is the engine. Unfortunately, something you notice every you pull onto a highway. hard acceleration it moans a sick coffeemaker, a noise by the way the CVT works, sending the engine to the reaches of its rpm limit as the shiftless changes its “gear” ratios up.

The flipside, and upside, is that you are at speed it goes into and the motor barely makes a

Nissan is pitching the new Sentra as the innovative ever, which technically be true, but it doesn’t move the technology bar in any direction to its peers. Bluetooth and USB connectivity even available on all models, and you find a blind spot system on the options list.

said, the Sentra can be had with a and reasonably priced $650 system that includes integration and Google Send-To-Car-compatible It has an unfussy and intuitive interface, but are still plenty of buttons and on the center console for audio and control so you don’t have to on the touch screen for simple (Counter-intuitively that may be the innovation is referring to.)

As everyday value heroes go, the checks all of the right boxes, like the Altima does. of that car have gone the roof recently, and there’s no to expect its little sister follow.

Nissan Sentra

As low-budget sequels go, the Sentra half, or even 1/8th

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid? a different story.

2013 Sentra

Base Price:

As Tested: $23,490

Type: 5-passenger sedan

Engine: inline-4-cylinder

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