It has been five years since the last major redesign of the Nissan Sentra. Nissan showed the world its new, elegant design just over a month ago, and now we have been clued into the Sentra's pricing.

Anyone looking to get their hands on a 2013 Nissan Sentra, in base "S 6MT" trim, will have to spend $15,990 (not including a destination charge, which has not yet been specified, though is likely to run $760 as on the '13 Altima). If you'd like the base S model with the Xtronic CVT transmission it will run you $17,260,

The Sentra comes with a 1.8-liter inline-4 making 130 horsepower and 128 pound feet of torque. All models, save for the S 6MT, send power to the front wheels through the CVT transmission, offering fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon city, 39 highway. Those looking to take advantage of the 40 mpg highway in the S FE+ model will have to throw down $17,660. There is also a mid-pack FE+ SV trim, which fetches $18,870.

If you'd like the SR trim be prepared to spend $18,870. The range topping SL features heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, push-button start, dual zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity at a price of $19,760.

A Navigation Package offers NissanConnect voice recognition, touch-screen NAV system, backup camera, Pandora web radio capability and hands-free text messaging. A Premium Package provides Power sliding moon rood and Bose premium audio system with eight speakers. Pricing has not yet been announced for these options packages, however.

To find out more about the new Sentra, click below to check out the press release.

To compare: the 2013 Hyundai Elantra costs $16,695 for the base GLS, and $20,945 for the Limited, though there are far less tim options than the Sentra. The 2012 Honda Civic starts at $15,955 for a DX model, while an EX-L with navigation is $23,605.

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-Popular Nissan Sentra moves up in style, sophistication and refinement
-All-new design offers high-end details such as LED-accented headlights and taillights
-New 1.8-liter engine and next-generation Xtronic CVT® help optimize performance and efficiency
-Delivers best-in-class combined fuel economy of 34 MPG*
-Available user-friendly technology includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation, featuring Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant
-Starting M.S.R.P.** of $15,990

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – 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 $15,990 USD
Sentra S CVT $17,260 USD
Sentra FE+ S CVT $17,660 USD
Sentra SV CVT $17,970 USD
Sentra FE+ SV CVT $18,370 USD
Sentra SR CVT $18,870 USD
Sentra SL CVT $19,760 USD

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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      • 2 Years Ago
      All of this "starting at $xxxxx" stuff is hardly worth debating. A decently equipped model will be around $19k, just like practically every other compact on the market.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Except with Nissan if you wait a few months, you\'ll be able to get a decently spec\'d Altima for the 19K. The incentives they put on these cars are insane.
        Carbon Fibre
        • 2 Years Ago
        Agreed, pointless to start with a low price when it has all features stripped to the point of being a stupid work vehicle. Hypocrisy I tell ya. I'd say they start advertising max price , fully equipped, then work themselves down.
      • 2 Years Ago
      My god, Autoblog's editorial staff must really hate simple proofreading. It's not a "moon rood". It's not even two words! "Moonroof". Got it? Okay, moving on. Towards the bottom, you wrote that "there are far less tim options than the Sentra". First, you misspelled "trim". Second, and I know I'm nitpicking, but isn't it supposed to say "far fewer trim options rather than "far less trim options" ? I'm not a language expert, but that does seem like it would be easier to read.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think they should drop the Juke engine in this Sentra & badge it as an SE-R!!
        • 2 Years Ago
        Its coming. I just have a gut feeling that this is exactly what is going to happen. They may even try to squeeze more power out of the 1.6T :D
          • 2 Years Ago
          Considering how poorly the B15 SE-R was received, it wouldn't be a surprise. The thing I do not understand is why they haven't leveraged any of the knowledge/experience from the GT-R DCT into other cars. The SE-R would be a prime candidate.
          Rodrigo Alvergue
          • 2 Years Ago
          inside line said they had killed the SER and SER SPEC V but Nissan has not confirmed anything yet, I Hope they do shove that turbo engine BUT with more power as in 240hp or so, I own a 2003 Nissa Sentra SER SPEC V and see this 2013 as my next car, specially is they shove the SER SPEC V in the mix, crossing my fingers they will, they would lose fans if they didn't...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Color certainly make a car looks different: The blue color makes the car more attractive. If it were not for that, the car is styled to look boring in comparison to the current Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Hyundai Elantra. Hell, even the Toyota Corolla looks exciting.
      • 2 Years Ago
      who is fool enough to spend 16K on this joke when there are better priced competit\ors by the dozen. Are people really that stupid? The people who buy cars in this price range are the most vulnerable and can't afford to make a BIG mistake such as buying a nissan or honda or toyota
      • 2 Years Ago
      C'mon editors, moon rood? Other than that, the car seems pretty meh. I can imagine spending upwards of $20k on a heavy looking car that only has 130 hp. The base price for the only manual doesn't look bad though.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The looks ripe for the retire villages. So boring. So bland.
      • 2 Years Ago
      My money will be pissed if I spend a penny on this ugly thing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those LED strips look really cheap. I'd rather they leave it off.
        • 2 Years Ago
        actually they dont if you look closely they have there own column
      A. Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      When the hell did the Sentra turn int Altima junior!? Ugly man seriously.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @A. Lee
        Or is it Versa Sr? Actually, I think it's Irrevelent Master.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This isn't a compelling option in the C segment. I don't think they'll move a lot, it almost seems as if Nissan introduced another also-ran.
      • 2 Years Ago
      nice and basic. overstyled econoboxes become old real quick.
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