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2013 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Brings A Subtle All-Arounder To The Toughest Block In Town Creating a competitive new compact sedan in the US is perhaps the hardest chore that big automakers face today. Shoppers in this slice of the market really do require a single vehicle that will do just about everything for them: get great fuel economy, give a comfortable and confident ride, have a usable back seat with plenty of cargo space, offer an abundance of techy bells and whistles. At the top-spec levels, today's compacts face competition from entry-level midsizers, while at the bottom end they must compete with... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4
Power:
130 HP / 128 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$23,420 (as tested)
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    Report: Nissan Altima and Sentra to get Murano-inspired design redo
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    The Nissan Altima and Sentra sedans are both very competent, economical, comfortable and well-equipped ways of getting from A to B. They're also both decidedly boring to look at, which is not a good trait in their increasingly style-driven segments. To rectify this, Nissan is planning design overhauls for its mainstream, with the Sentra adopting the ...

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    ETC: Nismo mashes it up with Sentra 370Z and Maxima GT-R [UPDATE]
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    Nismo was a tuning division once content (or required) to restrict itself to just one or two models at a time, but these days Nissan is taking the gloves off and allowing its motorsport department to tune just about everything's it's got. Now in its thirtieth year, Nismo tunes versions of the GT-R, 370Z, Juke and Versa Note, and will soon be working its ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalls 226k vehicles over airbag inflators
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    Nissan and Infiniti are the latest automakers to issue recalls involving faulty airbag inflators from Takata. The Japanese automakers have announced campaigns covering about 226,326 units from seven models built in the early 2000s because they contain the bad part in the passenger-side, front airbag. The affected vehicles include the 2002-2004 Nissan ...

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    Report: Nissan alters all CVTs to act less like a stretched rubberband
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    Among automotive enthusiasts, no one seems to hold a neutral opinion when it comes to continuously variable transmissions. CVTs are either praised for their ability to boost fuel economy or chided for their occasionally poor driving dynamics. Nissan is among the masters of these un-shifting gearboxes in the US, and it uses them in many vehicles in its ...

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    Video: YouTuber TJ Smith is your singing Lyft driver in Nissan Sentra ad
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    Perhaps you've seen Nissan's latest commercial, promoting the Sentra. It's a fairly simple little spot, showing the compact's driver blaring Billy Idol's Mony Mony, singing along and encouraging other motorists to join in. We'd have been fine had it been left at that. It's a simple commercial that shows the car with a catchy tune and smiling people. ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating 200,000 Sentra, Versa models over brakes
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a second investigation into Nissan in May. The first covered inaccurate fuel gauges in the 2007 Quest minivan. The latest affects the Sentra and Versa from the 2013 and 2014 model years and the 2014 Versa Note, because of complaints of long brake pedal travel. If NHTSA finds a problem, it could ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy
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    Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for 989,701 vehicles in the US due to an issue with their passenger-side airbag systems. Affected Nissan models include the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra from the 2013 and 2014 model years, and 2013 NV200 taxis. Affected Infiniti models include the 2013 JX35 and 2014 ...

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    Los Angeles: Nissan Sentra gets mean with 240-hp Nismo concept
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    Nissan's Sentra Nismo Concept made its world debut at the LA Auto Show today as part of the Japanese automaker's intitiative to expand its performance line of factory performance models, and it's packing a turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque - that's 110 hp more than the regular Sentra. Of course, no ...

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    Study: Six small cars earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has released the results of its latest small overlap front crash tests, and there's a surprise among small cars. IIHS tested 12 cars, half of which managed "Good" or "Acceptable" ratings overall, qualifying them for the the coveted Top Safety Pick+. Top Safety Pick+ is still a fairly rare achievement since the ...

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    Video: Nissan had to re-edit this commercial two times to placate Aussie ad watchdog [w/poll]
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    Nissan recently aired a commercial in Australia for its Pulsar SSS hatchback – think of it as a five-door relative of our Sentra – in which a couple is seen hastily making their way to the hospital ahead of giving birth. But the ad you can watch now isn't the same ad that aired originally – in fact, Nissan had to re-edit the commercial ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #342
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    Rob Sass from Hagerty Insurance talks Malaise Era cars, Detroit bankruptcy, new top-dog Cadillac Episode #342 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross are joined by Rob Sass of Hagerty Insurance. Topics include a meaty discussion of the hits and misses of what's come to be known as the Malaise Era, Detroit's bankruptcy ...

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    Video: Teen attempts car jump, hits windshield and lands on his feet
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    I've been compelled to do many things in or around a car, but jumping over one has never quite made the cut. That may be because I have all of the vertical lift of a manatee, but I digress. One enterprising young soul recently looked at a friend's Nissan Sentra and thought, "You know, I can totally leap right over that roof line." By using what can only ...

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    Report: Nissan lowers price of seven models for better search results
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    Intent on not eliminating itself from consideration, and adapting to the way consumers research new car purchases, Nissan has announced price discounts now in effect, indefinitely, on seven models: the Altima, Armada, Juke, Maxima, Murano, Rogue and Sentra. It was found that Nissan's price points fell outside the competitive pool when prospective buyers ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #312
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    More Honda Fit models, mandatory black boxes, too many GM pickups, Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel Episode #312 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and George Kennedy talk about reports of a soon-to-be-expanding Honda Fit line, the possibility of a mandated and standardized black box for every car, GM's glut of pickups, and ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Nissan Sentra
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    Nissan Brings A Subtle All-Arounder To The Toughest Block In Town Creating a competitive new compact sedan in the US is perhaps the hardest chore that big automakers face today. Shoppers in this slice of the market really do require a single vehicle that will do just about everything for them: get great fuel economy, give a comfortable and confident ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Sentra priced from $15,990*
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    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 ...

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    Video: Let Nissan teach you how to shoot your car
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    Anyone can take a picture of his car. But is it a good picture? Probably not. However, the folks at Nissan offer up some solid tips on getting the most out of your photo instead of trying to rely on photoshop afterward. The video below offers some great step-by-step instructions, but here are the highlights: 1. Get up early: The best light is the first ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Sentra debuts with improved CVT, 40 MPG
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    If this big reveal of the 2013 Nissan Sentra feels a bit anticlimactic to you, know that you aren't alone. Not only have we seen the new Nissan compact do its slow striptease on the spy shot circuit, the car already debuted for the Chinese market as the Sylphy during this year's Beijing Motor Show. Still, that doesn't make it any less of a big ...

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    Official: Nissan cranking up Canton output to accommodate 2013 Sentra [w/video]
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    Nissan has announced that it will build the 2013 Sentra at its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi. The Japanese automaker had already committed to moving both its Frontier and Xterra SUVs to Mississippi from Nissan's plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The manufacturer says it will hire 1,000 workers to keep pace with the three new models in the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Nissan Sentra caught completely uncovered
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    Just days after our spy photographers caught the 2013 Nissan Sentra doing its best zebra impersonation, we now have photos of the automaker's new compact sedan completely uncovered (okay, so the badge is covered) attempting to hide under the cloak of night. To no one's surprise, this nearly production-ready Sentra looks exactly like what we expected ...

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