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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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    Next Nissan Sentra to look more like a baby Altima?
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    It's not that the Nissan Sentra is a 'bad car,' so to speak, but it's about as exciting to anyone with even a modicum of automotive enthusiasm as a haircut. Sadly, that milquetoast feeling even extends to the more powerful SE-R and 200-horsepower SE-R Spec V. Said another way, the current Sentra is a long time gone from the SR20DE-engined B13 Sentra SE-R ...

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    IIHS Obvious Conclusion of the Day: Mismatched bumpers cost thousands in repairs
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    Nissan recalling 605,000 Frontier, Xterra and Sentra models over two issues
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    Nissan has issued a voluntary recall on select Frontier and Xterra models due to problems with the lower steering column joint and shaft, as well as the Sentra sedan for problems with the positive battery cable terminal. Just under 605,000 vehicles are affected by this recall, which is set to ramp up in early December. Approximately 303,000 Frontiers and ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #201 - Challenger 392, American Hyundais, Lincoln dealers, Mercedes B-Class, Green Car of the Year
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    Report: Nissan abandons thoughts of 240SX revival, ponders Sentra coupe instead
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    Nissan joins overheating Garmin sat-nav recall
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    Nissan Maxima, Sentra receive 2011 prices, minor changes
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    Nissan has released pricing for its 2011 Maxima and Sentra sedans, complete with specification changes that are more along the lines of 'running changes' than they are actual product freshenings. No matter, the Maxima will start at $30,810 in 3.5S CVT guise, while the sportier SV rings up at $33,530. On the more frugal side, the Sentra 2.0 6MT rings in at ...

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    Nissan to halt NA output of Altima, Sentra on Hitachi part supply delays?
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    Video: The coolest R/C footage we've seen in a long time stars... a Nissan Sentra SE-R?
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    Review: 2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R is a tall order
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    2010 Nissan Sentra gets styling tweaks, lower price and $400 nav package
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    Nissan ekes a bit more mileage from the 2009 Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR
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    Nissan announces new 2009 Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR
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    Nissan cutting production in Mexico to compensate for low U.S. demand
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