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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 sm... 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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    Spy Shots: 2013 Nissan Sentra sedan snapped wearing stripes
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    Nissan is making waves with the promise of five new products in the next year, including an all-new Sentra, arguably the model in the company's portfolio that could most use a redesign. Our spy shooters have now captured the forthcoming Sentra and we're happy to say that it looks to be a major upgrade in attractiveness, both inside and out. The Sentra ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Sentra previewed by new Sylphy in Beijing [w/video]
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    Starting with the 2013 Altima, Nissan will be launching five all-new products in the United States over the next 15 months. And while the sedan you see here is initially heading to China as the Nissan Sylphy, it'll be heading to our shores as the Sentra later this year, albeit with a few market-specific tweaks. For now, Nissan has released a short video ...

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    Teased: Nissan teases new Sentra, Rogue and more
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    The next year and a half will be an interesting period for Nissan. The automaker has announced that it will launch five new models over the course of 15 months, starting with the 2013 Altima that made its debut at the New York Auto Show last week. What's next? Take a close look at the image above and those mysterious shapes under the white sheets aren't ...

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    Recalls: Nissan recalling 2010-2011 Sentra over stall fears
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    In another incidence of little things meaning a lot, Nissan is recalling some 2010- and 2011-model-year Sentra models over the zinc coating on positive battery terminals. Certain Sentras with MR20 engines had too much zinc applied to the stud bolt, which can cause a drop in voltage severe enough to cut power to the engine when trying to start the car and ...

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    Official: Nissan first to place QR codes on window stickers ahead of 2013 mandate
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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently unveiled new window stickers that are going to be present on all vehicles starting in 2013. All future window stickers will feature a Quick Response (QR) code, which can be read by the smartphone of a prospective car buyer. Nissan elected to stay a step of ahead of ...

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    Scuderi split-cycle engine decreases 2011 Nissan Sentra's fuel consumption by up to 35%
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    Scuderi Group, an engineering and licensing company based in West Springfield, MA, has released fuel consumption results of a computer study that modeled the effects of various Scuderi Split-Cycle (SSC) prototype engine designs, including turbocharged and air-hybrid, in a 2011 Nissan Sentra. The computer tests simulated Federal Test Procedure-75 (FTP-75) ...

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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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    As you're likely aware, all cars must pass strict federal guidelines in order to be sold in America, and those regulations include specific bumper heights. What you may not know, however, is that trucks and SUVs aren't required to meet the same guidelines as passenger cars. Factor in the huge numbers of SUVs and crossovers that are sold each year and you ...

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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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    We're back for Episode #201 of the Autoblog Podcast. Hosting this week are Chris Shunk, Dan Roth and Zach Bowman. Topics include the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Hyundai's claim to soon be building the most American cars on the U.S. market, Lincoln's spat with its dealers, the new Mercedes B-Cass and the Green Car of the Year nominees. The Autoblog Garage ...

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    Report: Nissan abandons thoughts of 240SX revival, ponders Sentra coupe instead
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    As much as we'd love to see Nissan hearken back to its performance roots with a remake of the classic 240SX coupe, it seems the Japanese automaker is content to earn sales by sticking to the tried-and-true approach of offering competent vehicles at attainable prices. In other words, if Nissan has a sporty-looking coupe in the pipeline, it'll be more of a ...

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    Nissan joins overheating Garmin sat-nav recall
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    Nissan is recalling a number of models due to overheating Garmin navigation units. Cars, trucks and SUVs equipped with Nuvi 750, 760 and 765 GPS devices are at risk for a vehicle fire due to overheating batteries in the devices. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects Nissan's Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, ...

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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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    Hitachi Automotive supplies engine control units to Nissan. Further up the chain, an unnamed supplier hasn't been able to fulfill Hitachi's need for a custom integrated circuit, so Hitachi hasn't been able to fulfill Nissan's orders for ECUs. That has put Nissan in the potential position of needing to halt Altima and Sentra production for three days, July ...

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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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    If you're like us, chances are you spend just as much time drooling over the latest automotive toys as you do the real deal. Nissan has embraced its inner child with a new spot for the 2010 Sentra SE-R, filming the entire commercial in 1/10th scale with the help of a fleet of radio-controlled vehicles. There's even a R/C helicopter in on the action. ...

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    AB Road Trip: Crossing Mexico on the trail of La Carrera Panamericana in a Mercedes SLS AMG
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/travel_places/Driving_Across_Mexico_in_a_200k_Mercedes_Supercar'; With the increasingly well-publicized progression of drug wars, ransomings, robberies and, well, murders in Mexico, I thought it sensible to familiarize myself with the various government tourist advisory messages ahead of a trip retracing part of the route of ...

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    Review: 2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R is a tall order
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    The Nissan Sentra has long been the bridesmaid of America's C-segment. Few consider it to be best-in-class, yet it would be a stretch to call Nissan's second-smallest sedan the category's cellar dweller. In the past, the Sentra hasn't been the fastest, it hasn't been the prettiest and it certainly hasn't offered the best interior, but the affordable ...

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    2010 Nissan Sentra gets styling tweaks, lower price and $400 nav package
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    The Sentra is usually considered a mid-pack contender for the small car crown behind such heavyweights as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but Nissan has made some key changes for model year 2010 that may change a number of minds. For one, all Sentra models have received revised headlights and taillights, and certain models including the 2.0, 2.0 S ...

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    Nissan ekes a bit more mileage from the 2009 Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR
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    These days, many have seen their discretionary income fall faster than a ZR1's fuel gauge at full gallop. Recognizing this fact, Nissan has responded with a new iteration of the Sentra for 2009 called, rather cryptically, the FE+ 2.0 SR. On the surface, the new SR looks like the high-spec SE-R model – which itself has given up a bit of performance ...

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    Nissan announces new 2009 Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR
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    These days, many have seen their discretionary income fall faster than a ZR1's fuel gauge at full gallop. Recognizing this fact, Nissan has responded with a new iteration of the Sentra for 2009 called, rather cryptically, the FE+ 2.0 SR. On the surface, the new SR looks like the high-spec SE-R model – which itself has given up a bit of performance ...

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