2013 Nissan Sentra Road Test and Review: Front Seats
- Midsize interior space in a compact car
- Trunk is 15% bigger than previous Sentra
If the new 2013 Sentra excels in any given area, it is with regard to comfort and cargo. Both of the front seats sit tall off of the floor, providing excellent support and high hip points that ease entry and exit. All Sentras offer a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and a height-adjustable driver’s seat to improve the driving position. The only comfort detriments: the aforementioned hard plastic upper door panel trim, and a center console armrest that doesn’t slide forward.
If the front seats represent a pleasant surprise, the back seat is an absolute revelation. With the driver’s seat adjusted for my six-foot frame, I could sit in the back seat in total comfort, with enough front seatback clearance to easily cross my legs. Better yet, with child safety seats installed, my 2-year-old could not kick the driver’s seatback while underway. Bliss.
The new Sentra’s trunk measures 15.1 cu.-ft., which is on a par with midsize sedans. Combine this generous cargo space with the Sentra’s roomy rear quarters and comfortable seats for every occupant, and this new car represents an excellent argument against buying a bigger, more expensive, and less fuel-efficient midsize sedan.