2013 Nissan Sentra Road Test and Review: Safety and Ratings
- New Easy Fill Tire Alert system
Nissan provides a basic package of standard safety features to Sentra buyers: six airbags, traction and stability control, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist. All models except for the base Sentra S can be optioned with a reversing camera, and an Easy Fill Tire Alert system is offered on SV and SR models and standard on SL models.
The Easy Fill Tire Alert system is a simple, yet important, addition to the Sentra. Your car’s tires are what tether your vehicle and your passengers to the planet, and represent one of the most important safety features of any vehicle. Properly maintained tires are critical to braking, to getting around a corner, and to taking evasive measures when trying to avoid an obstacle or a collision. Keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure is one of the most important ways to maintain them – yet few people bother.
Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert system, which debuted on the 2013 Altima and is also offered on the 2013 Quest minivan, makes it easy to inflate tires to the proper pressure. Attach the air hose, inflate, and when the right pressure is reached, the car’s horn will sound. Done. Next.
As this review is written, neither the NHTSA nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has performed crash tests on the redesigned 2013 Sentra.