Exterior: 2013 Nissan Sentra
Nissan clearly loves its family dearly, because the lineage is handed down by way of design throughout the lineup. The latest to receive the familiar character sweeps is, of course, the all-new Sentra. A wonderful shoulder line picks up from the LED-accented headlamps and runs down the length of the body before joining up with the full LED tail lamps. This swooshing stroke is mimicked in the shape of the side windows, and the result is an attractive profile that helps tie the Sentra in with the rest of the Nissan family.
Some of the design language was clearly plucked from the 370Z, while the rest of the car helps remind one of the Infiniti M... if you squint real hard. That's actually a great thing, because the M is one heck of a stunner, and the Sentra should look like it aspires to be one when it grows up.
All of the upgraded exterior penmanship has resulted in a new Sentra with an improved coefficent of drag. The outgoing car registered 0.34 Cd, and the 2013 version drops to 0.29 Cd. That certainly helps with improving the fuel efficiency of the Sentra.