Final Thoughts: 2013 Nissan Sentra
In addition to the rest of its family, Nissan is looking to round out its lineup with a strong selection of sub-compact, compact, and mid-size offerings. The automaker has already churned out a great product with the new Altima, we're waiting to see what it has in store for the next Versa, and it's just launched an all-new Sentra for the 2013 model year. We believe that this compact four-door will help bolster an already strong lineup of vehicles.
There's something for (almost) everyone when it comes to the 2013 Sentra. The exterior styling will appeal to many, while the interior provides a vibe that makes the car feel like it should cost more than it does. Tech fans will love the upgraded Bost audio system with its touch screen display and Pandora-streaming ability. Those concerned with achieving the best fuel economy they can will rave about blowing past gas stations on their way to 39 and 40 mile per gallon runs down the highway. The only one left in the cold is the automotive enthusiast looking for a sporty, affordable rig. Still, those folks (sadly) make up just a tiny fraction of the car-buying public, which means Nissan should have a compact hit on its hands.
-All-new 1.8-liter engine returns strong fuel economy figures.
-Exterior styling is brought in line with the rest of the family... and it's a good looking crew.
-Interior boasts class above fit and finish as well as material quality.
-Driving experience is dull.
-Manual gearbox only offered on base model.
Test vehicle provided by Nissan.