For drivers who want to drive a new car with modern looks and styling without dropping a large amount of money for a larger, luxury sedan, the 2013 Nissan Sentra offers an excellent compromise. Designed with Nissan’s modern and sleek new look, the Sentra would even be easy to confuse with its larger sibling, the Altima. The new model is lighter, more aerodynamic, and more fuel efficient than previous versions but still retains its “large-for-a-compact” dimensions on the inside.
Powering this classy compact sedan is a 1.8-Liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The Sentra was not designed to be a sports car, but still puts out enough power to satisfy the average commuter. The real selling point of this sedan is that it can return up to 40 MPG in average highway driving. Its excellent fuel economy can be primarily attributed to the CVT which keeps the engine spinning at optimal speed during normal cruising. In sport mode,the transmission holds lower ratios and throttle response is much more sensitive making for a more engaging ride.
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