Sales for the 2013 Nissan Sentra compact sedan begin on October 16 with pricing starting from $16,770 including delivery.
The starting MSRP offers customers the Sentra S equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Across the range, the car uses the same 1.8-liter four cylinder engine which is smaller than the previous model. But the car is five percent lighter than the outgoing model. Despite that, interior room actually increases slightly over last year.
This year the car also gets Nissan’s next-generation CVT that helps the car achieve 13 percent better fuel economy than the previous model. Moving up to that unit from the manual will cost $18,040, a $1,270 increase over the base price.
Regardless of trim level choice, the car comes wearing its all-new exterior that follows similar design cues to the 2013 Altima. Admittedly much less aggressive looking, it still looks more handsome than before. Those who prefer a more premium car can pay as much as $20,540 for the top trim Sentra SL.