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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,611
$15,423
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,065
$15,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$584 / month
$267 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Sentra looks poised to become more of a 'premium' compact sedan, emphasizing spaciousness, comfort, and features over outright sportiness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 50.9
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 95.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 182.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.45 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3435 2822
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.168 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.060 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.909 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.582 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.538 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.404 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.713 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250 Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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