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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,423
$16,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,990
$17,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$286 / month
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 35.35
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.30
Second Hip Room (in) 50.1 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.76
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 94.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.28
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 53.00
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.70
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.70
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 181.00
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.30
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.7
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYW
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYW
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2822 3093
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 3600 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA LUW
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.82
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.16
Trans Order Code NA MZ0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Sentra Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - 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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