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Selected Style 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
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,423
$16,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,990
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$278 / 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. Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 33.100
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.000
Second Hip Room (in) 50.1 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.900
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 95.600
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.800
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.600
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 53.500
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.900
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.500
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 178.300
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 56.500
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.500
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 14.800
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.780
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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 2661
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 3600 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.976
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.633
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.308
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.257
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.778
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.962
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.333
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Sentra Hyundai Elantra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
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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