On that matter, Nissan says that most CVT-equipped versions of the Sentra will return up to 39 mpg on the highway and a best-in-class 34 mpg as an EPA Combined figure—likely placing their EPA City rating at an impressive 30 mpg. A special FE+ model will hit 40 mpg on the highway.
The sleek exterior of the 2013 Nissan Sentra allows a low 0.29 coefficient of drag, and that’s one of the keys to this model’s excellent highway fuel economy. The other is the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), which
In Eco Mode with the manual transmission, the gauge cluster advises the driver on which gear to be in at the moment for best fuel efficiency.
A smart alternator also decouples from the engine (and its charging duty) during acceleration to help improve fuel efficiency, and reengages at full capacity during braking.