Compare 2013 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1LT 26 38 $18,868 $19,655
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2LT 26 38 $21,432 $22,325
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic ECO 26 39 $20,040 $20,875
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Automatic LS 22 35 $17,587 $18,225
Cruze 4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,490 $23,550
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 1LT 26 38 $17,817 $18,560
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual 2LT 26 38 $20,198 $21,040
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual ECO 28 42 $18,892 $19,680
Cruze 4-Door Sedan Manual LS 25 36 $16,530 $17,130
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ S 30 39 $16,384 $16,990
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT FE+ SV 30 39 $16,595 $17,790
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT S 30 39 $16,000 $16,590
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SL 30 39 $18,270 $19,590
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SR 30 39 $17,433 $18,690
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SV 30 39 $16,223 $17,390
Sentra 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual S 27 36 $15,423 $15,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,868
$16,384
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,655
$16,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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
City
26 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.28 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 95.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.35 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.30 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.40 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.76 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.90 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.10 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.30 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.70 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.70 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
181.00 182.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYW NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
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)
3126 2825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 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)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 128 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.8L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 39
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cruze Nissan Sentra
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.3
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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