2013 Nissan Sentra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,299 - $10,329
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,299 - $10,329
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
130
Seats
5

Ranks #15 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.4 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

Overlooking the Nissan Sentra has gone from understandable to unadvisable. Completely redesigned for 2013, the new Sentra compact sedan is tastefully styled, attractively appointed and exceptionally roomy. Tech-savvier buyers will appreciate the available Google, Pandora and text messaging features, while everyone can benefit from the Sentra's class-leading combined city/highway fuel economy of 34 mpg.

Nissan Sentra Models & Trims

S $6,610 - $8,257*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SV $7,680 - $9,261*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
FE+ S $6,299 - $7,842*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
FE+ SV $6,899 - $8,530*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SR $8,540 - $10,329*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $8,433 - $10,246*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.23

234 Reviews

43% 41% 13% 3% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My 2013 Nissan Sentra is the car of my dreams.

The seats are comfortable but are not electronic so you will have to adjust them manually. It does come with satellite radio for a subscription but you can get it free of charge if you have the Bluetooth service on your cell phone. I really like that feature. The windows are electronic and it comes with child-proof talking for those with little ones. It also has GPS and it as well that allows you to save your routine destinations. It goes up to 180 on the dash and has a sport feature if you really need to get up and go. And also has an eco-friendly feature if you want to contribute to saving the environment from unnecessary pollution.

- Krystal P

If the battery has died, you are not going to be able to move the car.

It is pretty reliable. Gas mileage is decent. Like that I can connect my phone or mp3 player to the stereo to listen to music or podcasts while driving. Dislike that the doors automatically unlock when cutting the engine - would rather unlock them myself when I am ready to. Everything being dependent on the electrical system was a problem when the car was in the garage when the battery died and we couldn't get the gear shift to go into neutral so we could push it out of the garage to jump off from a neighbor's car. Given a choice, I would prefer a less automated, manual transmission car with the same stereo system.

- Frances H

Stay away from Nissan Sentra.

I enjoy very little about my car—rear view camera, heated seats, and Bluetooth. There are a lot of negatives. The seats are uncomfortable, especially for someone who is always driving. With only 69k miles, the transmission needed to be replaced completely. That is only 9, 000 miles over warranty. Something I didn't even think was possible (and neither did Nissan). Not much room and comfort as stated before. I am not a fan and immediately regretted buying a Nissan brand new from the start. My plan is to get rid of this car asap especially after the stunt with the transmission.

- Rosanne P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,610 - $8,257
$7,680 - $9,261

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
130 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC 16
1.8L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 in.
42.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 39.4 in.
38.5 - 39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.1 cu. ft.
15.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - ft.
- TBD - ft.

Length

Length
182.1 in.
182.1 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.
69.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2822 - 2827 .lbs
2837 - 2839 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
130 hp

Torque

Torque
128 ft. lbs.
128 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - .lbs
- TBD - .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
34 mpg
35 mpg

City

City
29 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
39 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings