2013 Nissan Sentra Priced at $16,770

When the 2013 Nissan Sentra goes on sale later this month, it will carry a $16,770 starting price, including a $780 destination fee. That’s $260 less expensive than the 2012 Sentra. Pricing is on par with the 2013 Ford Focus ($16,996), 2013 Chevrolet Cruze ($17,925), 2013 Toyota Corolla ($17,025) and 2012 Honda Civic ($16,545).

The new Sentra will be available in base S, FE+ S, SV, FE+ SV, SR and SL trim levels.

The base S trim comes standard with air conditioning, six airbags, halogen headlights with LED accent lighting, power windows, keyless entry and a six-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission costs $1,270 on the S ($18,040). All other Sentra trims come with a CVT standard.

A breakdown of the rest of the trims and prices is below.

The SV starts at $18,750 and adds illuminated steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, premium cloth seats, perimeter security system and a six-speaker stereo. The SV Driver’s Package costs $1,000 and adds a 4.3-inch color screen, automatic headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, passive keyless entry, push-button start and the Easy-Fill tire pressure monitoring system, which chirps the horn when the tires are properly filled.

The FE+ variants of the S and SV achieve 40 mpg on the highway. Except for the manual-transmission S trim, all the other models achieve 39 mpg on the highway. The FE+ package costs $400.

The sporty SR ($19,650) adds 17-inch five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, sport-oriented front and rear ends, a unique grille, lower-body side sill extensions, a rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, and a chrome-tipped exhaust pipe. The SR Driver’s Package costs $1,080 and adds rear disc brakes in addition to all the features on the SV Driver’s Package. 

Top-of-the-line SL trims ($20,540) come with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth. Leather is a $1,030 option on the SL trim. All in all, the Sentra tops out at $23,420 for leather, navigation and a power moonroof, among other features.

The 2013 Sentra goes on sale Oct. 16; FE+ models go on sale in December. Continue below for more pricing details.

2013 Sentra pricing (2012 pricing)

  • Sentra S (manual transmission): $16,770 ($17,030)
  • Sentra S:  $18,040 ($18,210)
  • Sentra FE+ S: $18,440 (N/A)
  • Sentra SV: $18,750 (N/A)
  • Sentra FE+ SV: $19,150 (N/A)
  • Sentra SR: $19,650 ($18,960)
  • Sentra SL: $20,540 ($20,360)

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