By Colin Bird on September 30, 2012
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)