NEW FOR 2013:

– All-new model.

Now in its seventh generation, the 2013 Nissan Sentra arrives with an all new look, though SE-R and SE-R Spec V models have been cut for the time being.

The Sentra is available in S, SV, SR, and SL trims. All use a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that makes 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. S and SV models come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard or a continuously variable transmission as an option. SR and SL models are only available with the CVT.

On S trim models, features include front disc/rear drum brakes with ABS, 16-inch steel wheels, LED accent lights, LED taillights, chrome grille, dual power outside mirrors, trip computer, remote keyless entry, power locks, power windows with driver’s one-touch auto-up/down, overhead LED map lights, rear seat centre armrest, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, two 12-volt DC power outlets, battery saver, 6-way manual driver’s seat, 4-way manual passenger’s seat, cloth seat trim, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, silver interior trim, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio, auxiliary input jack, MP#/WMA playback, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), vehicle dynamic control, traction control system, LATCH, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, and Vehicle Security System.

SV trim adds automatic on/off headlights, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start, air conditioning with in-cabin microfilter, cruise control with illuminated steering wheel mounted controls, premium cloth seat and door trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, chrome accented gauges, 6-speaker audio with QVGA colour monitor, USB port, satellite radio, and illuminated steering wheel mounted audio controls.

SR trim adds continuously variable transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch forked 5-spoke dark-finished aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, sport grille, sport front and rear fascias, lower body side sill extensions, chrome exhaust finisher, rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light, premium sport cloth seat trim, and sport silver interior trim.

SL trim adds (to SV) continuously variable transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch split 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, dual power heated mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, moonroof, NissanConnect with navigation and 5.8-inch colour touch-screen monitor, NavTraffic, heads-free text messaging assistant, dual zone automatic temperature control, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, leather seating, heated front seats, maple wood-tone trim, 8-speaker Bose premium audio, and Bluetooth streaming audio.

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