New 2013 Nissan Sentra is Larger Yet Lighter and More Efficient, Returns up to 40MPG

Nissan continues the new model assault on the North American market after the recent introductions of the mid-size Altima sedan and Pathfinder crossover with the next generation of the Sentra compact saloon.

If the 2013 version of the Sentra looks familiar, it's either because it's exterior design is modeled after the new Altima or you remember the third generation of the Asian market Nissan Sylphy sedan, displayed at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show in April.

We should point out here that the Russian market Nissan Almera, which debuted at this week's Moscow Auto Salon is based on the previous, second generation of the Sylphy.

In comparison to the previous generation Sentra, the 2013 model sports a 0.6-inch longer wheelbase at 106.3 inches and a 2.3-inch longer overall length at 182.1 inches. On the other hand, it's slightly lower in height (-0.6 inches) and narrower in width (-1.2 inches).

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