I own the 2013 Sentra SV model. I bought this car at the beginning of 2013.
All I can say is that its an excellent vehicle for the price.
The fuel economy is fantastic. I have to say though that I was quite surprised how this car performed compared to a Civic and Elantra which were the other vehicles I was considering at the time.
The 2013 Sentra had the most space both in the trunk and interior for passengers compared to the other cars (amazing head room cause im 6ft tall.
It also had the best features with different trims.
Don't complain about mediocre acceleration or engine thrills,
this ain't a Ferrari or BMW.
Its safe,efficient and roomy.
The Trifecta for sub-compacts.
-Great Fuel Economy
-Lots of Interior Space
-Huge trunk space
-Front driver height adjuster for seat (Great for shorter people)
-Rear center arm rest
-Cup holders everywhere. (Each door and 2 in the front center and rear arm rest)
-Quite on highway
-Latest safety technologies
-Premium Bose Audio available
-LED headlights (standard)
-Engine Block Heater (Great for the cold here in Canada)
-Solid weight of the car (Heavy enough not to slide in snow)
-Modern design for both interior and exterior
-Front and Rear Headlights made of a new durable material that's very difficult to damage(was hit with a hammer during demonstration)
I wish they'd increase the max fuel tank capacity just so it lasts even longer. But other than that this vehicle does everything you'd expect it to do at under $18,000. Plus it does more.