Used 2013 Nissan Sentra

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2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Highlights

The 2013 Nissan Sentra is fully redesigned. Highlights include a roomier interior, improved fuel efficiency and a new electronics interface. For now, the high-performance SE-R and SE-R Spec V models have been discontinued.


  • Upscale and spacious interior
  • high fuel economy
  • generous trunk space
  • useful electronic features.


  • Steering lacks feel
  • underwhelming acceleration.

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Used 2013 Nissan Sentra for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2013 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M) Magnetic Gray Charcoal cloth52,063 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraS
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Nissan Sentra 2013 SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Aspen White Charcoal premium cloth39,758 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSR
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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--- 1 Owner Factory Drive/Train Warranty -- 2013 Nissan Sentra SR. Aspen White w Charcoal Cloth Interior. Equipped with Power Window, Power Lock, Cruise Control, Alloys, Abs, Am/Fm/Cd, Auxiliary, Keyless Entry, Heat/Ac, Traction Control, Clean Carfax.

Nissan Sentra 2013 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT) Super Black Charcoal premium cloth76,000 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSV
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Aspen White Charcoal premium cloth64,484 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSR
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Magnetic Gray Marble Gray cloth62,322 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraS
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Aspen White Charcoal cloth78,244 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraS
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Aspen White Charcoal premium cloth95,252 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSR
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Red Brick Charcoal leather75,445 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSL
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Red Brick Charcoal premium cloth46,684 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSR
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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2013 Nissan Sentra SR CVT with Xtronic, Cloth. CARFAX One-Owner. CLEAN CARFAX Odometer is 19182 miles below market average! 39/30 Highway/City MPG 2 MASTER KEYS

Magnetic Gray Charcoal cloth134,995 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraS
Est.Loan: $119/mo
Ideal Hyundai(9)
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Check out this gently-U 2013 Nissan Sentra we recently got in. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. This 2013 Nissan Sentra has great acceleration and wonderful styling without sacrificing exceptional fuel economy. Look no further, you have found exactly what you've been looking for. More information about the 2013 Nissan Sentra: The new Sentra is better-looking than ever and more fuel efficient than ever. Even in the base trim, the Sentra is well-equipped. At the top of the lineup, Nissan includes many premium touches, such as a touch-screen audio system with Bluetooth, 'Intelligent Key' entry and dual-zone climate control. All this comes in at less than $20,000. Strengths of this model include handsome new styling, roomy interior, premium tech options, and Excellent fuel economy Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. Ideal Buick GMC of Frederick (aka Ideal Auto Group) has been serving the community since 1908. We strive to offer our customers the finest vehicles in America at competitive prices with an unrelenting drive to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied.

Aspen White Charcoal cloth171,560 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraS
Est.Loan: $125/mo
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Amethyst Gray Charcoal leather41,116 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSL
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Super Black Charcoal premium cloth63,737 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSV
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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2013 Nissan Sentra Super Black FWD FE+ S 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Odometer is 15640 miles below market average! CARFAX One-Owner. Certification Program Details: Mile One Certified, this vehicle comes with a 12 month or 12,000 mile powertrain warranty. Buy with Confidence. 40/30 Highway/City MPG CVT with Xtronic, Charcoal w/Cloth Seat Trim. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Brilliant Silver Charcoal premium cloth53,142 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSR
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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Graphite Blue Charcoal leather66,922 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSL
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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$245 Below Market
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Graphite Blue 2013 Nissan Sentra SL FWD CVT with Xtronic 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V CVT with Xtronic, charcoal Leather.CarNova is focused on YOU the customer we have the following incentives that will make the buying experience Easier for YOU. WE FINNANCE EVERYONE. **** 5 DAY EXCHANGE PROGRAM **** **** D.C MARYLAND INSPECTION PROGRAM **** **** FREE DELIVERY OF YOUR NEW CAR (within 150 miles) **** FREE UBER TO OUR DEALERSHIP (within 100 Miles)Recent Arrival! Odometer is 6680 miles below market average! 39/30 Highway/City MPGReviews: * Upscale and spacious interior; high fuel economy; generous trunk space; useful electronic features. Source: Edmunds

Super Black Charcoal premium cloth1 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSV
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Graphite Blue 61,807 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSL
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Red Brick Charcoal premium cloth93,769 miles
Used 2013Nissan SentraSR
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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$241 Below Market
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*** CLEAN, ONE OWNER CARFAX *** ALLOY WHEELS *** CD STEREO WITH AUXILIARY INPUT *** STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS *** Clean Cloth Interior, Air Conditioning, Power Equipment, Cruise and Side Air Bags. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

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Features & Specs

SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)FE+ SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)FE+ S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic6-speed manual
Horsepower130 hp @ 6000 rpm130 hp @ 6000 rpm130 hp @ 6000 rpm130 hp @ 6000 rpm130 hp @ 6000 rpm130 hp @ 6000 rpm130 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.1%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Awful Car
I bought my car May 2013 new from the dealer, the car has never been involved in an accident. About 3-4 months after having recently bought the car the car made this horrible grinding noise, I took it to the dealer and they said it was because I drove through mud! I couldn't believe they gave me that excuse, so I took it to the dealer again and after complaining they finally looked at it and they fixed the part that was defected. Now March 2016 my car started to accelerate or jump on its own while I was driving. The problem grew worse when making a left turn the car barely moved even though I pressed on the gas all the way the car seem like it wouldn't budge. There were also times I would press in the gas and the car started to feel like it would jump and feel like it was about to shut off. I thought the fuel filter needed to be fixed, once we took it to the dealer the problem was that the car needed a new transmission. Fortunately, the car was under warranty so they are supposed to be fixing it. Another feature I noticed that doesn't work properly is that sometimes when the front passenger is sitting it reads as if nobody is sitting there, so if I were an accident the bag could possible not deploy. This car has been nothing but a waste and I regret getting this piece of junk!!!
Be Careful, known stalling issue
The 2013 has a known stalling issue that the Corporation is having trouble solving. The Power steering and Power brakes go out when it stalls, which basically makes the car an Olympic Toboggan if it stalls. When I returned it to the Dealer, they begged the Corporate Office to give us a rental car while they tried to figure out the problem. Nissan Corporate would not call me back (even though the Dealer supported the claim completely). The car was in the garage for 9 days. Corporate kept telling me the claim was in "elevated status" and I would receive a call the next day. They never called, and the Dealer would not return the car due to the known Safety Issue. We got it back on day 10.
The Real Poop On the 2013 Sentra SR
I'll get right to my point. I just purchased a 2013 Sentra SR. Originally looking at Optima, Sonata, Altima and Accord. Optima and Sonata don't come with spare tires?? Ruled out. I liked the Altima better to drive but ruled it our due to additional cost and size (fitting in my garage). The Accord was just too boring. I am a retired Toyota Salesperson. I have driven most cars in this category at one time or another. Was introduced to the Sentra by a neighbor. Read every road test and drove a demo 3 times. Every professional criticized the car for noise and acceleration. In a 0-60 mph race the Sentra beat the Corolla and Civic. The performance is about the same as the Corolla. This car was a lease. Turned it in Feb. 2015 and leased the same car with similar options. After owning the 2013 for nearly 3 years it proved to be trouble free. The only problem encountered was related to a recall that recalibrated the transmission. Never ran the same or as good. My new 2015 is a better performing car. The mating of the engine and transmission response is far improved. Slightly better ride. Outstanding quality control in the build.
More About This Model

This new 2013 Nissan Sentra may call itself a compact sedan, but don't believe it. Like many of its competitors it has grown to the point where the term compact barely applies anymore.

Take, for instance, the Sentra's rear seat. It offers 37.4 inches of legroom. That's more than Nissan's midsize Altima sedan (36.1) and the latest Chevy Malibu (36.8). Even some of the biggest midsize sedans like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are only marginally bigger in back, with 38.5 inches and 38.9 inches of rear legroom respectively.

So this Sentra is bigger, yet Nissan claims that it's lighter, too, by some 150 pounds. It's one reason why this very uncompact Sentra can also deliver very compact carlike mileage numbers. Nissan says the Sentra has been rated by the EPA at 30 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.

A bigger car that gets better mileage? Is there a catch? We got behind the wheel to find out.

Grown-Up Styling
At first glance, the new 2013 Nissan Sentra appears bigger, more substantial and altogether more attractive than the previous model. Instead of looking like an economy sedan, it looks more like a slightly smaller version of the Altima.

It's not until you slide behind the wheel that you get a sense of the Sentra's slightly smaller dimensions compared to true midsize sedans. It's hardly tight, though, as nearly all of its measurements fall about midpack compared to other sedans in its class like the Chevy Cruze, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. In other words, if you're more than 6 feet tall there's still plenty of room to stretch out.

The driver seat itself is about average in terms of comfort and adjustability. Even in the top-of-the-line SL trim like our test car, the Sentra only offers manual adjustments. It's relatively easy to find a comfortable driving position, though, and general visibility is good in every direction. Seat heaters are available on the SL, too, so you can make up for some of its lack of support with warmth.

Downsized Engine
With less weight to move around, Nissan decided to push the Sentra's efficiency even further with a smaller, less powerful engine. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder in last year's model has been replaced with a 1.8-liter four cylinder that delivers 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are down by 10 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque versus the 2.0-liter.

How does that feel on the road? Not all that much different, especially since, like the last Sentra, the standard gearbox on everything but the base model is a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It's Nissan's latest CVT and it does a good job of making smaller engines feel slightly more powerful than their numbers suggest. Part of the reason is a new "Sport" mode that makes it respond a little bit quicker to throttle inputs.

We wouldn't call the 2013 Nissan Sentra sporty, though, given that it takes 9.7 seconds (9.4 seconds with 1 foot of rollout as on a drag strip) to go from zero to 60 mph. That's on par with the Hyundai Elantra, but about half a second slower than most of the other cars in its class. Passing power at highway speeds is merely adequate. With a running start you can make it around big trucks, but don't expect to make any last-minute passes around inattentive cell phone slugs.

The new engine is a smooth-running piece, which is good since you need to wring it out to get going with any enthusiasm. Once it settles down at cruising speeds, the noise subsides considerably. In fact, the Sentra is one of the quietest sedans in its class at 70 mph.

Nothing Sporty Going on Here
Even though this Sentra is built on an all-new platform, there are no major changes to its suspension design. It still uses MacPherson struts up front and a semi-independent torsion beam in the rear. Not surprisingly, it rides much like the previous model, which is no bad thing. Modestly aggressive tuning makes it feel a bit sharper than the Hyundai Elantra, yet nowhere near as sporty as the Ford Focus.

The electrically assisted steering is heavier than you might expect on-center, so it gives the impression of being overly sporty at first. As soon as you bend the Sentra into a corner, however, that heaviness quickly disappears. In its place is the kind of light, easily maneuverable feel that's typical of cars in this class. The increased level of assist also means there's not much road feel, something our test-drivers noted during slalom testing, where the Sentra managed 62.5 mph with its stability control activated.

During around-town driving, the Sentra offers a good mix of refinement and comfort. In this class, that means it's not bothered by minor road imperfections and generally unfazed by potholes. The SL trim level gets standard 17-inch wheels and 205/50R17 tires, but they're not overly aggressive and don't make it drive busy. Our SL also had the optional Leather package that includes rear disc brakes for some reason. They helped stop the Sentra from 60 mph in 126 feet, which is good for the class.

Big and Full of Features
Like many of its competitors, the 2013 Nissan Sentra now offers many of the same electronic features that used to be restricted to the larger midsize sedans. Options like a fully featured navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and even a premium Bose audio system.

Our loaded SL had them all and they definitely give the interior the feel of a more expensive sedan. The 5.8-inch navigation screen is easy to read, the touchscreen functions are simple to use and even the Bluetooth interface is straightforward. The premium sound system comes coupled with a sunroof as part of the Premium package and isn't the best we've heard. Top-shelf SLs also get a standard dual-zone climate control system, which is an appreciated upgrade for a car in this class.

The leather on the seats and steering wheel feels a little better than your basic cloth or vinyl, but the wood trim looks out of place in a car like this. Some nicely finished plastic pieces would look just as good, especially down the road when they begin to show wear.

The big legroom figure quoted by Nissan for the backseats is no joke. Two adults could ride quite comfortably in back without feeling cramped. The only difference between the Sentra and Altima in this regard is width. The Altima, and most midsizers for that matter, offers more hip and shoulder room so adding a third person is far more realistic.

Cargo room is another area where the Sentra matches up favorably to both compact and midsize sedans. With 15.2 cubic feet of trunk space, the Sentra handily beats out rivals like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, which don't even top 13 cubic feet. At the midsize level, the Camry and the Altima have 15.4 cubic feet while the latest Accord has 15.8, so the advantage is pretty slim.

One area where the Sentra could use an upgrade is interior storage. The center console is tiny and there's no bin in front of the transmission shifter either. There are two average-size cupholders between the seats and some decent door pockets, but neither is a good place for loose change.

Extra Size Doesn't Cost Extra
Given how close the Sentra is creeping toward midsize status, we expected its price to start getting bigger, too. Instead, Nissan went the other way and made the 2013 Sentra slightly cheaper than the previous model.

Our fully loaded, top-spec SL model came in at $23,420, and that's as expensive as the Sentra gets. A fully loaded Honda Civic runs a couple hundred dollars more, while the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus can top $25K when fully optioned.

There's a trade-off, though, as the Sentra's competitors offer more powerful engines and a sportier feel along with a few options that still aren't available on the Sentra. Both the Focus and the Elantra offer hatchback versions, too, an option the Sentra won't offer until sometime in 2013.

As it stands now, this 2013 Nissan Sentra is best suited to those who like basic transportation done well. It might sound like faint praise, but that's the heart of the compact sedan market. Value pricing, an efficient engine and a quiet, spacious cabin: That's what the Sentra delivers. There are cars in this segment that are more fun to drive and models that are cheaper, but the Sentra plays it right down the middle and looks good doing it.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

Used 2013 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 2013 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), FE+ SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), FE+ S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), and S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2013 Nissan Sentra trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Nissan Sentra SR is priced between $7,495 and $12,988 with odometer readings between 39020 and 114884 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Nissan Sentra SV is priced between $6,990 and $12,998 with odometer readings between 1 and 101369 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Nissan Sentra S is priced between $6,354 and $11,599 with odometer readings between 41338 and 171560 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Nissan Sentra SL is priced between $7,750 and $12,995 with odometer readings between 0 and 76479 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Nissan Sentra FE+ SV is priced between $7,495 and $7,495 with odometer readings between 81304 and 81304 miles.

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