The 2013 Nissan Sentra: A Tested and True Affordable Compact Car

June 28th, 2013 by

2013 Nissan Sentra Many manufacturers will step out to say that their vehicle is truly affordable, but Nissan Canada went the extra mile to prove just how affordable the 2013 Nissan Sentra is. Through a research study of new compact cars, Nissan found that comparing 11 compact vehicles each loaded with the same level of equipment as the 2013 Sentra SV led them to the conclusion that their beloved 2013 Sentra was indeed as affordable to purchase and own as it was designed to be.

Just the Facts

Now, you can read through that first paragraph and say to yourself, “sure it’s affordable if they say it is”, but the reality is that the comparative research led to this conclusion all on its own. Each of the 10 vehicles in the study had to be equipped with several essentials such as tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, remote entry, USB input, and automatic transmission (a CVT for the Sentra).

The goal was to take into consideration the year of the vehicle, make, model, MSRP, 5-year fuel costs, and total cost of ownership. The fuel costs were based on driving an annual driving range of 20,000 km with a 45/55 split between highway and city roadways. The fuel price was $1.29 per litre of gasoline and the overall fuel economy data was obtained from the Natural Resources Canada’s 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide.

In the end, the facts came rolling in that popular choices such as the 2013 Honda Civic LX and 2013 Hyundai Elantra GL came in behind the 2013 Sentra SV in all areas. The 2013 Civic LX offers an MSRP of $19,445, drinks $8,000 worth of fuel, and brings you to an ownership total of $27,445. The 2013 Elantra GL offers an MSRP of $19,599 and drinks $8,125 in fuel, bringing its total ownership cost to $27,724. The 2013 Sentra SV offers a MSRP of $18,848, and only drinks $7,482 in fuel, brining the total cost of ownership to $26,330.

Test Drive a Wallet Friendly Sentra

If you are in the market for an affordable compact car, Knight Nissan invites you to take a test drive in the wallet-friendly 2013 Nissan Sentra. Offering improved fuel economy, an inviting cabin, and a host of technology treats, the 2013 Sentra is ready to cruise along with you through life’s daily adventures. Stop by our dealership and check it out!