Nissan Sentra - Best In Class
|Topics: Nissan Sentra
April 5, 2013
In a car marketplace where consumers have an array of choices, the 2013 Nissan Sentra has emerged as one of the top contenders, holding its own against the Corolla, Civic and Cruze. In its latest iteration, the Sentra boasts of several features, some of which have been previously seen in luxury cars.
In building the 2013 Sentra, they integrated into the car design the need for extra space. From leg room to cabin space, passengers will not feel cramped and packed. Its fold-down seats allow for the transport of unusually large cargo which other cars cannot handle. The company, too, has not spared any effort to make this model look and feel luxurious. Buyers would be glad to know that they have the option to pick leather seats and wood-tone trims.
Even the most discerning gearhead will be impressed with the array of tech stuff that come with the latest Sentra. From the Nissan Intelligent Key push button ignition to Bose premium audio system, the sedan ensures that both passengers and driver will have a pleasant drive. Optional features such as smart auto headlights, hands-free communication and dual zone temperature control are some of the reasons why the Sentra is considered best in its class.
Under the hood, the Sentra has undergone a major design overhaul. Powered by a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine complemented by the Xtronic CVT, the sedan can handle a wide variety of driving conditions. The Xtronic CVT and the Eco Pedal indicator have been added for better fuel efficiency while the car's body has been redesigned for greater aerodynamic efficiency.
Drivers will appreciate the three drive modes they can switch to with the Sentra, which is almost like having three cars rolled into one. In the eco mode, fuel efficiency is given priority while maximum responsiveness is the advantage of the sport mode. The normal mode, on the other hand, gives a balance to fuel efficiency and performance. Each mode has been carefully designed so that the driver can vary the modes according to road conditions and to his preference.
Safety should be a top priority in choosing a car. This is where the Sentra truly stands out, having installed over 50 safety features in the latest model. The six airbags, along with the safety belts, help reduce severity of impact. Braking and traction features have also been improved, allowing the driver to keep safe on the road whatever the conditions may be. The Vehicle Dynamic Control can monitor driving habits and helps compensate for over or under steering. Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution helps the driver apply maximum braking force should a situation arise. Additionally, it detects if the backseats are occupied, allowing it to apply the right amount of pressure on the rear brakes.
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