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2013 Nissan Sentra 2013 Dodge Dart 2013 Kia Rio
     
4dr Sdn I4 CVT S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT FE+ S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SV
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT FE+ SV
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SR
  • 4dr Sdn I4 CVT SL
4dr Sdn SE
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 4dr Sdn Aero *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn SXT
  • 4dr Sdn Rallye *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Limited
  • 4dr Sdn GT
4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB Auto EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Man SX

Prices

MSRP $16,590 $15,995 $14,700
Invoice $16,000 $15,974 $14,200
Avg. Paid $14,250 $13,465 $13,386

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 7.7 8.2
Critics' Rating 7.1 8.1 8.8
Performance 5.9 7.7 7.8
Interior 7.2 7.7 8.2
Operating Cost 8.5 8.3 8.4
Safety 8.5 9.4 8.5
Reliability 2.5 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Ample rear-seat legroom
  • Large trunk
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Spacious front and rear seating
  • Attractive, first-rate cabin materials
  • Sharp steering
  • Lots of available features
  • Composed ride
  • Upscale cabin
  • Ample cargo space in hatchback
Cons
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Loud CVT
  • Unimpressive audio system
  • Low fuel economy with base engine
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Rival cars are more agile and fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.6L/97
MPG 30 City / 39 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 106.400 101.200
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 183.900 171.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 72.000 67.700
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.700 57.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2825 3186 2403

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.9 97.200 88.400
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.600 40.000
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.200 43.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 58.200 53.100
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 54.800 52.100
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.000 37.600
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 35.200 31.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 56.100 52.100
Second Hip Room (in) 50.1 52.600 51.200
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.1 13.100 13.700

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/- TBD - 2.0L/122 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 130 @ 6000 160 @ 6400 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 3600 148 @ 4600 123 @ 4850
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - - TBD - 34.500

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 36 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.800 11.400

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard