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2013 Nissan Sentra 2013 Kia Forte 2013 Dodge Dart
     
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 Auto LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 2dr Cpe Man EX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto EX
  • 5dr HB EX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto EX
  • 2dr Cpe Man SX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB SX
  • 2dr Cpe Auto SX
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

Prices

MSRP $16,590 $16,400 $15,995
Invoice $16,000 $16,080 $15,974
Avg. Paid $14,250 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 7.9 7.7
Critics' Rating 7.1 8.2 8.0
Performance 5.9 7.2 7.7
Interior 7.2 8.1 7.7
Safety 8.5 9.0 9.4
Reliability 2.5 3.0 2.5
Operating Cost 8.5 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Ample rear-seat legroom
  • Large trunk
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Many standard tech features
  • Logical interior controls
  • Outstanding warranty coverage
  • Huge glovebox
  • Spacious cabin
  • Precise steering
Cons
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Loud CVT
  • Unimpressive audio system
  • Clunky manual transmission
  • Rough-riding SX trim
  • Poor handling from lower trims
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Navigation system can be hard to use

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 30 City / 39 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 104.300 106.400
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 178.300 183.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.900 72.000
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.500 57.700

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2825 2791 3186

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 Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Trip Computer 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
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional
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 96.800 97.200
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.000 38.600
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.300 42.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.700 58.200
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 53.000 54.800
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.600 37.000
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 35.000 35.200
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.700 56.100
Second Hip Room (in) 50.1 53.300 52.600
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.1 14.700 13.100

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 Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

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

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 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 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 130 @ 6000 156 @ 6200 160 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 3600 144 @ 4300 148 @ 4600
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 33.900 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 39 36 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.700 15.800

Suspension

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

Transmission

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