The 2013 Nissan Sentra will be available starting with October 16 at base price of $15,990, without the $790 destination & handling fee.

Scheduled to arrive in U.S. showrooms in two weeks, the 2013 Nissan Sentra will have a starting price of $15,990, without the $790 destination and handling fee. This price tag makes it $440 cheaper than the model it will replace (2012MY). Don’t be too excited because there is a catch, as the 2013MY comes with a 1.8-liter engine with 130 hp (97 kW) and 128 lb-ft (173 Nm) of torque, whereas the outgoing model has a beefier 2.0-liter with 140 hp (104 kW) and 147 lb-ft (199 Nm) of torque.

According to Nissan, the new model is five percent lighter compared to the previous version, despite the fact that it has grown in size and provides more room inside the cabin. In addition, it promises to be 13 percent more fuel efficient, with the Sentra FE+ S and FE+ SV versions capable of returning 40 mpg on the highway.

The standard model is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, while more expensive models get a CVT. Some of the goodies available across the range include a 5.8-inch touchscreen display, eight-speaker Bose sound system, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth and dual zone automatic temperature control.

2013 Nissan Sentra begins from $15,990 (US)