Price is an undeniable factor in selecting a new car for purchase but it goes far beyond assuming that the vehicle with the lowest MSRP is the most affordable. You may not know, but fuel and repair costs are also factored into the equation of what makes a vehicle the most affordable.

Finding out all of these pieces of data may sound tedious and visions of paperwork stacks popping up may come to your mind, but thankfully our friends at have done most of the heavy lifting for us. This renowned source for buying and selling used cars has compiled a new list, comparing competing compact sedans throughout the industry and ranking them based upon affordability.

Jim Johnson Nissan is extremely pleased to inform you that the 2013 Nissan Sentra has topped the list as the overall most affordable compact sedan on the market.

The Sentra was up against 11 other competing compact sedans, all of which feature automatic transmissions, remote entry, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, USB input and tilting/telescoping steering. To decide which vehicle was most worthy of this prestigious title, calculated the fuel costs for five years.

"The redesigned 2013 Nissan Sentra topped the list with its affordable price tag, generous feature offerings, and low fuel costs," says Patrick Olsen,'s Editor-in-Chief. "With an estimated $8,000 in fuel costs for five years, the Sentra topped out at just $27,180, which is about $2,000 less than the average compact sedan over the same period of time."1

If your interest has been sparked by affordability of this vehicle and would like to see the Nissan Sentra or any other a new Nissan model, we invite you to stop into our showroom at 2200 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, KY. Our friendly staff can also discuss Nissan lease options and arrange test drives.

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