We hopped into a stylish sedan with a wide, assertive stance, quilted leather upholstery, and advanced driver-assistance technology. It wasn’t a Mercedes-Benz, or even from an upstart luxury brand. We were driving a 2021 Nissan Sentra, a compact economy sedan that cost a mere $25,650. And that’s with the fancy leather and lots of other add-ons. The base price: $19,460.
The Sentra backs up its tempting blend of style and value with agreeable driving dynamics, a comfortable cabin, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. We recently spent a week in a 2021 Sentra to see how it fits into the broader compact car class. Read on to see if it sounds like the right choice for you.