The Nissan Sentra, redesigned for the 2020 model year, has a more upscale design and is filled with technology to stand out and better compete in the mass-market compact segment. The Sentra, which goes on sale this month, is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 149 hp, up 19 percent from the current generation's 1.8-liter engine. Riding on a new platform, the 2020 model introduces a new independent rear suspension to improve ride, handling and fuel economy. Dual-pinion-rack electric power steering, also a first for the model, improves steering feel and maneuverability. Here's a roundup of Sentra reviews from the automotive media.
"Pedal feel on the brakes is firm, offering confident and solid stopping power, and makes a nice match for what the engine puts down. We also like how the pedals are positioned close enough together that we don't need to put in a ton of effort going back and forth. Steering is equally pleasing. There's a nice weight to its feel, with virtually no play in the wheel.
"The Sentra rides on an all new chassis that sports a multilink independent suspension in the rear and an independent strut front suspension. On the road it feels stable and balanced, yet nimble. Overall, the 2020 Nissan Sentra presents an impressive driving experience in its segment."
-- Lyn Woodward, Kelley Blue Book