Overall, the compact Sentra trails the class. A 2016 freshening has resulted in a quieter car, thanks in part to the less intrusive CVT. Handling is fairly responsive and secure, but the ride is stiff. A tall stance aids cabin access, but the cockpit is narrow. A backup camera is standard on the SV. Negatives include well-below-average reliability and a very low owner satisfaction score. It scored Good in the IIHS small-overlap crash test when retested. The freshening also included available safety features such as blind-spot warning, forward emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.