Considering the advanced state of automotive engineering these days, there is a solid argument to be made that there are no bad cars anymore. Indeed, the automotive world has weeded out most of the truly lousy performers. But that doesn't mean that there aren't any current models that would be pretty bad choices, given the clear superiority of other options. Which brings us to the Nissan Sentra.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Looks like everything inside the car makes sounds. I hear creak, tingling, and jingle."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Nissan Sentra)

"Very loud road noise. Wind noise. The door seals have come off several times and had to be glued back. One is loose right now. Comfort is good. Seats are good."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Nissan Sentra)

"seats are comfortable, but it is a very noisey ride"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Nissan Sentra)

"Interior road noise and uncomfortable driver seat"

David T., NJ (2016 Nissan Sentra)

"Seats don't go low enough. Very noisy ride. Bad feedback from the breaks."

DAVID F., NJ (2016 Nissan Sentra)

"Comfortable ride, reasonably quiet"

Anonymous, HI (2016 Nissan Sentra)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"this car is what I expected for the money I spent."

M J., BC (2016 Nissan Sentra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Terrible bars in the trunk. Terrible blind spotd in 11 and 1 o'clock of the driver."

DAVID F., NJ (2016 Nissan Sentra)

"nice styling"

M J., BC (2016 Nissan Sentra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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