2007 Nissan Sentra

Mike Dushane

In its latest incarnation, the Sentra gets overstyled in the spirit of its chisled siblings the Maxima, the Altima, and now the Versa. The new entry-level Versa liberates the Sentra's role in the Nissan lineup, so the '07 Sentra offers unexpected options such as leather-trimmed seats, keyless entry and start, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Sentra rides on a new corporate platform that will eventually spawn a new C-segment vehicle for Renault.

A standard six-speed manual or optional CVT will team up with the Sentra's 135-hp aluminum-block 2.0-liter--the only Sentra engine Nissan has revealed so far--though a more powerful R-spec engine is in the near future. Nissan says the CVT Sentra will be good for about 36 mpg on the highway, a fairly invigorating spec these days.

The new Sentra boasts about nine cubic feet more interior space than its drab predecessor. The trunk features a tailgate-like folding panel that creates a "hidden trunk." Typical of leading cars in this class, six air bags are standard. The new, slightly goofy-looking Sentra hits dealer lots this fall for a price around $15,000, and the SE-R is due in early 2007.

2007 Nissan Sentra

2007 Nissan Sentra

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