Nissan's Sentra is all-new for the 2007 model year. Our review car has the SL trim level, with a base price of $19,015.

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Although not particularly powerful, the Sentra has a good set of interior electronics. Combined with good fuel economy, the Sentra is a good car for practical, everyday use.

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The Sentra has a roomy interior for an under-$20,000 car. We didn't think the 16-inch alloy wheels--part of the SL trim level--adequately filled the wheel wells.

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In the SL trim, perforated leather covers the seats, adding a touch of luxury to an inexpensive car.

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An array of buttons covers the center stack and steering wheel, denoting the good collection of tech in this car. Unfortunately, navigation isn't available.

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Bluetooth phone integration is standard on the Sentra. The system is controlled through voice commands.

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An audio auxiliary input sits front-and-center on the stack, making it easy to connect an MP3 player.

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The stereo displays Iterative Dichotomiser 3 (ID3) information from burned MP3 CDs. We weren't particularly impressed with the audio quality of the premium sound system.

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A smart key is standard on the Sentra. To start the car, turn the plastic knob that takes the place of the ignition lock.

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The steering wheel is thick, offering a good grip, although the Sentra doesn't have very sporty handling.

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The instrument cluster uses an innovative little gauge for gas and temperature on the same dial.

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The Sentra's engine uses variable valve timing and a continuously variable transmission to get decent fuel economy, but it feels a little underpowered.

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