Welcome to a deep dive into the Nissan Connect infotainment system in the 2020 Nissan Sentra.
Now this is a top of the line as our platinum and as such we have an eight inch touchscreen running Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
If you opt for the base Sentra, you do not get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and you only get a seven inch touchscreen.
So I recommend going up just a little bit.
Now the system is pretty simple.
It's really easy to use even though it is missing one key component but we will get back to that.
For now I would like to show you the homescreen and what I like about this is that it is customizable.
I can put whatever I want on this home screen so I can click on Customize Home menu.
Let me see, my audio is there now.
I would like to use my phone instead.
Yes, you can replace.
We go to shortcuts.
I already have Sirius XM and FM.
So let's put Bluetooth audio there.
Boom, that's gonna be there.
Go back to my home screen.
And then I've got all of my favorite Are right there waiting for me on that home screen.
Now along here on the bottom are some hard buttons but I've also got buttons here along the bottom of my screen so I'm going to click on phone.
This is where you would connect your phone via Bluetooth.
I did it earlier took about five seconds.
It was super easy.
No problems whatsoever.
When you click on audio, there's a lot of information here, right?
But I really like that it's all on one screen and there's not a lot of menus or sub menus to go back and forth with.
I've got a button here for source which gives me a menu of am, FM, Sirius, all of those things, but when I go back, you'll notice I also have that along the bottom here as well.
On my Sirius XM menu.
I do like that I've got a direct tune button because if I'm on like, let's say channel 33, and I want to go to 311.
This way, I can just put it in there and I don't have to manually scroll through all of those channels, right.
One thing that I kind of dig is I've got a little weather favorite button here, but I've also got a little sports button so I can keep up with all of my favorite team.
So the niners they're going to be in the Super Bowl.
So let's Make sure we don't miss that game to go down here San Francisco 40 Niners.
So now whenever the niners are playing I'm going to get alert on the radio so that I don't miss a single game.
All right, so going back here to the audio back, back, back.
There we go.
Along here are all of my presets.
And what I totally dig is there are 18 of them.
So really, you can have a lot of favorites.
And I like that I've got the icons of the radio stations and not just the numbers because sometimes it's easier to recognize those icons.
Occasionally when I press these buttons, I don't get a response right away, but probably 90% of the time, it's been pretty good.
So I can go back here to my menu.
Let's click on connections and check it out.
I got a Wi Fi hotspot, it's good for up to five people.
And this is really good when you're out in the middle of nowhere because your car's got a bigger antenna than your phone.
So sometimes your phone isn't getting reception, but the car will so you can still keep connected while on the road by using this Wi Fi hotspot.
When I go in here to settings, here's what I can really dial down into the Nissan connect system and make it work exactly how I want so I can balance the sound on my stereo.
I can go back here and do volumes and beats depending on if I want it really loud or really soft.
So Here is where you're going to really make your system work exactly for you.
Now, you might have noticed that I didn't talk about navigation because there is no embedded navigation and frankly, that is a good thing.
We manufacturers have not been really great at their navigation systems and This has got Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
And I guarantee you that Google Maps and ways and Apple Maps are going to be 100 times better than what you would find in here natively.
So I think it's a really good move on Nissan's part.
So on the whole, I really liked the nissanconnect system in the 2020 Sentra.
It's pretty easy to use, the graphics are pretty good.
Screen might be a little less responsive than I want it to be, but it is a huge improvement over the past generation