The Nissan Sentra ranks as one of the most spacious and comfortable-riding models in its segment, but it seems lacking in style and performance compared with rivals.
All the big names offer more in those metrics, starting with the Honda Civic.
In all forms, it's a sleek-looking fastback with exceptional ride quality in top models, and turbo power on tap.
The Ford Focus is a stylish sedan or hatchback that delivers a sporty driving experience, especially in rip-snorting Focus RS trim.
The Toyota Corolla is a strong contender in its current form; it's more exciting to look at, although it keeps with all the responsible, rational expectations you might have of this model.
Finally, the Chevy Cruze has a bullet-smooth new shape and comfortably above-average performance, though rear-seat space gives up something to its roofline.
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