Affordable Features

The 2.0 SL is already one of the better-equipped trims in the Sentra lineup, and our test car had some premium options, like leather upholstery and a navigation system. These features are relatively common in this class, but what's interesting is that they aren't as expensive as you might think.

The leather seats cost $700. To get leather in a Corolla, you'd have to pay more than twice that, though Toyota includes front seat heaters in the package. It's not like the Sentra uses cheapo leather, either; staffers commented positively on its high-quality feel.

Even more affordable is the optional navigation system, which costs $400. That's substantially less than the $1,500-$2,000 these systems typically run and is much closer to the price of a portable navigation system. The Sentra's 5-inch screen isn't as large as some other built-in ones, but its graphics are crisp and it features easy-to-use touch-screen operation. We liked the iPod integration with the touch-screen, too.

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    USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (if so equipped)
    This system supports various USB memory sticks, USB hard drives and iPod® players. There are some USB devices which may not be supported with this system. - Make sure that the USB device is con ...

    Compressed Audio Files (MP3/WMA/AAC/ATRAC3)
    Explanation of terms: - MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most well known compressed digital audio file format. This format allows for near “CD ...

    Audio main operation
    Head unit: The auto loudness circuit enhances the low and high frequency ranges automatically in both radio reception and CD playback. ON·OFF/Volume control: Place the ignition switch in the A ...