4: Nissan Sentra
The small car in the Nissan herd has marched on for decades in one form or another. Sadly, the Sentra has never managed to capture the same type of audience as the Civic or the Corolla. It doesn’t mean that the Sentra was necessarily a bad ride, but the competition just offered a better product. This year, Nissan did a full redesign of the Sentra but the car is still lightning years away from the competition.
Noisy CVT transmission and a rental car-inspired cabin have made the Sentra a bargain-basement choice. Sure, it’s a step up from the Mitsubishi Mirage but the Sentra is still lacking in a lot of important departments consumers look for.