6. Nissan Sentra
Here’s the thing. The Civic and Corolla get most of the credit for being the most affordable and reliable compact cars on the market. But there’s been another compact car that’s been around for a long time as well. The Nissan Sentra is equally as reliable as the Corolla and the Civic, bolstering most of the features. The average ownership for the Sentra is 7.1 years, much longer than the average compact.
Today’s Sentra is much more refined than previous models. The model is comparable in size to a Civic or Corolla, but like with most Nissan products, there’s a sportier aspect. The standard four-cylinder engine is quite spunky and fuel-efficient. Standard features include a backup camera and a side-view camera as well, which all help to make the car safer. Overall, the modern Sentra is a stellar vehicle to hold onto.