I chose the Sentra over the Corolla because I felt it had more personality. Unfortunately, it doen't pack the same kind of build quality the Corolla has. The CVT, I feel, kind of robs the car of performance. It's a bit slow from a dead stop, but once your off its smooth and quick. The steering shakes a bit when slowing down from high speeds. Interior is well laid out, but the materials are cheap and wears out quickly. The trunk is huge. Gas mileage is excellent. I'd still recommend this car for someone who wants an economical car.
Big trunk, good cup holder design, big glove compartment, good MPG.
Make cruise control standard on all models, better interior build quality, address shakiness of wheel, CVT needs to be thought out more.