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The Nissan Sentra Could Be the Best Car for Graduates

Once students finish their last paper and receive their diploma, the last thing they want to be concerned with is added debt. Different transportation may be a necessity as they cross the stage and onto the next phase of life. Autotrader says a new Nissan Sentra may be the perfect car to get them to their new job.

2020 Red Nissan Sentra landscape image
2020 Nissan Sentra | Nissan

Autotrader calls Nissan Sentra “one of the best cars for college graduates”

Autotrader named the 2020 Nissan Sentra to its “10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020” list, evaluating new and used vehicles on a cost-effective basis, sporty looks, high-tech features, and outstanding fuel economy. The latest Sentra now looks and continues to drive like a car that potential customers want to own, and it is a few thousand dollars lower in price than Honda and Toyota’s main rivals.

There are plenty of basic, affordable economy cars. There are even some low-priced sporty cars. But what if you’re really looking for luxury on a budget? That’s why the Nissan Sentra is on our list,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “With interesting color choices, pleasing interior textures and patterns, and a specifically un-economy car look outside, it’s about as close to a new luxury car as you can get for $21,000.”

The all-new Sentra was also recently named to Autotrader’s “Best New Cars of 2020” list, which judges newly introduced vehicles on value, available technology, and driving dynamics.

The 2020 Nissan Sentra

The Sentra is all-new for 2020, and its fading predecessor is highly improved. It has a fierce design inside and out that looks externally muscular and sleek. With secure entry price starting at just$19,090 and generous standard technology, which includes Nissan Safety Shield 360 driver assistance technology that provides for automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more, the Sentra offers substantial value. Even if you go straight to the upper SR trim and add the optional Premium Package, the price remains reasonably priced in the mid-$20,000 ballpark.

“With a sleek and sporty design outside, premium materials inside and the most standard safety features in its class Sentra offers a great value for graduates as they navigate this new chapter. As the 2020 Sentra has continued to receive rave reviews from customers and dealers, third-party recognition from an authority like Autotrader is important validation.”

Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America.

Other notable cars for graduates

2021 Kia Seltos
2021 Kia Seltos | Kia

In addition to the Nissan Sentra, Autotrader recommended several other notable cars for new graduates in its recent list. Among the recommendations were the Hyundai Kona, Jeep Wrangler, the 2021 Kia Seltos, and the Yaris Hatchback.