Nissan is going to update its third sedan in a row and this time we are talking about the 2016 Nissan Sentra model. This new vehicle will be the third one which is getting the Nissan’s striking design that the Altima and the Maxima have already been overhauled with. But it all started with the Murano which was the first one to receive this sort of an updated and it came in 2014 and it was only a matter of time when other vehicles in the lineup would start to adopt similar features, well now it is finally time for the Nissan Sentra sedan to get its.
The Sentra is actually the third most sold crossover vehicle coming from Nissan, right after the Altima and Rogue models, and it was always characterized of having a more of a bland look rather than a spectacular one. The dramatic change is actually something that is going to devoid it of the traditional look that we have been used to getting. This is actually going to be a great move on the part of Nissan as the subcompact market has becoming increasingly stronger in recent years.
The Nissan Sentra has started risking and was getting close in fighting a losing battle against the far more sexier looking Ford, Mazda or Hyundai releases which have started to get the attention of the public much more than the Sentra. Thus the new 2016 version of the Sentra is going to have a new and curvy design which is going to be similar to the Maxima which is certainly going to be more competitive with the Kia Fort, Honda Civic or your Mazda3 cars that have also been updated.
Sentra also receives a myriad of new technology which is going to be a major part of the updated and is going to be seen on the inside of the car and it is also going to get some luxury features and times that are going to be transferred from some larger and luxury Nissan models. We have received all the necessary news about the price and release date about the car and are presenting it in this review and the car is going to start sales soon.
2016 Nissan Sentra exterior
The old bland look has disappeared and the 2016 Nissan Sentra is a much more luxury and very good looking car now. The greenhouse part of the car retains its shoulder-sided trunk and upright look but adds a more dramatic curve to the hood and a new more narrower grille design. The front side of the car also gives us some new arched front fenders and C-pillar kickup which has a dramatic flair to it now and does well to remove the horizontal chrome bar from the previous model as well. The rear fascia has also been redesigned for the better part and now has new boomerang-shaped taillights.
The car is going to add new 17-inch wheels and there is also going to be some LED accent lighting. Generally speaking, it is still a bit more conservative looking compared to the Maxima but it does manage to hold itself on its own and compared to the other vehicles in the segment it is a much better car. With the Blade Runner set the outer part adds a bit of the much-needed curb presence for the exterior of the car.
The interior of the 2016 Nissan Sentra is inspired by some of the previous Nissan vehicles which had a sporty design. The most noticeable change are the high-mounted secondary controls and a driver-centric instrument panel but there are several other updates that are added to the Sentra. For instance, there is a new steering wheel, a LCD flat-panel display for infotainment, an instrument panel-mounted driver information system, a Siri Eyes Free connectivity in higher trims and new power seats .
As mentioned the car is going to offer some high-end features that were for the most part regarded standard for higher trims and upper level vehicle of Nissan and they include adding navigation, dual-zone climate control, upgraded Bose sound system, a backup camera and the Nissan Connect infotainment system. A standout feature for this car is the intelligent cruise control, collision-mitigation automatic braking which is going to be combined with blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. These are just a few of the safety additions that are actively getting used inside smaller, less expensive cars, and the Sentra is one of the many which are going to start using them.
2016 Nissan Sentra engine specs
The car is going to come with only one pwoertrain option but the 2016 Nisan Sentra sedan is going to benefit a lot form it. The option in question is the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which makes 130-horsepower. This vehicle is now capable of achieving 40mpg on the freeway and this is something that has not been changed compared to the previous one. The powertrain also combines with a Xtronic continuously variable transmission and also has an updated logic control module which gives you a more natural shifting ability.
Price and release date
The starting price of the 2016 Nissan Sentra starts at a base level S trim which is $16,780 USD. The SV trim is priced at $18,550, the SR is $20,410 while the SL trim is $22,170. The release date is set to be this May and the car is going to be available pretty soon.