The remodelled 2016 Nissan Sentra sedan arrives at dealerships just as Nissan has wrapped up its best-ever sales year. The redesigned 6-speed manual transmission has made a significant impression on the market. This is in part due to the low retail price of only $16,780 for the Sentra S 6MT. Despite the manufacturer’s move to give the car a significant make over the price of the new model only increased by $250, making it financially attractive to customers.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations, Nissan, North America, Dan Mohnke recognised the significant impact the Sentra S has had, saying that the Sentra has had “tremendous growth” in sales and market share in the past few years, earning it a reputation as one of Nissan’s quickest growing nameplates.
With an impressive exterior and a range of improved technology and safety features, it is clear to see why the Sentra has been such a hit. The body of the Sentra now looks like a sibling of the redesigned 2016 Maxima or the new 2016 Altima. It is clear Nissan is evolving into a new look with its fleet of revised vehicles.
2016 Sentra has new front and rear fascias, grille, fenders and hood. The distinctive Nissan head and tail lights remain and customers can opt for a new 17-inch aluminium alloy wheel design. The Sentra SR and SL models feature new low beam LED headlights and signature accents for a dramatic look. All models have the useful feature of automatic lights.
The interior has changed significantly. The driver’s seat is more comfortable thanks to new lumbar support. The seat fabric has a more luxurious feel and the interior space has been well used. The centre console and shifter knob have been upgraded and the instrument panel uses Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD) and a 5.0-inch screen.
Sentra SV, SR and SL models also feature Siri Eyes Free Voice Recognition, making hands free driving a doddle. The new Sentra comes with an emphasis on safety. As part of Nissan’s Safety Shield Technologies, there is a new emphasis on improving the driver’s visual awareness.
2016 Nissan Sentra is fitted with Forward Emergency Braking, (FEB), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) to reduce any margin of error. And with the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), the driver has a range of driving options.
Whichever Sentra model you opt for, they all come with a 4 cylinder, 1.8 litre, fuel efficient engine complete with sub-planetary gear and advanced Xtronic transmission. The Sentra S grade comes with a 6 speed manual transmission. Using the Xtronic transmission provides 32mpg fuel economy or 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway without. The 6 speed Sentra S produces 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combing the Xtronic transmission.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for the 2016 Nissan Sentra in US Dollars are as follows: Sentra S 6MT $16,780; Sentra S Xtronic $17,630; Sentra FE+S Xtronic $18,030; Sentra SV Xtronic $18,550; Sentra SR Xtronic $20,410; Sentra SL Xtronic $22,170