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Starting at
$22,170
EPA - est City/Hwy
29/38
Engine
1.8L inline4
Seats
5
Power
130 hp




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2016 Nissan Sentra Overview

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The 2016 Nissan Sentra gets an extensive refresh with new exterior styling and some additional features and safety technologies. The 2016 Sentra is a compact economy sedan with the interior and trunk space of a midsize car. We wouldn't call the 2016 Nissan Sentra a class leader, but it's a competitive choice.

The 2016 Nissan Sentra doesn't necessarily stand out in the compact sedan segment, but that doesn't mean it's a penalty box. Perhaps most notably, the Sentra's backseat delivers space and comfort that rival some midsize sedans, and the trunk is just as generous. On the road, the Sentra certainly isn't thrilling, but its powertrain is fuel-efficient and generally unobtrusive. We gave the Sentra a respectable "B" rating before its 2016 refresh, and all of the improvements this year aren't likely to hurt our impression of this little sedan. The 2016 Nissan Sentra gets aggressive front-end styling that evokes the larger Altima and Maxima. Indeed, that refresh turns out to be pretty thorough. The exterior styling has been overhauled and is now appreciably more upscale, while the revised interior trim and new technology and safety features give shoppers further food for thought. Alas, the relatively underpowered 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine soldiers on unchanged, though Nissan says the continuously variable transmission (CVT) has been retuned for better responsiveness, as has the car's suspension. Overall, the various nips and tucks don't transform the Sentra into a segment leader, but they certainly sweeten the pot, especially given the enduringly strong EPA fuel economy ratings of 30-34 mpg combined. Depending on your needs, the Sentra might be a terrific choice in the segment. If you're looking for something with a more involving driving experience, both the Ford Focus and Mazda 3 offer trims that will meet those needs. A particularly strong contender is the Honda Civic, which is all-new and vastly better this year. If you're in the segment for value, then the 2016 Hyundai Elantra might be your huckleberry. But no matter which way you slice it, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is no slouch.

There are a lot of excellent compact cars available today, all with their own strengths. What you get with the 2016 Nissan Sentra is practicality. It's roomy, fuel-efficient and a great value for your money. Read more to learn about what else Nissan has to offer on the 2016 Sentra.

Revised front and rear styling aligns the 2016 Sentra with the current Altima and Maxima sedans. Inside, there's a new steering wheel and some revised dashboard elements, while a high-resolution driver information screen is added to the SV, SR and SL trims. Newly available features include a power driver seat, adaptive cruise control and a few safety technologies (automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and NissanConnect emergency telematics).



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2016 Nissan Sentra Reviews From Owners (18 Reviews)

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By Rob

on Mar/02/17 06:45 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Most Who Review For A Living Lose Touch Sometimes

I read reviews on cars in this category before I went searching and, unlike Edmunds review, most have the Sentra as a near last "resort". I went to a Nissan/Kia dealer and drove a Sentra after being shown one. It was attractive enough and felt comfortable so I drove it and ultimately bought one. I was proud of the deal , but before taking delivery was wondering if I made a mistake given the reviews I read. Now that I have owned it long enough to be objective enough, I can say that I made a good choice, not just because the price. It is not flashy by any stretch but, again, looks good. The compliments I have got on the look (gunmetal with the tinted windows) have been surprising. The interior has really grown on me. For me, it is give and take with net "take". The radio display is not the largest and does not have the best display (with the radio on), but sounds very good (it processes the XM radio signal very, very well). The reverse camera is very clear. The climate control area does not have a fancy layout and that has grown well on me. No having to examine the area to figure out how you want to set it. The drivers display has grown on me, too. The large speedometer and tach are great for driving. The 5" drivers display is a standout. The SV doesn't have all of the functions, but is enough and the color display is pleasing. The gas mileage has been better than I expected. Pretty darn thrifty. It is a slow accelerating car with a small gas tank, but the cost of driving it has neutralized the lack of acceleration. I am a bigger guy and find the seats very comfortable. I found them comfy when I drove it relative to other cars I drove. They are not sport seats, but for me do not need to be. Just nice cloth and really comfy. The one thing that stood out when I drove it and has remained my favorite part of the car is the steering wheel. This is a car I paid a little over $16,000 for and considering the price the steering wheel is of a sport diameter and thickness. The steering and handling are not sporty but the car it rides smoothly. Quiet in the city, quite a bit of road noise on the highway. The Conti tires may be part of the reason. i had them on my previous car and interior noise went down a lot when I got new tires. Overall, my Sentra is quite the nice car to spend my days in. I drive quite a bit. A lot of car magazines rip the car for what it is missing. My perspective is, it deserves kudos for what it does give, quite a bit of passenger room, nice ride, maneuvers well, a feeling of safety, comfortable seats, simple dash and controls (a stately look), great instrumentation, very nice gas mileage and a fantastic steering wheel (the first time I have ever admired the feel of a steering wheel on a car). The ease on the pocket book when buying one is a bonus.

By Dwayne Evors

on Feb/23/17 01:57 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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All Grown Up!

I have owned three Sentra's. A 2004 2.4 SR which would move pretty well, but did not get good mileage. A 2012 SR which had a smaller engine, got better gas mileage, handled better and was a good step up from the 2004. And the 2016 SL I have now which is really a nice car. I have owned the Lexus 300 series, 400 series, Camry XLE V6, Nissan Altima V6, 4, Toyota Avalon XLE, Nissan 300ZX, Corvette, just to name a few cars, but this Sentra is really a good upscale feeling car with a touch of luxury and I can't believe I said that. I know that feeling goes away when you push the accelerator to the floor because then you know it is underpowered a bit, but until then and while driving on the highway and around the city it can make your think at least in the leather of the SL that you are in a little luxury sport car. Not bad for a Sentra!

By Steve Snow

on Nov/26/16 12:41 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Sentra Fan

We have had five Sentras and have always appreciated the value for the money. This is the first one we bought new so the repair record is unknown, but our experience in the past has been good.

By Carlos Meza

on Jan/31/17 07:21 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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INTERIOR NOISE

great car for the price , but upon driving this vehicle on the highway at approxamently 70 mph there is a wind noise ,,that is very load and annoying ,, had the dealer take a look at it ,,they said it was the seal around window and fixed ,, so they said !! two days later same thing happened , noise so load I could not hear my wife talk .. again dealer said they fixed it ..WELL GUESS WHAT ??? TAKING IT BACK FOR THE THIRD TIME ...if the dealer can't fix it this time I guess I'll be looking for a lawyer.

By Sharon

on Sep/26/16 06:37 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Just bought my 1st sentra

Ok , so i decided to trade in my 2012 pathfinder ( I know .... smack me ... sigh ) ... for a more affordable vehicle... which is this sentra ... well i can honestly say its nice and comfortable , much leg room ... rides nice ( in town ) ... but taking it on Hwy today.... I felt as though it was all over the road ... didnt grab onto the Hwy as much as i thought it would ... Other then that , seems to be nice .... Maybe i was too used to my heavy pathfinder snugging the roads ... lol

By Kelly Wares

on Sep/07/16 10:02 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Performance
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By Jones

on May/24/16 05:45 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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No title

key fob key does not retract into fob making it difficult to store key in pocket or purse, Only one space for CD's my other vehicles had 6 spaces. makes it inconvenient to use as you have to keep taking out and putting in new. not a lot of bells and whistles for a 2016

By Fred

on Nov/10/16 06:09 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Love the little black sr so far.

I bought the car in September. I have around 2500 miles on it so far...Love it...it look luxury with all the features and leather. Runs like an Infinity or a Maxima....It looks great...of course it is not a Mustang 5.0 but for a nice cute mini luxury car, it does the work....

By Patrick Cartwright

on Aug/28/16 03:44 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Love hate relationship with my Sentra

Fuel economy and CVT are my only issues. Ride quality and comfort are great.

By Art Grandizio

on Jun/24/16 09:28 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Nissan Sentra Great Car

Great sporty looking commuter car. Its not a sports car so don't expect it to perform like one but it does have very good performance.

By Phillip

on May/01/16 11:11 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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GreAT Value

I wasn't expecting to get the MPG that Im getting, EPA rated at 39 highway, And on my drive to work I average 40! Very Quiet, the only complaint I have is the location of the usb, I had to buy a longer cable to charge my phone. Other than that, for the price the car was, its stunning. The dealership I bought from was incredible, if any body is in the santa barbara area, stop by the local Nissan Store and ask for Ryan, incredible service, like a 5 star restaurant.

By Gabriel Welch

on Dec/18/16 11:48 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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My First Nissan

My boyfriend and I decided to lease a 2016 Nissan Sentra SL after our Volvo left us stranded a couple of times. The price was right at $210/month with a 36,000 mile lease. The car has a sporty look to it and is definitely an eye catcher. It stands out from other compact sedans in its' class in my opinion. The cars performance is pretty great too. The acceleration could be a little better but I guess that's the sacrifice you make to get 30+ miles per gallon. The handling and braking are phenomenal. Speaking of braking, did I mention the car stops itself? The safety features on this thing are insane! The intelligent cruise control and frontal collision detection have saved me from an accident on more than one occasion. The back up camera and blind spot monitors are also quite helpful. The Sentra's audio system is amazing. Our's came standard with Bose speakers and bluetooth. I think our Sentra has a better quality audio system than my relative's brand new BMW! We have already put 3,000 miles on our Sentra and have experienced absolutely no problems. This car is unstoppable! And that is a hard thing to say about a car when you live in a place like Vermont where the harsh winters are enough to stop a 4WD SUV. We might even buy it out at the end of our lease.

By Samantha

on Dec/13/16 08:09 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstar
Comfort
starstar
Exterior Design
star
Performance
starstar
Interior
star
Value
starstar

Wow. I made a mistake.

This is the 4th Nissan I've owned. I stuck with them because I have loved my Nissans, and I am all about brand loyalty. My last (2013) Sentra was pretty great, so I decided to go the same route with this one. unfortunately, not only did the dealership stop being helpful once I signed that paper, (and at times were actually detrimental to the process, verging on rude and ignoring my requests to get my contract and financial paperwork (Which I don't have 45 days later), leading me to miss my first payment) but this car is awful. The navigation system turns off about 500 feet before my destination, leaving me to guess or impede traffic to try and see house/building numbers. The USB has to reload my USB drive (where I listen to all my music) every time the car starts, and skips the music as it "index"es 1-3% at a time (and sometimes doesn't at all). Most of the time I reach my destination before I can actually enjoy any of my own music. The dashboard is half pointless, as it took me almost an hour to figure out how to scroll through the settings list. The center console is half the size of my last one, but there's a huge space between that and my cup holders- what a pointless design. The buttons on the steering wheel are tiny, leading me to question how those with large hands or fingers are able to hit one. EVERY TIME the temperature is under 40 degrees F, I get an Alert saying there are cold temperatures outside--underneath the temperature that is stationary. So if the winter temperatures affect the performance in my car so much that I get a warning about it...I LIVE IN NEW YORK, and am extremely disappointed. The acceleration makes my car sound like it wants to die and is working twice as hard as it should be (I am not a slam on the pedal type of person). The windshield wipers don't lift up due to a design mistake- again- living in new York with ice and snow, this is a MAJOR flaw. Driving over 20 mph, my passengers side whistles and I feel like a dog listening to a high-pitched sound (I don't know if it is the window? mirror? Having the window doesn't change it or alter the noise, and I have to turn on music to be able to drive long distances without going crazy from the whistle. The blind spot notifications and back up cam are great- there was a big improvement over the 2013, and I love the pockets on the front of the seats. However I'm not joking when I say if I could turn it in now, I would. I hate this car, and I will never purchase another Nissan thanks to this experience, car, and the (and the previous for same attempt of purchase) dealership I worked with this year. After 11 years of owning Nissans (and another 3 in the future of leasing this POS), I'm upset about every single interaction that has taken place, on top of the car. If the car were great and the dealership sucked, whatever. This car is awful. I absolutely do not recommend it, and if you HAVE to get a Nissan, go for at least the Altima.

By NewSentra

on May/07/16 06:46 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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If only it were turbocharged

Excellent car. Very sporty with the SR trim, in red alert. It gives a very quiet, comfortable, and spacious ride. Mine has the electronics and drivers assist package. I love the navigation and the interior accent lighting. It's very roomy, especially the back seat and trunk. Almost as roomy as an Altima. More spacious than my 2000 5 series. My only complaint is that it could use more power. At least a turbocharged 4 cylinder. I love the car as it feels more premium than it costs. Check it out.

By Ryann

on May/10/16 11:29 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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Buy this car NOW!

I live in southern california and drive for work, 2,000 miles a month and my sentra has been the most comfortable of anything i have ever driven. My company is buying 5 more based on the cost of ownership, comfort and reliability. Its amazing, the only other cars that compare are 3x the price. And my dealership was so helpful, they asked all the right questions and found me a car that fits what I need. No complaints.

By TR

on Aug/22/16 06:24 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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More than just affordable, reliable transportation

I purchased my car as a family sedan to seat 4, sometimes 5. The best feature is the interior room and trunk space. The next best feature is fuel economy. Don't be afraid to get the 6 speed manual transmission. It is smooth as silk and allows you to baby the engine or squeeze some power out when you need to. I know the CVT auto's claim to fame is better acceleration and economy but at what cost?? The CVT likes to rev the engine up pretty high even below 20 mph just to accelerate faster. I keep the rpm's lower with the 6 speed. And by the way I get above the 35 mpg rated highway mileage cruising on the interstate. On a 400+ mile trip I averaged over 40 mpg at an average speed of 65 mph (traffic slowed me down some). In any event the Sentra 6 speed manual gives you a lot of bang for your buck in a reasonably roomy family sedan. Don't expect a lot of fancy electronics. Options and controls are basic but uncluttered and easy to operate.

By Consumer Advocate

on Apr/21/16 10:57 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
star
Reliability
star
Fun-to-Drive
star
Comfort
star
Exterior Design
star
Performance
star
Interior
star
Value
star

Piece of Garbage!

I bought the Sentra new from a shady dealer in the Southeast. Soon after, the car started having multiple issues including door locks not functioning, AC stopped working, tire pressure light always on, among many other performance issues. I took the car to different dealerships service departments in the Atlanta area, and they all failed to repair the defects once and for all, which led me to believe that it is a "Lemon" and should not have passed the Quality Control at the manufacturer.

By Frank

on Oct/02/16 05:54 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Sentra


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Value
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2016 Nissan Sentra SR Faster than what's said

I bought this car with 4 miles, I have put over 1000 miles on it and it has decent pickup, it's not a mustang or a high end sports car, but I didn't buy it for racing. Car has tight suspension, great tire size 17" Wheels, low profile 50r, continentals. I drive the car in Chicago, where it's a hustle and I have had no problems changing lanes or enjoying the drive. I like this car, and hearing negative reviews makes me laugh. All I did was put in a K&N air filter, that's all and put in 89 octane gasoline and the car runs like a gem.


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2016 Nissan Sentra Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Reviews
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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    106.3 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    182.1 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    58.9 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    6.5 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    2943 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    42.5 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    54.7 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    37.4 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    53.9 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    15.1 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.52 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Semi-independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Integrated Stabilizer Bar


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    205
  • Rear Tire Profile
    50



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    8
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    1.8
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    semi-independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    13.2 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.4 sec @ 80.1 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.3 sec @ 81 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.2 sec @ 81 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $12,199
  • Private Seller Price
    $13,999
  • Dealer Price
    $15,358
  • Original MSRP
    $22,170


2016 Nissan Sentra Problems Report:


  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Reviews
  • 2016 Nissan Sentra Defects

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2016 Nissan Sentra Problems





2016 Nissan Sentra Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    29 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    38 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    California LEV-III SULEV30
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    8
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2016 Nissan Sentra Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years

2016 Nissan Sentra Key Factors

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Pros

  • High fuel economy that's easy to achieve in the real world
  • Spacious backseat and trunk for the class
  • Priced lower than many rivals
  • Easy-to-use tech interface with useful infotainment features.

Cons

  • Slow acceleration
  • Bluetooth audio isn't standard on base models.


2016 Nissan Sentra True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,279$1,324 $1,370$1,418 $1,468$6,859
Maintenance$178$552 $790$480 $2,796$4,796
Repairs$0$0 $111$269 $393$773
Taxes & Fees$2,082$191 $179$169 $159$2,780
Financing$759$604 $442$274 $98$2,177
Depreciation$4,382$1,817 $1,598$1,417 $1,271$10,485
Fuel$1,266$1,304 $1,343$1,384 $1,425$6,722
True Cost To Own ®$9,946$5,792 $5,833$5,411 $7,610$34,592

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Nissan Sentra NHTSA Service Bulletins

Data provided by Edmunds

Date Complaint Filed: 07/13/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan sentra. when the front seat was occupied by an adult, the front passenger warning indicator illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was previously repaired per nhtsa campaign numbers: 16v244000 (air bags) and 16v244000 (air bags); however, the remedies failed to repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 55,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/05/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan sentra. while driving 40 mph and depressing the brake pedal to the floorboard, the brake pedal failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but a failure could not be found. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 2,500.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/02/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan sentra. while driving approximately 60 mph, a loud clicking noise was heard under the front end of the vehicle and the vehicle shuttered. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but it was not diagnosed nor repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 4,700.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/03/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan sentra. while driving 35 mph, the passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 3,500.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/12/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan sentra. the contact stated that there was an extensive glare that impacted her visibility while starting or operating the vehicle. the contact constantly had to use the visor to prevent the glare. the dealer was notified of the failure and recommended that the contact have the front windshield tinted. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vin and failure mileage were not available.






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The 2016 Nissan Sentra gets an extensive refresh with new exterior styling and some additional features and safety technologies. The 2016 Sentra is a compact economy sedan with the interior and trunk space of a midsize car. We wouldn't call the 2016 Nissan Sentra a class leader, but it's a competitive choice.

The 2016 Nissan Sentra doesn't necessarily stand out in the compact sedan segment, but that doesn't mean it's a penalty box. Perhaps most notably, the Sentra's backseat delivers space and comfort that rival some midsize sedans, and the trunk is just as generous. On the road, the Sentra certainly isn't thrilling, but its powertrain is fuel-efficient and generally unobtrusive. We gave the Sentra a respectable "B" rating before its 2016 refresh, and all of the improvements this year aren't likely to hurt our impression of this little sedan.

The 2016 Nissan Sentra gets aggressive front-end styling that evokes the larger Altima and Maxima.

Indeed, that refresh turns out to be pretty thorough. The exterior styling has been overhauled and is now appreciably more upscale, while the revised interior trim and new technology and safety features give shoppers further food for thought. Alas, the relatively underpowered 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine soldiers on unchanged, though Nissan says the continuously variable transmission (CVT) has been retuned for better responsiveness, as has the car's suspension. Overall, the various nips and tucks don't transform the Sentra into a segment leader, but they certainly sweeten the pot, especially given the enduringly strong EPA fuel economy ratings of 30-34 mpg combined.

Depending on your needs, the Sentra might be a terrific choice in the segment. If you're looking for something with a more involving driving experience, both the Ford Focus and Mazda 3 offer trims that will meet those needs. A particularly strong contender is the Honda Civic, which is all-new and vastly better this year. If you're in the segment for value, then the 2016 Hyundai Elantra might be your huckleberry. But no matter which way you slice it, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is no slouch.

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