The 2016 Nissan Sentra comes in as a slight refresh to its predecessor, but the car manufacturer puts a great deal of effort in making this vehicle keep up with the times. There is a dizzying line of features that are available that are spread across many trim levels. As with the car’s look, it’s definitely easy on the eyes.
The 2016 Nissan Sentra is a Refresh From the Previous Models
The 2016 Nissan Sentra is the third sedan to receive a facelift; the vehicle followed the Maxima, and more recently the Altima in featuring the car brand’s new design language. This new look first appeared on the Murano crossover.
There are “boomerang” headlights that sit up front of the car, this underpins an aesthetic that looks fresh. This design extends to the rest of the front fascia, the hood, and its grille. For the SR trim, it takes that refresh one step further. There is a focus on sporty elements as it adds new wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler, a chrome-tipped exhaust, and bigger side sills.
This refresh also extends to the interiors as well. Nearly everything inside the cabin has been redesigned in one way or another. For instance, there is a new steering wheel that pays homage to the 370z sports coupe. For the center console, the shift knob, the seat fabrics, and the instrument panel, these have all be upgraded to newer models as well. There are optional features that can be acquired like leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, a Bose audio system, and keyless entry.
When it comes to the vehicle’s infotainment system, there are three options available. The choice depends on the chosen trim level. For the base models, they will receive an AM/FM/CD system that has a USB port. For the mid-range offering, there is a 5-inch color display with an included satellite radio. Finally, for the top-of-the-line trim, there is a 5.8-inch touchscreen display complete with navigational interface.
Another new addition to the system is the Siri Eyes Free. This feature allows you to talk to Apple’s famous personal assistant through the car’s head unit. This make placing calls, sending messages, and other functionalities easier by just saying them out loud.
The 2016 Nissan Sentra has only one available engine across all trim levels, and that is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder which is connected to the car’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). The engine has a power output that is rated 130 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque.