2016 Nissan Sentra S (M6)

2016 Nissan Sentra S (M6) 4dr Sedan
  • MSRP$16,780 Invoice$16,357
    • 27 City
    • 36 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeGas
  • Cargo428 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower130 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $736 $503 $386 $317 $270 $237

2016 Nissan Sentra Buyer's Guide

The Nissan Sentra, refreshed for 2016, is a compact sedan offering seating for five passengers. The Sentra has been a long-time fixture of the brand’s lineup, slotting between the smaller Versa compact car and the larger Altima and Maxima sedans. The 2016 refresh is intended to lend the Sentra a little of the styling that’s characterized other Nissan models, such as the Juke crossover. Otherwise, the Sentra remains simple and generally free of the frills that serve both to inflate the price and provide an interesting driving experience. Nissan gave the Sentra a facelift for the 2016 model year, although this generation has been on sale since just 2013 and the model is typically a strong seller due to its low price and inoffensive, mainstream nature. 

What makes it move?

The 2016 Nissan Sentra carries over the same engine, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with a modest output of 130 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque.This power is sufficient to move the car in everyday driving, but it may struggle under heavy load. The Sentra offers a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable transmission that helps maximize efficiency. The 2016 Nissan Sentra provides very competitive fuel economy of 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, a slight increase over last year.

Why buy the 2016 Nissan Sentra?

The new refresh of the 2016 Nissan Sentra did little to help its mediocre driving experience, but that might not matter much to shoppers in this segment. The update did improve the Sentra’s looks, with subtle changes that make a big difference, such as sharper profile lines and creases. Functionality remains the same, with the Sentra focusing on providing basic amenities that have good efficiency. Five trim levels offer a variety of equipment, although prices on the upper trim levels quickly inflate. Cabin comfort remains one of the Sentra’s strongest selling points, and the interior is finished with nice-quality upholstery. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is rated as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it a good option for small families in need of an affordable sedan. 


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