2016 Nissan Sentra Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award | Edmunds

2016 Nissan Sentra Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The 2016 Nissan Sentra compact sedan earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The rating applies to the 2016 Sentra when equipped with optional forward-emergency braking technology.

The feature is available on the 2016 Sentra SR and SL models equipped with the optional Technology package.

On sale now at Nissan dealerships, the 2016 Sentra earned "good" ratings in five Institute crash tests and a "superior" rating for front-crash prevention.

"In the 12 mph track test, the Sentra avoided a collision completely," said the Institute in a statement on Tuesday. "In the 25 mph test, the car's impact speed was reduced by an average of 10 mph."

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Sentra includes six airbags, vehicle dynamic control, traction control and antilock brakes.

A number of advanced safety technologies are now optional on the 2016 Sentra for the first time. They include forward-emergency braking, intelligent cruise control, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

The 2016 Sentra earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

Key Sentra competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that of the aforementioned competitors, only the 2016 Honda Civic also earned the Top Safety Pick+ award.

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