Used 2016 Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Sentra
List price range
$7,981 - $17,980

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2016 Nissan Sentra for Sale

Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
48,475 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
List$12,391
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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This outstanding example of a 2016 Nissan Sentra SV is offered by Brown's Sterling Nissan. Drive home in your new pre-owned vehicle with the knowledge you're fully backed by the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. When it comes to high fuel economy, plenty of versatility and a great looks, this NissanSentra SV cannot be beat. This Nissan Sentra's superior fuel-efficiency is proof that not all vehicles are created equal. You could keep looking, but why? You've found the perfect vehicle right here. More information about the 2016 Nissan Sentra: The Sentra is a compact car, competing with heavy hitters such as the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, the VW Golf and the Ford Focus. With so much competition in the compact segment, the Sentra stands out with its maturity and upscale feel. As is increasingly becoming a trend these days, the Sentra can be optioned up to near luxury-car levels of technology and features, however with a base price of well under $17,000, it still manages to be affordable enough for most buyers. Interesting features of this model are High end styling, technology laden interior, sporty demeanor, reasonable pricing, roomy interior Taxes, tags, processing fee of $899 and dealer installed accessories additional.
Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
24,968 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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ONE OWNER, Sentra S, 6-Speed Manual, Super Black, charcoal Cloth. 2016 Nissan Sentra S Super Black CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. FWD 6-Speed Manual 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Recent Arrival! Odometer is 3491 miles below market average! Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Reviews: * Spacious backseat and trunk for the class; priced lower than many rivals; high fuel economy that's easy to achieve in the real world; easy-to-use tech interface with useful infotainment features. Source: Edmunds
Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
44,495 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
List$10,595
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better ! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. The less money you spend at the pump, the more money you'll have to spend on you. So why not consider this wonderfully styled, fuel-efficient Nissan Sentra. A truly breathtaking example of pure vehicle design achievement...this is the vehicle of your dreams! Based on the superb condition of this vehicle, along with the options and color, this Nissan Sentra SR is sure to sell fast. More information about the 2016 Nissan Sentra: The Sentra is a compact car, competing with heavy hitters such as the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, the VW Golf and the Ford Focus. With so much competition in the compact segment, the Sentra stands out with its maturity and upscale feel. As is increasingly becoming a trend these days, the Sentra can be optioned up to near luxury-car levels of technology and features, however with a base price of well under $17,000, it still manages to be affordable enough for most buyers. Strengths of this model include High end styling, technology laden interior, sporty demeanor, reasonable pricing, roomy interior Visit us at HertzCarSalesLeesburg.com or call us at (877) 492-2452.
Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
16,499 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
Auto Connection
19 mi away
List$13,151
Est.Loan: $246/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
92,369 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$7,981
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2016 SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
45,220 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SR
List$13,922
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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WAS-$14695 NOW ON SALE-$13922
Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
17,458 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
19,024 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
List$13,900
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Nissan... Sentra... S... FWD... 6-Speed Manual... 1.8L... Cloth Seats... Power Windows & Locks... FM/AM Radio... ONE OWNER............Check us OUT!!!!!!!.......Welcome to the COUNTRY! Big Town Volume with a Small Town Feel....
Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
44,362 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
Braddock Motors
27 mi away
List$10,484
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
30,852 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
List$12,250
Est.Loan: $229/mo
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CVT with Xtronic, Charcoal w/Cloth Seat Trim. Pearl Blue 29/38mpg 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V CVT with Xtronic FWD Clean CARFAX. 38/29 Highway/City MPG *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
48,052 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
List$10,150
Est.Loan: $190/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2016 SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
50,407 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SR
CarSmart
32.4 mi away
List$11,900
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Nissan Sentra 2016 SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
21,134 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SR
List$11,999
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**WE FINANCE** *SR* BACK-UP CAMERA/ HEATED SEATS/ BLUETOOTH/ SATELLITE RADIO/ ALLOY WHEELS/ PERSONAL LEASE VEHICLE**
Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
22,085 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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%2A%2A%2A NISSAN CERTIFIED %2A%2A%2A 2016 Nissan Sentra SV Clean CARFAX. %2A%2A%2ACustomer Friendly, MARKET BASED %2ANO HAGGLE PRICING%2A Updated Daily To Match a Changing Market, Charcoal w/Cloth Seat Trim, 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM, Speed control. Odometer is 18687 miles below market average%2521 38/29 Highway/City MPGNissan Certified Pre-Owned Details%3A%2A 167 Point Inspection%2A Transferable Warranty %28between private parties%29%2A Roadside Assistance%2A Warranty Deductible%3A %252450%2A Includes Car Rental and Trip Interruption Reimbursement%2A Powertrain Limited Warranty%3A 84 Month/100,000 Mile %28whichever comes first%29 from original in-service date%2A Vehicle History%2A%2A%2ACARFAX CERTIFIED%2521 %2A%2A%2AVALUE PRICED BELOW MARKET%2521 Call 301-423-8400 to confirm availability and to schedule a hassle free test drive%2521 We are located at%3A 5000 Auth Way, Marlow Heights, MD 20746. All of our vehicles are researched and priced regularly using LIVE MARKET PRICING TECHNOLOGY to ensure that you always receive the best overall market value. ASK US FOR THE VALUE REPORT ON THIS VEHICLE%2521 We are a PureCars Platinum Dealer.Awards%3A%2A 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick%2B 6 Speakers,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,CD player,Radio data system,Radio%3A NissanConnect AM/FM/CD Audio System,Air Conditioning,Rear window defroster,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front wheel independent suspension,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Delay-off headlights,Fully automatic headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Power door mirrors,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Premium Cloth Seat Trim,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,16%2522 Steel Wheels w/Full Wheel Covers,Variably intermittent wipers,%2A%2A%2ACustomer Friendly,MARKET BASED NO HAGGLE PRICING Updated Daily To Match a Changing Market,CHARCOAL PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM,[B92] BODY COLORED SPLASH GUARDS %284 PIECE%29,[Z66] ACTIVATION DISCLAIMER,[L92] CARPETED FLOOR MATS W/TRUNK MAT,GRAPHITE BLUE METALLIC,Front Wheel Drive,Power Steering,ABS,Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes,Brake Assist,Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential,Wheel Covers,Steel Wheels,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Temporary Spare Tire,Power Mirror%28s%29,Rear Defrost,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Automatic Headlights,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,Satellite Radio,MP3 Player,Bluetooth Connection,Auxiliary Audio Input,Smart Device Integration,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Bucket Seats,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Trip Computer,Power Windows,Leather Steering Wheel,Remote Trunk Release,Keyless Entry,Power Door Locks,Keyless Start,Cruise Control,A/C,Cloth Seats,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Engine Immobilizer,Security System,Traction Control,Stability Control,Front Side Air Bag,Tire Pressure Monitor,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Child Safety Locks,Back-Up Camera
Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
59,967 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
Passport Toyota
33.5 mi away
List$11,246
Est.Loan: $210/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Nissan Sentra SV Silver FWD AutomaticCARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!38/29 Highway/City MPGCall, Email, Chat, or Come By To Get Your LOWER Passport To Savings Price Today!Our #1 concern at Passport Toyota is the total satisfaction of our customers and we stand behind our promise with honesty and transparency. Call us to confirm pricing and availability at 301-899-6000 today! Visit our website at www.passporttoyota.com to see a 360 Google Street View Virtual Tour of our dealership or come to our beautiful showroom at 5001 Auth Way, Suitland, MD 20746. Come see us today! Your Passport to Savings! All Pricing is plus tax, title, government fees and dealer processing fee of $300 (not required by law). Pricing includes customer rebates and incentives available to all customers. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. See store for complete details. We do our best to verify accuracy and completeness, but the store cannot be held responsible for omissions, typographical errors, or missing / misstated equipment before coming to the dealership. HABLAMOS ESPAN OL. Necesita financiamiento? VISI TENOS, NOSOTROS LO FINANCIAMOS No cre dito, mal cre dito, bancarrota. AQUI LO AYUDAMOS. ACEPTAMOS TAX ID.Awards:* 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+Reviews:* Spacious backseat and trunk for the class; priced lower than many rivals; high fuel economy that's easy to achieve in the real world; easy-to-use tech interface with useful infotainment features. Source: Edmunds
Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
46,537 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
IAD Auto
34.5 mi away
List$12,215
Est.Loan: $228/mo
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$300 Below Market
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IAD AUTO is excited to offer this 2016 Nissan Sentra. Stylish and fuel efficient. It's the perfect vehicle for keeping your fuel costs down and your driving enjoying up. You've found the one you've been looking for. Your dream car. There is no reason why you shouldn't buy this Nissan Sentra SR. It is incomparable for the price and quality. More information about the 2016 Nissan Sentra: The Sentra is a compact car, competing with heavy hitters such as the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla, the VW Golf and the Ford Focus. With so much competition in the compact segment, the Sentra stands out with its maturity and upscale feel. As is increasingly becoming a trend these days, the Sentra can be optioned up to near luxury-car levels of technology and features, however with a base price of well under $17,000, it still manages to be affordable enough for most buyers. Interesting features of this model are High end styling, technology laden interior, sporty demeanor, reasonable pricing, roomy interior -- INSTALLED FEATURES: Air filtration, Front air conditioning, Front air conditioning zones: single, Airbag deactivation: occupant sensing passenger, Front airbags: dual, Side airbags: front, Side curtain airbags: front, Antenna type: diversity, Auxiliary audio input: Bluetooth, In-Dash CD: MP3 Playback, Internet radio app: Pandora, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM, Satellite radio: SiriusXM, Speed sensitive volume control, Total speakers: 6, ABS: 4-wheel, Braking assist, Cornering brake control, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Front brake diameter: 11.0, Front brake type: ventilated disc, Front brake width: 0.9, Power brakes, Rear brake diameter: 9.0, Rear brake type: drum, Armrests: rear center folding with storage, Floor material: carpet, Shift knob trim: leather, Steering wheel trim: leather, Assist handle: front, Cargo area light, Center console: front console with armrest and storage, Cruise control, Cupholders: front, Dimming rearview mirror: manual day/night, Multi-function remote: fuel filler door release, One-touch windows: 1, Power outlet(s): two 12V, Power steering: variable/speed-proportional, Power windows: lockout button, Push-button start, Reading lights: front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls: audio, Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic, Storage: door pockets, Vanity mirrors: dual, Axle ratio: 3.52, Drive mode selector, Alternator: 110 amps, Battery saver, Door handle color: chrome, Front bumper color: body-color, Grille color: chrome, Mirror color: body-color, Rear bumper color: body-color, Window trim: chrome, Infotainment: NissanConnect, Clock, Digital odometer, Driver information system, Electroluminescent instrumentation, External temperature display, Fuel economy display: MPG, Gauge: tachometer, Multi-function display, Trip computer, Trip odometer: 2, Warnings and reminders: lamp failure low fuel engine oil coolant, Headlights: auto delay off, Taillights: LED, Side mirror adjustments: manual folding, Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams, Camera system: rearview, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors: LATCH system, Crumple zones: front, Emergency interior trunk release, Energy absorbing steering column, Hood buckling creases, Impact absorbing bumpers, Rearview monitor: in dash, Emergency locking retractors: front, Front seatbelts: 3-point, Rear seatbelts: 3-point, Seatbelt force limiters: front, Seatbelt pretensioners: front, Seatbelt warning sensor: front, Driver seat manual adjustments: height, Front headrests: adjustable, Front seat type: bucket, Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining, Rear headrests: adjustable, Rear seat folding: split, Rear seat type: 60-40 split bench, Upholstery: premium cloth, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system: alarm with remote, Power door locks: anti-lockout, Stability control, Traction control, Steering ratio: 16.3, Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0, Front shock type: twin-tube gas, Front spring type: coil, Front stabilizer bar: diameter 22 mm, Front struts: MacPherson, Front suspension classification: independent, Front suspension type: lower control arms, Rear shock type: twin-tube gas, Rear spring type: coil, Rear stabilizer bar: diameter 25 mm, Rear suspension classification: semi-independent, Rear suspension type: torsion beam, Electronic messaging assistance: voice operated, Phone: hands free, Wireless data link: Bluetooth, Spare tire mount location: inside, Spare tire size: temporary, Spare wheel type: steel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire type: all season, Wheel covers: full, Wheels: steel, Front wipers: variable intermittent, Power windows, Window defogger: rear
Nissan Sentra 2016 SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
43,467 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
SV
(3)
Pohanka Honda
35.7 mi away
List$12,426
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Red 2016 Nissan Sentra FWD 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V We make every effort to provide accurate information but please verify options and price with management before purchasing. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. All prices are special internet prices only. All financing is subject to approved credit. Prices exclude dealer installed options, destination, tax, tags, registration fees and processing fee of $300. Not required by law. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack and other factors.
Nissan Sentra 2016 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT)
44,643 miles
Used 2016
Nissan Sentra
S
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$12,598
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Short Term Rental,Fleet

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

vehicle overview

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.

trim levels & features

The 2016 Nissan Sentra is a compact five-passenger sedan offered in S, FE+ S, SV, SR and SL trim levels.

The base Sentra S comes with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a sliding front armrest, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, cruise control, full power accessories and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

The FE+ S version largely shares the S trim's equipment, but it prioritizes fuel economy with low-rolling-resistance tires, a rear spoiler and underbody aerodynamic deflectors.

A step up is the SV, which adds keyless entry and ignition, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 5-inch driver information screen, a 5-inch central touchscreen, a rearview camera, NissanConnect integrated smartphone applications (including hands-free text messaging capability), Siri Eyes Free voice controls for Apple devices, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system.

The sporty SR gains 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, a sport body kit, foglights, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, sport cloth upholstery and heated front seats.

The top-grade SL loses the SR's sport-themed flourishes but gets 17-inch alloy wheels of its own plus the rear disc brakes, a six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), leather upholstery, a larger 5.8-inch touchscreen with navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is also standard on the SL.

The All Weather package (SV only) includes heated front seats and heated outside mirrors. The Style package (SV only) adds a sunroof, unique 16-inch alloy wheels, illuminated vanity mirrors and LED interior lighting. Optional for the SR and SL is the Premium package, which adds the Style package's contents (minus the 16-inch wheels) plus an eight-speaker Bose audio system and (for the SR only) the upgraded 5.8-inch touchscreen with navigation, the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, leather upholstery and the auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Technology package (available on SR and SL models) includes adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking and NissanConnect emergency telematics.

performance & mpg

Every 2016 Nissan Sentra gets a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 130 hp and 128 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the S and FE+ S trims, while a CVT is optional on those models and standard on all other Sentras.

Available rear spoiler notwithstanding, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is one of the slowest cars in its class.

In Edmunds testing, a Sentra SL accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds, which is among the slowest times for this class of car.

The EPA estimates that the six-speed manual Sentra will achieve 30 mpg combined (27 city/36 highway). Opting for the CVT ups fuel economy to 32 mpg combined (29 city/38 highway). The FE+ S model achieves an impressive 34 mpg combined (30 city/40 highway).

safety

The 2016 Nissan Sentra comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, tire-pressure monitoring, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera and Nissan's Easy Fill Tire Alert system (which uses audible and visual signals to help you achieve the correct pressure when adding air) are standard starting at the SV trim level. The SL comes standard with a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, while available features include a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking: an unusual perk in this class.

More basic Sentra models come with rear drum brakes, but rear disc brakes are standard on the SR and SL. However, in Edmunds brake testing, a Sentra with the less costly rear drum brakes stopped from 60 mph in 118 feet, a better-than-average distance for the segment. A Sentra SL stopped in 113 feet, which is almost unheard of for a compact economy sedan.

In government crash tests, the 2016 Sentra earned an overall rating of four stars (out of a possible five), with four stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2016 Sentra its best rating of "Good" in its moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests. The Sentra also earned a "Good" rating in the side-impact, roof-strength and seat and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.

driving

The 2016 Nissan Sentra's 130-hp engine is pleasantly muted while accelerating moderately and cruising at freeway speeds. The CVT is one of the better offerings on the market, as there's little of the stomach-churning "rubber-band" effect during acceleration that's common to many transmissions of this type. Partly, that's down to Nissan's simulated stepped-shifting, which approximates the feel of a traditional automatic transmission with discrete gears. Just don't be in a hurry, because with so little power under the hood, the Sentra never is.

We like the Sentra's comfortable ride, but aren't enamored with what's under the hood.

It finds an agreeable middle ground in the ride quality department, however. For the most part, this Nissan's ride is fairly smooth and sophisticated. Handling around turns is respectable, and the Sentra has responsive, reassuring steering. The brakes are also more than adequate and provide plenty of stopping power, along with an intuitive pedal feel.

interior

Taller passengers will love sitting in the Sentra. Both its front and rear seats are class-leading when it comes to space. In fact, the rear accommodations are so spacious that the Sentra practically feels like a midsize sedan from the backseat.

The 2016 Sentra's cabin is distinguished by its expansive roominess front and rear.

Although the Sentra's conservative overall interior design isn't going to wow you, the cabin gives the impression of being well-made overall. Standout features include smartphone-app integration via NissanConnect, which allows you to do Google searches via the car's 5.8-inch touchscreen interface in navigation-equipped models. SV and higher trims offer Siri Eyes Free voice recognition, which allows iPhone users to utilize any Siri function via a button on the steering wheel. In Sentras without navigation, you can still stream Internet radio (Pandora or iHeartRadio) and monitor text messages and social media.

Luggage capacity is generous for the class. At 15.1 cubic feet, the Sentra's trunk volume is comparable to that of some midsize sedans.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Nissan Sentra.

2016 Nissan Sentra SR Faster than what's said
Frank, 10/2/2016
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.
More than just affordable, reliable transportation
TR, 8/22/2016
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.
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Rob, 3/2/2017
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.
If only it were turbocharged
NewSentra, 5/7/2016
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.
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Features & Specs

MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
130 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
130 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
130 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
130 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2016 Nissan Sentra
Used 2016 Nissan Sentra Overview

The Used 2016 Nissan Sentra is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SR 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), SL 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), FE+ S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl CVT), and S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Nissan Sentra trim styles:

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