Amid mounting pressure from other small sedans like the Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Ford Focus that have undergone either full redesigns or mid-cycle refreshes, the 2016 Nissan Sentra receives styling update along with some new features and interior improvements.
A new V-shaped grille brings the Sentra in line with other current Nissan vehicles like the Murano and Maxima, as do the boomerang headlights. On the inside, a redesigned center stack features an updated infotainment system that features additional mobile apps. Elsewhere, a new steering wheel, an improved driver information display with Siri eyes free control, better cabin materials and an available power driver seat with lumbar adjustments round out the rest of the interior changes.
New safety features also debut on the 2016 Sentra, including a blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alerts and NissanConnect emergency telematics with vehicle monitoring. Forward collision mitigation is paired with an adaptive cruise control option for the higher trims.
Unfortunately, the Sentra's changes do not include a more powerful engine, as the existing 1.8-liter unit is easily outclassed by rivals. Look for the updated 2016 Nissan Sentra in showrooms starting in December 2015 and check back with Edmunds for additional information.
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