Nissan announces new prices for the refreshed 2016 Sentra - w/video

Nissan's popular Sentra compact sedan gets a new look and new equipment for 2016. Prices go up a touch as well with the value edition Sentra S with the six-speed manual transmission starting at $16,780 (plus $835 destination and handling, taxes, license, fees, and options). The top-of-the-line Sentra SL Xtronic starts at $22,170 (plus...) with FE+S, SV, and SR trim livels (with Xtronic) priced in between. Nissan does a better-than-average job of applying the styling cues from their large(r) cars to the little(r) ones and the new Sentra is no exception with new front and rear fascia and interior appointments that have a more upscale look (higher trim levels, natch). Who said that due to the fact that you don't have a lot to spend that you must suffer? Newly available safety equipment includes Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and the mid-level and above models include Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD) with 5.0-inch screen, Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition, and much more. All models are equipped with a 1.8-liter engine that is mated to a six-speed manual (S model only) or the Xtronic CVT. Average fuel economy (city and highway) hovers around 30 mpg with 40 mpg highway available on the FE+S model. If the new(er) Sentra looks like your thing or for more info, check out the press release and video after the jump.

Source: Nissan - Press release and video after the "read more" jump.

Press Release:
Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2016 Sentra

Nissan is closing out its best sales year ever with the arrival today of the refreshed 2016 Sentra sedan at Nissan dealers nationwide. The starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) for the Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission is $16,780, an increase of just $250 despite significant enhancements to the Sentra lineup for the new model year.

"Sentra has experienced tremendous growth in sales and market share in recent years, making it one of Nissan's fastest growing nameplates," said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Sales & Marketing Operations, U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. "To help keep momentum going, we've given Sentra a new look and feel for 2016, starting with a revised exterior and the addition of an expanded suite of available safety and driving aid technologies."

The exterior redesign brings Sentra closer to the bold new 2016 Maxima and redesigned 2016 Altima. All three Nissan sedans reflect Nissan's new design language first introduced on the dramatic Nissan Murano crossover. Key features of the new Sentra exterior include new front and rear fascias, grille, fenders, hood and signature boomerang-shaped headlights and taillights and a new available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design. Sentra SR and SL grades add new LED low-beam headlights with LED signature accents.

Inside, the revised Sentra interior features a new steering wheel, new available power driver's seat with power lumbar, new center cluster and audio display design, new console and shifter knob, refined seat fabrics and auto on/off headlights for all grades. The instrument panel features an Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display (ADAD) with 5.0-inch screen located between the tachometer and speedometer on Sentra SV, SR and SL grades. These grades also include Siri Eyes Free™ Voice Recognition as standard equipment.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2016 Nissan Sentra:

Sentra S 6MT$16,780 USD
Sentra S Xtronic$17,630 USD
Sentra FE+ S Xtronic$18,030 USD
Sentra SV Xtronic$18,550 USD
Sentra SR Xtronic$20,410 USD
Sentra SL Xtronic$22,170 USD
Destination and handling $835.

A number of Nissan's advanced Safety Shield Technologies are also now available on Sentra for the first time – Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Another new available technology is NissanConnectSM Services powered by SiriusXM®. It offers emergency preparedness, remote access, customizable alerts and convenience services (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately). The system allows the driver to set customized alerts for family and friends – such as speed, curfew and boundary notifications.

NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM® (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) are combined as part of the new Technology Package offered for Sentra SR and SL grades. Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are included in the Driver's Assist Package (SV and SR grades) and standard on Sentra SL.

The 2016 Sentra also delivers enhanced performance and handling through a retuned suspension design featuring a 10 percent increase in spring and damper rates, as well as enhanced body stiffness for improved roll and body control. Drivability is enhanced through use of the third-generation D-Step logic for Xtronic transmission-equipped models. The D-Step Logic Control helps provide a more stable, natural and crisper shift feel (versus the previous execution).

Sentra also features a new standard Active Understeer Control (AUC) system (not available on S 6MT and FE+ S grades), similar to that utilized on the 2016 Nissan Altima. The AUC system utilizes intelligent control logic and high-response brake actuators to lightly brake the inside front wheels during cornering (as required) to increase yaw-moment. Using the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)/Traction Control System (TCS) as its base, Active Understeer Control is almost undetectable when it operates.

Steering feel and response have also been improved through use of optimized Electric Power Steering (EPS) mapping in conjunction with the revised suspension and new tire design.

Also new for 2016 is one exterior color – Deep Blue Pearl, one of 10 available 2016 Sentra colors.

All Sentra models utilize a fuel-efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an advanced Xtronic transmission with sub-planetary gear. A 6-speed manual transmission is also available with the Sentra S grade. Fuel economy is rated at 29 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the Xtronic transmission. The Sentra FE+ S grade achieves 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined. The Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission is rated at 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined.

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About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at