Nissan starts 2016 with the availability of the new Sentra in its showrooms. The Japanese manufacturer announced that the new 2016 Sentra is available from $16,780, an increase of $250 for the new model year. The starting price is available for a Sentra S with 6-speed manual transmission.

The exterior redesign brings Sentra closer to the new 2016 Maxima and redesigned 2016 Altima. 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.

A number of Nissan’s 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).

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