2016 Nissan Sentra: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Small-Car Standout
During the U.S. economic recession near the end of the first decade of the 21st century, when gas prices were exceeding $3.00 and even $4.00 per gallon in some areas of the country, small economical sedans became very popular with American car buyers. But with U.S. gas prices steadily dropping and some auto designs getting a bit old, sales of small cars had started to decline during the past couple years — although Nissan’s Sentra is one of the standout exceptions. Sales were up 11 percent in 2015 vs. the year prior, and Nissan hopes the updated 2016 model will continue or accelerate that trend. With freshened styling, new features and an improved interior, Sentra’s future looks quite promising.

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