WASHINGTON – The 2016 Nissan Sentra compact sedan earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale now at Nissan dealerships, the 2016 Sentra earned four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The 2016 Sentra is a carryover vehicle. Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, antilock brakes and vehicle dynamic control with traction control.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Sentra.
The 2015 Sentra improved from a “poor” to a “good” rating in the Institute’s small overlap front crash test, qualifying for a Top Safety Pick award.
Key competitors to the Sentra include the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Toyota Corolla earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic have not been rated.