New Nissan Sentra Gets New Features, No Price Bump

Most cars get a slight refresh each year, even if they aren’t entering a new generation, but many of these improved vehicles still get a small price hike due to the inclusion of new tech and features for the new year. However, the new Nissan Sentra for 2016 just received a number of brand-new features, as well as a tweaked exterior design, and brand representatives have announced this 2016 model will not be more expensive than the previous one.

New Nissan Sentra - Lewis NissanAside from the new styling, the majority of the Sentra’s new features are available smart safety systems. Rear cross traffic alert, which detects other cars while backing up, and blind-spot monitoring are brand new to the Nissan Sentra’s repertoire, boosting the compact sedan’s safety score. Buyers can get these new features by adding on the new driver’s assist package, which is an additional $1,020 and includes integrated navigation.

The new Nissan Sentra is an attractive option to budgeting buyers who find the standard Sentra’s $17,650 price tag appealing. Additionally, the new Nissan Sentra helps drivers save on gas as well with a 40 mpg highway fuel rating according to the EPA. Because of the base Sentra’s low price, add-ons such as the driver’s assist package are significantly less costly and easier to obtain.

Best Nissan Models for College Graduates

Has your son or daughter recently graduated from college? Or are you a college graduate yourself looking for the perfect vehicle? We have pored over the Nissan lineup and selected the three best Nissan models for college graduates…

Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima - Best Nissan models for college graduates

For those who like a lot of style, the 2016 Nissan Altima is a great choice. But not only does it look good, the Altima delivers the kind of fuel economy you need as you’re just starting out in life. Highway fuel economy comes in at 39 mpg. Cool features like Advanced Drive-Assist Display and Bluetooth Hands-free only sweeten an already sweet deal.

Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Sentra - Best Nissan models for college graduates

The compact design of the 2016 Nissan Sentra could be very convenient for someone starting their life in the city. The Sentra is not only easy to maneuver but the city fuel economy is a very rewarding 30 mpg. Top-notch features like an 8-speaker Bose audio system and Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control are available to help you take your driving experience to the next level.

Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue - Best Nissan models for college graduates

The 2016 Nissan Rogue might be appropriate for those graduates who might also be looking to start a family. That’s because there is plenty of room inside this compact SUV. With the Family Package, the Rogue features 126.5 cubic feet of interior space. The compact design still helps to deliver competitive fuel economy. And at an incredibly competitive price, the Rogue remains a fantastic choice for recent grads.

The New 2015 Nissan Sentra Garners Top Safety Pick Award

After a bit of a disappointing safety rating in 2013 for the Sentra, Nissan amped up the features and focused on creating an all-around safer lineup. And as they say, hard work does indeed pay off. The new 2015 Nissan Sentra earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

new 2015 Nissan SentraAccording to the IIHS, the most significant improvements were made to the door sill, A-pillar, and front structure which put the test dummy at a lower risk of injury.

In order to score a Top Safety Pick Rating, a car has to earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint test, and a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. The small overlap front test was created in 2012 and added as a qualifying component.

If you’re interested in driving the Top Safety Pick award-winning 2015 Nissan Sentra, stop by and visit us at Lewis Nissan.

Nissan Sentra and Altima To Get A Balanced Facelift

Nissan SentraWhen it comes to doing a refresh on new models, every carmaker walks a tightrope.  How do you make improvements while at the same time maintaining those qualities that fans and enthusiasts expect and appreciate?  Nissan is planning a refresh of their Sentra and Altima lines and it’s clear from comments by Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s design chief, that the Japanese carmaker plans to be very careful about the process.

The refresh for these two models will take a page from the Nissan Murano and Nissan Maxima.  Nakamura says that the “very futuristic and strong statements” that these cars exude will lend the same attractive qualities to the Sentra and Altima.

Both models, the Nissan Sentra and the Nissan Altima, have been called “plain-looking” by journalists.  But sales are remarkably strong, so Nissan has to be doing something right.  Right?  Nakamura says the next generation will be “sporty” but still roomy and “affordable and practical.”  Now that’s balance!

We at Lewis Nissan are looking forward to these new changes. Until they arrive, stop by and check out Nissan’s great current models!

Nissan Sentra and Versa Make Top 10 Cheapest Cars You Can Buy List

There’s a reason you see so many Nissan Sentra and Versa sedans populating the roadways. Not only do they offer reliable performance and innovative technology, they are also some of the most affordable vehicles on the market. Both sedans were named to Cars.com’s list of the Top 10 Cheapest New Cars You Can Buy.

2014 Nissan VersaCars.com ranked the top 10 list by adding the cost of the industry’s most fuel-efficient vehicles with its destination fees and the estimated gas costs over the next eight years.

We at Lewis Nissan are proud to note that Nissan was the only automaker with two vehicles to make the list.

“Both Sentra and Versa Sedan feature notable fuel economy, advanced technology options, and an economical starting price that even the most frugal buyers can appreciate,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations.

“We’re providing our buyers more for each dollar they pay, and we’re honored to be recognized by Cars.com.”

2013 Nissan Sentra is named the “Most Affordable Compact Sedan” by Cars.com

The 2013 Nissan Sentra is newly redesigned and Cars.com named it the “Most Affordable Compact Sedan of 2013”. The criterion that each of the eleven compact sedans that were assessed include automatic transmission, cruise control, USB input, remote entry, tilt steering, and steering-wheel audio controls. The Sentra SV with the Driver Package was the trim level that Cars.com decided to use to assess.

Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., said “Pairing value and best-in-class fuel efficiency with style and comfort, the all-new Nissan Sentra truly stepped up its compact car game in 2013”. He went on to say the “Sentra is a solid offering in Nissan’s most innovative, highest-quality, highest-value sedan lineup ever, and we are excited to see it on top of this year’s Cars.com ‘Most Affordable Compact Sedan’ list”.

The 2013 Nissan Sentra is available at Lewis Nissan now! Shop our inventory of new cars, or if you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle, shop our pre-owned inventory. The 2013 Sentra is an industry leader in fuel efficiency. You’ll definitely get your bang for your buck when you buy the Nissan Sentra.