2016 Nissan Sentra S vs Sentra SV | Compare Trim Levels

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2016 Nissan Sentra S vs 2017 Nissan Sentra SV

2016 Nissan Sentra S


starting msrp

27 city / 36 highway

est mpg

2016 Nissan Sentra SV


starting msrp

29 city / 38 highway

est mpg

The 2016 Nissan Sentra S vs Nissan Sentra SV. What’s Your Choice?

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The 2016 Nissan Sentra S and SV are compact cars with affordable prices and economical designs. The efficient powertrain includes trademark components like the MRA8DE 1.8 L DOHC engine and Xtronic CVT. Both Sentra models also have an aerodynamic and lightweight design that boosts aesthetics and overall efficiency. Speaking of styling, these Nissans are available in cool exterior colors such as Deep Blue Pearl and Red Alert.


Under the hood of the 2016 Nissan Sentra S and SV models is a 1.8 Liter engine that offers up to 130 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 128 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 RPM. The intake and exhaust valves in this compact engine block are regulated precisely by a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System. The Nissan Direct Ignition System ensures that the engine starts up smoothly every time. The Sentra S has a standard manual transmission with six gear ratios. Optional in the Sentra S and standard in the SV, the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is engineered to deliver smooth shifting that combines the best of automatic and manual transmissions. The electric power steering system in the Sentra has a speed-sensitive design to ensure you don’t spin out of control. Compatible with the Xtronic CVT, the Active Understeer Control also compensates for improper handling of the steering system.


The 2016 Nissan Sentra S and SV have an economical design that saves you money in the long term. With starting prices well under $20,000, both of these sedans won’t break your budget on the day of purchase. The Sentra S has a fuel economy of 36 MPG on the highway, and the SV model can cruise for up to 38 miles on the highway from a single gallon of fuel. With a fuel tank that holds 13.2 gallons, both Sentra trims have a driving range of more than 475 miles. Such great fuel economy can be partially attributed to the aerodynamic design that comes with a 0.29 Coefficient of Drag. Additionally, the Sentra S and SV have curb weights of just under 3,000 pounds. Such a lightweight design prevents wasteful use of fuel and facilitates handling on various conditions ranging from narrow urban streets to wide rural highways.


The 2016 Nissan Sentra S comes with an audio system that includes four speakers, AM/FM radio channels, and a CD slot. Six speakers are included in a similar sound system that’s installed in the Sentra SV trim. You can also enjoy more than 100 stations from SiriusXM Satellite Radio in the SV edition. Both models have a USB connection and auxiliary input jack for connecting other audio devices like iPods and MP3 players. A Bluetooth hands-free phone system gives you the convenience of making and accepting calls through compatible mobile phones. The Sentra SV also has a text-messaging feature to help you focus on the road while managing SMS. Offering a panoramic display behind the vehicle, a Rear View Monitor is another advanced high-tech feature that’s available in this particular Nissan Sentra trim.

Come over to Five Star Nissan and check out our large selection of the 2016 Nissan Sentra S and SV models. You can test drive both Nissan sedans to decide which one is the best choice for your budget and lifestyle.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.