Times of Oman
Apr 27, 2017 Last Updated at 19:40 AST
Oman motoring: Meet the 2016 Nissan Sentra
April 16, 2017 | 8:19 PM
by Felicia Campbell
The 2016 Nissan Sentra represents a safe, comfortable option for almost any budget. Photography Dawood Al Adhoubi

Our Director of Digital television is not a short guy, which made the legroom, in both the front and back seats, a pleasant surprise on Times of Oman’s early morning test drive (see the video on timesofoman.com/TimesTV/Videos). While both the front and back seating areas are more reminiscent of a midsize saloon, the back is especially roomy. Some of the available features in the premium trim option are even more comfort-focused, like an optional power driver seat, adaptive cruise control, navigation system, back-up camera, Bluetooth, and optional dual zone automatic temperature control, along with style-boosting options like genuine leather seats and a sunroof.

One tech upgrade that does come standard on all 2016 Sentras is the Intelligent Key, which allows one to lock and unlock the door via a small switch on the door handle, without taking the key out of his or her pocket. The key also allows for keyless opening of the trunk and the engine features a push-button start. Another aspect of comfort, beyond the trimmings of the interior, is sound. The 2016 model was padded with additional sound dampening materials, so inside the ride is nice and quiet. The Xtronic CVT transmission has also been re-tuned to achieve smooth, quiet gear changes.

Outside, the styling is somewhat sporty, with seven colour choices to pick from, but the stand-out feature is the “Pure Drive” badge, which calls attention to the fact that the vehicle is an environmentally friendly choice, exceeding Nissan’s global green standards. The vehicle has earned this badge through its Eco Pedal Indicator, an alert system that gives instantaneous information to the driver via the instrument cluster display on the fuel economy. Thus, drivers can learn to drive in a way that earns them the best fuel economy. Beyond this informative tool, both the 1.8L or 1.6L twin VTC engines go easy on the fuel consumption.

What remains unseen, but may be one of the most important features to potential buyers, are the safety features of this small saloon, which was awarded the distinction of being an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)“Top Safety Pick”. Some of the features that no-doubt aided in earning the car this title are the anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, a “zone body” construction concept to protect passengers, Brake assist to help apply max force when needed, and six airbags.

This vehicle represents affordable choices that come with some pleasant surprises.

The base Sentra on offer in Oman comes with premium touches like the keyless entry, outside temperature display, and state-of-the-art safety features, along with the aforementioned legroom and trunk space. For those wanting a bit more in terms of tech or styling, there are trims with leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation systems, and a sunroof. The best thing about the Sentra is that this vehicle represents a safe, comfortable option for almost any budget.

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For test drive options

Call Nissan Toll free: +968 8005 0011

For more details

visit nissanoman.com

Or visit the showroom in Athaiba

2016 Sentra Trims and Options

1.6 S MT /1.6 S

• Rear Window Defroster

with Timer

• Power Window - Front & Rear

• Central Lock, Keyless Entry

• Driver Seat Manual Height Adjuster

• Roof Console Sunglass Holder

• Map Lamp, Manual A/C + Rear Vent in CTR Console

• 2DIN 1CD, AM/FM, MP3, Aux, i-Pod (USB), 2-Speakers

• Power Steering Speed Sensitive with Manual Tilt & Telescopic

• Tachometer

• Drive Computer

• Outside Temperature Display

• Silver Finish on Instrument Panel

• Outer Door Mirrors-Body Colour and Power Adjust

• Rear LED Combination Lamp, Side Turn Lamp on Fender

• Tyre 195/65R15

• Rear Window Glass Antenna

• Driver + Assistant Airbag

• ABS + EBD + BA, Engine


1.6 SV CVT P26

Includes S features, plus

• Steering SW- Audio, Hands Free Bluetooth & Drive Computer

• Intelligent Key with Push

Engine Starter

• 4 Speakers

• Audio with USB / i-Pod


• Navigation with 5.8” Display

• Rear View Camera

• 16” Alloy Wheels

1.8 S

• Rear Window Defroster

with Timer

• Central Locking

• Power Window Front & Rear

• Keyless Entry, Driver Seat Height Adjuster

• Power Steering with Manual Tilt & Telescopic

• Steering Mounted Audio

& Cruise Controls

• Roof Console Sunglass Holder

• Map Lamp

• Manual A/C + Rear Vent in Centre Console

• 2DIN 1CD, AM/FM, MP3, Aux, i-Pod (USB), 4-Speakers

• Tachometer, Drive Computer

• Outside Temperature Display, Silver Finish on Instrument Panel

• Outer Door Mirrors Body Colour & Power Operated Rear LED Combination Lamp

• Tyre 195/65R15

• Driver + Assistant, Airbag,

ABS + EBD + BA, Engine


1.8 SV CVT P26

Includes S CVT features, plus

• Parking Distance Sensor

• Key + Push Button Start

• Front Seat Back Pocket

• 5.8” Display

• Navigation

• Rear View Camera

• 16” Alloy Wheels

• Steering Mounted Audio and Cruise Control

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