2016 Nissan Sentra  RealSafeCars62Safety Rating

#89 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#159 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Nissan Sentra
The Sentra, part of Nissan's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Sentra has offered Android Auto since 2019. Nissan offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Nissan Sentra is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Nissan Sentra has a score of 62, implying a 0.066% chance of driver death (5.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.062%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.6%.

We estimate that the 2016 Nissan Sentra has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.066% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.5336%, meaning the average driver has a 0.066% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.5336% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is 41% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Nissan Sentra is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Nissan Sentra offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7857Kia RioNissan SentraKia ForteMitsubishi LancerHyundai ElantraToyota CorollaDodge DartFord FocusToyota Scion iMMazda 3Volkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Nissan Sentra with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 78. The 2016 Nissan Sentra is less safe than the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, the 2016 Toyota Corolla, the 2016 Honda Civic, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Mazda 3, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM, the 2016 Ford Focus, and the 2016 Dodge Dart. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Rio.

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