What’s New For 2016
The 2016 Nissan Altima has undergone what Nissan officials are calling “one of the most extensive midcycle makeovers in Nissan history.” What would have called for a minor tweaking of the front fascia and restyling the taillights has recently evolved into much more. With other vehicles in the Altima’s class undergoing redesigns this year, the Altima does the same and only three years after its last full redesign none-the-less. Some are calling the 2016 Altima The Maxima’s Mini-me with the redo of the front fascia, headlights, taillights, reshaped hood and fenders, refreshed wheel designs and much more!
The 2016 Altima will retain its two engine choices, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6. Both are paired solely with the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT). The V6 is good for 270 horsepower and the smaller choice puts out 182 hp. The fuel-economy estimates stand at 27 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway for the smaller engine and 22/32 for the larger V6 — same as 2015.
The cabin is the quietest the Altima has ever been. Nissan brought in premium materials to create a serene cabin full of technology. The redesigned center stack has a more ergonomic layout, giving you easier access to all the controls including the available 8-inch touchscreen.
NissanConnect will bring the world to your fingertips with all of it’s app capabilities, and the Bose sound system will provide the perfect amount of bass or treble in the 2016 Nissan Altima. The rearview camera is available on the new Altima, which is always a nice feature to have when backing up. The dual climate control is nice to have when riding with two people.
The Nissan Safety Shield philosophy is a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the development and engineering of every vehicle we make. It’s Nissan’s way of looking out for you and yours. All models include the following safety features: antilock brakes, traction and stability control, the full arrangement of airbags, as well as the aforementioned rearview camera. NissanConnect is also great for keeping the 2016 Altima’s passengers safe. There are several plans that buyers could choose including one that will call for help if the system senses there’s been an accident.
The starting MSRP for the new, 2016 Nissan Altima is $22,500 for the 2.5 model. The newly introduced SR (Sport) model starts at $24,470 and the top model SL is only starting at $28,570.