The new 2016 Nissan Altima is basically a facelift of a well-known fifth generation model from this manufacturer. With many improvements such as fuel economy, revised styling, and chassis tweaks, this mid-sized sedan is worth of our attention.
2016 Nissan Altima Changes
In general, 2016 Nissan Altima exterior looks more aggressive and sporty, with its sharp elegant lines. Although aesthetically pleasing, this new look is designed in order to improve car’s aerodynamics, which resulted in drag coefficient equal to the Nissan’s top-of-the-line GT-R model.
On front, the 2016 Nissan Altima changes include: redesigned V-shaped grille, slimmer and longer LED headlights, muscular bumper, and restyled foglights. At the back of 2016 Altima changes include: reshaped taillights and rear bumper.
Available 2016 Nissan Altima colors: Brilliant Silver, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Cayenne Red, Storm Blue, Super Black, Deep Blue Pearl. This vehicle is spinning on 17 inch alloy wheels on S, SL, and SV versions, and 18 inch in SR and SL packages.
|2016 Nissan Altima Dimensions||(Inches)|
|Track width front/rear||62.4/62.4|
2016 Nissan Altima Interior
Cockpit of the 2016 Nissan Altima feels very driver-centric. The dashboard is neatly designed with many of new features, including a redesigned center stack, new cup holders in the center console, and a steering wheel with built-in hands-free and cruise control on it. Materials used in 2016 Altima are cloth and leather, which are available 5 different colors: Beige Cloth, Charcoal Cloth, Charcoal Sport Cloth, Beige Leather, Charcoal Leather.
Depending of version, it comes equipped with 5 inch center screen, while more luxurious ones have a 7 inch screen with satellite navigation, and advanced NissanConnect system. Sound deadening material and an acoustic windshield are reinforced on 2016 Altima to further isolate engine noise. And if you prefer some music during your drives, in SL and SR versions, BOSE Premium Audio System, with its 9 speakers will come in handy.
|2016 Nissan Altima Interior Dimensions||Front||Back|
|Head room (w/o moonroof)||40.0||37.1|
|Head room (with moonroof)||39.1||39.1|
2016 Nissan Altima Engine Specs
Well proven in previous versions, V4 2.5L or V6 3.5L engine is under the bonnet. This brings 2016 Nissan Altima hp up to 182 @ 6,000 RPM and 270 @ 6,400 RPM, respectively, producing a torque of 180 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM in 2.5L, and 251 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM for more powerful 3.5L engine. The 2016 Altima transmission is equiped with Xtronic 7-step “manumatic” transmission with specially tuned Gen 3 D-step logic, creating a more responsive acceleration feel both from a standing start and during reacceleration in situations such as passing slower vehicles. In the SR version paddle shifters are added behind the steering wheel. Fascinating 7.5 sec is required for 2016 Nissan Altima 0-60 reaching a top speed of about 130 mph.
Nevertheless, 2016 Nissan Altima mpg is 39 on a highway, and 27 in a city for 2.5L powerplant. This is thanks to Active Grille Shutters, that automatically closes at high speeds to decrease wind resistance and boost fuel efficiency.
2016 Nissan Altima price and release date
|2016 Nissan Altima MSRP||USD|
|Altima 2.5 S||$22,900|
|Altima 2.5 SR||$24,470|
|Altima 2.5 SV||$25,460|
|Altima 2.5 SL||$28,570|
|Altima 3.5 SR||$27,390|
|Altima 3.5 SL||$32,090|
Having in mind that 2016 Nissan Altima release date was 11th of November, you should consider visiting a Nissan showroom in your neighborhood.