Truth be told, few Nissan cars are more anticipated for the new model year than the Altima. The 2016 Nissan Altima is now available and as usual, it is among the top selling cars of 2016 from this giant car maker. While the updates to the new 2016 model are hardly startling the V-shaped grille combined with sleek headlamps gives it a more appealing look. In fact, you will not mistake it for anything.
2016 Nissan Altima – Exterior and Interior Design
As expected, this car has been constructed using lightweight materials, which help reduce the curb weight. The restyling and the kind of updates that have been done on the outside go along well with the new Maxima and Murano. The new 2016 Nissan Altima gets a redesigned grille with the chrome deep-v, the very same that we see on its family members. The bumper, taillights and the trunk lid have all been updated in the redesign. As is that is not even enough; this sedan gets an additional sporty SR trim, new technology, and features.
Compared to the exterior, changes to the interior of this Nissan sedan are subtle. The design and material quality are all decent for space. The front seats are very much comfortable than to Nissan’s NASA-inspired zero gravity design. The rear seats have also been upgraded; they now provide enough head and legroom for the average adult and come fitted with an elevated seat cushion for great forward visibility. The wheels have also been enlarged to increase surface area, stability and look, as well. In short the exterior has bee made more aggressive in order to enhance durability and possibly attract more buyers.
When it comes to safety features, this 2016 Nissan Altima comes with a number of them. Some of them include stability and traction control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags. A rearview camera is also standard on 2.5 S trims and above. SL and SV trims have also received a blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.
2016 Nissan Altima – Engine and Performance
The Nissan Altima 2016 is available in five main trim levels, S, SR, SV and SL, These trims are further differentiated by a two engine size prefix. First is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheel via a CVT with stimulated stepped gears to feel more like a conventional automatic. The second engine is a 3.5- liter V6 engine that is good for 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. This engine unit can propel this car to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. When it comes to fuel economy, drivers should expect something like 26 mpg combined.
2016 Nissan Altima – Release Date and Price
For those people who can’t wait to lay their hands on this machine, the 2016 Nissan Altima is out and a price has been set at $23,335 – $30,000. Sadly, while this car has been praised by a lot of people because the makeover gives it a bit more curb appeal, underneath it is a sedan that is not quite as compelling as some other top rivals.