- Body Type: Sedan
- Drive: FWD
- 36 Months
- Torque: 180 ft-lbs.
- Year: 2016
- Engine Size: 2.5L
- Transmission: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Cylinders: 4
- Horsepower: 182 hp
- EPA Mileage (CTY/HWY): 27/39 mpg
2016 Nissan Altima Overview
The new V-shaped grille up front brings the Altima up to date with other Nissan vehicles and, when combined with sharper headlights and taillights, it does breathe some life back into its predecessor’s comparably plain appearance. The addition of adaptive cruise control, paired with forward collision warnings and automatic braking, may also entice shoppers.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The Altima 2.5 in base trim includes 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, keyless remote entry, push-button ignition, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a six-way manually adjustable driver seat (four-way front passenger seat), 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a four-speaker stereo with a CD player and Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert system that flashes the lights and beeps the horn to signal when the tires reach the correct pressures.
The 2.5 S trim adds automatic headlights, cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, Siri Eyes Free voice recognition for iPhone users, a rearview camera and a six-speaker audio system with a 5-inch display, a USB port and basic NissanConnect smartphone app integration.
2016 Nissan Altima Driving Impression/Review
Sporty handling isn’t a priority for most family sedan buyers, obviously, so for the majority of drivers the Altima will be adequate, though not impressive. The ride quality isn’t as smooth or composed over rougher pavement as rivals’, but it’s not overly harsh, either. Like many things about the 2016 Nissan Altima, it neither excels nor fails.