Altima, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in North America, has been transformed for the 2016 model year.
The 2016 Altima offers a wide-ranging list of enhancements, including a refreshed exterior following the new Nissan “Energetic Flow” design language introduced on the all-new 2015 Murano and 2016 Maxima. The redesign offers a new lowered muscular front fascia, distinctive V-motion grille, new hood and fenders with tailored character lines, and available signature LED boomerang headlights and Daytime Running Lights.
In addition, the Altima model lineup has been expanded for 2016 with a new Altima SR grade featuring 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoked headlights, paddle shifters, rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and sport interior accents.
The 2016 Altima also offers class-leading standard fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway for Altima 2.5-liter engine equipped models.
The list of available Altima Safety Shield technologies has also been expanded and includes Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
All 2016 Altima grade levels also feature retuned steering and suspension, providing greatly enhanced ride comfort, handling and quietness. Performance has been refined with the Xtronic transmission’s third-generation D-step logic, which simulates traditional automatic transmission shift points.
The new Altima interior design includes a new C-stack and cupholder design, available 5.0-inch and 7.0-inch displays, Zero Gravity seats, soft-touch seat and door panel materials and custom finishers – providing a premium look and feel throughout.
Upgraded technology features include standard Siri™ Eyes Free and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps (except 2.5 grade), available NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, and NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM® telematics (subscription required, sold separately).
With the addition of the new SR model, the 2016 Altima is available in a choice of seven models – 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL. The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5-liter Altimas offer a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.