2016 Nissan Altima – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Nissan Altima Release Date, Price, Design, Interior – The new 2016 Nissan Altima will probably be among the perfect family sedan to grace us upon its release. Credible sources privy to the company have pointed to a possible late-this-year release date. In case you are in need of better fuel economy, power, driving dynamics, safety, and cozy interior design, the new Altima is just what you need.

2016 Nissan Altima front view, red color, headlights and grille

The vehicle will certainly come with some enviable features and technologies that will be attractive to everyone. It comes with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) system, which despite lacking every person’s liking, has better fuel efficiency. Some of the downside of the CVT include tendency to rev the engine noisily even at modest acceleration.

2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Nissan Altima

This vehicle should also be a darling for 6-footers, as it comes with a nearly full-size accommodations at the back. The vehicle, just like the many we have reviewed, is up for competition from other worthy rivals. Chief among them is the Honda Accord, which has enough space and has got a similar CVT in 4-cylinder models. Another is the Ford Fusion which shares the same headroom inadequacy as the Altima, but is highly competent in its design language. Lastly, you might want to check out the Mazda 6, which compensates the Nissan’s sophisticated infotainment offerings with a comparable fuel economy and sporty handling.

2016 Nissan Altima gun metalic, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Getting back to our theme, though, the new 2016 Nissan Altima is our best choice in comparison to the above mentioned competitors. The review below will highlight the pros and cons of the Altima and leave you with the ultimate decision to ponder on your own.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Refresh – 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Nissan Altima front angle, headlights and grille

We strongly belief that the new 2016 Nissan Altima will be offered in two main configurations: 2.5 or 3.5. The figures here represent the engine specified (2.5L 4-cyl or 3.5L V6). Moving on, you will be provided with a choice to select from including the base, S, SV, and SL trim levels.

2016 Nissan Altima side view, black color, alloy wheels

The base model will feature full power accessories, 16-inch steel wheels, a 4.3-inch LCD information display in the gauge cluster, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and a 4-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack and a CD player, and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2016 Nissan Altima front
2016 Nissan Altima front

The S should step up to keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, cruise control, an optional power driver seat with six-way adjustability and a six-speaker sound system. It’s also eligible for the Display Audio package, which contributes a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen display, a USB port, smartphone app integration and satellite navigation.

2016 Nissan Altima back
2016 Nissan Altima back

The 2.5 SV trim should add foglights, 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the contents of the Display Audio package, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and remote ignition.

2016 Nissan Altima interior
2016 Nissan Altima interior

The Altima 2.5 SL boasts a heated steering wheel, LED taillights, leather upholstery, a four-way power front passenger seat heated front seats, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system. You might also get two other packages for the 2.5 SL: Technology package bundles voice controls, a 7-inch touchscreen, a navigation system and electronic safety features including rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warning, while the Convenience package includes rear air-conditioning vents, a sunroof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2016 Nissan Altima leather interior, front and rear seats

The 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5 SV and SL should come equipped with standard contents of both the Convenience and Technology packages. The 3.5 SL also comes with front and rear parking sensors and xenon headlights.

2016 Nissan Altima trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs For The New 2016 Nissan Altima

The new 2016 Nissan Altima, according to industry rumors, is going to be one of the best vehicles in terms of fuel efficiency. Some renderings allege that the vehicle will be provided with more than one engine option.

The first option will be a 3.5L V6 engine capable of delivering more than 270 hp. The second one will probably be a 2.5L V4 engine capable of cranking out more than 182 hp. Also, besides these power options, the manufacturer will also offer a hybrid powerplant too.

2016 Nissan Altima engine

We should expect the automobile giant to improve the previous version’s EPA ratings of 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Some of the safety features to expect include stability and traction control, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags and front side airbags. Others include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross-traffic alert.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 1.3 in. (109.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.9 in. (191.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0 in. (72 in.)
Passenger volume: 102 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3197 lbs.
Top Speed: 115-130 mph
0-60: 6.1-7.7 sec
MPG: 22/32 mpg(city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Silver, Cayenne Red, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Java Metallic, Pearl White, Storm Blue, Super Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Date of Release – 2016 Nissan Altima

Considering the unavailability of official info, we should expect the new 2016 Nissan Altima to cost around $22,300 for the base version. As already mentioned, we should expect the Coupe somewhere before the fall of this year.

It also shows that among the major competition we get vehicles such as Mazda 6, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima models.

2016 Nissan Altima release date
2016 Nissan Altima release date




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