2016 Nissan Z Release Date and Info

2016 Nissan Z Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – The new 2016 Nissan Z will definitely be the 7th generation of Nissan’s iconic sports car. Despite industry rumors of a 240Z reboot, a trimmed Z is by any means unlikely, as the automaker does not have the appropriate architecture to redesign the new Z into a less expensive, lighter sports car akin to the Subaru BRZ/FR-S twins.

2016 Nissan Z
2016 Nissan Z

Buyers should, however expect a concept car appearing in the next one and a half years to indicate the preferred design direction. It is a known fact that the Z line-up coupes and convertibles from Nissan have always featured a RWD, sporty styling, and a 6-cylinder power.

2016 Nissan Z side view, red color, exterior, alloy wheels

The designers of the Nissan Z have mainly focused their brains on providing better handling and performance other than cruising and comfort. A strong engine matched by a strong grip will certainly help the Nissan 370Z cruise through corners with authority.

2016 Nissan Z white color, alloy wheels, headlights, exterior, side view

Unfortunately, the vehicle will not have much cargo space, and Z’s large tires and subtle noise insulation will result in a noisy driving experience. For 2016, the automaker has added some features that will work jointly in order to reduce the noise, they include; Active Noise Control and Active Sound Enhancer.

2016 Nissan Z exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

The aforesaid features will be added to all models that will come equipped with Bose audio system. According to Nissan, the ANC is geared towards ensuring the undesirable low frequency engine noise is greatly diminished, while the ASE is meant to make the engine sound a bit sporty.

2016 Nissan Z Interior & Exterior Review

The interior of the upcoming new Nissan Z is spacious enough to fit everyone comfortable despite being a small sports car. The designers of this amazing vehicle ensured that it is adorned with high quality sporty materials.

2016 Nissan Z front
2016 Nissan Z front

Despite the internet buzzing with speculations about the forthcoming vehicle, the exact details are still missing at the moment. However, judging from the successes we’ve had in the past through making the right predictions, we will most certainly provide you with what industry pundits have in mind concerning the new 2016 Nissan Z.

2016 Nissan Z back
2016 Nissan Z back

In overall, the 2016 Nissan 370Z sports will be available as either a soft-top convertible (Roadster – Z35) or a hatchback coupe. The coupe will come in different trim levels: Base, Touring, Sport Tech, Sport, Nismo, and Nismo Tech. the Roadster will only be sold as Touring, Base, and Touring Sport trims.

Moving on, the new 2016 Nissan Z will come with lots of features which will include 18” wheels and summer performance tires, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, leather wrapped tilt-only steering wheels, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic climate control, auxiliary audio jack and four speaker sound system.

2016 Nissan Z interior
2016 Nissan Z interior

As for the 370Z Nismo coupe, buyers should expect upgraded versions of the Sport trim’s performance specs which include the exclusive sport-tuned suspension and special brake fluid and hoses. The   Nismo will come equipped with these features:

2016 Nissan Z interior, leather seats, steering wheel, dashboard

Suede trimmed steering wheel and leather/simulated-suede Recaro manual sports seats. Also, the vehicle will spot unique aerodynamic body pieces.

2016 Nissan Z cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 Nissan Z

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a selection of engines. The base engine will derive its inspiration from Mercedes-Benz, it will be a 2.0L turbocharged engine with seven speed auto transmission system.

2016 Nissan Z engine

With this engine comes an output if around 210 hp and 260 pounds of torque. The top of the range model, on the other hand, will come with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 capable of yielding up to 350 hp. No confirmation has been made on whether the vehicle will come with either a 6-speed or 7 speed transmission systems.


Wheelbase: 100.4 in
Length: 167.5 in
Width: 72.6 in
Passenger volume: 52 ft³
Cargo volume: 7 ft³
Curb weight: 3308 lb
Top Speed: 157 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Nissan Z

2016 Nissan Z front angle, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

As we linger in the hope of confirmations of what to expect from the intricately designed Nissan Z, one thing is for sure certain: the new vehicle will definitely be in dealership stores before the fall of the year. The new 2016 Nissan Z will be made available with an MSRP of around 33,000 USD.

2016 Nissan Z release date
2016 Nissan Z release date

The price is inexpensive considering the price tag of Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Audi TT. Also, we should be certain that the vehicle will come with a completely revamped design that is lighter.


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

2017 Nissan Sentra Release Date, Review and Specs

New technologies and features are available on the 2017 Nissan Sentra in pizzazz. It is a respectable small sedan that offers admirable fuel economy ratings, and spacious interior accommodations. Its trunk is spacious, the braking good, and offers a ton of infotainment features – all these and many more for a reasonable price. The Nissan Sentra release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2017. 

2017 Nissan Sentra blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

True, there’s nothing flashy about the new 2017 Nissan Sentra, however, there plenty of reason to fall in love with it. To wit, it offers abundance of functionality in terms of cargo and passenger space. In fact, Nissan says the backseat space offered is best-in-class relative to other rivals in its class.

2017 Nissan Sentra front angle, headlights and grille

It may lack a thrilling driving character, no doubt, but it offers impressive fuel economy and is generally unobtrusive. Most sites gave the previous Sentra a “B” rating which means it was generally a good car, not excellent or that bad per se. the Nissan Sentra 2017 isn’t likely to change the ratings, but we’d like to adopt the “wait n see” approach at the moment as there’re quite a number of features that Nissan has kept under wraps for now.

2017 Nissan Sentra rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior styling judging from the available spy pictures show a slight redesign vehicle that is sleeker and modern than before. The 2017 Nissan Sentra interior, on the other hand, is something to write home about. It has been revised and now sports several new technologies and materials. The spotty material quality conspicuously present on the outgoing model have been replaced with newer and upscale ones.

2017 Nissan Sentra side view, auto show, headlights and alloy wheels, red color

In terms of performance, Nissan says the new model retains its appetite at the pump with EPA expecting the new model to check in at between 30-34 mpg in combined city/highway cruising. Quite apparently, the Nissan Sentra 2017 is a nice alternative to other vehicles in its class in some respects but a poor choice in others. For those who subscribe to the latter school of thought, there are a couple of worthy rivals to sample out. They include the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, and the Honda Civic.

2017 Nissan Sentra rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Nissan Sentra Review of Trims

Six trims are available for the 2017 Nissan Sentra: SE, SL, SR, SV, S, and FE+. Nissan Nismo review is offered elsewhere on this blog.

2017 Nissan Sentra Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard equipment offered for the Sentra include full power accessories, a height-adjustable driver seat, sixteen-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a CD player, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wiper and headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, folding and reclining rear seatbacks, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, dashboard, steering wheel

Stepping up to the FE+ model gets you underbody aerodynamic deflectors, low-rolling resistance tires, a rear spoiler, and impressive fuel economy.

The 2017 Nissan Sentra SV offers features like smartphone app connectivity, upgraded cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Eyes Free voice controls, cruise control, a rearview camera, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, leather front and rer seats

The sport-themed SR offers a sport cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, heated front seats, a sport body kit, rear disc brakes, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, and adaptive headlights.

2017 Nissan Sentra auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Finally, the Sentra SL tacks on most of the features offered on the lower trims plus a four-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power driver seat, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a blind-spot monitoring system, a leather upholstery, rear disc brakes, a navigation system, a 5.8” touchscreen display, and full leather upholstery.

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, rear angle, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan Sentra Engine Specs

Powering up the Nissan Sentra 2017 is the 128 lbs. ft. of torque- and 130 horsepower – producing 1.8L four-cylinder engine. Transmission pairing is do with the six-speed manual for both the FE+ and S trim. The rest get a CVT.

2017 Nissan Sentra engine

Nissan says the new Nissan Sentra should be able to do 0-60 mph in just under 10 seconds – an improvement of 0.1 second but slow nonetheless. EPA says the CVT-equipped models should be able to check in at around 29/38/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.1 in. (182.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.3 in. (69.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,1 ft³
Curb weight: 2848 lbs
Top Speed: 8.4-9.2 mph
0-60: 8.4-9.2 sec
MPG: 29/38 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Silver, Deep Blue Pearl, Fresh Powder, Gun Metallic, Super Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Nissan Sentra Price & Release Date

2017 Nissan Sentra release date

The price for the Sentra starts from $16,780. Availability is rumored to occur sometime in the first quarter of 2017.

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2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan Sentra exterior, front angle, black color

2017 Nissan Sentra spy photos

2017 Nissan Sentra rear view, gray color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Nissan Sentra front view, exterior, headlights and grille

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, dashboard, steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

2017 Nissan Sentra interior, gear shift knob

2017 Nissan Sentra trunk