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Find reliable information about the re-engineered 2016 Nissan Altima. Its upgrades are thoughtfully designed and incorporated into existing models to ensure you gain the optimum driving experience.
The Nissan Altima got an early birthday present this year - a mid cycle redesign! It seems that Nissan felt it only fair that the Altima receive the same special "Energetic Flow" treatment as the Maxima and Murano. The result? An adventurous new Altima with increased fuel efficiency, enhanced safety features and a sporty new body. Nissan has regarded 2016's re-engineered Altima as "one of the most extensive mid cycle makeovers in Nissan history." Taking a leap on initiating huge changes and enhancements, the 2016 Altima prides itself as being a compact sedan that provides a new flavor among its segment - something drivers may have wanted for years.
New fascia, fenders, a reshaped hood and a prominent V-Motion signature grille give the Altima's front end an eye-catching makeover. Likewise, a redesigned trunk lid, sculpted bumper, boomerang-themed headlights and fog lights with halogen high beams, projector low beams and LED running lights make the Nissan Altima's back end equally gaze-worthy.
Many modern car shoppers see this revamp as "visually appetizing" in terms of its overall effects. Despite its less extensive mechanical updates, Nissan Altima still wins the interest of thousands of drivers with its fresh new look.
As the competition among its segment continues to increase, Nissan Altima's redesign had perfect timing. Some of its most notable upgrades are its V-shaped signature nose, active grille shutters, chiseled front bumper, expressive headlights and tail lights, muscular fenders, and underbody aero cover. Even the tires have been upgraded with an increase in tread rigidity, sidewall stiffness and a higher grip compound.
All these updates transform the Altima into one of the more alluring midsize sedans available in today's market.
Power and Performance:
Nissan Altima uses a front engine with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to drive the front wheels. Two engine choices are available; a 182 horsepower, 180 lb-ft of torque plateau at 4,000 rpm 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine or a 270 horsepower, 251 lb-ft of torque 3.5 liter V6 engine.
Thanks to new shocks, new tires, rear springs and bushings, the handling on the Nissan Altima lands somewhere in between sporty and luxurious. Overall, the redesign sees reduced vehicle weight, better sound insulation, an intensified chassis and enhanced aerodynamic technologies.
With some of the best fuel economy among its class, the Nissan Altima's 2.5 base, S, SR, SV and SL models provide 8.7/6.0/7.5L/100 km city/highway, while 3.5 SL's offer 10.3/7.4/9.0L/100 km city/highway.
Interiors and Special Features:
In an effort to reduce fatigue on long drives, Nissan Altima adopts the leather "Zero Gravity" ultra-comfortable and supportive seats. Scooping seatbacks in the front provide comfort for front passengers, while rear passengers experience the same comfort, but with more knee and legroom than ever.
The Altima"s interior features the Tech with LED Package, as well as a revised center stack with available 5-inch and 7-inch displays for the NissanConnectSM and NissanConnect Navigation with mobile apps.
Though it may seem that Nissan has integrated various complex technologies in the new Nissan Altima, this midsize sedan will not intimidate or overwhelm drivers in any way. The new technologies are easy to use and navigate.
Equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control and Forward Emergency Braking, the 2016 Nissan Altima received a Top Safety Pick Plus seal by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Aside from its driver-assistance systems, its standard features include zone body construction with crumple zones, side door guard beams, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and of course, Nissan's predictive forward collision warning system.
Tailor-made to suit your needs, 2016 Nissan Altima guarantees maximum satisfaction and comfort for every journey.
The 2016 Altima is available in six models, five trim levels with the 2.5-liter engine (2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL Tech) and the 3.5 SL Tech.