Pricing for the redesigned 2016 Nissan Altima has been made available to the public ahead of the vehicle’s release on November 11. According to official information from Nissan, the 2016 edition of its best-selling vehicle in the North American market will hit Nissan dealers across the United States with a starting price of $22,500 USD.
Having been extensively redesigned as part of the company’s mid-cycle product makeover practice, there are plenty of great stuff to look forward to from the 2016 Nissan Altima. For instance, it now has a new exterior design.
The exterior’s design elements have all been conceptualized according to Nissan’s “Energetic Flow” design language. Being introduced in the 2015 Murano and in the 2016 Maxima, it means that the new Altima will feature a look similar to these two entries in Subaru’s lineup.
The new design now includes a new lowered muscular front fascia, a new hood and new fenders, while still keeping the V-motion grille that is unique to the 2016 Altima. Other design elements include customized character lines, and signature LED boomerang headlights.
It is also expected to have Daytime Running Lights as well, although these are expected to be available later after release. The new Altima also features a new entry into the model lineup.
A new member of the Altima family is the Altima SR grade, which features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoked headlights, paddle shifters, rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and sport interior accents. The redesign has been applied not only to the aesthetics, but also in the functionalities of the new 2016 Altima.
New Altima is considered the best in its class when it comes to fuel economy. Standard features result to a fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway using the standard 2.5 liter engine.
This figure reflects a 26% percent increase over 10 years, a sign that Nissan has achieved consistency in designing the Altima to be truly fuel-efficient. Nissan also took into serious consideration the safety of the drivers and passengers of the new Altima.
As a result, the 2016 Altima has an extensive list of Safety Shield technologies available, including 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). Convenience and comfort are also hallmarks of the new 2016 Altima.
Its steering and column have been retuned for the mid-year design refresh, resulting to a quiet drive that is amazingly easy to handle and a vehicle that is comfortable for both driver and passengers.
The new Altima also features the Xtronic transmission with the third generation D-step logic that attempts to imitate traditional automatic transmission shift points. The interior has been greatly redesigned as well. The display sizes for the infotainment system are at 5.0-inch and 7.0-inches.
The interior also boasts of a redesigned C-stack and cupholders. Passengers can enjoy comfort with the Zero Gravity seats found in the interior, and convenience with the soft-touch seat and door panel materials. You can also personalize the insides of your car with custom finishes available. Standard technology features in the new Nissan Altima include Siri (TM) Eyes Free and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps.
There are also NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps available, as well as NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM telematics. The latter is optional, however, and requires a subscription.
2016 Altima model lineup has five entries with 2.5 liter engines, namely the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, and 2.5 SL. These models are all powered by a 182-horsepower DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine.
On the other hand, the two 3.5-liter models, the 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL, have a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine. The 2016 Altima is expected to continue the sales growth that Nissan has achieved consistently in the past five years. In fact, sales have gone up by 60% since 2009.