Reviewing the All New 2016 Nissan Altima
For longtime Nissan Altima drivers, it should come as no surprise that the 2016 model of this sedan has received rave reviews. Find out how the 2016 Altima fits into the automaker’s brand, and get to know the exciting new features available on the new Nissan model.
A Brief History of the Nissan Altima
One of Nissan’s top selling models, the Altima has been on the market since 1993. This sedan is also one of the best-selling cars in the nation, thanks to its size, power, and upscale feel.
In 1993, the first generation Altima was a compact car with room for four and 150-horsepower engine. Always innovating, Nissan introduced an eco-friendly but short-lived Altima Hybrid in 2007. Now in its fifth generation, the Altima is a light midsize sedan with a roomy interior, technology for a streamlined ride, and plenty of safety features.
Classic Yet Forward-Thinking Exterior
The 2016 Nissan Altima comes on strong with a forward-thinking exterior and an aerodynamic design. This sedan boasts both beauty and brains, as its aerodynamic features adapt to the vehicle’s speed. When driving at highway speeds, the Active Grille Shutters close automatically in order to increase efficiency and decrease resistance. The Altima’s distinctive LED headlights illuminate the path ahead, while the tail lights have a signature style and ensure the vehicle’s visibility on the road.
Room for the Whole Family
The new Altima has come a long way from its first-generation version, especially in terms of comfort. The 2016 model welcomes the driver with a comfortable cockpit and numerous easy-to-reach controls. There’s space for five and available leather seats, as well as available dual-zone climate control so each passenger can quickly achieve optimal comfort.
You’ll easily stay at the head of the pack when you drive a 2016 Nissan Altima, thanks to its two potent engine options. The standard model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 182 horsepower, or you can upgrade to 270 horsepower with the 3.5-liter four-cylinder V6 engine. No matter which you choose, Nissan’s Xtronic CVT transmission keeps your ride smooth yet powerful.
Efficient Fuel Economy
The base Altima model is remarkably fuel-efficient, with an EPA fuel economy rating of 39 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in the city, for a combined 31 MPG. Most 2.5-liter Altima models have a similar fuel economy rating, while the 3.5-liter models get a combined 26 MPG.
Technology on the Cutting Edge
The 2016 Altima features technology that the first generation model could only dream of. It all starts with Advanced Drive Assist Display, conveniently located in a digital panel between the tachometer and the speedometer. Here you’ll find everything from turn-by-turn directions to tire pressure stats to available fuel to caller ID. With technology like this right in front of you, you’ll never have to look anywhere but straight ahead.
If you’re looking for additional technology, take a closer look at NissanConnect Services. These available features are powered by SiriusXM and include everything from remote start to emergency assistance.
Safety Features for Peace of Mind
Thanks to numerous standard and available safety features, you’ll feel secure behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima. All 2016 models include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with six air bags. Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System are also standard.
Some Altima models include additional standard safety features, such as Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to keep you apprised of traffic or pedestrians in tough to see places. Available safety features include Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and a Rearview Monitor that ensures you don’t miss a thing as you’re backing down a driveway or reversing into a tight parking spot.
Numerous Trim Levels
Whether you want performance, safety, technology, or a little of everything, you can choose from seven trim levels. The basic Altima comes with a 2.5-liter engine, Bluetooth connectivity, and Advanced Drive Assist Display. The Altima 2.5 S adds an audio system with 5-inch display and NissanConnect. The Altima 3.5 SL features the 3.5-liter engine, signature LED headlights, a power sliding glass moonroof, and 18-inch wheels.
Take a new Altima out for a spin today. Contact your Colorado Springs Woodmen Nissan dealership today, and get behind the wheel of a new Nissan.