2016 Nissan Altima is a new vehicle that is refreshed a lot by its company to meet many customers’ expectation and market’s demand by adopting the “V-Motion” making this car different from its competitors. Something more interesting will absolutely be offered by Nissan through the new 2016 Altima that can grab everyone’s attention once it is revealed. This mid-size sedan has improved not only from its styling but also from its powertrains and performance. Rather than questioning about this car, we need to take a look at its speculated specs and features that are floating around recently.
2016 Nissan Altima Changes
The Exterior and Interior Styling
One thing that will make us impressed right away is the outside look of a vehicle and for the new Altima, some styling changes are found with the distinctive new grille identified. Nissan Altima has been refreshed just like Maxima and Murano and we can tell that Nissan won’t forget to add a new grille that comes with chrome in V shape as one of the trim elements. On its fascia’s lower part, you can also find a plunging grille inserted making the exterior more promising and proud to be boasted.
Not only the new grille that becomes the highlight here, but the headlights of this 2016 Nissan Altima sedan are also reshaped tapering toward its new grille. It is also predicted that several trim pieces are smartened up by the automaker for the interior so that some visual tweaks can be received by taillights and trunk of this 2016 model. Nissan Altima may be known as the oldest model that you may ever know but the design is made differently and more refreshingly with three trim levels offered by the company, Altima S, Altima SL, and Altima SV that can be chosen from by customers based on their need.
It may also be good news that the 2016 Nissan Altima weight is reduced so that general performances can be improved; it is a good intention of Nissan actually, added with a purpose of reducing fuel consumption which also means they intend to make its performance more awesome. The weight is reduced by using carbon and aluminum as the materials since they are lightweight; while for its body lines, you will really appreciate how impressive they are and how great the aggressive nature is represented by this luxurious sedan to the fans.
The stylish look of 2016 Nissan Altima will be irresistible for sure but there is more changes that you look inside, like how the cabin has some improvement through many newest features and advanced technology. It is indeed reported that the basic shape of its interior from 2014 model is kept by Nissan, but drivers and passengers can still feel comfortable during the ride with the existence of great features. Navigation system, console that comes in seven inches, Bluetooth connectivity and USB ports are included in them. Meanwhile, you will find that its cabin is made much larger and comfortable to enjoy.
The Powertrain and Performance
For 2016 Nissan Altima fuel economy, it is made more efficient this time and this is even considered as one of the best cars with high performance and fuel efficiency. Some sources reported that there will not only one engine option that is offered by Nissan for the newest Altima. First choice that you can consider is a V6 engine with 3.5 liters of gas that can generate up to 270 horses and the torque of 258 pound-feet, while the other option is known to be a four-cylinder engine with 2.5 liters of gas that can make 180 pound-feet of torque and 182 horses.
More information about the fuel economy numbers of 2016 Nissan Altima are known to be 22 miles per gallon city and 22 miles per gallon highway. It seems to be more secure that you may ever expect because its advanced safety features are known to be gained a lot so that the Top Safety Pick and designation can be earned by this car. Moreover, in order to improve its efficiency and performance, it is reported that the CVT is even getting revised by Nissan. No hybrid model that can be expected for the upcoming release of 2016 Altima.
2016 Mazda MAZDA6 as the Rival
Coming with fuel economy that is excellent making MAZDA6 is worthy enough to be compared and even competing with 2016 Nissan Altima. Not only its fuel economy that should be praised, but the exterior that is made voluptuously and driving feel that is full with confidence and sportiness can be plus points for people to glance at this car. If comparing this one to the last 6, there is a lot of weight that has been cut but the body is surely much stronger and its performance is top as well.
A four-cylinder engine with 2.5 liters of gas is offered by this 2016 Nissan Altima rival that can produce the torque of 185 pound-feet and 184 horses. EPA ratings are excellent with 40 miles per gallon on the highway; there is even i-eLoop which is known as a regenerative-energy system that can help this car to reach that rate. The engine is paired with either an automatic transmission with six speeds or a manual one with six speeds and a front-wheel drive is owned by all versions. Even the safety is already guaranteed since there are five stars earned after going through a crash test.
The Release Date and Price
After revised, this 2016 Altima comes with more charms that you cannot even resist later, especially more features that are included in the offerings even if we all know that its option packages will likely be reduced by this company. With V-Motion design inspiring Nissan, you need to check out the new Altima’s notable revision when it debuts. However, the release date seems still unsure but it is guessed to come at least in summer 2015, while it will go on sale in fall. For the price, there is no official confirmation yet but it is rumored to be around $22,000 to $30,000 for the base model; it is better to wait until Nissan speaks about their new 2016 Nissan Altima itself.