Nissan Altima 2016
It’s been a while since Nissan has gone back to the drawing board to address what just may be their most popular model on the road today, the Altima.
What many consider to be the very best midsize sedan on the planet today, there’s a reason why the engineers and designers at Nissan weren’t all that excited about overhauling the latest generation Altima. It was breaking all kinds of sales records ever since it was introduced in 2013, and when you have something that’s working as well as this car was, you don’t fiddle with it.
However, the higher-ups at Nissan wanted to give the new Altima a bit of a facelift to make it more in line with the other vehicles that they overhauled in their product lineup. Thankfully, they got it right!
Though the underlying technology behind the 2016 Nissan Altima hasn’t been changed all that much, the exterior design is a much brand-new and has seen a significant refresh.
Everything about this car is very aggressive, sharp lines dominate, and it is considerably more modern looking than the Nissan Altima of old. This isn’t a “grocery getter” any longer. No, this is the kind of sedan that is going to turn heads for all the right reasons – at least from a design aspect, anyway.
Of course, the Nissan engineers couldn’t have left the 2016 "hardware" alone, either, so that’s had a significant upgrade as well.
It comes with a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine standard, an engine capable of putting out 182 hp and 180 foot-pounds of torque, resulting in top speeds of the 130 miles an hour. This bad boy is going to be able to go from 0 to 60 in just 7 ½ seconds.
On top of that, it has seen a major upgrade in the fuel efficiency department. While this sedan used to get right around 28 miles per gallon, and now gets upwards of 39 miles per gallon – and sometimes even higher than that if you’re staying pretty disciplined with the gas pedal.
Of course, those that really want to step up to a speedier and more performance focused Altima will have the opportunity to do so. There is a 3.5 SR package available that can produce 270 hp with 251foot-pounds of torque, getting you from 0 to 60 a whole lot faster than 7 ½ seconds.
The 2016 Nissan Altima is definitely going to turn heads for the right reason. It just might be the most exciting new midsize sedan available, and it’s sure to become a bestseller for Nissan once again!
Posted: 13 November 2015