2016 Nissan Altima vs 2015 Nissan Altima
November 11th is the official release date of the 2016 Nissan Altima, so mark your calendars! To prepare you and anyone else interested in the new Altima, we thought that now would be the perfect time to go over a comparison of the 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2015 Nissan Altima before it goes on sale next week. The Altima has long been Nissan’s affordable mid-sized sedan, offering an impressive combination of value and luxury. The 2016 model continues this trend. Below we have a few key specifications for the upcoming Altima model and last year’s model. Keep reading on for an in-depth analysis of the differences between the 2016 Altima and its predecessor.
|Specifications||2016 Nissan Altima 2.5||2015 Nissan Altima 2.5|
|Other Available Trim Levels||2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR, 3.5 SL||2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SL|
|Engine||2.5-liter, 4-cylinder||2.5-liter 4-cylinder|
|Horsepower||182 hp||182 hp|
|Fuel Economy (mpg)||27 city / 39 highway||27 city / 38 highway|
The main differences illustrated in the chart above are a small price change, the addition of new SR trim levels, and a slight increase in fuel economy for the 2016 Altima. The Altima SR is a more value-laden and sport-oriented trim that is available with either the 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine or 3.5-liter, V6 engine. Other changes from last year’s model include the highly anticipated redesign that follows along the same lines as the Maxima redesign we saw this year. Apart from looks, the redesign also includes retuned steering and suspension along with an updated Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission.
As far as features, the 2016 Altima has some impressive updates over the 2015 model. The lineup of available driver assistance features has been revamped and now includes Predictive Forward Collision Warning, radar-based Blind Sport Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Other new available features include the Zero Gravity seats, 5-inch and 7-inch displays, and Siri Eyes Free. The goal of the overall redesign and updated features is to make the Altima a premium mid-sized sedan with more value than ever before.
We should be seeing the new Altima here at Glendale Nissan sometime in the next week or two. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Altima and schedule your test drive, feel free to reach out to a Nissan dealer in your area. If you live in the Chicago area, you can contact our staff here at Glendale Nissan and we’ll be happy to help.
UPDATE 11/13/2015: The 2016 Nissan Altima is officially available here in Glendale Heights, IL. Check out the fully Altima inventory here.