2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata

Just like with top athletes, there are some names you hear over and over again. They become people’s favorites and remain in the media for years and in some cases, decades. The very same principle is true for vehicles as well. Those who exceed expectations, top the charts, and continue to receive awards year-after-year as they better themselves are the ones that become the long-standing successes.

The 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata takes two of the most popular and recurring midsize sedans one against the other. Drivers aren’t limited to just a handful of model options either; the Nissan Altima has added the brand-new R-line which brings its total to seven versions. The choices are as follows: 2.5, 2.5 S. 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR, 3.5 SL. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata also gives a variety of options that include the SE, Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T.

Rather than being forced to compromise or settle, drivers are able to get the exact versions of the vehicle they want and add on any additional packing options as well.

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2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2.5L 4-cylinder

3.5L V6
Engine Options

2.4L 4-cylinder

2.0L 4-cylinder
27 city/ 39 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 25 city/ 38 hwy mpg
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Yes

Java Metallic

Brilliant Silver

Gun Metallic

Super Black

Cayenne Red

Pearl White

Glacier White

Deep Blue Pearl

Storm Blue

Phantom Black

Venetian Red

Shale Gray Metallic

Symphony Silver

Quartz White Pearl

Lakeside Blue

Dark Truffle

Nouveau Blue

2016 Nissan Altima: The midsize sedan made to fit any family member

While the 2016 Hyundai Sonata squeaks by 3 HP more than the 182-HP Nissan Altima, the Altima manages to pull ahead as the slightly more efficient option which over time will result in saving drivers more money. Both automakers do offer a more powerful engine for higher trim levels, but the Altima enlists a larger, more powerful, 270 HP engine capable of 0-60 mph in only 6.2 seconds.

In addition to an impressive blend of power and efficiency, the Nissan Altima also has no difficulty flaunting its safety capabilities as well. Standard safety includes a full array of airbags, which includes those in the front seat as well as full-length side curtain ones. One step above the base level Altima, a rearview camera becomes standard. There also are more advanced technologies on the higher trim levels which include things such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation systems.

In addition to advanced safety technology, the 2016 Nissan Altima also features a variety of entertainment and convenience technology such as the Nissan Intelligent Key. Drivers will be able to start their Altima remotely and warm up/cool down the cabin to the perfect climate temperature before even getting in. It also will enable you to unlock and start your vehicle without the use of a typical key, but rather a key fob that is in your pocket, purse, or nearby you.

Drivers interested in learning more about the 2016 Nissan Altima and how it compares to the competition or what is included on each trim level are encouraged to get in touch with a team member here at Glendale Nissan. We would be more than happy to tell you more and show you all that this award-winning family sedan can do.

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