In the beginning of the year, we look at the Nissan Altima which is reliable, affordable, and has great handling.


Nissan’s Altima is a moderate size vehicle intended to contend with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and other well known models. Notwithstanding mounting weight from more up to date family vehicles, the 2016 Nissan Altima gets a styling overhaul alongside some new components and a lively trim level. While these progressions include advance, they are insufficient to move the Altima to best-in-class status.

The 2016 Nissan Altima speaks to a midcycle revive to the present era Altima that appeared in 2013. The most noticeable change is the outside styling, receiving Nissan’s corporate V-molded grille and “boomerang” headlights. There are additionally a few accessible propelled security highlights, minor inside changes and an energetic trim option to the lineup.

The base Altima 2.5 begins at $23,325 and incorporates power windows and mirrors, cooling, Bluetooth and little else. The 2.5 S trim expenses $400 increasingly and gets you a rearview camera, keyless ignition and passage and an overhauled infotainment framework with a 5-inch show. Another $25,295 2.5 SR trim includes energy with oar shifters, an execution tuned suspension, 18-inch combination wheels with stickier tires, daytime running lights, dynamic grille screens, a back spoiler and power-movable game seats.

The 2.5 SV bounced to $26,285 yet foregoes the SR’s execution highlights for things such as 17-inch compound wheels, double zone programmed atmosphere control, satellite radio, remote ignition, a blind side screen and raise cross-activity cautions. The SL treks the cost another $3,000 and includes cowhide upholstery, a force front traveler seat, warmed controlling haggle sound.

These 2.5 models are controlled by a 2.5-liter four-chamber motor useful for 182 drive and 180 pound-feet of torque. One transmission is accessible: a consistently variable unit (CVT) that sends energy to the front wheels. A 3.5-liter V6 is accessible on SR and SL trims that cost $28,215 and $32,915, individually. Power yield bounced to 270 hp and 251 lb-ft. Prominent component contrasts incorporate route and a 7-inch infotainment show for the 3.5 SL. A few components are accessible on lower-trimmed models as alternatives.

Changes to the inside for the 2016 revive are extremely unpretentious. The general outline and materials quality are good for the class, yet the infotainment frameworks are demonstrating their age. The standard 5-inch showcase is minor contrasted with contemporary frameworks. The 7-inch overhauls less demanding to peruse, however isn’t as instinctive or simple to work as adversary frameworks. Its low situating powers drivers to take their eyes off the street to utilize it.

Base Altima material seats convey great long-separation solace and notwithstanding the absence of changes, most drivers will locate a satisfactory position. The cowhide upholstered seats on higher trims have more customizability, however on a hot day the surfaces can be smothering. Back seats give grown-up size head-and legroom and highlight a hoisted seat pad for better forward perceivability. Nissan touted an expansion in sound protection for 2016 yet despite everything we saw a plenitude of street and motor commotion.

The 60/40-split collapsing back seats can be brought down with convenient remote locks in the storage compartment, extending its 15.4-cubic-foot limit. The load space is about normal for the class, however the profound trunk, wide opening and low liftover tallness give it an edge over contenders. Inside capacity is more than sufficient to hold your own things too.