2016 Nissan Altima Comparisons
For years the Nissan Altima has been a top choice for drivers throughout Lansdale, Philadelphia, and Doylestown, and its 2016 model is set to continue this streak. With a new look, impressive features, and a dependable performance, it has become one of the most anticipated models for the new year.
At Montgomeryville Nissan, we know how hard it can be to find your perfect new car. So to help you when choosing a vehicle and show you everything the 2016 Nissan Altima has to offer, we’ve compared it to the 2016 Honda Accord, 2016 Ford Fusion, 2016 Hyundai Sonata, and 2016 Toyota Camry.
Highly Anticipated 2016 Nissan Altima
The 2016 Nissan Altima follows in the steps of the Maxima with a new, sportier look for the latest lineup. It features the attractive and innovative energetic flow design that enhances both appearance and aerodynamics.
The interior of the 2016 Altima has also been redesigned to add more space and even more stylish accents, such as the gliding wing design. This adds a sense of luxury to your travels. On top of that, it comes with standard zero-gravity front seats and available dual-zone climate control for optimum comfort.
In terms of technologies, the 2016 Nissan Altima doesn’t disappoint. Like previous models, this sedan is home to the NissanConnect infotainment system where you have access to mobile apps, navigation, and a plethora of entertainment features.
New for 2016 is NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®. It connects you with your vehicle no matter where you. It allows you to use remote services as well as safety and security features such as Automatic Collision Notification to ensure peace of mind and protection.
For added safety, the Altima now comes with more driver assist technologies, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. It’s also equipped with the famous Nissan Advanced Air Bag System and a rearview camera.
For performance, a standard 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine powers this year’s Nissan Altima. It gets up to 182 horsepower and works with the Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) as well as other technologies for an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg.
Drivers craving more power can opt for the 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine. It generates 270 horsepower and works alongside the sport-tuned suspension to achieve an exhilarating performance. Plus it gets up to an EPA-estimated 32 highway mpg.
Comparing the 2016 Nissan Altima vs. the Competition
The 2016 Nissan Altima can deliver a great performance and the features you want to enjoy your rides. Because of this, the model has multiple competitors striving to catch up.
To help you see how the 2016 Altima stacks up against similar vehicles, here are the comparisons for each of its top competitors.
2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Honda Accord
Like the Nissan Altima, the 2016 Honda Accord features two powerful engine options, but they differ in terms of standard fuel economy. With its standard powertrain, the Accord gets an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg, five fewer mpg than the Nissan Altima gets.
In addition, the Honda Accord doesn’t offer a standard CVT. It’s an available feature, but it can’t be equipped in all of its trim levels.
The Honda Accord and the Nissan Altima also differ in terms of front seat space. The Altima features 40 and 45 inches of front seat head- and legroom, respectively, while the Honda Accord only offers 39 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom.
2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Ford Fusion
The 2016 Ford Fusion is a technologically advanced car that features a similar infotainment as the Altima where you can access navigation and entertainment. Unfortunately, the technology in the Fusion doesn’t allow you to connect your smartphone to access mobile apps and remote services.
For performance, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that only gets up to 175 horsepower powers the Fusion. Plus it doesn’t offer a V6 engine option, so its most powerful engine generates a mere 240 horsepower—that’s 30 fewer horsepower than the 2016 Altima.
The 2016 Fusion doesn’t come with a CVT to enhance performance and fuel economy, which means the vehicle is less efficient. Its standard powertrain can only achieve up to an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg, and its most economic engine provides an EPA-estimated 37 highway mpg.
2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is comparable to the 2016 Nissan Altima, but when we look at efficiency, you can see the Sonata generates a standard EPA-estimated 38 highway mpg vs. the EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg for the Altima.
The Sonata also lacks V6 engine options. Because of this, the vehicle only produces a maximum of 245 horsepower.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata does compensate with impressive safety features. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t offer Predictive Forward Collision Warning for enhanced protection and peace of mind.
2016 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Toyota Camry
Compared to the 2016 Nissan Altima, the 2016 Toyota Camry features fewer luxuries for your comfort. This vehicle doesn’t come with standard zero-gravity front seats, plus the first row of seats is less spacious, with only 38.8 inches of headroom and 41.6 inches of legroom.
In terms of performance, the V6 engine option in the Camry generates two fewer horsepower than the V6 engine in the Altima. Additionally, the Toyota Camry only has a standard EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg. You also won’t find Predictive Forward Collision Warning in the Camry.
Which Is the Best Sedan for You?
Compared to its top competitors, the 2016 Nissan Altima has the power you want with the safety, entertainment, and comfort amenities you need for a better drive.
The 2016 Nissan Altima is now available at Montgomeryville Nissan in Montgomeryville, PA. So if you’re in Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown searching for a new, stylish sedan, contact our showroom and schedule your test drive today!