Nissan has announced pricing of the 2016 Nissan Altima (facelift) that is scheduled to go on sale in the US by November 11. The base 2.5 trim level is priced at US$22,500.
Nissan says that the 2016 model has received the most extensive mid-cycle product makeover in the company’s history. The updated exterior is based on the “Energetic Flow” design language that also features on the 2015 Nissan Murano and 2016 Nissan Maxima. The front gets a muscular fascia, distinctive V-motion grille and boomerang LED DRLs and headlights. The flanks get a choice of 17- or 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels with the rear getting revised tail lights, subtle bootlid spoiler and twin tail pipes.
The facelifted Nissan Altima gets a redesigned interior too with a new console stack and cup holder design, Zero Gravity seats, 5.0- and 7.0-inch available displays, and soft-touch materials for the seat and door panels meant to provide a premium look and feel.
Two engine options are on offer. The first is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder producing 182 hp and 180 lb.-ft. (244 Nm) of torque; the second one is a bigger 3.5-liter V6 unit capable of 270 hp and 251 lb.-ft. (340 Nm) of torque. Both these engines are mated to an Xtronic transmission featuring third-generation D-Step logic. Fuel efficiency is claimed at a class leading 39 mpg on the highway for the smaller engine.
An array of available safety and assistance systems are offered in the 2016 Altima such as Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
A total of seven grades are offered with the inclusion of a new SR grade.
2016 Nissan Altima – Prices (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices*)
|Altima 2.5||$22,500 USD|
|Altima 2.5 S||$22,900 USD|
|Altima 2.5 SR||$24,470 USD|
|Altima 2.5 SV||$25,460 USD|
|Altima 2.5 SL||$28,570 USD|
|Altima 3.5 SR||$27,390 USD|
|Altima 3.5 SL||$32,090 USD|
*Destination and Handling US$825.