2016 Nissan Altima

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2016 Nissan Altima Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Car of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Nissan Altima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Rear visibility
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Nissan Altima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 27


32 - 39


182 - 270


1 speed, CVT w/OD


Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Nissan Altima Review

The 2016 Nissan Altima has the style fuel efficiency and features to match your ever-accelerating expectations. Its strong modern looks will turn heads and the interior will keep you and your passengers travelling happy. Available NissanConnect helps you put down your phone and stay in the loop. And because it gets up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway the Altima is fuel-efficient too. Choose from 7 models starting at $22 500 for the 2.5; the top-of-the-line 3.5 SL starts at $32 090. Which engine revs yours? Choose from 2 types including a powerful V6. Active understeer control and the rear multi-link suspension means you’ll always enjoy the curves. Get on the road quickly with available intelligent key with remote start and the standard push button start. Altima’s innovative safety features like the Safety Shield Technologies look out for you from every angle. Plus you’ll drive with peace of mind knowing Altima is a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. Available in a range of beautiful color and interior trim combinations Altima compliments any style. Get a true sense of connection to what’s possible in the 2016 Nissan Altima.
Altima’s interior is filled with spacious style and plenty of features. You and your passengers will find everything you want like available dual zone climate control and standard Bluetooth. Keep distractions to a minimum. Swap the smartphone for the available NissanConnect. It offers touchscreen navigation apps audio and more all in a single dash-mounted system. An advanced drive assist display gives you your car’s vitals at a glance. And the available Bose premium audio system will be music to your ears.
Altima looks out for you with a host of innovative standard and available safety features. Every model comes with 6 airbags as well as seatbelt and occupant classification sensors. The Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System keeps you connected to the pavement. The LATCH system keeps young passengers safe and secure. And every model comes with a tire pressure monitoring system with easy-fill tire alert. Available Safety Shield Technologies like blind spot detection are on the lookout from every angle. The rearview monitor makes parallel parking easy and stress-free.
Altima’s stylish looks don’t just direct attention they direct airflow. An aerodynamic design helps you get up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway. Choose from 2 engine types – the fuel-efficient 4-cylinder or the powerful V6. Feeling sporty? The SR models crank up the driving fun with special features like steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Active understeer control monitors your cornering and brakes the appropriate wheel to help carry you through the turn. And the rear multi-link suspension gives you even more enhanced handling.

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