Not too long ago, we saw the reveal of the heavily revised 2016 Nissan Altima and now, the Japanese automaker announced that one could land in your driveway for just $22,500.
Obviously, that starting price gets you a rather basic model (no, it doesn’t come with Uggz, yoga pants and pumpkin spice lattes), but being a Nissan, it’s reasonably equipped from the get-go. Of course, power windows, locks, and mirrors are all the standard affair, with a radio, push-button start, and Bluetooth connectivity–just to make sure you’re reminded that we’re not living in the 18th century any more.
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Stepping up to the Altima 2.5S brings some more options such as automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system with a larger infotainment display, and an extra $400 tacked onto the price.
There’s now a sporty SR trim, similar to the new Maxima SR, which gets the whole package, including a rear-spoiler, 18-inch alloys, fog lights, shaded headlights, and an eight-way power seat. That starts at $24,470 and upgrading to the SV and higher-equipped SL models demands $25,460 and $28,570.
The base model and 2.5 designated models come with a 2.5L naturally-aspirated inline four, a carry-over motor from the previous version of the Altima with 182hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
But for those wanting to pretend to be Jeremy Clarkson screaming power, Nissan’s ubiquitous 3.5L V6 is also available with 270hp and 251 lb-ft, with the sporty SR version beginning at $27,390 and the top-spec SL priced at $32,090.
Check out the press release below.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the new 2016 Nissan Altima, which goes on sale November 11 at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP of $22,500 USD*. Altima, Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in North America, has been transformed for the 2016 model year in one of the most extensive mid-cycle product makeovers in Nissan history.
The 2016 Altima offers a wide-ranging list of enhancements, including a refreshed exterior following the new Nissan “Energetic Flow” design language introduced on the all-new 2015 Murano and 2016 Maxima. The redesign offers a new lowered muscular front fascia, distinctive V-motion grille, new hood and fenders with tailored character lines, and available signature LED boomerang headlights and Daytime Running Lights (late availability).
In addition, the Altima model lineup has been expanded for 2016 with a new Altima SR grade featuring 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, smoked headlights, paddle shifters, rear spoiler, unique suspension tuning and sport interior accents.
The 2016 Altima also offers class-leading** standard fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon highway for Altima 2.5-liter engine equipped models. No other mid-size sedan has shown consistent fuel economy gains over the last decade like Altima has, including a 26 percent increase since 2006.
The list of available Altima Safety Shield technologies has also been expanded and includes class-exclusive*** 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).
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2016 Nissan Altima Sedan:
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 $825.
All 2016 Altima grade levels also feature retuned steering and suspension, providing greatly enhanced ride comfort, handling and quietness. Performance has been refined with the Xtronic transmission’s third-generation D-step logic, which simulates traditional automatic transmission shift points.
The new Altima interior design includes a new C-stack and cupholder design, available 5.0-inch and 7.0-inch displays, Zero Gravity seats, soft-touch seat and door panel materials and custom finishers – providing a premium look and feel throughout.
Upgraded technology features include standard Siri™ Eyes Free and NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps (except 2.5 grade), available NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, and NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM® telematics (subscription required, sold separately).
With the addition of the new SR model, the 2016 Altima is available in a choice of seven models – 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SR and 3.5 SL. The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5-liter Altimas offer a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6.
– By: Chris Chin