The 10 Best Midsize Cars of 2016

8. 2016 Nissan Altima

What’s New?

This midsize car is described by its manufacturer as one of the most extensive midsize car makeovers in Nissan history. Starting at only $22, 500, it is an exceptional value. It became one of the top safety picks for 2016, the 2016 model has softened edges and sculpted lines giving it a more expensive exterior look than any previous model. Apart from receiving a set of advanced safety features the 2016 Nissan Altima also comes with a mid-cycle styling refresh and a sporty SR model.

Exterior Design

As a medium-sized sedan, the Nissan Altima is offered in 5 trim levels; the S, Base, SR, SL and SV trim levels. The Altima has external ground lighting to add security and style to your Altima. The rear decklid spoiler adds a sporty look to the car and comes pre-painted to match the color you choose. The exterior is designed to not only turn heads but to aerodynamically move with less drag. 18″ aluminum alloy sport wheels give better performance as well as adding serious style.

Interior Design and Technology

The changes to the vehicle’s interior are restrained when compared to the exterior design changes. The quality of the materials and general design are decent for this class. Nonetheless, despite the superb quality of materials used, the 5″ infotainment system is somehow outdated. The vehicle’s font seats are exceedingly comfortable thanks to Nissan’s zero gravity design. The rear seats offer enough legroom and headroom for an adult. Drive assist display, Bluetooth connectivity, and tire pressure monitoring are just a few of the features that come as standard with the 2016 model. An advanced drive-assist display comes as standard as well as push button ignition.

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

The 2016 Nissan Altima is powered by 2.5l 4 cylinder engine which delivers an estimated 182 horsepower and 180-pound per feet of torque. Apart from using a 2.5l engine, the 2016 model comes with a continuously variable transmission system and a set of stepped up gears which makes the vehicle feel like a conventional automatic. The EPA fuel economy for the 2016 Nissan Altima is estimated at 31 mpg combined (i.e. 27 city and 39 highway).

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A stability and traction control, antilock brakes, full-length side bags and front seat side bags are offered as standard. For the 2.5s trim level, a rear view camera is also offered as standard. Mitigation systems and forward collision highway are offered with the SL trim level.

Posted on May 18, 2023