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Starting at
$32,090
Engine
3.5L V6

Power
270 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
22/32
Seats
5

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2016 Nissan Altima Overview

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The 2016 Nissan Altima receives a midcycle refresh with sharper styling and a few new features, but newer rivals exceed the capabilities of this otherwise solid sedan.

It's only been three years since the Nissan Altima received a full redesign and in that short span its competition has surpassed it in many ways. The 2016 Nissan Altima strives to restore relevance with an exterior styling update, a handful of new features and a sporty new SR trim. The new V-shaped grille up front brings the Altima up to date with other Nissan vehicles and, when combined with sharper headlights and taillights, it does breathe some life back into its predecessor's comparably plain appearance. The addition of adaptive cruise control, paired with forward collision warnings and automatic braking, may also entice shoppers. Unfortunately, the interior has largely been ignored in this midcycle refresh. The drumbeat of technology has made the Altima's once praiseworthy infotainment system old news compared to the latest units from rivals. The same holds true for the materials used in the cabin. The Altima's engine performance is still strong, however, and fuel economy remains at or near the top of the field for both the four-cylinder and V6. Overall, the current-generation Altima isn't quite as dominant in 2016 as it was in 2013. It's still perfectly adequate on its own, but when compared to newer A-rated sedans like the Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Hyundai Sonata and its Kia Optima cousin, it becomes very clear that the Nissan has been surpassed.

The 2016 Nissan Altima's makeover gives it a bit more curb appeal, but underneath it all is a sedan that's not quite as compelling as some other top rivals.

The 2016 Nissan Altima receives a midcycle styling refresh, along with new advanced safety features and a sporty SR trim level.



2016 Nissan Altima Problems




2016 Nissan Altima Reviews From Owners (41 Reviews)

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By Mikey 2

on Aug/16/16 07:22 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Great update from 2014 SV to 2016 SL

The lease on my 2014 SV was about to end, I had about 6.5K over the allotment and was not sure if they were going to charge me all of them if I purchased another Nissan. I test drove several cars 3.5 Altima SL and 2.5 as well as Maxima SV. After the test drive I made my mind up on a 2.5 SL with Moonroof and LED Tech package. Nissan addressed all the shortcomings of the previous model...IE: transmission, road noise, interior plastic. Don't get me wrong the 2014 SV was a good car but the 2016 SL is so much better. The dealer worked with me, gave me a great price didn't have to pay for the extra miles either on the purchase. The SL come standard with Michelin tires which are relatively quiet so I'm not sure about other reviews that complain about road noise, mine is pretty quiet. Update after 10k miles, fuel economy is still great, road and wind noise did increase but still better than my 2014. The 2016 has acoustic glass wich makes it quieter by default. Still enjoy driving the car but I understand what people are saying about road noise.

By Diane Pain

on Aug/15/16 01:13 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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This car is a winner

I priced my car using Edmunds.com; this helped to get me the car at an excellent price. It is everything I have been looking for in a car: comfortable and fuel-efficient.

By Diane Pain

on Aug/15/16 01:13 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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This car is a winner

I priced my car using Edmunds.com; this helped to get me the car at an excellent price. It is everything I have been looking for in a car: comfortable and fuel-efficient.

By David Nishimura

on Jul/22/16 08:37 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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By Vahhab Emami Namini

on Mar/10/16 06:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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By Mike

on Mar/03/17 11:16 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Rust above emblems

Watch out for rust above the emblems on Altimas. My 2014 Altima SL was rusting above the emblems in the first year and had rust severe enough that it was noticeable from a distance within 3 years. Reading online it seems to be a common problem. Dealers won't help and Nissan won't help.

By Venice Smith

on Jan/28/17 09:55 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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4 cylinder with spunk

I love this car. It is the perfect size, even the back seat is adequate, certainly for shorter rides. It has a much smoother ride than I expected, particularly since I came from a Lincoln Town car. Great mileage, and a nice big gas tank mean a great range before having to stop. Only real criticism as to do with the cheap plastic in the interior that I know will degrade, wear or crack with time and use, specifically the door storage slots. These were not made to be durable.

By Deanna Sall

on Sep/06/16 06:14 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Great

Love my car best car I ever had love it it rides great great gas mileage

By Jay Plyler

on Jun/19/16 02:06 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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'16 Nissan Altima, everything it promises and more

This is an exceptional car for the money, many safety and technology features that are usually available only on much higher priced vehicles. Ride, comfort and handling are outstanding. Styling tweaks from the 2015 Altima make this model look sportier.

By BRUCE LOESER

on Nov/13/16 03:01 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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V-6. Sl

Good value, runs great so far

By Louis Schrammel

on Sep/09/16 06:10 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Drive me I'm fun.

Drive more than one make of car and you will see that the Altima is worth buying.I drove four other brands and chose the Altima for ride comfort,performance and looks.

By Denise Shaffer

on Feb/16/16 06:17 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Great Car

I love my Altima! The gas mileage is fantastic, it is a very comfortable and smooth ride, and it's absolutely beautiful. This is my second Altima and they are very reliable and well built.

By Eldin

on Oct/19/16 12:32 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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By Lee

on Oct/07/16 10:32 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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2016 Altima - It's about VALUE and LOOKS not bad

I want to say how much I saved in my trade by having Edmunds numbers to pull out !!!!!!

By Dfwscott

on Sep/25/16 02:36 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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2016 Nissan Altima SV - First Month of Ownership

I will say up front that I went with a Nissan primarily because I have a cousin who works at a local Nissan dealership, but I haven't regretted my decision to buy this car. This is the nicest car I've ever owned. I think the SV model could be the best value in an Altima since you get some wonderful safety features (including rear-cross traffic alert and blind spot alerts) along with some nice upgrade options like dual-zone climate control and the power driver's seat with lumbar. Mine also has the navigation package and the sunroof. While I do hear some road and engine noise in this car, I feel it's quiet enough inside because I can have conversations at normal levels. The front seats are amazingly comfortable. As for acceleration, it's a bit slow off the line, but there's plenty of power in the 4-cylinder model for my needs. It feels solidly planted on the road and I feel safe in it. All in all, it looks sharp inside and out -- it has a great Cayenne Red paint job -- and I've enjoyed my time with it. Plus, the gas mileage is terrific. In the past, I've gone about 6-7 days on a tank of gas, but I can go up to 10 days on a tank of gas with this car.

By Mccd04

on Aug/26/16 09:44 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Beware something is up with the Nissan Altima

I parked my new Nissan in my daughter's driveway and took a couple of items into her house, I cam back out to get the rest and my car was gone. I look around and see it sitting in the neighbors yard across the street in their bushes. I walk across the street open the car and push the button to start it and move it back in the driveway and this time I set the parking brake. I immediately call the dealership and get told to bring it in for them to look at. After the dealership having my car for a month which is longer than I had it before this happening they tell me they can't find anything wrong and for me just to always set my parking brake but when it happens again to not move the vehicle just call them immediately and they will come get the car. They also told me that most likely the car wasn't all the way in PARK thus it rolled across the street and hit the neighbors bushes and because when a Nissan Altima hits something the transmission automatically puts the car in Neutral that is why I was able to start it without it being in PARK. Initial questions from the dealership were 1. When I got back in the car did I have to shift gears before starting it. NO 2 Did I recall hearing anything when I opened the car door. NO . Problem I have with this logic after getting my car back I ran a series of tests. 1. No matter what gear I have the car in other than park it keeps beeping and flashes a message to put car in park. 2. I have reached out to several friends who are mechanics to find out if it's the truth that when in a collision that in the Nissan Altima the transmission really gets put into Neutral(of course I don't want to intentionally hit something to see if it is true or not). To be noted also I have numerous friends and family and this is my third Nissan Altima and this is the first safety issue I have had but to me it is a big one. I will say one of my 2014 Nissan Altima's did have an issue with the entire console constantly going out sometimes for a few minutes sometimes for a day after 18 months and over 12 visits at the shop they replaced it but after a little bit it started doing it all over again which is why I traded it in June for the 2016 because I was tired of constantly having to spend half a day at the car dealership why they tried to repair my car.

By Darlene Desjardins

on Apr/26/16 04:40 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Love my Altima!

2016 Altima is too new to comment on some of the above areas. So far I love it. Leasing for 3 years.

By Diego Castellano

on Apr/30/16 06:23 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Best mid size car and Better than the competition!

First this car is a very good looking car that know how to be elegant and sporty at the same time. The comfort of this car is amazing starting with the zero gravity seats. I drove a Hyundai Sonata and the ride and seats are like riding over rocks, very stiff and very strong odor of plastics inside and very slow. The Nissan Altima has excellent power and fuel economy 41mpg in the highway and is fast compared to the competition, due to the light weight of the car. I drove 5 cars of the competition and for price and the reliability of Nissan I bought this car. The CVT transmission is a dream, very responsive and quiet, this is not my first Nissan anyways, I had many of them in the past with 0 issues like Nissan Sentra, Bluebird, Sunny, Junior, Bluebird Ateza Awd, Stanza and others.

By Steven

on Mar/11/16 08:17 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Great family passenger car

Comfortable quite ride

By RPorter

on Sep/05/16 07:46 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Disappointed & Regretful

My fault for being 'talked into' buying this car. I don't like it. The price is too high for the features -- or lack of. I am currently on a road trip visiting family in another state and found out there are NO REAR SPEAKERS in my car! I couldn't understand why they weren't playing and when I arrived, my brother and I looked in the trunk and he said there's no wiring and we could see air space where the speakers are supposed to be. I don't know if there's supposed to be rear speakers or not (what car wouldn't??) but will definitely find out when I return home after the holiday! I have been disappointed from the start and horribly regret signing the contract! Note: I love Altimas. I just do not like the base model not the price they charge for it. Please look and consider all models til your feet fall off before you sign any papers!

By Kaitlyn

on Oct/19/16 01:44 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Nothing bad to say about this car!

I purchased this car at the end of September 2016. It replaced a 2013 Ford Fiesta SE that had all sorts of transmission problems. I have also owned a dodge, a Chevy and a Toyota. I had wanted to purchase an Altima before I bought the Fiesta, but at the time couldn't afford one. When I went to buy the Altima I had done my research, read reviews and knew exactly what I wanted. I got a smoking deal on this car and could not be happier. So many great things about this car - the seats are SO comfortable, the exterior of the car is beautiful, and I have no complaints about the performance. I've got a little over 2,500 miles on it, currently getting 31 mpg. I do mostly highway driving so I'm hoping the mpg will increase to the 34-39 range that it is rated for. When researching the car I read multiple complaints about the cabin noise at highway speeds. I drive 80 down the highway at least 5 times a week and I can say I don't know what they're talking about. It's not any louder than any other car I've ever driven. Well done with this car Nissan.

By Chris Savarino

on Oct/15/16 08:16 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Engineering at its best

The performance vs MPG is unsurpassed especially given the fact that it is only a 4 cylinder. Typically exceed the 39 MPG for highway driving all on regular unleaded. This car moves. No issues whatsoever when merging onto highway or passing. The CVT always makes sure there is plenty of torque either from a dead stop or highway speeds. The new styling makes it look like a mini Maxima. Love this vehicle. One of the better navigation systems I have owned. Simple to use and usually right on the mark. Bose sound system is amazing and pounds when you turn up the dial without distortion. Heated seats and steering wheel are features found on more expensive vehicles.

By Norman Smith

on Sep/29/16 01:34 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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2016 Nissan Altima Led Daytime Running Lights

Unfortunately, you will be very upset to know that even though it appears to have led daytime running lights which all new cars have today. You will not get them even if you buy the most expensive model like I did. Every time I drive my new 2016 Altima SL (3.5), I see all other cars which are less expensive driving with their Led Daytime light on. I feel very much cheated. and rip off. So buyers beware when purchasing this car. Everything else with the car is completely fine.

By Deric

on Sep/18/16 02:53 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Glad I rented before buying one.

This may be a ok car for short daily drives. For a start, it is lacking off the line. Huge hesitation. Not expecting to smoke tires but more than a kind of "Ok I'm going." But we did get good fuel mileage at about 35mpg. Back to the major negative, This is not a car for long trips. Took it for a 12hr vacation trip and was miserable. The drive train and road noise is terrible. At average of 70mph there is way too much noise. The radio as to be turned up so loud to enjoy it that when slowing down to pay tolls you felt like your blasted out of the car. This is with the speed volume controls turned on. Not only that but the car jumps and jitters at every bump. So much so that you can hear every loose piece in the interior rattle. The the seats are not comfortable as my back was sore after one way. My passengers in the back were not anymore comfortable. Only thing good was at least there was good interior space. The headrest is absolutely useless. It's hardness and angle are not useful. I was half tempted to pull the thing off. I was worried if I was in an accident that I would suffer from a neck injury just from my head hitting the headrest. Now I all fairness, I know I wasn't driving the top of the line version of the car. So I can't expect all the luxury in the world. But a base model should create excitement to want to upgrade to get more from the car. What this base felt like is punishment for going base. I don't want to feel like I have to spend the extra to have a decent car. I want to start with a decent car and then want to upgrade to make it better. This is not a car I would buy just to see if it is worth the extra money.

By Tom Brown

on Aug/11/16 06:02 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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My SL is sure luxery

After owning 5 Camry's decided to jump ship based upon the appearance as well lack of comparable features of the 2013 model year. This of course carries over to the 2016 as well. We liked our 2013 Altima and now own a 2016 Altima, which we like even better if thats possible. Our concerns about the 2013 have all been addressed with this model year's refresh. Way to go Nissan you listened to your customers and made the necessary changes. We really hadn't intended on buying another Altima due to the fact it basically looks like our 2013, but after checking out the competition and being able to get the features that we wanted at a price we could afford, the refreshed Altima made it an easy choice.

By JD

on Jun/01/16 09:17 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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I have now had 2 Altimas, Great Car, Great Value!

I guess that I take what others say with a huge grain of salt. Having owned 2 Altimas (and my parents have owned 3) I can say that they are great cars and we've never truly had any issues. In fact, my mother swears by them as she has been rear-ended 2 times in her vehicles and walked away with no issues. I have owned Toyotas and can never get truly comfortable in their cars--but Nissan/Infiniti, I can always find a comfortable driving position. My wife owned an Accord, and after purchasing her Nissan Rogue and riding in my Altima, she will never go back to Honda again.
I am truly impressed by the midyear refreshes on this 2016b Altima SL. I am glad they finally upgraded the headlights, and the navigation is MUCH better than my last model. The voice interactive software actually works better with the iPhone as well and you can access Siri through the voice controls. Even the SiriusXM interface is upgraded. AND...finally the Altima has phone control remote...the NISSAN CONNECT is ACTUALLY USEFUL this time around.

By John

on Jul/22/16 11:20 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Noise Maker

I should have test driven vehicle on the highway ay 70mph. Would not have purchased it. Road, engine and wind sounds are terrible. Stay away from Nissan.. High mpg and rebates are a trap, they have cheated on the quality.

By B. Foster

on Apr/30/16 02:17 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Decent

I would describe my rental Altima which I have for 3 months as competent.
The exterior is styled nicely, the interior is functional but plain. I do appreciate the comfortable elbow rests. The 4 cylinder engine is powerful enough but struggles up hills. The CVT works well and you can get up to speed pretty quickly, but there is an artificial shift feeling. The steering is light and handling is just ok, the car has Hankook tires on which ride nicely but lack grip. The cloth seats hold up well, the ride is fairly comfortable but gets choppy sometimes. There is some engine growl but otherwise the car is quiet. Mileage is around 31 mpg combined.

The Altima is certainly a good car, it just doesn't feel special. Unlike say, my previous Accord which I just liked to get into every day and drive. The Altima doesn't have that.

By Chris G

on Jul/17/16 07:51 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Recently Purchased My 2016 Altima 2.5 SR

I wrote my original review at just under 1000 miles and mentioned how much I liked this vehicle. Nothing much has changed. Car is very comfortable as a daily driver. The interior is very spacious.. plenty of room for my passengers to sit behind me, and I'm 6' 1". Ride comfort and handling are very good. Road noise on the highway isn't great, but acceptable. Great fuel economy (especially compared to my previous vehicle.. BMW 335i). What I do miss about my BMW is the quick response acceleration and handling.. what I don't miss are the maintenance expenses! I may consider the 3.5 next time around for the extra power and less road noise, but the 2.5 isn't bad in town or on the hwy. Still love the look of the car with the SR wheels and spoiler. The interior is holding up great, though I will say that I clean the vehicle on a weekly basis.

By Patrick Dolan

on Jun/13/16 08:13 AM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Great so far

This is my 4th Altima. I drive them for 8-9 years and then buy a new one. I've only had my 2016 for a month but so far it is the best by far. My only complaint is the USB port won't work with my iPhone. Nissan says it will be corrected and is due to an upgrade to the IOS by Apple. Not sure why that would happen if they had good programmers but as long as it is corrected soon it's not a big issue to me.

By Michael Yarber

on Jul/15/16 12:22 PM (UTC)

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2016 Nissan Altima


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Goodbye Accord, Hello Altima

I had a 2014 Accord, our third one and we love Hondas, but after a long trip from Nashville to Richmond, VA, I couldn't stand it. The drivers' seat was wearing me out! I couldn't sit for more than 90 miles at a time. I told my wife, we have to look for another car. I was going to buy another Honda, but the new ones weren't any better in the seat department. I saw an ad for a Altima(NASA seats) and we went to try one out. We live just five miles from the Nissan plant and never thought about buying one since we see them everywhere. I sat in it and thought...Wow this is nice and went for the test drive. I liked almost everything about it. After the negotiating stage, we bought it. The ride was great and and seats were even better! Yes, we did make another long drive again and with no problems, I loved the ride. We bought the SV model and my only regret is that we should have got the NAV option. Nissan has done a good job on the new '16 model. One that long trip from Nashville to Indy, we got over 40mpg. At one point I saw 41.3. We are getting a good 30mpg in the city. Thanks Nissan for making a better than excepted car.
10,000 UPDATE:
We have had the car about 10 months now and still really like it. We average about 30mpg in the city, it rides really good. The only thing I am not (a little) liking is the CVT. It wants to "search" to get up to speed. It is not as instant as other cars I own like my Mazda. I go to church with a Nissan executive and he said the '18 model will have a new engine. I am not a big fan of a CVT but on the highway it gives you great milage. I learned to press the Sport mode on the gear shift to get a little more response when I need it.
My stars are still the same, maybe the '18 model engine will be an improvement.

By Charles Werts

on Apr/21/16 09:26 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


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Beautiful car

I really like this car. After owning 2 SUVs. I decided to buy a sedan. I bought the top of the line Altima with all the options available. I am very pleased. Mileage is great, 35 mpg for my normal driving (not highway driving). Very comfortable with great visibility. The interior is very nice, leather seats, moon roof, etc. Safety features are well designed and intuitive

Very happy with this car

By Kashif

on Jul/10/16 03:26 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Value
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WORST CAR OF THE YEAR NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S 2016

I purchased Nissan Altima 2016 on May 21, 2016. I have only driven 800 miles on it. Air condition stop working, Inside the Trunk underneath the carpet there is a sealant melting causing rubber Mat also melting, All door windows rubber leaving black color on window frame, Trunk rubber Torn day 1 when drove off, Car start running heavy gas mileage has gone up after Air condition is not working. Car seat is sinking at one side. I have been offered Loaner Nissan Santra. It has been 14 business day dealer has not called me back with updates. The last time I called Service department for status was 8 days ago and I was told nothing wrong with AC and we will be involving BODY shop for Trunk and for window we will put OIL in rubber. I am paying almost $400 for New car yet I am not enjoying and driving cheap alternative more than 15 days. Nissan has assigned Case # but not responded as promised. Stay away from Nissan Altima or buy extended warranty over extended warranty. I wish I was not influenced in my decision making. I paid $23,000 for this junk car. I wish I had purchased Toyota Camry. I am taking legal action against Nissan and dealer see how it goes. I will update.

By JCon21

on Mar/02/16 09:03 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


Build Quality
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Reliability
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1 Year UPDATE I Love My 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR

I absolutely love my 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR. I was in the market for a mid-size car, and didn't know where to start as I have only owned trucks my entire life. I did a lot of research online on Edmunds, KBB, and The Car Connection before going to dealerships. I pretty much made up my mind on the Altima from the first test drive. It just looked and felt great. The Altima handles great, the SR model looks sporty yet classy, and the comfort is a solid 10 out of 10. I still cannot believe how comfortable the seats are. Not only in front, but also in the back. I have a sore lower back that always hurts when sitting, and honestly it does not hurt in these Anti Gravity seats. Also it is so roomy, even in the back, and I'm 6'1" and 240lbs. Also the trunk has a lot of space.

The only real complaints I have about the car is that there is a fair amount of road noise, but I think it may be the stock Dunlop tires. I've been thinking about getting some better tires to see if it would help. Also the nissanconnect stuff is pretty worthless. I can only use Pandora, IHeart Radio, or Facebook. I don't subscribe to any of those apps, but do subscribe to spotify which streams great through bluetooth audio. I think they should add some useful and helpful apps like google maps, waze, or yelp.

Overall I am extremely happy with my purchase.

One year and 8500 Miles later Update!!!

I have owned my Nissan Altima 2.5L SR for a little over one year now. I just wanted to update my previous review. I still absolutely love this car. I did have to take it into the dealership to get some recalls fixed, but they were not affecting the vehicle yet I just wanted them fixed. One thing I did after purchase was put new Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season tires on the car, which cut the road noise down by more than half. Those stock Dunlop tires were terrible, and had to sell them cheap because nobody wanted them. My MPGs have stayed around 30-32 in mixed driving conditions Highway and City. On the Highway I have got as high as 42MPG on a long road trip non-stop and in the city with a lot of stop and go traffic as low as 26MPG. Overall am very happy with the MPG this car gives me. As for the "Technology" the bluetooth/handsfree has really worked flawlessly for me. It connects to my iphone 6s everytime and once I had it set I can drive and not worry about picking up my phone even when I get text messages or emails. I do still wish nissan connect app would add something more. It is really a garbage app. If I could see maps on the screen through my phone it would be not only convenient, but much safer to the driver and passengers. I am sure it is possible with a hack or something, but I don't know how to do it. The keyless entry, push start, and the FOBs are really nice as well. Never having to use a key and just leaving the FOB in your pocket all the time makes it just that much more convenient to get in and out of. The interior is still very new looking and the seats are as comfortable as the first time I sat in them. I test drove a Toyota Camry SE with my wife the other day(Price is the only reason we can't get another Altima at the moment) and it felt terrible IMO compared to my car. The only real complaints I have other than the ones I have already addressed are 1. Changing the oil is kind of a PITA because of the mud shield on the bottom of the car. 2. In high sunlight conditions its hard to see well because the dash reflects back on the windshield. 3. The wiper blades don't do the best job of clearing the windshield and the washer fluid tends to spray more on the side and top of the car then on the windshield. 4. Center console storage needs to be addressed because when you have car chargers plugged in it makes it difficult to have anything stored there and reach easily. I also need a place to put my phone besides the cup holder. I'm sure I could find a few other things to gripe about, but overall I really still love my car and am very happy with my purchase.

By Mr. Pierott

on May/13/16 01:38 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Comfort
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Air bag defect within 1st 500 miles

Great car if they would 1st take responsibility for the defective passenger airbag. Car is perfect but airbag system is still defective. Even with 6 videos and a service advisor seeing the defect unless the computer reads it Nissan will do nothing feel free to verify before you purchase the vehicle. Also even after the recall and no solution from Nissan they are still selling the defective vehicle knowing that future customers safety is in jeopardy. Consumer affairs is a big joke and a waste of time. Again I will say the car runs excellent and is great for its value but with a key component like the airbag being defective and Nissan unwilling to fix the problem even if you have actual proof it is almost pointless to buy this vehicle. You have been warned passenger side airbag on the 2016 Altima will show airbag off light even when the seat is occupied by a passenger of correct weight and sitting in the seat in the proper position with the seatbelt on. Even if you video record the defect in action as well even if one of their own service advisors or mechanics see the defect in action they will not repair your vehicle if the computer does not detect the defect. Do not expect any support from Nissan North America in resolving the problem they will not replace any parts and they will try to convince you this is there new intelligent technology and this is how it should be working. Despite the vehicle being such a great buy, a company that will not repair or replace such an important safety piece is terrible. I would have to tell anyone who is considering buying a Nissan Altima, do not do it purchase a different vehicle. I could not recommend this vehicle to anyone and be able to sleep good at night. I hate to leave such a bad review on such a great car. For the record I have verified several times with Nissan Corporation and the National Highway and Transportation Safety that my specific vehicle is not on their recall list which would then require them to fix the airbag defect under their warranty this was a brand new car purchased, within 508 miles the defect appeared the vehicle has been reprogrammed and recalibrated several times Nissan Corporation States as long as their computer does not read the defect they will not be fixing or repairing or replacing anything on my car. Despite six videos of the defect in action a service advisor witnessing the defect as it was occurring and documenting that he saw the defect and several service managers as well as mechanics stating that they are aware my car has a defect but Nissan has no clue what to do keep in mind they sold me this car four days before they announced their National recall and to date they have no resolution for the problem. Don't take my word for it, don't take the dealerships or Nissan's word for it look it up online we're in an information era all of this information is publicly accessible.

By Michael Yarber

on Apr/01/16 09:24 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


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Traded my 2014 Accord LX for the 2016 Altima SV

What?...traded the Accord for an Altima, yes, you heard right. Why, the main reason for me that the seats in the Accords were not working for me. In a recent long trip from Nashville to Richmond, VA., I had to get out the car three times going and coming back. My was seat was hurting. I do have some health issues, but it was enough to start looking. Went around trying out cars out, like the new Civic, H-RD, and some others and the seats were not any better for me. I went to a Nissan to dealer to set in a Rogue first and then a Altima and WOW. These zero gravity seats are really true, they are comfortable! We went for a drive and I like the drive also. The SV model had everything we were looking for in a car (except the NAV package, I use my iphone for maps). My wife chose the color, Pearl White, and we got a really good deal with the trade and the new car!
We only had the cars for a few days, but I think I am going to really like it. The seats are really something and even the back seats are great! Ironically, I just toured the Nissan plant in Smyrna, TN this past Thursday (I live 4 miles from the plant) and was really impressed with the mile long production line and the quality of the production. If guess time will tell.

By Manager

on Oct/10/16 08:56 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


Build Quality
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Comfort
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No test drive needed

Once again Nissan made a car that was so easy to drive and enjoy........But I warn everyone that if you do not spend another $600 for the LED upgrade on the headlights you will not get the boomerang daytime driving lights on your car. Gas mileage is thru the roof and seating space is ample and comfortable.

By Paul Boyd

on Apr/03/16 04:42 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


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Value
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Altima 2016i

I love this car. Only have one gripe. The headlights suck. One needs to keep the high beams on at night in order to drive safely.

By B. Clark

on Feb/18/16 02:44 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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BEWARE!! .. SV Daytime Running Lights do not work!

The list of 2016 Altima SV Standard Equipment in Nissan Literature includes "Daytime Running Lights". Even though the lights are installed near the headlights, they DO NOT WORK!! I called the Nissan Consumer "Care" line. Their response.. "use your fog lights instead" .. turns out they know the lights don't work and THEY REALLY DON'T "CARE". I am now making an appeal to the BBB Auto Line claiming fraud. I understand my chances are remote.. but I'm upset. If you are looking at the 2016 Nissan Altima SV, make sure the sales person demonstrates that the mounted daytime running lights really work.

By Nick A

on Sep/13/16 10:08 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


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Great car so far

Love the styling of the altima for 2016. It has great acceleration even with the four cylinder and handles pretty good. Ive been averaging 31mpg with mostly city driving. Road noise is a little much but i think its these cheap tires it comes w from the factory. Engine makes alot of noise but i like to hear my engine most of the time. The A/C in this car will freeze you to a solid block of ice in no time even on low. Only have 1200 miles so far but will update my review as time goes on. Great car for the money, if you want something that's going to drive like a million bucks then spend a million bucks.

By Kumacho

on Sep/20/16 04:05 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Nissan Altima


Build Quality
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The 2016 changes make this car.

I am a dyed in the wool gearhead. I love cars, I have always loved cars. However, as age caught up to me I felt it was time to leave my Detroit muscle and sports cars behind.

When I first decided to buy a more (as my wife puts it) “Adult” car I looked at the 2013 Altima. I liked the features but I let the dealership steer me to a Dodge Avenger because that was the only car they had that would be suitable for getting me out of the Audi A6 I was upside down in. They made it clear they could work the deal on the Dodge but not the Nissan.

What a fool I was. I should have stuck to my guns and not have gotten the Dodge.

When I decided on the Nissan I drove the Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu and the Toyota Camry.

While I liked the Optima most of all (2.0 liter turbo) it was more expensive than the others and the dealer wouldn’t deal with us.

The Altima and the Sonata hybrid were actually tied as far as driving and initial quality. But the Sonata hybrids in the area were all base vehicles and the limited were hard to find.

The Malibu and the Toyota were both in last place as a tie. The Malibu just didn’t have the fit finish and feel of the others. Cheaper plastics and the infotainment system was not to my liking. The Camry fell so low because it lacked styling and didn’t seem as advanced as the others.

The Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) on the Altima works really well. I was actually very surprised at what it could do. To test it; I allowed it to slow me all the way to a stop. When it came to a stop the car sat there for about two seconds and a chime warned me the ICC was turning off.

The front seats are nearly lazy boy recliner comfortable. Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are not just a gimmick they really are very comfortable. I find them just as comfortable as the 2005 Audi A6 I had two cars ago.

Here is where most people have a problem with the Altima. They are not accustomed to the Constant Variable Transmission (CVT) and the way it feels. For a four cylinder car that gets as high as 42mpg on the freeway (I got that on a 180 mile trip) And 0-60 in 8.2 seconds is not that bad for a midsized 2.5l car! It just doesn’t feel like a normal transmission. Even in Ds (Sport mode) the transmission doesn’t give shift points really. It tries to simulate them, but it does fail. What the CVT doesn’t fail at is giving smooth power at a constant rate and delivers great MPG.

I was a little concerned about the reliability issues with the transmission. Until I read the article about Nissan demanding Jatco (the manufacturer of the CVT) make them right. Everything I have read shows the early problems were just that, early problems… I also own a Subaru Outback with a CVT and it feels different. Much more “slushy” feeling.


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    109.3 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    191.9 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    57.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3463 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    45.0 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    56.4 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    36.1 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    56.4 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    15.4 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    4.60 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    235
  • Rear Tire Profile
    45
  • Rear Tire Speed Rating
    V



Safety

Safety

  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    9
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM
  • Subwoofer
    2


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.5
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    18 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

3.5 SV / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.6 sec @ 100 mph
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    Car and Driver

2.5 SV / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.9 sec @ 89.3 mph
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    Motor Trend

2.5 SV / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.0 sec @ 90 mph
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2.5 SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.1 sec @ 89 mph
  • Source
    Motor Week

2.5 SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.9 sec @ 88.9 mph
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    Motor Trend

2.5 SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.4 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.7 sec @ 89.2 mph
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    Motor Trend

2.5 SL / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.1 sec @ 88 mph
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    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $17,469
  • Private Seller Price
    $19,430
  • Dealer Price
    $20,909
  • Original MSRP
    $32,090


2016 Nissan Altima Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Nissan Altima Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Nissan Altima Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Nissan Altima Reviews
  • 2016 Nissan Altima Defects

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2016 Nissan Altima JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Nissan Altima Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    22 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    32 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    California LEV-III SULEV30
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    8
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2016 Nissan Altima Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years

2016 Nissan Altima Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Responsive transmission
  • Competitive fuel economy.
  • Strong acceleration

Cons

  • Lackluster infotainment systems
  • More road and engine noise than some competitors.
  • Underwhelming interior materials quality


2016 Nissan Altima True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,420$1,470 $1,521$1,574 $1,629$7,614
Maintenance$106$374 $609$454 $2,834$4,377
Repairs$0$0 $111$269 $393$773
Taxes & Fees$2,789$228 $215$203 $192$3,627
Financing$1,024$814 $597$370 $132$2,937
Depreciation$6,739$2,080 $1,829$1,623 $1,456$13,727
Fuel$1,558$1,605 $1,653$1,702 $1,753$8,271
True Cost To Own ®$13,636$6,571 $6,535$6,195 $8,389$41,326

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Nissan Altima NHTSA Service Bulletins

Data provided by Edmunds

Date Complaint Filed: 11/06/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owned a 2016 nissan altima. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle would not stop or decelerate when depressing the brake pedal or while attempting to deactivate the cruise control. the failure caused the vehicle to crash into a truck. during the crash, the driver sustained back, neck and facial injuries that required medical attention. a police report was taken at the scene. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown. ....updated 12/05/16 *bf


Date Complaint Filed: 05/01/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan altima. the contact stated that the air bag warning indicator for the passenger side air bag illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that there was a recall for the air bags and that the air bag module software would have to be updated to repair the sensor issue. the vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred. the contact had not received notification of a recall. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 898.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/19/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan altima. when the contact attempted to lower the rear passenger side window, it went down less than half way and an rpm light illuminated. the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 8,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/05/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My 2016 nissan altima sr stalls/loses power while accelerating, like into traffic, or while slowing down and the accelerating again. i have had it to the dealership but they can't determine what is causing the issue and can't duplicate it on demand. this has happen several times since i purchased it on feb 29, 2016 the dealership installed a new part pertaining to the brakes which cause it to not accelerate while the brake is applied but the problem has continued since that was installed. the issue has always seemed to happen after the car has set for an extended time (while i'm at work, etc) usually after it happens it will drive and function as normal for some time. (problem with duplicating it by the dealership) the dealership has my car at the present time but plans to return it to me without solving the problem. my fear is that this could cause an accident in the future if its not solved.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/10/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Airbag sensor is according to the nissan dealer only activating the airbag if the passenger is over 120lbs. my wife is under this weight and the airbag off light is on every time we drive somewhere. nissan has tried to play it off saying it's actually safer for an adult under 120lbs to have the airbag off. this is completely unacceptable and i do not have this problem in my vw or my mazda.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/05/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

"takata recall" i have a 2016 nissan altima that i have owned about 6 months. the windshield wipers do not clear the windshield very well when it is raining. it is very hard to see when it is raining and it is scary. i have owned 2 other nissan's, a 2007 altima and a 2011 altima and have never had this issue. it seems like the wiper blade is not close enough to the windshield to clear it properly. i mentioned it at the dealership and the serviceman said they have had other complaints but no recall. i asked if he thought it would help to replace them and he said there was no guarantee. we were in panama city, fl last weekend and had our son-in-law and grandchild with us and it started pouring rain. we could barely see, they were trying to look out the side windows to see how to stay on the road. if the wipers would clear the windshield properly this would not be an issue. we were all scared to death. we were barely moving and was right at our condo. it would be nice if a recall could take place to adjust or repair this issue. the wipers won't even clear a bug off the windshield if you wet it with wiper fluid and try to rinse it off. this is very dangerous. please help. thank you for your assistance. *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 10/05/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The rear view camera is very blurry and out of focus at night on the 7 inch display. it's not totally clear during day time either. it appears to be the same bad quality on all altima's i tried it on. adjusting brightness, contrast, and color does not help. the camera should function well for safety. i have other vehicles with reverse cameras and they work much better day and night.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/29/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving down the street & approaching a red light, i heard a loud pop as if it was a gun shot!! i pulled over & noticed that my windshield had a crack in it.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/21/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Recall 16v244000 airbag light stays on with my wife in pass seat ~ 50% of time. brought to dealer three times but not fixed. nissan cs no assistance to fix. works ok in other vehicles when she is in pass seat.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/18/2016

Component(s): SEATS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I recently purchased this vehicle and noticed that about a ¾ to 1 inch extra bump/projection of a vulnerable plastic under the drive seat caused bruises to the calf part of my leg. attached are the pictures of the part i explained and slight bruise to my leg. this is not the first time i get into this bruise on my calf, but several times. however i am careful, it is hurting me. i would like to share with you for a possible action with nissan and a remedy that would help to fix this in current vehicle as well as in future vehicles.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/18/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 nissan altima ,cruise control on, speed set at 65 to 69 while cruising with crash avoidance set to one bar speed will suddenly drop to 62 to 65 . no cars no where near front of vehicle or on road way in front of vehicle, road way empty with no vehicles insight. have to step on accelerator to bring vehicle back up to speed. took car in to nissan, mechanic said his altima does same thing and that this was normal operation of cruise control. this causes other drivers behind my vehicle to become enraged as i'm holding up traffic usually pass me sometimes cutting me off for holding up traffic. this has been happening all the time when using cruise control since 03/30/2016 to present.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/13/2016

Component(s): FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 nissan altima. while driving various speeds, the forward emergency braking warning indicator illuminated and caused the vehicle to slow down and then stop. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer, but there was no resolution for the issue with the emergency brake. the manufacturer was notified of the issue. the failure mileage was 7,259.






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The 2016 Nissan Altima receives a midcycle refresh with sharper styling and a few new features, but newer rivals exceed the capabilities of this otherwise solid sedan.

It's only been three years since the Nissan Altima received a full redesign and in that short span its competition has surpassed it in many ways. The 2016 Nissan Altima strives to restore relevance with an exterior styling update, a handful of new features and a sporty new SR trim.

The new V-shaped grille up front brings the Altima up to date with other Nissan vehicles and, when combined with sharper headlights and taillights, it does breathe some life back into its predecessor's comparably plain appearance. The addition of adaptive cruise control, paired with forward collision warnings and automatic braking, may also entice shoppers.

Unfortunately, the interior has largely been ignored in this midcycle refresh. The drumbeat of technology has made the Altima's once praiseworthy infotainment system old news compared to the latest units from rivals. The same holds true for the materials used in the cabin. The Altima's engine performance is still strong, however, and fuel economy remains at or near the top of the field for both the four-cylinder and V6.

Overall, the current-generation Altima isn't quite as dominant in 2016 as it was in 2013. It's still perfectly adequate on its own, but when compared to newer A-rated sedans like the Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Hyundai Sonata and its Kia Optima cousin, it becomes very clear that the Nissan has been surpassed.

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