2016 Nissan Altima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,601 - $19,201
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
182-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,601 - $19,201
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
182-270
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 4.3 Styling 3.7 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

With its significant update inside and out, the 2016 Nissan Altima midsize sedan remains competitive with stalwarts like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, as well as ever-better players like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. The new, sportier SR trim that is available with both 4- or 6-cylinder variants should also help widen the Altima's appeal.

Nissan Altima Models & Trims

2.5 S $13,601 - $15,596*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 $14,162 - $16,187*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 SV $15,983 - $18,044*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.5 SL $17,016 - $19,201*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 SL $16,622 - $18,773*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 SR $14,506 - $16,557*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.5 SR $15,767 - $17,886*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.46

475 Reviews

59% 29% 10% 1% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Taken care of until paid for.

My car is reliable, comfortable, and gets me from point A to B. Other than having to pay notes continually a month, I know if anything goes wrong it wouldn't be too expensive to be fixed, being Nissans are a reliable inexpensive car. Some problems that I am starting to notice is that the Nevada heat is not too kind to my car. Coming from san Diego where it is very cool has been a transition on my car as well as my family because of the high heat index. Upon completion of payments on this current vehicle, I will be in search of a more comfortable ride in this Nevada heat.

- James J

Great family car that drives well in all weather conditions.

I love my Nissan Altima. It is a great car for a single person or a family. I have plenty of room for my grandchildren. The car is easy to drive and operates great in snow, which is very important to me. I have had to drive in some really bad weather and I have never had a problem in this vehicle. The car is attractive and seating is very comfortable. The trunk is large enough to hold a large number of packages when the girls and I go shopping. I have never had a problem with a Nissan and I have had one for the last 12 years. I highly recommend this vehicle.

- Karen Y

A family car turned into a sports car.

My Nissan Altima is very reliable. I have not had any issues with it mechanically. I have kept up with the maintenance by routine oil changes and getting the tires checked and everything runs smoothly. The seats are adjustable in many ways so it makes it easy for driver and front passenger to be comfortable. The radio features allow me to switch between radio stations, Bluetooth, usb, and CD music which is nice for long rides. When I am traveling, the cruise control is my favorite feature as it allows me to ride smoothly on the highway.

- Ken K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,601 - $15,596
$14,162 - $16,187

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR16
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
191.9 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
72 in.
72 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3212 .lbs
3197 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
180 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
39 mpg
39 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings