2016 Nissan Altima Road Test | Edmunds.com

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edited December 2015 in Nissan
Nissan's Altima is a midsize sedan designed to compete with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and other popular models. In the face of mounting pressure from newer family sedans, the 2016 Nissan Altima receives a styling update along with some new features and a sporty trim level. While these changes add appeal, they are not enough to move the Altima to best-in-class status.

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  • nuievenuieve Member Posts: 43
    I had a current gen for a rental for a trip to Canada, spent couple thousand miles in it. Overall it was a pleasant car, but I absolutely hated the info screen between the gauges. It's StarWars angled away from you and requires your eyes to strain readjusting focus every time you look at it because it uses small font and the way it's placed, in the whole different dimension. It gave me headache and made me slightly nauseated every time I looked at it.
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    I've driven several 2013, '14, and '15 Altimas as weekly rentals and I've never achieved the EPA estimated mileage. I'm lucky to scratch 31 on long highway trips while around town I'm in the low 20s. Combined I usually hit 24mpg. And I'm not driving with a heavy right foot.
  • badelia24badelia24 Member Posts: 18
    I had a 2013. Leased new with 5 miles
    on it, did mostly city driving in NYC which is alot of stop and go. I was getting 22 city but during several yearly trips to eastern PA, got as high as 39 one time. Mostly was between 32-35 highway using midgrade gas. I was very happy with it while I had it. Only changed as the weather in NYC is rough in the winter and decided when the lease was up to go to the Rogue. 
  • saratogastevesaratogasteve San Jose, CaMember Posts: 186
    I rented this car for a week last Summer and was so impressed that I sold my 2010 Honda Civic LX and purchased a new 2015 Altima S model. Although both cars are priced close to the same after discounts new, the Altima just blows away the Civic is every category. Room, comfort, quietness, stereo, gas mileage, acceleration. Fortunately the Civic is so popular I had no trouble finding a buyer. And fortunately Nissan builds so many Altimas I had no trouble getting a great deal. I bought a price leader in the paper for a 2015 Altima S with power driver seat and mud guards for $16,800 after all discounts and rebates. Love the upgrade.
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