If you're searching for a fuel-efficient and refined new mid-size sedan that has all of the latest technology at an affordable price, then the 2016 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan should already be on your list of vehicles to test drive. Nissan's Altima is one of America's favorite mid-size sedans for good reason, and it's been redesigned for 2016, with a stylish new look inside and out. There's a large selection of Altima models in stock at Santa Barbara Nissan, serving Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Monte Cito, Lompoc, and Goleta. If you've been thinking about getting behind the wheel of this popular mid-size sedan, visit our showroom today to test drive the redesigned 2016 Nissan Altima today!
Let's see how the 2016 Nissan Altima compares to its rival from Toyota, the Camry.
Both the Altima and the Camry are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, but when you compare power and efficiency, it's not so close. The 2016 Altima's engine is paired with an advanced Xtronic CVT continuously variable transmission, which aids the efficient four-cylinder to achieve impressive fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 27 city and 38 highway mpg. The Camry's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with an older six-speed automatic transmission, which doesn't help fuel efficiency, as the Camry manages just a 25 city and 35 highway mpg EPA-estimated rating. The 2016 Altima once again bests the Camry in standard power and torque. The 2016 Nissan Altima delivers 180 lb-ft of torque and 182 horsepower, while 2016 Camry drivers must settle for 170 lb-ft of torque and 178 horses.
What if you want V6 power in your next mid-size sedan? Well, both the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry can be had with 6-cylinder power, but once again the Altima edges out the Camry, even if not by a wide margin. The dependable workhorse 3.5-liter V6 found under the hood of the Nissan Altima produces 270 horses and 251 lb-ft of torque, while the Camry's 3.5-liter V6 falls just short of both of those figures, creating 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. While the difference seems minuscule on paper, keep in mind that the V6-equipped Altima also weighs nearly 70 pounds less than the V6 Camry. Having more power on tap and carrying around less weight makes the V6 Altima not only quicker in a straight line, but also nimbler around the corners. Even if you don't plan for a thrilling driving experience behind the wheel of a V6-powered mid-size sedan, it's always nice to know that you have the power and agility to escape any close-calls out on the road!
The Altima has a reputation for being one of the best values in the mid-size sedan class, and the 2016 model is no exception -- especially when you see the long list of standard features. Unfortunately for drivers who choose a base Camry, you won't get many of the Altima's desirable standard amenities like smart-key system with remote keyless entry, one-touch power controls for all windows, rear passenger area reading lights, and the Altima's silky smooth and efficient CVT drivetrain. Each of these popular features are provided on the 2016 Altima at a starting MSRP of $22,500; the Camry starts at $23,070, and you'd have to pay far more to get all of the features that come standard on the Nissan Altima. If you want to drive a well-equipped mid-size sedan that's a great value for your money, the 2016 Nissan Altima is going to be your best bet!
Can you guess which of these popular mid-size sedans offers more interior space and comfort? That's right, once again the 2016 Nissan Altima beats the 2016 Camry soundly, with more than an inch of additional headroom and nearly four more inches of legroom for front passengers than in Toyota's Camry mid-size sedan. The 2016 Altima also has a larger fuel tank, which, with the already superior fuel economy, means you can continue down the road as you are passing right by Camry drivers who have to fuel up at the gas pump.
If you live near the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Monte Cito, Lompoc, and Goleta, and are shopping for a new mid-size sedan, be sure to check out the 2016 Nissan Altima at Santa Barbara Nissan. Our dealership is located at 425 S. Kellogg Ave., in Santa Barbara, CA. Stop into the showroom today, or feel free to browse our entire inventory of Nissan Altima mid-size sedans and other Nissan vehicles right here on our website.View Inventory