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.
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.
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.
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.