2016 Nissan Altima SR new car reviews

The 2016 Nissan Altima comes sporting a new facelift. That means larger headlights and grille.
The facelift continues with the rear taillights.
The interior is still very simple compared to many we see these days.

Nissan's big seller, the Altima, received a bit of a facelift for the 2016 model year. The main differences are in the front and rear: Larger headlights, grille and taillights. Underneath the skin, the changes are minimal, though. This is still Nissans answer to the Camry, and Accord. It's more of a utility than anything else.

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I will say the Altima serves its purpose very well. It's a utility, but not much other than that. It makes enough power to scoot around handily, has enough room for your two-and-a-half kids and the trunk is a generous size. Is it any fun to drive? No, not really. But that's not its purpose.

What it lacks in bells and whistles, it gains in simplicity. The console is not the command central found in so many new cars. It's very similar to what you would find in a sedan 10 years ago. Whether or not you think that's a good thing is up to you, but I personally like it.

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Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
12/31/15 2:45 p.m.

I drive a similar Accord LX with a 5-speed and 179hp. I would get the Altima as I am a Nissan fan - but not the CVT. At least I can race through the gears and imagine I am Mario Andretti.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
12/31/15 2:48 p.m.

or since he was a part of GRM I should say Al Unser?

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/3/16 9:45 p.m.

The Altima SE-R was a great car, wish they'd bring back some performance models.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
1/5/16 11:17 a.m.

I drove the last iteration with both the five-speed and the auto. If you enjoy driving but need a Utility Family Machine, I would choose this one over the the Camry, fusion, or anything else in this class.

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