Launching a new version of a successful model is not an easy task because the brand has to cope with the expectations of the buyers. From the looks of it, 2016 Nissan Altima has nailed it one more time, because it is extremely stylish, yet quite affordable at the same time.
While most of us knew that the Altima is going to eventually launch, it was the price tag that was kept under wraps for a long time. The company has finally opened up and confirmed the pricing. The basic model, also known as the cheap rental grade bare bone variant will be priced at $23,325. It will be powered by a 2.5 liter inline four engine with CVT technology and deliver a decent 182 horsepower. For most, this power is more than enough for their daily commute, but if you are looking for more features, it is essential to pay more.
Surprisingly, the price of the bare bone variant of the 2016 Nissan Altima is just $200 more than its predecessor. It’s not easy to keep the price of a new car almost the same as the old one. Production costs continue to rise while the brand has to integrate new technology features and build system so as to stay ahead of competition. Despite all these hassles, Nissan has managed to accomplish the feat effectively.
The S model is what will appease most buyers because it comes with a bunch of features designed to make driving fun. The variant is priced at $23,725 and considering the fact that it is just a bit more than the base model pricing, it is easy to go for it without budgeting issues. The model gives some nifty features including media control mounted on the steering wheel, combined with a smart key. Another model is the SR trim, which adds a sports specific suspension system, 18-inch wheels and other components for $25,295.
It doesn’t end here, because the 2016 Nissan Altima is available in multiple trim variants so as to make sure they meet the demands of customer at every price point. The higher trim variants available include the SV priced at $26,285 and the SL model with leather seats at $29,395. If you want more horsepower in these higher end models, it is possible to upgrade it with a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower. The pricing will go up to $28,215 and $32,915 for the SL trim line.
Once a comparison test is in, it should be easy to say if it’s the best model out there.