2016 Nissan Altima
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Great vehicle for the price

by from Southern California on September 13, 2016

We love our new 2016 Altima SV. The car exceeds expectations on most every level. The interior is superb. The chairs feel durable, comfortable, and are highly adjustable which is key when you have...
We love our new 2016 Altima SV. The car exceeds expectations on most every level. The interior is superb. The chairs feel durable, comfortable, and are highly adjustable which is key when you have lower back issues. At 6 foot 3" it is usually a challenge to find a car under 30k that can meet my needs. The seat goes back far enough for more long legs, and the steering wheel telescopes and raises/lowers to get my entire body in an ideal position. The buttons, knobs and switches are easily reachable. The back seat is also roomier than I would have expected. The features are seemingly above what I would expect for the price of the car. the back up camera is nice, though I am still trying to get used to working it in to my routine for backing up. The keyless entry and push button start have ruined me for my other vehicles. I now know that keys are for suckers. To unlock or lock and start the car even with my hands full is a breeze. The lane departure seems to be helpful as well as it has warning lights near the rear view mirrors and makes a sound when something is along side you. In the past I have been known to, on occasion, not see a vehicle in a blind spot and cut someone off. The cars bluetooth with my iphone allows phone call answering from a button on the steering wheel. Siri voice recognition through the cars system allows me to call out completely hands free. For the first time I can actually safely make and receive calls. It also mutes the radio for you and the audio for both you and the person on the other end of the call is outstanding. The cars styling is very attractive to me. When I look downstairs at the Altima it reminds me of a Mercedes aesthetically for some reason. It just gives me an over all feel of a fine automobile. The trunk space is huge. A couple of minor negatives. One, the steering feels a little heavy. Maybe a longer wheel base, or it could also be in part what seems to be a somewhat small steering wheel, also it is leather wrapped and hard which I think contributes. Oddly enough we owned a 1992 Altima and I vaguely remember something similar with the steering on that car. We have had several other Nisans over the years and I dont think this was the case with our Sentra, Maxima, or Frontier. Two, the front end is very low, and we live on a dirt road. We scraped the front end the first day in a small rut/ditch (it was dark) and gouged the paint on the bottom portion pretty bad. It angles down in that section so it isnt very noticeable though. I also have to be very careful with those parking lot bump stops, have hit a couple of those already too. The engine is plenty powerful for our needs. We go from about 6500 feet above sea level to about 1000 to 2000 when we go down the hill and the climb back up is no problem for the motor, even with passengers and cargo. The gas mileage again is above expectations, getting about 31 mpg over all, and that includes the mountain climbs (and descents) and I also like to drive a bit fast. I normally cruise between 75-78 mph on long stretches of road/highway where permitted. I am sure I could get closer to 35 mph if I wished to stretch the mileage and slowed down a bit. The transmission is a CVT which I still dont fully understand but I dont think it has a set number of gears like our cars in the past. However it works, it shifts seamlessly and I only notice it when I focus on it out of curiosity. On our last vehicle which was a 7 speed automatic it felt like the car was never happy in any gear and was constantly changing, and the shifts were very noticeable (especially in the beginning before I got a bit used to it). Too early to know about reliabilty yet but again, we have own several Nissans over the years and they haven't let me down yet. I expect more of the same this time around. All in all we are very pleased with the car. Again, dollar for dollar I dont think we could have done any better. i would highly recommend the Altima
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Great car, LOVE IT!

by from Cumming, GA on September 4, 2016

I've had this car for 5 months and 5,000 miles. So far it has been great. I have a Sciatica problem and seat comfort was extremely important for me. I did a lot of research and test drove several diff...
I've had this car for 5 months and 5,000 miles. So far it has been great. I have a Sciatica problem and seat comfort was extremely important for me. I did a lot of research and test drove several different brands. I traded in a XLE Camry with leather seats that were just not comfortable for me. The leather seats in my 3.5 SL Altima are great and offer just the right amount of back support for me. In my research I found that Nissan was having some issues with the CVT but for the seat comfort I thought that I would take a chance. The ride is quieter and smoother than my Camry was and I just love the features of the Technology package.
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I love my Altima!

by from Burbank, CA on July 24, 2016

The 2016 Nissan Altima is the most beautiful one of all. The smart features on the car cannot be beat. The seats are super comfortable and the ride is incredibly smooth. I have the S model and I could...
The 2016 Nissan Altima is the most beautiful one of all. The smart features on the car cannot be beat. The seats are super comfortable and the ride is incredibly smooth. I have the S model and I couldn't be happier.
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great safety features

by from Colorado springs co on March 11, 2016

Very comfortable Smooth ride with lots of extras even with the basic model. Can't wait to take it on a road trip back home
Very comfortable Smooth ride with lots of extras even with the basic model. Can't wait to take it on a road trip back home
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Great Car...

by from Westchester, NY on July 15, 2016

But overall very little changed in the 2016 from the 2014, which is disappointing. The SL in "Gun Metal is really cool looking! Still, its a great car.
But overall very little changed in the 2016 from the 2014, which is disappointing. The SL in "Gun Metal is really cool looking! Still, its a great car.
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SOCO '16 Altima

by from Pueblo, Colo on May 7, 2017

I was looking for a new car for around 20K and using cars.com to do a 500 mile search and was thinking of going to Texas from Southern Colo to purchase a Ford Fusion 2.0T. During another search for n...
I was looking for a new car for around 20K and using cars.com to do a 500 mile search and was thinking of going to Texas from Southern Colo to purchase a Ford Fusion 2.0T. During another search for new 2016 cars, a left over 2016 Altima SR popped up @ 18,100 from SCS Nissan. I jumped in the car and drove up to see if they actually had the listed cars and they did. I purchased a Pearl White 2.5 SR after a short test drive. I came home and jumped all over the net to see the reviews, comments, etc... and honestly cannot see where any negative comment would apply to the Altima. You see complaints about the engine noise, and in the same review that states the car is quiet on the road. All I can say is WOW! I ride with a friend that has a Honda Civic with CVT and I hate it. The Civic seems to rev and you feel nothing, or like the car should be moving. Not with the Altima. The CVT shifts like an conventional hydraulic transmission. I have not pegged the car full throttle open, so I cannot say what the CVT does when RPMs are maxed. The front seats are just the best. The rear seat leg room and seat comfort are just as good. The rear seat has more room than the Maxima and it shows. Yes, you will have to spend a little more to get into the upper end of accessories like leather, satellite radio according the reviews. They also state that the Altima's main competitors are the Accord and Camry which should tell you about the quality of the Altima. MPGs around Southern Colorado while highway driving hovers around 39-40 mpg and that is with the hills, grades and running the posted speed limits with a little more. My current complaints. The sun visors seem to be way too small. That's it so far. The professional reviews I think are skewed. These people drive all sorts of cars and most likely carry impressions over from luxury cars they drive and compare them to actual cars that working class people drive. I have never driven an Accord, Fusion, or Camry but I find it odd that any of those cars could be better in any aspect except for maybe a conventional transmission over the CVT. The 2.5 runs well enough to exceed the posted speed limit by a bunch and get you a few days in jail. The Altima does not feel under powered with the 2.5. If there are any complaints, I can live with it and gladly take the 39-40 mpg over the rest.
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so far, so good

by from DUBLIN on November 4, 2016

have only had it a few months, but very comfortable seats and ride. excellent mpg in the 4 cylinder. great value for the money.
have only had it a few months, but very comfortable seats and ride. excellent mpg in the 4 cylinder. great value for the money.
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Great car!!

by from on April 11, 2017

All around great car! Gas mileage, affordable, comfort, ride,...all top notch! Looking forward to having this car many years to come.
All around great car! Gas mileage, affordable, comfort, ride,...all top notch! Looking forward to having this car many years to come.
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2016 Nissan Altima

by from Port Wentworth Ga on March 14, 2017

Bought New Years Eve and have been very satisfied. MPG in mixed driving 29-33.... depends if I keep my foot out of it and out of sport mode. Plenty of room and comfort is surprising. Highway MPG is...
Bought New Years Eve and have been very satisfied. MPG in mixed driving 29-33.... depends if I keep my foot out of it and out of sport mode. Plenty of room and comfort is surprising. Highway MPG is between 39-42 depending on my foot again. I have been so happy with this car I helped a co worker pick her new Altima out.
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the best cars i've owned

by from holiday,fl on February 22, 2016

best in gas city or freeway wit 27 city and 39 .....the salesman marc harris help me out a lot .... i'll be back to him next time i need a nwer car or my family he got me a good deal ... me and my wif...
best in gas city or freeway wit 27 city and 39 .....the salesman marc harris help me out a lot .... i'll be back to him next time i need a nwer car or my family he got me a good deal ... me and my wife are happy wit the buy.....
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