2016 Nissan Altima 2.5L Models vs. 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5L Models

Have you ever heard people with roots from other regions refer to the "Old Country," where their family or traditions come from? Well, we're about to enter "Alt Country" and continue a tradition of greatness as we look at 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5L models vs. 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5L models. Whichever trim level you select you're a winner, but we want to assist you in finding the midsize sedan that suits your needs.

All Nissan Altima models give you a compact design with tight rooflines and precise accents, making them a sporty midsize sedan. And the 2016 Altima was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, making it one of the most safe and impact-resistant of its class. So let's see how the 2.5L and 3.5L trim levels diverge.

The 2016 Altima's 2.5L models come with a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 182 HP, which is potent right off the bat, and start out at an affordable price. Base 2.5L models come with 16-inch wheels and four speakers, though those figures jump quickly to 18-inch wheels and nine speakers in higher 2.5L trim levels. And let's not forget the superb fuel economy for base 2.5L models with 27 mpg city and 39 mpg highway, which will save you a lot of money at the pump.

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2016 Nissan Altima 2.5L Models Vs. 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5L Models
27 city, 39 highway MPG 22 city, 32 highway
2.5L 4-cylinder, 182 HP Engine Specs 3.5L V6, 270 HP
3,197 to 3,258 Curb Weight (pounds) 3,412 to 3,463
5 Trim Levels Available 2
36.1 Base Turning Circle (feet) 37.4
16-inch base, 17 and 18 inches available Wheels 18 inches standard

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While you gain in performance and options, you will lose a little in fuel-efficiency with 2016 Nissan Altima 3.5L models, as these trim levels are about 200 pounds heavier than 2.5L models and come with 18-inch wheels standard. So the fuel numbers, while good, are less than for the 2.5L models at 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway.

In short, 2016 Altima 3.5L models are made from the same quality stock as the 2.5L models, but turbo-boosted and enhanced for improved performance. Their engines are 3.5-liter V6 beauties that churn out 270 HP, a heaping amount which will make it easy to navigate heavy traffic and to merge onto highway lanes, among other benefits.

Whichever trim option you prefer of the 2016 Nissan Altima, rest assured these are vehicles made of the finest craftsmanship and we are proud to have them at Nissan of Vacaville, located at 671 Orange Drive in Vacaville, CA. For more information please contact us at (888) 591-1861 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a Nissan Altima today.

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