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The 2016 Altima: Why It’s The Better Choice.


The stunning new 2016 Nissan Altima for sale near Denville, NJ at Nissan World of Denville has a big target on its back. Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are just some of the many automakers trying to dislodge the Altima from its perch as one of America’s most popular 4-door midsize family sedans. And they’re having a hard time doing it because the Altima continues to evolve, improve, and stay a couple of steps ahead of the competition.


One such contender going head-to-head with the 2016 Altima is the 2016 Toyota Camry. Both cars have been best-sellers for their respective automakers for a long time. So this is one rivalry that is as contentious as the Giants vs. the Cowboys or the Yankees vs. The Red Sox.

When we put the 2016 Nissan Altima side-by-side with the 2016 Toyota Camry and compare features, which of these two excellent sedans has the edge? Let’s find out.

Altima Offers Better Performance & Fuel Economy

First, we’ll take a look at performance and handling. How does the 2016 Nissan Altima measure up against the 2016 Toyota Camry in this important category? Well, the numbers don’t lie. Let’s start with the Altima’s standard 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with Xtronic CVT® transmission. This engine generates an authoritative 182 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque.

Now let’s compare the Camry LE’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powerplant with the less sophisticated 6-speed automatic transmission. The Camry’s 4-cylinder falls short of the Altima’s with just 178 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque. The Altima has a clear advantage here.


When we put a pencil to fuel economy numbers, we get the same result, with the Altima besting the Camry. You’ll get up to an EPA-estimated* 27 mpg in the city and an impressive 39 mpg on the highway with the Altima. The Camry’s 4-cylinder only manages and EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Here again, the Altima moves ahead of the Camry.

When we move up to the larger 3.5-liter V6 engines, we get similar results. The Altima has more horsepower and torque than the Camry, as well as better fuel economy. Another win for Altima.

The same holds true for handling, where the Altima drives ahead of the Camry with its Active Understeer Control to help steer you into a turn by braking the appropriate wheel. And the Altima’s sport-tuned rear multi-link suspension.

Altima Praised For Quality Interior

We move on to the cabins of both the Altima and Camry. These interiors are spacious, quiet, and refined. You’ll find more legroom and headroom up front in the Altima. The Altima’s redesigned interior is sporty and sophisticated. With an eye to ergonomics, the Altima’s stylish interior is easy to get to know. Controls and instrumentation are all logically arranged for intuitive use. Available leather seats, premium materials, and an abundance of storage areas throughout are just some of the many ways the meticulously crafted Altima interior makes a first-class impression.


Altima With Apple CarPlay™ Wins The Tech War

Equally impressive is the Altima’s extensive list of advanced infotainment technologies called NissanConnect. You’ll in touch, manage your playlists, effortlessly make and receive calls, get to where you’re going, and more with a system designed around your needs. The available NissanConnect bundles an array of handy features that combine navigation, entertainment, Bluetooth® streaming audio, and the latest apps, including your favorite social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, you’ll enjoy commercial-free SiriusXM® Radio, Pandora®, iHeartRadio® and other services. You can control all of this high-tech wizardry with your voice or by using a crisp and responsive touchscreen display. Step up to NissanConnect with Navigation and let Google® and SiriusXM® Traffic guide your way

While the Camry offers similar features with its Entune® App Suite, one thing the Camry doesn’t offer is Apple CarPlay™. Plug in your compatible iPhone® and enjoy many of the same features and functions you’ve come to love. Apple CarPlay™ another significant advantage for the Altima.

Safety Scores Big With Altima

Safety and security are important priorities for Nissan, as they are for Toyota. And you’ll find that both the 2016 Altima and 2016 Camry can be equipped with advanced active safety technologies that help make them two of the safest cars on the road.

Nissan’s cutting-edge Safety Shield® surrounds you in an array of both passive and available active safety features that are at the forefront of the latest automotive safety engineering. In addition to six standard airbags, the Altima can be equipped with rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring a color rear backup camera, predictive forward collision warning, and advanced forward emergency braking. In other words, Nissan doesn’t just have your back, but your front and sides as well.

You’ll find similar safety technologies on the Camry.

Altima’s Winning New Sport Styling

Finally, we come to styling. We left this category for last because at the end of the day styling really comes down to personal tastes. We’ll admit that the Camry is a nice-looking car that has its own sporty appeal.

The Camry received a mild corporate refresh last year, but the Altima gets a fresh makeover for 2016 that evokes a bolder and more athletic personality. The Altima wears Nissan’s signature “boomerang” grille, wider taillights, a muscular new lower front fascia, and a restyled trunk lid and bumper.

The effect, as some automotive industry authorities have said, resembles its high-styled and sporty cousin, the Maxima. Other Altima design highlights include available LED headlights with arrow-shaped LED accent lighting that follows the shape of the Altima’s V-shaped grille and a new rear deck with bold and distinctive taillights.

And The Winner Is…

If you’re a fan of the hit NBC TV show America’s Got Talent, then you know how tough it is to wait for the results. Just like AGT’s talented performers, it doesn’t take much to separate the winners from the losers. The same can be said for our Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry comparison. Both of these 4-door midsize sedans have a lot going for them. But when you compare performance, handling, fuel economy, technology, and overall quality, there’s no question that the 2016 Nissan Altima from Nissan World of Denville gets America’s vote.

But don’t take our word for it. The best way to find out why the Altima pulls out ahead of the competition is to take one for a test drive at our Denville, New Jersey Nissan dealership. Once you experienced new Altima for yourself, we’re sure that you, too, will give it your vote.

Get Winning Savings On New Nissans

If you want to get the winning edge on savings, then head on down to our Nissan new car dealership near Parsippany-Troy Hills New Jersey for some of the best deals on new 2016 Nissans for sale near central New Jersey.

As we round the corner into fall, now is the time to take advantage of our many new car specials and Nissan factory incentives that will put you in a beautiful and well-equipped new Nissan for less.

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Our Denville Nissan dealership is freeway-close at 3057 New Jersey 10 East, Denville, NJ 07834. Contact us today at 877-726-1182. For Service, please call 877-740-9607.




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