2016 Nissan Altima vs. Its Competition

2016 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is one of the most comfortable cars in its segment, and now it's regaining some of its lost performance luster.

The Hyundai Sonata, redesigned last year, delivers exceptional value, especially in its base model; its corporate cousin, the Kia Optima, gets a major overhaul for 2016.

The Toyota Camry is sportier than ever since its 2015-model-year refresh.

The Ford Fusion offers handsome styling and a plug-in hybrid model that wins the fuel economy race in the segment.

And finally, a new Chevy Malibu with much more expressive styling, a quieter cabin, and more rear-seat room is coming for the 2016 model year.

2016 Nissan Altima2016 Nissan Altima
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid2016 Ford Fusion
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2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited2016 Hyundai Sonata
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2016 Kia Optima2016 Kia Optima
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2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition2016 Toyota Camry
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Quick Specs
8.2
A new SR model brings some driving fun back to the 2016 Nissan Altima, while preserving its mainstream family-sedan appeal.
8.2
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu lineup skips performance models, plush luxury appointments, and all-wheel drive; yet the driving experience, comfortable cabin, and frugal numbers may convince you to trade in that Camry, Accord, or Fusion.
8.8
The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid combines high gas mileage and a quiet ride with one of the best-looking family-sedan bodies.
8.4
Spacious and fuel efficient, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a worthy rival for America's best-selling family sedan.
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The 2016 Kia Optima is better than its game-changing predecessor in nearly every way—except it’s a little less distinct.
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The 2016 Toyota Camry offers a controlled ride and plenty of interior comfort, making it pleasant for the driver and passengers alike.
MSRP From     
$22,500$21,625$22,750$21,300$22,140$23,070
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMidsize CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan I4 2.54-Door Sedan L w/1VL4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan 2.4L PZEV4-Door Sedan LX Turbo4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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