2017 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Nissan Altima

Choosing a midsize sedan can be confusing for shoppers who become overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices out there. Today, we're comparing two incredibly popular midsize sedans, the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2016 Nissan Altima. If you've got yourself wondering about the differences between the 2017 Nissan Altima and 2016 Nissan Altima, read on and find engine specs and interior features you won't want to miss out on.

If you'd like to get behind the wheel of a 2017 or 2016 Nissan Altima, give us a call or schedule a test drive appointment online. Our friendly and experienced sales team members are here to answer your questions and to take you through the steps of the financing process, helping you to get into the car you've been wishing for, at a price you can afford.

View Our Inventory


2017 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Nissan Altima
2.5-Liter I-4 Base Engine 2.5-Liter I-4
179/177 Horsepower/Torque 182/180
27/39 MPG City/Hwy Fuel Economy 27/39 MPG City/Hwy
$22,500 Starting MSRP $22,500

2017 vs 2016 Altima Engine Specs

When it comes to the power under the hood, the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Altima have the same standard engine at the base trim. The base model's 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder produces up to 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque on the 2017 model, and slightly more of each on the 2016 Altima model. Both vehicles have the same starting MSRP for the base trim and offer the same fuel economy ratings both in the city and on the highway. Whichever year-model you choose, you'll be getting more miles per gallon, and driving in a vehicle with impressive style and modern features. 

When it comes to the interior, the 2017 Nissan Altima comes loaded with quite a few convenience features on the base trim. Standard entertainment includes Bluetooth compatibility, a four-speaker audio system, standard steering wheel mounted audio controls, and two 12V DC power outlets. At the SL trim, you can take advantage of exciting features like a nine-speaker Bose audio system, voice-activated navigation system, heather leather seating, and standard Parking Assist. 

2017 Nissan Altima Black Interior Silver Accents
2017 Nissan Altima Second Row Seating Space
2017 Nissan Altima First Row Navigation System
2017 Nissan Altima Light Leather Interior

2017 Nissan Sentra Wilkesboro NC
2016 Nissan Murano Wilkesboro NC