Photo of 2016 Altima courtesy of Nissan.

Photo of 2016 Altima courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2016 Altima will retail for at least $23,325 and add a seventh trim level, when the mid-size sedan goes on sale Nov. 11., Nissan has announced.

The new sporty SR trim features smoked headlights, paddle shifters, unique suspension tuning and sport interior accents.

The Nissan Altima 2.5 SR trim is priced at $25,295 and the 3.5 SR trim will cost $28,215. The Altima 2.5 S will be $23,725, the 2.5 SV $26,285, the 2.5 SL $29,395, and the 3.5 SL is priced at $32,915. Pricing for the 2016 Altima includes the $825 destination and handling fee. 

The 2016 Altima 2.5 trims offer standard fuel economy of 39 mpg for highway, according to Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy estimates released by the automaker. 

The mid-cycle refresh features retuned steering and suspension, the Xtronic transmission’s third-generation D-step logic, which simulates traditional automatic transmission shift points and improves performance.

Upgraded technology features include standard Siri Eyes Free and NissanConnectSM with mobile apps (not available for the 2.5 grade), available NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps, and NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM telematics (subscription required, sold separately).

The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-hp 2.5L DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, while 3.5L Altimas offer a 270-hp 3.5L DOHC V6.

In 2013, commercial fleets registered 7,681 Altima sedans, according to Automotive Fleet. Fleets typically choose the base 2.5 or 2.5 S trim models, said Tim Gallagher, a Nissan spokesman.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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