The Nissan Altima is a fantastic family car, but it is also well-suited to first-time car buyers who are on a tight budget. Not only does it offer the latest in safety technology (such as a class-exclusive predictive forward collision warning system), it is also offered at a lower starting price than competitors like the Camry (more than $500 cheaper for the base model) and gets a better fuel economy rating at 39 miles per gallon on the highway (6 mpg better than the Camry).*
It’s clear that you can save money when you buy a Nissan Altima—in the actual cost of the car, in trips to the gas station, and in avoiding costly accidents (the 2017 Nissan Altima was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick Plus winner). But how you’ll spend those savings? That part is up to you.
Here are some ways that young Altima buyers spend their savings:
Paying for college textbooks with the money saved due to a smaller down payment
Buying healthier and more diverse groceries (or splurging on Friday night pizza) with the money saved by less frequent fuel fill-ups
Starting a savings account, IRA, or other investment opportunity with the monthly savings from driving a more affordable and accident-avoiding vehicle
Want to check out the 2017 Nissan Altima for yourself? Visit Nissan of Lake Charles today.
Although the Nissan Altima had a major upgrade a few years ago, Nissan has updated more than just a few things on this refreshed 2016 Nissan Altima. The Altima is one of Nissan’s more popular models and arguably the brands most popular sedan. The pricing on this new Altima will reflect some of the changes made by increasing $200 from last year’s model, but when looking at the changes made, this increase is small compared to the changes made.
This year, the 2016 Nissan Altima is getting an exterior redesign, with updates to the front fascia, grille and fenders. According to Nissan, the 2016 Altima will also incorporate the “Energetic Flow” design in place with the 2016 Maxima. In addition to this, the interior will feature a softer material, updated steering and suspension and some new technology! With updates to the engine, the MPG is expected to be a class best with 39 MPG Highway.
The 2016 Nissan Altima is a great example of Nissan’s drive to improve its vehicles. Although the Altima is Nissan’s “bread-and-butter,” the company stills looks for ways to improve an already flourishing model! Tell us what you think of the Altima’s upgraded features here at Nissan of Lake Charles! I know we are highly anticipating it’s arrival here at our store!
Nissan seeks to top the field with their re-touched 2016 Altima. It’s hard to imagine how Nissan can improve on the already top selling model, however, the company announced plans to make mid cycle changes and improvements to their 2016 midsize sedan.
“We’re going to do something significant for the Altima for the midcycle,” said Pierre Loing, Nissan North America’s vice president of product planning. Although Nissan will not disclose the specific changes planned, styling improvements and technology upgrades were assured to be part of the new 2016 Altima facelift.
Nissan must be doing something right! In the past two years, the Altima has gained momentous sales by selling 335,644 new cars in 2014, an increase of 5% compared to the previous year. They outsold Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys in December of 2014 – which must be due to the base model’s NASA inspired seats, NissanConnect audio visual display, premium finishes, and improved fuel economy.
Come visit us at Nissan of Lake Charles, where we will be happy to show you why the Nissan Altima is one of the top selling cars in its class!
John Stelly is the owner of Nissan of Lake Charles and is active in the community with several not for profit organizations.