Nissan announced Tuesday that its refreshed Altima would start at $ 23,325 (including $ 825 destination) when that car goes on sale later next month (you read it here first!) and outlined pricing for its seven different trims.
The newly introduced SR trim, with smoked headlights, rear spoiler (probably adds 10 percent fast or so), 18-inch wheels and other unique features, will start at $ 25,295 for the 2.5-liter four, or $ 28,215 for the 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine.
The base S trim is $ 200 more than the current model; the top-trimmed 2016 3.6 SL is priced $ 260 lower than the 2015 model.
The base 2016 Altima comes in at $ 400 more than the base 2016 Honda Accord and $ 240 more than a base 2016 Ford Fusion and $ 1,010 less than an entry Mazda6. Compared to the 2016 Toyota Camry, the Altima rings up $ 580 less. It’s closest competitor in terms of price is the Chevrolet Malibu, where the Nissan rings in $ 45 cheaper.
If you’re cross-shopping the rest of the world, here’s a shotgun spray of comparative pricing:
• The 2016 Altima costs $ 335 more than the base 2015 Chrysler 200;
• A base 2015 Volkswagen Passat costs $ 1,165 less than the Altima;
• A base 2016 Buick Regal costs $ 5,060 more than a 2016 Altima;
• A base 2016 Kia Optima runs $ 365 less than the 2016 Altima;
• The 2016 Altima is $ 740 more than a base 2016 Hyundai Sonata.
According to Nissan, the volume models — which will likely be the S or SV trims when the car goes on sale — will cost $ 23,725 and $ 26,285.
The higher trims of the Altima will run from $ 29,395 for the 2.5 SL, $ 28,215 for the 3.5 SR and $ 32,915 for the 3.5 SL.
(All prices include destination and delivery because who doesn’t have to pay that?)