2018 Nissan Altima Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $24,145 | Price yours
Above Average: Sporty attitude, attractive interior
Below Average: Infotainment, powertrain, steering feel
Consensus: The Altima is recommendable and worth a look, just make sure to also look at some others
A good among greats
Even if it hasn't achieved quite the same levels of success enjoyed by the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, the Nissan Altima is a roomy, comfortable and efficient midsize sedan that trails only those two stalwarts in annual sales. Things don't get any easier for 2018 -- the Camry and Accord have been completely redesigned, and they're both terrific -- but the Altima remains recommendable for the right price. We expect Nissan to unveil the next-generation Altima within the year, however, at which point things will get more interesting.
A few observations from our full review of the 2018 Nissan Altima: "It’s comfortable, with a smooth ride and a quiet interior, and it feels solid and substantial. Unlike some of its competition, the Altima is also engaging to drive with good steering feel and response, although the Ford Fusion and Mazda6 are still more fun to drive."
Nissan Altima Shoppers Also Look At
The sportiest member of the Altima family is the SR. In addition to its sporty styling cues, the SR has suspension tuning that's designed to provide better cornering than with the other Altima trim levels. The Altima SR comes with a 4-cylinder engine, and is available with an optional Midnight Edition package.
Build and Price
The 2018 Nissan Altima sedan starts at a bit over $24,000 and tops out at about $36,000 with a V6, leather, moonroof and a host of cool technology upgrades. To find out how much you should really pay, build a 2018 Nissan Altima the way you like it and we'll give you the Fair Purchase Price, which reflects actual transaction prices before applicable incentives.
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The Nissan Altima is one of many appealing midsize sedans on the market, as detailed in our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide.
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First Look: 2019 Nissan Altima
The newest generation of Nissan's midsize sedan, the 2019 Altima made its debut at the New York Auto Show. It has sharp, bold styling, two fuel-efficient new engines and an array of new technology. The new Altima is set to go on sale this fall.
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