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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.

Driving It

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

Altima SR

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.

More Midsize Sedans

The Nissan Altima is one of many appealing midsize sedans on the market, as detailed in our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide.

Photo Gallery: Exterior, Interior and Details

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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All Your Midsize Sedan Choices

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Starting Price: $22,555

Totally rethought for 2016, the Malibu is roomier, more stylish and more tech savvy than ever before. Read More

 

2018 Ford Fusion

Starting Price: $23,090

The boldly styled Fusion continues to turn heads and win buyers with its good looks. Read More

 

2018 Honda Accord

Starting Price: $24,465

All-new for 2018, this is the most advanced, most refined Accord to date. Read More

 

2018 Hyundai Sonata

Starting Price: $22,935

With a low starting price and excellent warranty coverage, the roomy and feature-filled Sonata is a better and better value. Read More

 

2018 Kia Optima

Starting Price: $23,495

The Optima mixes a sporty and stylish persona with established value.  Read More

 

2018 Mazda Mazda6

Starting Price: $23,890 (w/auto)

Arguably the most stylish, most fun-to-drive midsize sedan, a more powerful turbocharged engine and updated styling make the Mazda6 even more appealing for 2018. Read More

 

2018 Subaru Legacy

Starting Price: $23,055

The Legacy's claim to fame remains its standard all-wheel drive, but its stellar reputation for reliability is equally compelling. Read More

 

2018 Toyota Camry

Starting Price: $24,530

All-new for 2018, the venerable Camry is as easy to drive and reliable as ever, but with a new sense of style and sportiness. Read More

 

2018 Volkswagen Passat

Starting Price: $23,845

The only European entry in the segment, the roomy, comfortable Passat is also a pleasure to drive. Read More

 

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