Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

About Nissan Altima

The 2017 Nissan Altima follows the lead of such cars as the Hyundai Sonata, Chrysler 200 and Ford Fusion by remaking itself with more styling, a better interior and more cutting-edge features, all while keeping its price low and its reputation for quality high. Unlike many competitors, the 2017 Altima sedan offers buyers a choice between a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder and a more potent V6. No turbos or diesel engines here, just proven stalwarts that offer exceptional efficiency and longevity. While not as roomy inside as a Honda Accord or Kia Optima, the Altima is comfortable place for four adults, and its interior is both stylish and sophisticated. However, there is no hybrid model, and Nissan’s infotainment systems feel a bit behind the times.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2017?
2017 Nissan Altima

After a complete makeover last year, the 2017 Nissan Altima returns with no new changes.

  • Expert Rating: 8.1
  • Consumers Rating: 7.9
  • MPG 27|39
2016 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2016?
2016 Nissan Altima

The Altima sedan undergoes a substantial mid-cycle refresh for 2016, with new sheet metal for the hood and fenders, redesigned headlights, new taillight design and an updated interior. Active grille shutters enhance fuel efficiency, and gee-whiz safety features are also available. The sporty Altima SR is a new trim.

2015 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2015?
2015 Nissan Altima

Introduced last year, Nissan has expanded the availability of its apps-driven infotainment system known as NissanConnect, making it standard equipment on Altima SV and SL models. The V6 also gets a one-mpg bump in fuel economy.

2014 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2014?
2014 Nissan Altima

The big news for the 2014 Nissan Altima is the addition of the latest version of NissanConnect, an apps-driven infotainment system for iPhone and Android smartphones. The system allows connectivity to such apps as Facebook, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Online Search powered by Google. Hands-free text messaging is also included.

2013 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2013?
2013 Nissan Altima

Nearly everything but the engines is either all or substantially new, beginning with the Altima's "class-above" looks, inside and out, and extending to a raft of new features, some class-exclusive. The CVT automatic transmission, thoroughly revamped for pleaseability and efficiency, accounts for much of its class-leading fuel economy.

2012 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2012?
2012 Nissan Altima

There are no major changes for the 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe.

2011 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2011?
2011 Nissan Altima

For 2011, the Altima gains a new Special Edition trim (Altima 2.5 S) adding an aerodynamic rear spoiler, front fog lights, auto on/off headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls.

2010 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2010?
2010 Nissan Altima

For 2010, the Altima receives a revised hood, front fascia and wheel designs, as well as new fabrics and interior trim. All models now feature Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as standard equipment and last year's 3.5 SE is rebadged as the 3.5 SR.

2009 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2009?
2009 Nissan Altima

The base 2.5 model receives more standard features including new 16-inch wheel covers, a CVT automatic transmission, power side mirrors, a trip computer and outside temperature gauge. The 3.5 SE trim receives Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), HID headlamps, fog lamps and a rear spoiler.

2008 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2008?
2008 Nissan Altima

The key Altima enhancement for 2008 is anti-lock brakes becoming standard across the entire line. Also new to the mix are splash guards, a diversity antenna and the availability of XM Satellite Radio as a factory-installed option.

2007 Nissan Altima
What's new for 2007?
2007 Nissan Altima

Slightly smaller in this fourth generation, Nissan's midsize sedan can have an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the first time. Striving for the best-performing front-wheel-drive sedan in the world, Nissan claims to have addressed perceived weaknesses of the 2002 through 2006 models, including interior quality, noise levels and steering effort.

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Consumer Reviews

Very nice car

By on Friday, June 30, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "looks good, plenty of room, nice ride"

Cons: "suspension is a liitle noise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I just bought a 2017 SR midnight edition and it is a very nice car. Very comfortable and nice ride."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I want to keep it

By on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great safety features, smooth ride, easy to drive."

Cons: "Still paying for it, no automatic car wash."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the best car I have owned to date. I have become spoiled with the interior side safety lights that let me know when someone is in my blind spot, the backup camera, the navigation system, the heated seats and heated steering wheel. Its a smooth, quiet ride. I have taken many long distance trips and I have to make myself stop when my legs cramp because I would rather keep driving."

21 people out of 22 found this review helpful

no problems, but agree with the bad reviews

By on Saturday, September 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased an Altima after renting one due to back and leg pain after hours on the road. I love the comfort of my car but do experience what other people are writing in their reviews. the first thing I've notice and complained about is the freon smell if I'm driving for more than 30 minutes. This has been going on since I first bought the car. I was told its a special type of cap that lets air out. 2nd the power steering is loud sounds like there is no power steering fluid. 3rd passenger airbag light doesn't come on sometimes when someone sits in the passenger seat. Last that I can think of if anyone can remember carburetors back in the day, well when I'm in idle the car kinda sputters like its not getting air in the engine like what it felt when you had a carburetor. Honestly these might sound big deals to some or small to others, overall the car hasn't left me stranded yet, drives beautifully on long trips and I love everything else about it. Yes it's noisy I was screwed with the price I paid my own fault, but I love my Altima and will get another one when this one goes I hope years from now. I hope this helps"

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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