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.

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 Coupe 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. New audio and technology features include a revised nine-speaker Bose stereo and a hard-drive based navigation system with 9.3 GB music storage, XM NavTraffic, NavWeather and streaming audio capability.

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

The 3.5 SE gets a set of 18-inch alloy wheels with larger 235/45R18 tires, while all Altima Coupes now feature automatic door locks and a new high-gloss black painted grille.

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

The Altima Hybrid receives a new Diversity Antenna and factory-activated XM Satellite Radio 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.

Consumer Reviews

By far the best choice in mid size cars!

By on Monday, October 1, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 340

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "MPG, ride, fit and finish . . ."

Cons: "Lots of data in manuals, but not user friendly"

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

"My wife primarily drives this car. She says it best . . . "Nicest car we have ever owned!" Can't review the reliability since we have had it so short of a time. Build quality is top notch. No cheap plastic feel like the Toyota Camry we did own or the 2012 Camry out now. CVT feels a bit iffy at slower speeds, but after you get above 6-10mph, it is smooth as can be. Nissan has an unusual time frame for "maintenance", ie oil changes (3,750)' but a spreadsheet can keep me organized with the time the oil needs to be done. Can only compare this to other new cars we have owned . . . Chevy Malibu, Ford Taurus, and two Toyota Camry's. Without a doubt, more bang for your buck and above the others in fit and finish!"

46 people out of 49 found this review helpful

My 3rd Altima

By on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Ride, MPG, Value, Style"

Cons: "Maybe the reliability"

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

"My first Altima was a 2009 2.5 S, then a 2013 3.5 SL, now a 2015 2.5 SV and this may be the best of the three. Very smooth ride. Very comfortable interior. Great MPG. It is a 4 door family sedan, not a race car, but the off the line speed is fine. I test drove the Accord, 6, Optima, Fusion, Legacy, and the Altima for me was the better all round car."

20 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Not at all what I expected

By on Monday, November 14, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: poor quality

10 5.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"I owned a 2008 Nissan Altima before this vehicle and I can honestly say I regret letting that vehicle go. This vehicles value is gone at least by 1/2 once you drive off the lot. This car isn't built like the 2010 and befores cars. Within the 2 1/2 yrs of me owning my car (bought in 5/2014) this cars rack and pinion, alternator and battery were replaced. I was also told that my inspection when taken for recalls and such showed nothing wrong with the shocks. I took it to 2 other shops (not dealerships but friends that owned repair shops) and I was told that my shocks in the back were bad which is apparently not covered under any warranty the vehicle has. Not happy at all with this vehicle and won't ever purchase another (sad to say)"

13 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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