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.

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.

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

Changes for 2012 are limited to a new Value Package that includes Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, auto on/off headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and HomeLink. Bluetooth is now standard on the 3.5 SR and available on the 2.5 S.

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

There are no major changes for the 2011 Nissan Altima Coupe.

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.

Consumer Reviews

Very happy with my Altima

By on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Super quiet ride, excellent MPG, a joy to drive."

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

"After two Nissan Sentras, I decided to upgrade to an Altima. I was very impressed from the test drive on. It currently has 2,000 miles. Its a very quiet vehicle and the gas mileage is mind-blowing. This car gets much better gas mileage with a 2.5 liter than my 2012 Sentra with a 2.0 liter. For a vehicle this size to get the gas mileage it does really makes me happy. The size of the back seat makes you want to slide in and just ride."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Absolutely love my Altima!

By on Monday, December 11, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quick acceleration, comfortable, Top Safety Pick"

Cons: "Really, absolutely nothing."

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

"I traded in my 2014 Ford Focus in for a 2016 Altima SV back in December of 2016. Bought it brand new with 54 miles on the odometer and it now sits at about 29,200 miles. I absolutely love this vehicle. I had been wanting a bigger vehicle than my Focus for so long, and the Focus had the infamous DCT issues and did not want to deal with it being in the shop more than it was on the road. I have driven nearly 30,000 miles in about a year in this car travelling to Oklahoma, Louisiana, and even Florida(which was 983 miles one way). The gas mileage is amazing. I normally get 31mpg with city and highway miles. On the Florida trip, I got 38mpg and went about 660 miles on ONE TANK!!! My Focus would have been lucky to get 350 miles on a single tank! The 2.5L is an amazing engine linked with the CVT. Strong, continuous accelerations. Takes about 7.7 seconds to go from 0-60mph which is super amazing for its size and it being a 4 cylinder. I also looked for comfort since the seats in the Focus werent all that great and I have sciatic nerve issues. Many people suggested the Altima because of the comfortable seats. I love the safety features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and backup camera. Another thing that is really nice is that in most cars with sunroofs, the roof is really low. I am 6ft 2in tall and my head would nearly always touch the roof of some cars with sunroofs so I never wanted a car with a sunroof. After being able to fit in my Altima that has a sunroof, it is amazing. Like I said earlier, the seats are really comfortable. I love the remote start. The seats are also a microfiber type of cloth which makes clean up easy (I am super OCD about the cleanliness of my car). I would highly recommend this car to anyone who wants a stylish, quick, safe, comfortable, and reliable car."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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