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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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 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 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

There has been some conjecture that continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), such as those used in some Nissan vehicles, can deliver fuel savings comparable to hybrids, and at much less cost. However, that contention, valid or not, has met with lukewarm response from environmental groups and new-car buyers looking for fuel savings, air quality benefits and the appeal of owning a hybrid.

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