2015 Nissan Altima

Pros: Simple, user-friendly control layout; comfortable, absorbent ride with composed, predictable handling; decent back-seat space; good fuel economy with 4-cylinder engine

Cons: Rather noisy when accelerating, especially with 4-cylinder engine; Some trim pieces on lower-end models look a bit bland

CG Says: For 2015, the Nissan Altima gets an longer list of standard equipment on most trim levels, and the highway fuel-economy estimate is improved by 1 mpg on V6 models. Otherwise, there are no significant changes. The Altima was redesigned for the 2013 model year, and lost its 2-door-coupe body style for 2014. The Altima does exactly what most shoppers expect from a midsize sedan. It has a nicely appointed cabin, rides well, and, at least in 4-cylinder form, delivers excellent fuel economy. It’s noisier than the class norm, and the rear seating area is a bit short on headroom, but these negatives are fairly minor. Despite these shortcomings, Altima remains a solid choice that offers good value for your money.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.5: $22,300
2.5 S: $22,560
2.5 SV: $24,720
2.5 SL: $28,150
3.5 S: $26,450
3.5 SV: $29,830
3.5 SL: $31,950

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
27
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
38

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
270
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

2013 Nissan Altima Sedan
2015 Nissan Altima