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  • 2018 Altima is here; plenty of 2017 Altimas still in stock
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One year removed from an extensive mid-life update, the Nissan Altima continues in its battle with the top midsize sedan models. Potent engines and excellent fuel economy provide the Altima with an uncommon one-two punch.... Read more »

Expert Review: Our Take

The 2017 Nissan Altima, with its roomy and comfortable interior and excellent fuel economy, remains a perfectly acceptable mainstream midsize sedan choice. But don't expect a package that's head and shoulders above the rest of... Read more »

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Nissan Altima Generations

One year removed from an extensive mid-life update, the Nissan Altima continues in its battle with the top midsize sedan models. Potent engines and excellent fuel economy provide the Altima with an uncommon one-two punch.
2013 - 2018 Nissan Altima
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While the Altima grows a little bit, it keeps its choice of four and six-cylinder engines, something growing increasingly rare in the midsize class as rivals shift to turbocharged engines to boost fuel economy. Nissan eliminated the option of a manual transmission the sedan, instead going with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) across the board....

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2007 - 2012 Nissan Altima
3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Nissan AltimaMajor changes included:

The Altima is initially available as five models: the 2.5, 2.5S, 2.5SL, 3.5SE and 3.5SL. The first three use a newly revised version of the 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, making a strong 175 horsepower, and the other two use a new generation of the trusty 3.5-liter V6, now with 270 horsepower. There will also be...

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2002 - 2006 Nissan Altima
3/4 Front Glamour 2006 Nissan AltimaMajor changes included:

With its big V6 and sports suspension, the Nissan Altima has suddenly turned into a sporty alternative to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Completely redesigned for 2002, the Altima offers dramatic new styling. More important, it's bigger in every dimension. About the only thing the 2002 Altima shares with the previous model is its...

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1998 - 2001 Nissan Altima
3/4 Front Glamour 2001 Nissan AltimaMajor changes included:

This is a lot tougher than it may seem on the surface. After all, when a designer creates a flop, the responses are pretty clear-cut. You either get to work on a crash program for a replacement, or start updating your resume. Or maybe both. But with a car like the Nissan Altima, a strong...

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1993 - 1997 Nissan Altima
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The Altima sedan debuted in '93 as a bigger replacement for the Stanza, available in base XE, mid GLX and deluxe SE and GLE trims. A sunroof became standard on the SE (available on the GLE) in 1994. Minor revisions mark '95 and '96.

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