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Nissan Altima Model Years


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The first Altima appeared in dealer showrooms in 1993. And while the first two generations didn’t dazzle buyers, a 2002 redesign got their attention.

Now in its fifth generation, the Altima has held their interest: It was America’s second bestselling car in 2011. The current generation, though less sporty than past models, continues the theme of a refined driving experience and conservatively elegant design. The Altima also continues to offer a 6-cylinder option when some other midsize competitors have dropped theirs.

Nissan Altima Generations

2013 - 2015 Nissan Altima

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The fifth generation Altima sedan offers shoppers more for their money than ever before. A robust set of features combine to offer an excellent blend of power, fuel efficiency, safety and styling. Two engine options are available: a 2.5L 4-cylinder and a more powerful 3.5L V6. Both engines are mated to Nissan's outstanding Xtronic CVT (the only transmission offered) helping the Altima earn class-leading fuel economy. Improvements to this generation also include improved handling and braking performance, in addition to a well-appointed cabin. Rounding out the package is a more stylish and upscale exterior to match.

See Year: 2013 - 2014 - 2015

2007 - 2012 Nissan Altima

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The fourth generation Altima is available in sedan and coupe form. It comes with a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder in base form with an optional engine upgrade to a 3.5 liter V6. High-end standard features include 8 speaker sound system, Nissan Direct Ignition System, Iridium-tipped spark plugs, Dual exhaust with chrome-tipped finishers, UV-reducing solar glass, and Intelligent Key with push-button ignition.

See Year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012

2002 - 2006 Nissan Altima

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The latest Altima is significantly larger than its predecessor, has an all-new four-wheel independent suspension, powerful new engines, lots of standard equipment and a dramatic new design. An automatic transmission is standard on the 2.5 SL and new luxury feature option packages debut in 2003. For 2005, the interior was upgraded; also, the 3.5 SL and high-performance SE-R models were added.

See Year: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

1998 - 2001 Nissan Altima

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The Altima was roomier and better equipped, although arguably less stylish, after the '98 redesign. The GLE and SE (now SE-L) trims were both upgraded in 1999, the suspension is revised in 2000, and the loaded GXE Limited Edition debuts in '01.

See Year: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001

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.

See Year: 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997

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