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5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2015 Nissan Altima OVERVIEW
One of the top-selling midsize family sedans in the U.S., the Nissan Altima packs a lot of value for the money and offers buyers a choice of a four-cylinder or V6 engine -- something that's becoming less common in the segment. But it's also able to be a fuel efficient choice for buyers who want the best economy.
What's New for 2015
For 2015, V6-equipped Altimas gain 1 mpg in highway fuel economy, with a new rating of 22/32 by the EPA. The 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL trims also get the formerly optional navigation, blind spot warning and lane departure warning systems as standard. An 8-way power driver's seat is now standard on 2.5 SV and 3.5 SV models.
Choosing Your Nissan Altima
Equipment levels on the Altima range from basic to lavish. It's important to note that 3.5 models come with additional standard equipment, even when they share S, SV or SL designations with 2.5 models.
For those looking for all the basics in a midsize family sedan, the 2.5 SV represents excellent value in the segment, with lots of equipment, along with great fuel efficiency. And those looking for a few more premium features can step up to an SL model without breaking the bank.
It's a great time to take advantage of stellar incentives for buying or leasing a Nissan. As before, the best deals are when financing through Nissan's captive finance arm... View All Nissan Lease Deals