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Nissan Altima

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3.35 (Good)

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Generations

The sedan market share has declined as the general consumer preference shifts toward higher-riding and often more capable crossovers and SUVs. The redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima gives consumers another reason or two for consideration, including available all-wheel drive across the lineup and a high-tech turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

2019 - 2020 Nissan Altima

3/4 Front Glamour 2020 Nissan Altima

Major changes included:

The Nissan Altima‚Äôs new exterior shape brings an enlarged interior that has been designed with a lower cowl for a more open sensation. The Altima receives two new engines and an all-wheel-drive system which distinguishes it from the best-sellers within the segment. Read more »

2019 | 2020

2013 - 2018 Nissan Altima

3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Nissan Altima

Major changes included:

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.... Read more »

2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

2007 - 2012 Nissan Altima

3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Nissan Altima

Major 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... Read more »

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

2002 - 2006 Nissan Altima

3/4 Front Glamour 2006 Nissan Altima

Major 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... Read more »

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006

1998 - 2001 Nissan Altima

3/4 Front Glamour 2001 Nissan Altima

Major 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... Read more »

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001

1993 - 1997 Nissan Altima

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