Used 2006 Nissan Altima For Sale

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2006 Nissan Altima S Specifications

Feature Description
Transmission Automatic
Engine 2.5L
Horsepower 175 horsepower@6000rpm
MPG City 21
MPG Highway 27

Customer Review Summary for 2006 Nissan Altima

(83 Reviews)

great car

2006 Nissan Altima nissan driver - houston, tx 04/14/2007

would highly recommend!! drives nicely and smoothly. very roomy, even for back seat passangers.


2006 Nissan Altima Revanthas - Knoxville, TN 07/01/2009

Well the one thing I will say is being 6'3" the vehicle is really not for someone that tall. Other than that I really love the car, however we bought it for my wife who is somewhat shorter so it works out fine for us.

My First Nissan

2006 Nissan Altima TLV80 - Los Angeles, CA 09/29/2010

I purchased my first Nissan this year, although I have only had it for about 2 months, I still love it just as much as the day I brought it home. It's got the best gas milage in any car I've owned which is great for my commute, and it's very roomy. I've always rented cars for long distance trips for fear my car might not make it, too many stops for gas or just not comfortable for a long ride. I've already taken my Altima on a 900 mile round trip, and it was great! I would recomend this car to anyone looking into it.

2006 Nissan Altima Overview

The 2006 Nissan Altima closes out the third generation of Altimas with style. True to its reputation as a top-tier family sedan, the Nissan Altima is comfortable, affordable, and nimble on the road. Built with superior handling and a great driving experience, the 2006 Nissan Altima is sure to impress both drivers and passengers.

2006 Nissan Altima History

  • The Nissan Altima premiered in 1993 as a compact car.
  • The 2002 Altima model led the generation with a larger build to more comfortably seat families. Since then, Nissan Altimas have been classified as midsize cars.
  • The Nissan Altima earned the North American Car of the Year for its 2002 redesign. Critics praised the new style and additional room.
  • The 2006 Nissan Altima is the last model to be included in the third generation of Altima models.

How It Drives

Simply put, the 2006 Nissan Altima delivers one of the most appealing driving experiences for family sedans. It certainly doesn't slack on fuel efficiency, and it has all the tools to provide for an exciting drive in cities and highways. The Altima has a solid suspension and is smooth around turns. The ride comfort is satisfying - even on road trips. Additionally, standard Altimas will surprise you with their speed. The performance is stellar for a midsize sedan, and the automatic transmission is very responsive.

Used 2006 Nissan Altima Value

The 2002 redesign jumpstarted the Nissan Altima's popularity and critical success. The Nissan Altimas that followed certainly gained a solid reputation as a roomy sedan with the stylish look of a sports car. Its construction is sturdy and it has many optional gadgets that were advanced at the time. Throughout the model years that followed, Nissan built the Altima to perform better. Comparatively, not much has changed since the 2005 facelift.

The Nissan Altima draws a lot of comparison to the Nissan Maxima. If anything, the Altima has arguably become the better choice for families seeking increased fuel efficiency with similar horsepower to the Maxima. The 2006 Altima offers a lot of the performance and space found in the Maxima for a much more affordable price tag. The SE-R trim level introduced in the previous iteration is particularly exciting to drive due to its more powerful engine.

Design & Performance

The Nissan Altima is designed to balance between fuel efficiency and performance. Nissan borrowed the design ideology from the 2005 model year, and equipped the performance-oriented SE-R trim level with a V6 engine. The 2006 Altima comes in five trim levels:

  • The base Nissan Altima is equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. It's the standard engine for almost all trim levels.
  • One trim level above the base level is the Nissan Altima S. It comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, and keyless entry.
  • For better seating, check out the Nissan Altima SL.
  • The Nissan Altima SE may be the best fit for anyone seeking more gadgetry in the car.
  • The Nissan Altima SE-R, equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine, has the best performance stats of the trim levels.

Each model can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission is available in four-cylinder models, while the V6 gets a five-speed automatic with a manual-shift mode. The SE-R trim level is the only Altima that can upgrade to a six-speed manual transmission.

Powertrain & Engine

The engine options straddle the line between performance and fuel efficiency. For the most part, performance has stayed the same between the Nissan Altima model years. Though 2005 is the first year a 3.5L V6 engine is available as an optional upgrade. The performance-oriented Nissan Altima SE-R trim level has a higher horsepower. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine powers all other Altima trim levels.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

The 2006 Nissan Altima comes with very minor exterior updates: new headlights, tail lamps, and a redesigned hood. It retains the restyled interior from the past years. The four-door Altima is built to be extremely spacious; it seats up to five people and has a large cargo area. The backseat bench can fold. The Altima gets more comfortable and feature-rich with each trim level.

  • Sirius and XM Radio are available as optional upgrades.
  • The instrument panel is designed to provide more legroom.
  • A cargo net is standard with all options./li>
  • Leather seating is optional./li>
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