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Used 2018 Nissan Altima for Sale

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About the 2018 Nissan Altima

Vehicle Summary

Released in 1992, the Nissan Altima is currently in its sixth generation of production (2019-present). The 2018 Nissan Altima was the last year of the model's fifth generation (2013-2018); this midsize sedan offers seating for up to five people, a spacious 15.4 cubic-foot trunk, and a number of generous standard features. This includes a number of driver assistance features, such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Meanwhile, a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an optional 3.5L V6 offer ample power behind the wheel.

Its size, maneuverability, and sleek style make the 2018 Altima a great choice for those who want to ride in comfort—whether it be for a daily commute, an extended road trip, or anything in between.

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Q: Does the 2018 Nissan Altima have daytime running lights?

A: Daytime running lights are standard on all trim levels except for the base 2.5 S. Starting with the 2.5 SV trim, daytime LED running lights become standard as well.

Q: Does the 2018 Nissan Altima have Apple CarPlay?

A: Apple CarPlay is not standard equipment on the 2018 Altima, though the 3.5 SL does come with it. A Special Edition Package also includes Apple CarPlay and can be added to the 2.5 SR trim.

Q: Is the 2018 Nissan Altima front-wheel drive?

A: Yes, the 2018 Altima is front-wheel drive only.

Q: What MPG does the 2018 Nissan Altima get?

A: The 2018 Nissan Altima base trim with 2.5L four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined.1 Meanwhile, the 2018 Altima 3.5 SL with 3.5L V6 engine and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.1

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. Other 2018 Midsize Sedans

The 2018 Nissan Altima is a popular choice in the crowded midsize sedan market. With so many options, explore similar midsize offerings by comparing the Altima to the 2018 Accord, Camry, and Malibu as well.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. 2018 Honda Accord

The 2018 Accord is a midsize sedan that comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine at 192 hp, although a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 252 hp is offered on the Sport, EX-L, and Touring trims. Other standard equipment across all 2018 Accord trims includes automatic dual-zone climate control, a seven-inch touchscreen display, push-button ignition, and a rearview camera. Driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning system with intervention are also standard on the 2018 Accord.

Both of the 2018 Accord's engines come standard with an automatic transmission, though a six-speed manual is optional on the Sport trim.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

Coming off a fresh redesign for the 2018 model year, the Toyota Camry is offered in five trim configurations—and with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine at 203 hp. A more powerful 3.5L V6 engine at 301 hp is offered on the upper XLE and XSE trims, however.

Toyota's suite of driver assist features is also standard equipment on every 2018 Camry, with features such as lane-departure alert, front-collision warning with emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. Other standard features on the 2018 Camry include a six-speaker sound system, seven-inch touchscreen, and 16-inch steel wheels.

2018 Nissan Altima vs. 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is another midsize sedan that offers seating for up to five passengers. It is available in four trim levels, with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine at 160 hp as the standalone engine option. Other standard equipment on the base 2018 Malibu includes a six-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, and Bluetooth® phone connectivity (not audio). 

While not standard on the base trim, the 2018 Malibu LS trim includes a 4G LTE connection with Wi-Fi capabilities2 for those looking to stay connected while on-the-go. The 2018 Malibu is also offered with several package options, such as the new Redline Edition package, which adds chrome exterior trim and blacked-out wheels.

2Requires data plan and compatible device.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2018 Nissan Altima. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2018 Nissan Altima

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (19 reviews)

great car and the price

The process of buying is quick and easy and if there was any problems, they fixed it with no problems, and the extended warranty you can buy is well worth it to have the car protected front to back,


  • Power: has the power with I need it
  • Fuel Economy: with the Altima I get 34.9 miles to the gallon
  • Value: So far everything is great with this car, plenty of room in this car, in the front and back passengers and trunk

- Barbara ASHLIN, 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Altima Excellent

Love this car - looks sharp, full of bells and whistles, and the reliability of Nissan. Just sold my 2003 Nissan Sentra after 17 years and 264,000 miles. Figured I'd keep it in the family, and moved up a notch from Sentra to Altima.


  • Styling: Looks great.
  • Cabin Noise: Very quiet.
  • Fuel Economy: Great gas mileage.

- Doug Irons, 2018 Nissan Altima

Inconsistent Bluetooth connection

For some reason the Bluetooth doesn’t always connect once the car starts and will stay on the “please wait” screen until I turn off the car and start it back up. Besides that one thing, I can say it’s a very nice vehicle! It has great take off speed, the new sporty looking factory rims look amazing! It is also extremely good on gas and that u can’t beat!!


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  • Weather Versatility: Every time it rains my front radar can’t work

- Cancer Baby85, 2018 Nissan Altima

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