2015 Nissan Altima review

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Nissan Altima highlights

Customer rating


  • Fuel-sipping driving experience
  • Smooth, comfortable ride
  • Simple, upscale interior


  • Limited rear-seat head and legroom
  • CVT causes noisy engine revving
  • Lacks sportiness

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 32 highway, 26 combined

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What is new for the 2015 Nissan Altima?

  • Altima trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Sensors, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Nissan Altima

1. It's super comfortable

Everyone likes being comfortable in the car, but for some people it's especially important. The 2015 Nissan Altima is known for its comfortable front seats, which are perfect if you spend a lot of time driving. Nissan says this is because of the Zero Gravity Seats that come standard on any 2015 Altima. This means you and your favorite people can head out on a road trip in comfort, no matter how many miles you're putting under your belt.

2. Available V6 engine

If you crave power beneath the pedals, you'll like that the 2015 Nissan Altima is available with a 270-hp 3.5L V6 engine. With that engine, the Altima can accelerate from zero to 60 in just over six seconds. The V6 has enough power to make your daily commute or a weekend drive on windy mountain roads just a little more exciting. Fuel economy is also good, with an EPA-estimated combined score of 26 mpg.

3. Available driver assist features

Who doesn't like a bit of peace of mind behind the wheel? The 2015 Nissan Altima can offer that thanks to available convenience features including blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. A rearview camera is also available on some models, and rear cross-traffic alert can also detect moving objects that may cross your path as you reverse, sounding an alert and making it easier to spot anything in your way. This makes every drive just that little bit easier.

4. Solid premium sound system

The 2015 Nissan Altima comes standard with a four-speaker audio system. But if you're the type of person who always has the music going, opt for the available Bose® Premium Audio System, which comes with nine speakers. Whether you're into classical or classic rock, it will make your favorite songs sound great.

5. Lots of trims

The 2015 Nissan Altima comes in seven trim levels, so you can find exactly what you want. The base 2.5 trim comes with a 182 horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine and a basic cloth interior. Higher-level trims, working up to the top-end 3.5 SL, add the V6 engine, leather seats, premium audio, and other luxuries.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Nissan Altima is a great car for the price. Customers like the gas mileage, the spacious interior, and the speaker system.

RepairPal gave the Nissan Altima an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Altima 14th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Nissan Altima features and specs

SL 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 40"/R 37.1"

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