2015 Nissan Altima

At a Glance

Pricing $22,300 - $31,950
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4, 3.5l V6
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 22-27 (city), 31-38 (highway)

The Nissan Altima is a front-wheel-drive, midsized sedan similar in size to the Toyota Camry. Nissan also sells the similarly sized Maxima, but that car is aimed at the entry-luxury segment and is significantly more expensive. The Altima is generally available in S, SV an SL levels with either a 2.5l four-cylinder engine, or 3.5l V6 engine. All Altimas equip a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for improved fuel economy which is unusual in this segment.

What Changed:

Trim level / option changes. Updated powertrain yields a 1 MPG increase in fuel economy.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI MSRP
Altima 2.5 2.5l I4 (182-bhp) CVT FWD 27 / 38 / 32 59 $22,300
Altima 2.5 S 2.5l I4 (182-bhp) CVT FWD 27 / 38 / 32 57 $22,560
Altima 2.5 SV 2.5l I4 (182-bhp) CVT FWD 27 / 38 / 32 57 $24,720
Altima 2.5 SL 2.5l I4 (182-bhp) CVT FWD 27 / 38 / 32 57 $28,150
Altima 3.5 S 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD 22 / 31 / 26 68 $26,450
Altima 3.5 SV 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD 22 / 31 / 26 68 $29,830
Altima 3.5 SL 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD 22 / 31 / 26 68 $31,950