2008 Nissan Altima

At a Glance

Pricing $19,900 - $29,380
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4, 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 18-35 (city), 26-33 (highway)

The flashy Altima midsize sedan has led Nissan's US sales revival. The Altima rides on Nissan's D-platform chassis. Equal length halfshafts should reduce torque steer for enhanced handling. The interior is sporty with upgraded plastics and metal trim. Powerplant choices include the 2.5L I-4 (>165-bhp) and 3.5L V-6 (>265-bhp), both available with a the Xtronic CVT or a 6-speed manual. A hybrid model (HEV) should provide a competitive alternative to the Camry hybrid.

What Changed:

The Altima features a number of option package and standard feature changes.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Altima 2.5 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD $19,900
Altima 2.5 S 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) M6 FWD $21,040
Altima 2.5 S 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD $21,540
Altima 3.5 SE 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) M6 FWD $25,180
Altima 3.5 SE 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD $25,680
Altima hybrid 2.5l I4 HEV (158-bhp) CVT FWD $26,650
Altima 3.5 SL 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD $29,380