2014 Nissan Altima Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$22,170-$30,820
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What's New for 2014:

  • Altima Coupe is cancelled
  • Revised cloth seat upholstery
  • Improved noise isolation for interior
  • New NissanConnect Apps technology
  • SiriusXM Travel Link services added to NissanConnect Navigation
  • New Sport Value, Display Audio, and Technology option packages

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Altima is a midsize, 4-door family sedan offered with a choice between a 4-cylinder and a V-6 engine. The Altima, last redesigned for the 2013 model year, competes against a wide range of models including the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat.

Models and Features
For 2014, the Altima is available in two model series. The Altima 2.5 models have a 4-cylinder engine while the Altima 3.5 models have a V-6 engine. Only the Altima 2.5 is offered in a base level of trim. Otherwise, both series share S, SV, and, SL trim level designations.

Upgrading to the Altima 2.5 S adds a power driver's seat with a seatback pocket, cruise control, additional stereo speakers, automatic headlights, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, sun visor extensions, cabin micro-filter, carpeted trunk-lid trim, individual tire-pressure monitoring, and Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry. Selecting this version also gives buyers access to a broader array of options.

The Altima 3.5 S adds paddle shifters, a thicker rear stabilizer bar, 18-inch aluminum wheels, NissanConnect technology with a 5-inch touch-screen audio system, USB port, and satellite radio.

Select the Altima 2.5 SV and the car is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, NissanConnect with touch-screen audio and satellite radio, USB port, hands-free text messaging capability, leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine starting, and a reversing camera.

Fog lights and heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signal indicators are standard for the Altima 3.5 SV, along with a power sunroof, universal garage door opener, rear-seat air conditioning vents, one-touch front passenger's window operation, auto-dimming interior mirror with a compass, cabin mood lighting, and a trunk cargo net.

The Altima 2.5 SL is equipped with most of these features plus leather upholstery, power lumbar support adjustment for the driver's seat, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, upgraded interior trim, LED taillights, and a premium audio system. Altima 3.5 SL models have these upgrades plus HID headlights.

Options and Packages
The 2014 Altima can be optioned with packages, individual features, and dealer-installed accessories.

A Display Audio package is offered for the 2.5 S, adding NissanConnect with a touch-screen audio system, satellite radio, NissanConnect Apps, hands-free text messaging capability, USB port, and a reversing camera. This system, which is standard for the 3.5 S, can be upgraded in both models with the Navigation package, which adds a larger touch screen, voice-recognition technology, and a navigation system.

In addition to these upgrades, the Altima 2.5 SV can be equipped with a Convenience package that adds the equipment that comes standard for the Altima 3.5 SV. A Technology package is also available for SV and SL trim levels, and it includes the Navigation package plus blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection systems.

Additional factory options, depending on the trim level selected, include a power sunroof, carpeted floor mats, trunk mat, trunk organizer, body side moldings, first aid kit, and illuminated doorsill kick plates.

Under the Hood
A 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine powers the Altima 2.5 models, while the Altima 3.5 has a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Both power plants are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) driving the car's front wheels. Paddle shifters are included for Altima 3.5 models.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the Altima 2.5 is rated to return 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Choose the Altima 3.5 and you can expect to get 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2014 Nissan Altima received a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2014 Altima's crash-test performance.

Every 2014 Altima is equipped with an Easy Fill Tire Alert system to help owners maintain proper tire pressure. When filling the tires with air, the system chirps the horn when the proper pressure is reached, helping to make this important vehicle maintenance task easier.

The Altima SV and SL trim levels can be upgraded with blind-spot monitoring and a lane-departure warning system. Additionally, the car's moving-object detection system identifies when traffic is approaching the car from the side, helping drivers to reverse from blind parking spaces or driveways.

What's New for 2014:

  • Altima Coupe is cancelled
  • Revised cloth seat upholstery
  • Improved noise isolation for interior
  • New NissanConnect Apps technology
  • SiriusXM Travel Link services added to NissanConnect Navigation
  • New Sport Value, Display Audio, and Technology option packages

Introduction
The 2014 Nissan Altima is a midsize, 4-door family sedan offered with a choice between a 4-cylinder and a V-6 engine. The Altima, last redesigned for the 2013 model year, competes against a wide range of models including the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat.

Models and Features
For 2014, the Altima is available in two model series. The Altima 2.5 models have a 4-cylinder engine while the Altima 3.5 models have a V-6 engine. Only the Altima 2.5 is offered in a base level of trim. Otherwise, both series share S, SV, and, SL trim level designations.

Upgrading to the Altima 2.5 S adds a power driver's seat with a seatback pocket, cruise control, additional stereo speakers, automatic headlights, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, sun visor extensions, cabin micro-filter, carpeted trunk-lid trim, individual tire-pressure monitoring, and Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry. Selecting this version also gives buyers access to a broader array of options.

The Altima 3.5 S adds paddle shifters, a thicker rear stabilizer bar, 18-inch aluminum wheels, NissanConnect technology with a 5-inch touch-screen audio system, USB port, and satellite radio.

Select the Altima 2.5 SV and the car is equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, NissanConnect with touch-screen audio and satellite radio, USB port, hands-free text messaging capability, leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine starting, and a reversing camera.

Fog lights and heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signal indicators are standard for the Altima 3.5 SV, along with a power sunroof, universal garage door opener, rear-seat air conditioning vents, one-touch front passenger's window operation, auto-dimming interior mirror with a compass, cabin mood lighting, and a trunk cargo net.

The Altima 2.5 SL is equipped with most of these features plus leather upholstery, power lumbar support adjustment for the driver's seat, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, upgraded interior trim, LED taillights, and a premium audio system. Altima 3.5 SL models have these upgrades plus HID headlights.

Options and Packages
The 2014 Altima can be optioned with packages, individual features, and dealer-installed accessories.

A Display Audio package is offered for the 2.5 S, adding NissanConnect with a touch-screen audio system, satellite radio, NissanConnect Apps, hands-free text messaging capability, USB port, and a reversing camera. This system, which is standard for the 3.5 S, can be upgraded in both models with the Navigation package, which adds a larger touch screen, voice-recognition technology, and a navigation system.

In addition to these upgrades, the Altima 2.5 SV can be equipped with a Convenience package that adds the equipment that comes standard for the Altima 3.5 SV. A Technology package is also available for SV and SL trim levels, and it includes the Navigation package plus blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection systems.

Additional factory options, depending on the trim level selected, include a power sunroof, carpeted floor mats, trunk mat, trunk organizer, body side moldings, first aid kit, and illuminated doorsill kick plates.

Under the Hood
A 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine powers the Altima 2.5 models, while the Altima 3.5 has a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Both power plants are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) driving the car's front wheels. Paddle shifters are included for Altima 3.5 models.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the Altima 2.5 is rated to return 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Choose the Altima 3.5 and you can expect to get 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The 2014 Nissan Altima received a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2014 Altima's crash-test performance.

Every 2014 Altima is equipped with an Easy Fill Tire Alert system to help owners maintain proper tire pressure. When filling the tires with air, the system chirps the horn when the proper pressure is reached, helping to make this important vehicle maintenance task easier.

The Altima SV and SL trim levels can be upgraded with blind-spot monitoring and a lane-departure warning system. Additionally, the car's moving-object detection system identifies when traffic is approaching the car from the side, helping drivers to reverse from blind parking spaces or driveways.

Available Trims for the 2014 Nissan Altima
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.5 (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 22170.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 S (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 22690.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 SV (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 24340.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 SL (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 27920.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 3.5 S (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 26320.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name 3.5 SV (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 28520.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
Name 3.5 SL (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 30820.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat and 4-way manual adjustable passenger's seat
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Ashtray
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Regular Dome Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way power adjustable driver's seat and 4-way manual adjustable passenger's seat
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Air Filtration
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, power adjustable lumbar support and 4-way manual adjustable passenger's seat
  • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Compass
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Cargo Net
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 16" x 7.0" Steel w/Full Covers
  • Tires: P215/60TR16 AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.5" Aluminum
  • Tires: P215/55VR17 AS
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" Aluminum
  • Tires: P235/45VR18 AS
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve I-4
  • Transmission: Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable)
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 4.83 Axle Ratio
  • 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 110 Amp Alternator
  • 4211# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
  • Transmission: Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable) -inc: column mounted paddle shifters w/manual shift mode
  • 4.68 Axle Ratio
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • 4381# Gvwr
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Rear Camera w/Washer
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), aux-in, 4 speakers, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
    • Radio w/Clock
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), aux-in, 6 speakers, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/SiriusXM -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), aux-in, 6 speakers, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 5" color audio display, rearview monitor, USB connection port w/iPod connectivity, hands-free text messaging assistant, NissanConnect Smartphone Apps, diversity antenna and Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV)
    • Radio w/Clock and Radio Data System
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Radio: Bose Premium AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM Audio System -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), MP3, aux-in, 9 speakers including woofers, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 5" color audio display, rearview monitor, USB connection port w/iPod connectivity, hands-free text messaging assistant, NissanConnect Smartphone Apps, diversity antenna and Speed Sensitive Volume (SSV)
    • Regular Amplifier
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/SiriusXM -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), aux-in, 6 speakers, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 5" color audio display, rearview monitor, USB connection port w/iPod connectivity, hands-free text messaging assistant, NissanConnect Smartphone Apps and diversity antenna
    • Radio w/Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and External Memory Control

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