2015 Nissan Altima Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$22,300-$32,350
$21,031-$30,138
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What's New for 2015:

  • Improved fuel economy for available V-6 engine
  • SV trim level gains standard 10-way power driver's seat, Intelligent Climate Control that works in conjunction with remote engine starting
  • SL trim level adds 4-way power front passenger's seat
  • 2.5 SV adds standard fog lights
  • 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL include NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology and a navigation system
  • 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection systems
  • Altimas with a beige interior now have black carpeting

Introduction
The 2015 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan offered with a 4-cylinder engine or a V-6 engine. It competes against a long list of models, including the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat.

Models and Features
Altimas with a 4-cylinder engine have a 2.5 series designation, while those with a V-6 engine have a 3.5 series designation. Within each series, S, SV, and SL trim levels are available. Additionally, the Altima 2.5 is offered as a base model without a trim designation.

Key upgrades with the Altima 2.5 S include cruise control, Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry with push-button starting, automatic headlights, individual tire-pressure monitoring, additional stereo speakers, upgraded sun visors and mirrors, and a cabin air filter.

Choose the Altima 2.5 SV for an 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 5-in. color audio display screen with a reversing camera, satellite radio, and USB port, and NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and hands-free text-messaging assistant technology. Additionally, the 2.5 SV includes remote engine starting with Intelligent Climate Control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, and 17-in. aluminum wheels.

The Altima 2.5 SL is equipped with leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and LED taillights. Additionally, this version features a Bose premium audio system, universal programmable remote, auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass, rear air conditioning vents, automatic operation for the front windows, cabin mood lighting, 4-way power front passenger's seat, adjustable rear head restraints, side cargo net for the trunk, and upgraded interior trim.

Switching to the Altima 3.5 S, this model adds a V-6 engine, transmission paddle shifters, and 18-in. aluminum wheels to the Altima 2.5 S. This version also gets a 6-way power driver's seat in addition to a 5-in. audio display screen, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and text-messaging assistant, USB port, satellite radio, and a reversing camera.

The Altima 3.5 SV includes Altima 2.5 SV standard features plus a navigation system, power sunroof, and three safety technologies: blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection. This version of the Altima also has a universal programmable remote, automatic operation for the front windows, rear air conditioning vents, interior mood lighting, cargo net for the side of the trunk, and heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators.

The Altima 3.5 SL is identical to the Altima 2.5 SL except the 3.5 has bigger wheels, a V-6 engine, and xenon HID headlights.

Under the Hood
A 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for all Altima 2.5 models, and powers the front wheels through Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Choose the Altima 3.5 for a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and paddle shifters for the CVT.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the Altima 2.5 is rated to get 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. For 2015, the Altima 3.5 model's fuel economy improves slightly, to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Last year, the Altima 3.5 was rated to get 31 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
Nissan offers several safety-related and infotainment technologies for the 2015 Altima. Most new Altimas include NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology, which adds a hands-free text-messaging assistant and access to Facebook as well as Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio stations. Add navigation and a 7-in. color touch screen is included, along with Google online search, speed-limit display, curve-warning display, and eco-driving maps.

In most 2015 Altimas, the vehicle's headlights are linked to the windshield wipers, ensuring that the driver will travel through bad weather with the headlights on. When necessary, an Active Understeer Control system automatically brakes an inside wheel to tighten the Altima's cornering line, while an Easy-Fill tire-alert system automatically chirps the horn when proper pressure is reached, making it easier and quicker to maintain proper tire pressures.

Nissan also offers its Safety Shield Technologies for the Altima, which include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection. That latter system can warn the driver when it determines that an animal, person, or another car is behind the Altima when it is reversing.

What's New for 2015:

  • Improved fuel economy for available V-6 engine
  • SV trim level gains standard 10-way power driver's seat, Intelligent Climate Control that works in conjunction with remote engine starting
  • SL trim level adds 4-way power front passenger's seat
  • 2.5 SV adds standard fog lights
  • 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL include NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology and a navigation system
  • 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection systems
  • Altimas with a beige interior now have black carpeting

Introduction
The 2015 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan offered with a 4-cylinder engine or a V-6 engine. It competes against a long list of models, including the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat.

Models and Features
Altimas with a 4-cylinder engine have a 2.5 series designation, while those with a V-6 engine have a 3.5 series designation. Within each series, S, SV, and SL trim levels are available. Additionally, the Altima 2.5 is offered as a base model without a trim designation.

Key upgrades with the Altima 2.5 S include cruise control, Nissan Intelligent Key passive entry with push-button starting, automatic headlights, individual tire-pressure monitoring, additional stereo speakers, upgraded sun visors and mirrors, and a cabin air filter.

Choose the Altima 2.5 SV for an 8-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 5-in. color audio display screen with a reversing camera, satellite radio, and USB port, and NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and hands-free text-messaging assistant technology. Additionally, the 2.5 SV includes remote engine starting with Intelligent Climate Control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, and 17-in. aluminum wheels.

The Altima 2.5 SL is equipped with leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and LED taillights. Additionally, this version features a Bose premium audio system, universal programmable remote, auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass, rear air conditioning vents, automatic operation for the front windows, cabin mood lighting, 4-way power front passenger's seat, adjustable rear head restraints, side cargo net for the trunk, and upgraded interior trim.

Switching to the Altima 3.5 S, this model adds a V-6 engine, transmission paddle shifters, and 18-in. aluminum wheels to the Altima 2.5 S. This version also gets a 6-way power driver's seat in addition to a 5-in. audio display screen, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and text-messaging assistant, USB port, satellite radio, and a reversing camera.

The Altima 3.5 SV includes Altima 2.5 SV standard features plus a navigation system, power sunroof, and three safety technologies: blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection. This version of the Altima also has a universal programmable remote, automatic operation for the front windows, rear air conditioning vents, interior mood lighting, cargo net for the side of the trunk, and heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators.

The Altima 3.5 SL is identical to the Altima 2.5 SL except the 3.5 has bigger wheels, a V-6 engine, and xenon HID headlights.

Under the Hood
A 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for all Altima 2.5 models, and powers the front wheels through Nissan's Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Choose the Altima 3.5 for a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and paddle shifters for the CVT.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the Altima 2.5 is rated to get 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. For 2015, the Altima 3.5 model's fuel economy improves slightly, to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Last year, the Altima 3.5 was rated to get 31 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
Nissan offers several safety-related and infotainment technologies for the 2015 Altima. Most new Altimas include NissanConnect with Mobile Apps technology, which adds a hands-free text-messaging assistant and access to Facebook as well as Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio stations. Add navigation and a 7-in. color touch screen is included, along with Google online search, speed-limit display, curve-warning display, and eco-driving maps.

In most 2015 Altimas, the vehicle's headlights are linked to the windshield wipers, ensuring that the driver will travel through bad weather with the headlights on. When necessary, an Active Understeer Control system automatically brakes an inside wheel to tighten the Altima's cornering line, while an Easy-Fill tire-alert system automatically chirps the horn when proper pressure is reached, making it easier and quicker to maintain proper tire pressures.

Nissan also offers its Safety Shield Technologies for the Altima, which include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and moving-object detection. That latter system can warn the driver when it determines that an animal, person, or another car is behind the Altima when it is reversing.

Available Trims for the 2015 Nissan Altima
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.5 (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 22300.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 S (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 22560.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 SV (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 24720.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 2.5 SL (4dr Sdn I4) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 28150.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
Name 3.5 S (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 26450.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name 3.5 SV (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 29830.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name 3.5 SL (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 31950.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name 3.5 SL (4dr Sdn V6) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 32350.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
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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
  • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • 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
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • 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
  • 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
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, 2-way power adjustable lumbar support and 4-way manual adjustable passenger's seat
  • Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material and Power 2-Way Driver Lumbar
  • 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
  • Includes Power Cushion Tilt and Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, 2-way power adjustable lumbar support and 4-way power 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
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way power adjustable driver's seat and 4-way manual adjustable passenger's seat
  • NissanConnect Selective Service Internet Access
  • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
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
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • 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
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Rear Collision
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), aux-in, 6 speakers, streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology w/voice recognition 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 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 port, 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, Nissan Navigation System, 7" color display, turn-by-turn navigation integration into Advanced Drive Assist Display, steering wheel navigation system controls, NavTraffic and NavWeather, POIs powered by Google and Google Send to Car Services, rearview monitor, USB port, hands-free text messaging assistant, NissanConnect Smartphone Apps and diversity antenna
    • Radio w/Clock, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and DVD-Audio
    • Real-Time Traffic Display
    • 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, Nissan Navigation System, 7" color display, turn-by-turn navigation integration into Advanced Drive Assist Display, steering wheel navigation system controls, NavTraffic and NavWeather, POIs powered by Google and Google Send to Car Services, 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, Voice Activation and DVD-Audio

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