2008 Nissan Altima

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2008 Nissan Altima Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2008

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Nissan Altima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Nissan Altima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 35


26 - 33


158 - 270


1 speed, Continuously Variable, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Electric I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Nissan Altima Review

Nissan Drivers reject conformity and select lavishness. The 2008 Altima conveys just that. Altima offers a 270 horse power V6 or a 175 horse power four cylinder both with dual exhaust and more power and efficiency than before. And Altima offers the first hybrid that drives like a Nissan. Altima hybrid delivers an outstanding 35 miles to the gallon and over 600 miles to a tank. With three distinct modern interior environments there is sure to be an Altima to suit your personal taste. Each interior features exceptional fit and finish unique textures and metallic accents. Altima offers several audio choices to greatly improve your listening pleasure. Features like an auxiliary audio input for your ipod and the Bose 9 speaker audio system with satellite radio. Six standard air bags and front seat active head restraints are among the more than 50 standard features you’ll find on every Altima. It is all part of the Nissan Safety shield. Our comprehensive approach to help inspire confidence every time you get behind the wheel. The 2008 Nissan Altima. Luxury now available to all.

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