• (4.7) 20 reviews
  • Available Prices: $360–$4,964
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Nissan Altima

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Vehicle Overview
Nissan’s front-drive compact sedan sees few changes for what is likely its last year in its current form. A larger, redesigned Altima is expected for the 2002 model year based on the midsize Maxima platform. The new model will be available with four-cylinder and V-6 engines and compete directly with the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

The Altima was last redesigned for the 1998 model year and is built at Nissan’s plant in Tennessee.

This year, a Limited Edition Package is a new option for the GXE model. The package includes a power driver’s seat, remote keyless entry and a security system as its main components.



Exterior
The Altima’s overall length of 186 inches makes it about 9 inches longer than the Nissan Sentra and nearly 6 inches shorter than the midsize Maxima.



Interior
Nissan says the Altima holds five people with its two front bucket seats and a three-place rear bench, but trying to fit three adults in the back squeezes everyone. Base XE models lack a folding rear seatback for expanding cargo space, but all other models have one.



Under the Hood
The Altima comes with a 155-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a choice of four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions.

Antilock brakes are optional on all models except the XE, and side-impact airbags for the front seats are standard on the GLE and optional on the GXE and SE.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

Average based on 20 reviews

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Very reliable and dependable.

by pacweid from Cinnaminson NJ on November 15, 2017

Good car. Comfortable. Good fuel mileage. Runs great. Transmission shifts perfectly. Great transportation for the grand kids.

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4 Trims Available

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Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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