Nissan Altima

2005 Nissan Altima

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  • (4.2) 78 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,462$7,954
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
  • Engine: 175-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2005 Nissan Altima

Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Altima

After moving to a brand-new, larger front-wheel-drive platform in 2002, Nissan's midlevel four-door sedan was updated as an early 2005 model. Changes include smoked headlights and taillamps and a restyled hood. Nissan calls it a "dramatic overhaul," adding that the 2005 Altima features a "to... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Manual-gearbox operation
  • Mild engine noise with four-cylinder

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Expansive window greenhouse
  • Sporty demeanor

2005 Nissan Altima Reviews Expert Reviews

As it ambles toward the end of its current design cycle, the Nissan Altima has evolved into a pretty nice family sedan with better-than-average performance. To help buy a little time before a major overhaul next summer, Nissan for model year 2005 added a juiced-up special edition, the Altima SE-R, inspired by the racy Sentra SE-R series. We tested a 2005 Altima SE-R with very few options and a ... Read full review for the 2005 Nissan Altima

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Consumer Reviews


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Would i recommend? Absolutely!

by Zoom Zoom! from Ohio on February 22, 2011

Since the 2002 redesign of this vehicle, i was very interested in purchasing one. I decided to limit my choices to a 2005 or up because of the updated interior, and a V6 because i like the extra power... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Nissan Altima Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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