Best Bet
  • (4.6) 65 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,603$8,423
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
  • Engine: 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2006 Nissan Altima

Our Take on the 2006 Nissan Altima

Our Take

Nissan's midlevel four-door sedan was updated as an early 2005 model. Changes included smoked headlights and taillamps and a restyled hood. Nissan called it a "dramatic overhaul," adding that the 2005 Altima featured a "totally revamped interior." Little has changed for 2006. Four new packag... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Our Expert Reviews

The Altima has been a Nissan mainstay, and like most successful family sedans, there are a variety of models from which to choose.While the 250-horsepower V-6 is fun, the rising price of gasoline makes the four-cylinder appealing because it uses less fuel and has a lower sticker price.A redesigned 2007 goes on sale in the fall, but in the meantime Nissan is offering a four-cylinder Special Edit... Read full review for the 2006 Nissan Altima

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 65 reviews

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LOVE my 3.5 SE!!!

by AtlimaLover from Roanoke, VA on August 10, 2011

Absolutely love my Altima!! Owned a 2.5 S special edition bought new in 06. Owned until 2010 when it was hit and totaled on the interstate by a wreckless Semi driver. Car held up VERY well! Loved that... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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