2007 Nissan Altima

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56 reviews
Available Price Range $3,738-$10,730 Trims4 Combined MPG 25-30 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2007 Nissan Altima

Our Take

Nissan's 2002 Altima debuted as the hot rod of $25,000 midsize sedans, offering a 240-horsepower V-6 and aggressive styling to boot. It caught its rivals off guard, but they soon caught up: Co... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • CVT bogs engine at lower speeds
  • Fussy tilt/telescope steering wheel adjustment
  • Cheapo faux wood trim with tan interior
  • Inconvenient release straps for folding rear seats
  • Popular options tied to expensive packages

Notable Features

  • Manual or automatic (CVT)
  • Standard keyless start
  • Optional 270-hp V-6
  • Optional navigation system and rearview camera
  • Optional stability system


Our Expert Reviews

One of my favorites among the midsize cars, the Nissan Altima sport sedan, also is turning out to be a hit with consumers. This car, which got a complete makeover this year, recently was named best premium midsize car in the 2007 Motorist Choice Awards. These awards recognize vehicles that have a combination of the highest customer satisfaction and the lowest cost of ownership, based on ranking... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 56 reviews

Great Car 3.5SE, Very sporty

by Heavy L from South Fl on November 16, 2010

Great Car,powerful motor just took a pretty decent trip got 27 mph not too bad for a V6,also the CVT transmission is very smooth. Would recommend,the only thing I can complain about is the ride is a l... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Altima 2.5

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Nissan Altima 2.5

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Altima 2.5

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Nissan Altima 2.5

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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