What Is the 2014 Nissan Altima?
The 2014 Nissan Altima is a mid-size sedan with seating for five. It is available in seven different trim levels: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 3.5 S, 2.5 SL, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL. The Altima competes with models like the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
What's New on the 2014 Nissan Altima?
For 2014, Nissan has dropped the coupe body style and added several optional features and packages to the lineup. The Technology Package replaces the Navigation Package and includes amenities such as moving object detection, lane departure warning and a blind spot warning system. Drivers who opt for the S models can select the new Display Audio Package with a 5-inch color display, backup camera, USB port and more. The Sport Value Package can be added to 2.5 S models, and this option includes a rear spoiler, remote start and 16-inch alloy wheels.
How Does the 2014 Nissan Altima Compare to Other Mid-Size Sedans?
Although the Altima's inconsistent steering feel and noisy engine may persuade some drivers to look to other competitors, the Altima is likely to maintain its sales momentum.
What Features on the 2014 Nissan Altima Are Most Important?
The 2014 Altima is equipped with 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower. Drivers who prefer a little more power can select the 3.5-liter V-6, which delivers 270 hp. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, low-rolling-resistance tires, Bluetooth connectivity and a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Available options are automatic headlights, LED taillights, remote start, a moonroof, NissanConnect, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a navigation system, a premium audio system and heated front seats.
Standard safety amenities include antilock disc brakes, an electronic stability system, side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. Optional safety features include a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and moving object detection.
Should I Buy the 2014 Nissan Altima?
The 2014 Nissan Altima delivers impressive optional V-6 power, good handling and a comfortable front seat, making it a standout choice in the class. However, the four-cylinder engine is somewhat noisy, and the interior styling is a bit dull.
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