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2014 Nissan Altima

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$7,362 — $16,206 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
26-32 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-6 power, refinement
  • Good handling
  • Compliant ride
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Backseat space

The Bad

  • Four-cylinder drone when accelerating
  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Available text-messaging assistant doesn't work with iPhone
  • Bland interior styling
2014 Nissan Altima exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Nissan Altima
  • Coupe discontinued
  • Four- and six-cylinder engines
  • 4-inch color screen in gauge cluster
  • Easy Fill Tire Alert honks horn when correct tire pressure is reached
  • Available text-messaging assistant, Pandora integration

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Vehicle Overview

Redesigned last year, the Nissan Altima midsize sedan comes with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power. Competitors to the five-seat, front-drive Altima include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion.
New for 2014
The Altima coupe has been dropped from the lineup. Changes to the sedan mainly involve new optional features and packages. A new Technology Package that arrives later in the model year replaces the Navigation Package on the SV models and includes navigation with NissanConnect, a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and moving object detection.

S models can have a new Display Audio Package with a 5-inch color display, backup camera, USB port and NissanConnect Apps smartphone integration. A Sport Value Package for 2.5 S models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, remote start and a rear spoiler.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with covers; 16-, 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • Available automatic headlights
  • Available fog lights
  • Available LED taillights
  • When filling tires with air, horn beeps when correct pressure is reached
  • Available remote start
  • Available moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth or leather upholstery
  • Bluetooth cellphone connectivity with streaming audio
  • 60/40-split folding backseat with armrest
  • Customizable 4-inch color screen in gauge cluster
  • Available NissanConnect with Pandora and iPod connectivity
  • Available power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Available steering-whee...
Vehicle Overview

Redesigned last year, the Nissan Altima midsize sedan comes with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power. Competitors to the five-seat, front-drive Altima include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion.
New for 2014
The Altima coupe has been dropped from the lineup. Changes to the sedan mainly involve new optional features and packages. A new Technology Package that arrives later in the model year replaces the Navigation Package on the SV models and includes navigation with NissanConnect, a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and moving object detection.

S models can have a new Display Audio Package with a 5-inch color display, backup camera, USB port and NissanConnect Apps smartphone integration. A Sport Value Package for 2.5 S models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, remote start and a rear spoiler.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with covers; 16-, 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Low-rolling-resistance tires
  • Available automatic headlights
  • Available fog lights
  • Available LED taillights
  • When filling tires with air, horn beeps when correct pressure is reached
  • Available remote start
  • Available moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth or leather upholstery
  • Bluetooth cellphone connectivity with streaming audio
  • 60/40-split folding backseat with armrest
  • Customizable 4-inch color screen in gauge cluster
  • Available NissanConnect with Pandora and iPod connectivity
  • Available power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Available steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Available leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available navigation system
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available Bose premium stereo
  • Available heated front seats and steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 270-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Both engines use regular gas
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Active Understeer Control can brake inside front wheel in corners for improved handling

Safety Features

  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seat
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available moving object detection when in reverse

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
192 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Best car I've owned

by Nissian Katy from Picayune, MS on December 9, 2018

This car is stylish, great on gas and requires low maintenace. It rides smoothly and everyone that has ridden in my car comments on how nice my car is. My bluetooth is a great safety feature also. ... Read full review

(4.0)

The most reliable one - Nissan

by SilasNissan from Forest Park, Illinois on December 5, 2018

This car meets my need. Although the monitoring panel screen can be larger. I do have a issue of concern initiating from the manufacturer end. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Nissan Altima currently has 7 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Altima received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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