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2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Nissan Altima

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$4,330 — $16,294 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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2014 Nissan Altima Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
221 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:

(2.0)

This will be the last Nissan i buy.

by Kevbro5000 from Albuquerque, NM on July 19, 2020

The altimas transmission failed at 100k miles. Other owners have reported the transmission failed at under 20k miles. And yet another owner has already gone through 3 transmissions. The CVT ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great car

by Kacie from Houston on July 9, 2020

Drove the car and it drives well. The back seats are very spacious. The car is also very clean, didn’t see any trash or crumbs on the floor. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Nissan Altima currently has 8 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

    N/A

  • 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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