2014 Nissan Altima
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Great highway vehicle

by from Raleigh, NC on March 18, 2014

I purchased this car three weeks ago and now literally been driving at almost 1000 miles. Gas mileage was the reason I bought the car besides heard great things about Nissan so figure would have a dep...
I purchased this car three weeks ago and now literally been driving at almost 1000 miles. Gas mileage was the reason I bought the car besides heard great things about Nissan so figure would have a dependable car. Its worth everything from resale value to better quality on lots of things. Downsized to 2.5 SV includes bit more options got came with leather seats in the zero gravity position they knew what they were talking about when giving so much comfort even has available heated seats, Navigation system, Nissan connect system, vehicle information display, blind spot warning, Bluetooth and more. The Altima is very quiet, it handles the best with great performance and ride is pretty solid. Has more room space from interior to trunk which is bigger love the intelligent key position and buttons on front outside doors while tapping the button without taking key out of pocket. I love my car from everything being more standard with nice options, safety ratings and great gas mileage is 38 per gallon as window sticker said absolutely right on being a roadrunner.
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So happy with our purchase

by from Muskego, WI on March 10, 2014

We considered Nissan like most of the makes available in the Milwaukee area. Eventually we were under a time constraint as we wanted a new car to use for a trip to Florida. We settled on the Altima S ...
We considered Nissan like most of the makes available in the Milwaukee area. Eventually we were under a time constraint as we wanted a new car to use for a trip to Florida. We settled on the Altima S based upon my review stars given (all 5's). We never owned a Nissan prior to this purchase. We just got back from a 4000 mile trip lasting 3 weeks. The car performed exceptionally. We averaged 34 mpg. The "gravity seats" were not just some fancy name for an adjustable seats, but really added comfort to a long trip. We exited the car after driving 8 hours with no backaches. We love the car.
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Gets er done

by from Southwest VA on February 22, 2016

Got 2014 altima model SV, 19000 mi used. In the past I had AWD SUV then a 6cyl sedan. This car performs well, I got this mostly because I am tall and 4cyl gas mileage as I now commute all over southwe...
Got 2014 altima model SV, 19000 mi used. In the past I had AWD SUV then a 6cyl sedan. This car performs well, I got this mostly because I am tall and 4cyl gas mileage as I now commute all over southwest Virginia and it does look sharp! I had to get tire chains due to weather, but you can get them for under 100$ (get the good low profile ones). Love it so far, speedy pick up and great gas mileage and it is roomy! I have no problems and have gotten nothing but compliments on it! Would definitely go this route again!
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Altima Enthusiast

by from Charlotte, NC on January 31, 2014

This is my 4th Nissan in 12 years...I love the reliability and the performance, as well as the fuel mileage. The only thing disappointing to me this time is that cruise control is not standard...I mea...
This is my 4th Nissan in 12 years...I love the reliability and the performance, as well as the fuel mileage. The only thing disappointing to me this time is that cruise control is not standard...I mean really? I remember when a/c's were an "option"...now they are standard. I had test drove the car around the block from the dealership in the rain, at night...Didn't realize til the next day on my way to work that there was not cruise control. Too late at that point...I was stuck with a car that I wouldn't be happy with....as I spend 10-20 hours a week driving. The dealership stepped up and had it installed...so...I'm back to being happy with my new car.
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Altima

by from New Hampshire on March 14, 2014

I recently upgraded from 2011 to 2014 Altima. The gas mileage increased substantially. The console design in the 2014 is much better than the 2011. Also the seats are more comfortable. Have only had t...
I recently upgraded from 2011 to 2014 Altima. The gas mileage increased substantially. The console design in the 2014 is much better than the 2011. Also the seats are more comfortable. Have only had the car one month but so far it is great. Reaching out for the best price was good because the dealers all find out what they are up against in pricing.
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Ended up in a rental

by from Rochester, MN on July 6, 2014

Ended up having to rent this vehicle due to an unexpected vehicle repair. Anyway. The styling is decent although I am not really fond of how far the taillight lenses go up the rear quarter panel but ...
Ended up having to rent this vehicle due to an unexpected vehicle repair. Anyway. The styling is decent although I am not really fond of how far the taillight lenses go up the rear quarter panel but all in all it is a sharp design compared to others in its class. We had the Altima S.... pretty much bone stock and stripped, I priced it out on Cars.com at just under 22K. It had power windows, locks, mirrors, traction control, A/C and cruise so it I was not driving a tin box with crates as seats because it had all the expected creature comforts, I guess the only thing it was really missing from the high end Altima was power sunroof, leather and the 6 cylinder engine. The thing that really blew me away was the fuel efficiency. With 2 adults, 2 kids and literally a trunk full of items we averaged 35 MPG with the A/C on and doing 80 MPH. Granted were were in a flatter part of the country so hills were smaller so the vehicle was allowed to just do its thing without a lot of extra work. The interior was plastic abundant, granted we had a pretty much base model so that is to be expected but there is a good amount of space and things are well laid out. from the drivers chair. I also sat in the back seat to check out the leg room, no I could not stretch out a great deal but I was not uncomfortable. It is very good space. The steering wheel controls are responsive but are not instantly intuitive because I could not find a way to reset the fuel efficiency without changing the radio channel to verify that i was in fact getting 35 MPG instead of the just assuming that the person who rented this car before me drove down a 290 mile hill. The only real concern I had was the location of the on/off button to the over drive, if you reach down to scratch your thigh you may inadvertently hit the button on the side of the gear selector. The engine has decent power, but I found myself sometimes expecting more than I got. It is capable and I guess more time with the car would allow me figure out more how to get what I want from it. In all, if your price range is 22K this is a great vehicle, add more for the more luxurious options but the bones of it are very good and worth the time to look at.
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2014 Altima SV

by from Texas on April 18, 2014

Have had this car only 3 weeks now but so far I love it... Very comfortable, love all of the displays on dash, gas milage is great for a car this size , trunk is huge larger than my moms SUV space. I ...
Have had this car only 3 weeks now but so far I love it... Very comfortable, love all of the displays on dash, gas milage is great for a car this size , trunk is huge larger than my moms SUV space. I am very pleased with this vehicle and all of the amenities for the price great value
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Love my Cranberry! (A.K.A Altima)

by from Miami, FL on June 29, 2014

I love my 2014 Altima 2.5 SV with sport package! I have had this car for 10 months and I love it! The car has just under 16K and there are no issues with it. I get 530 miles per tank of gas!!! I avera...
I love my 2014 Altima 2.5 SV with sport package! I have had this car for 10 months and I love it! The car has just under 16K and there are no issues with it. I get 530 miles per tank of gas!!! I average a combined MPG of 32. (City and hwy) I drive a mixture of both and am amazed that I can go two weeks with out filling up! The seats are comfortable (when adjusted right), the outside looks sporty (especially with the spoiler). My favorite features are the remote start, intelligent key, push to start button, sun roof, and many many more. My only complaint- I wish the SV came with leather!
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love my Altima 3.5SL

by from san Diego on June 26, 2014

I love this car. There are only a few negatives. Front passenger seat is not power. There is no power charger in back seat, and voice on navigation does not go below 5. Otherwise, besides these very m...
I love this car. There are only a few negatives. Front passenger seat is not power. There is no power charger in back seat, and voice on navigation does not go below 5. Otherwise, besides these very minor things I love this car. Great powerful car. Gas mileage very good. I drove from San Diego to Oxnard though LA traffic and got 34.8 mph. SEATS are very comfortable. Beautiful lines on car.
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2014 Altima 2.5 S They just keep getting Better !

by from New England-Snowbirds on October 16, 2016

We purchased a CPO 2014 Altima 2.5 S a little over a year ago. We had a Nissan Maxima in the mid-1990's that we purchased as a dealer's demo, then we went back & forth between Honda & Toyota until 201...
We purchased a CPO 2014 Altima 2.5 S a little over a year ago. We had a Nissan Maxima in the mid-1990's that we purchased as a dealer's demo, then we went back & forth between Honda & Toyota until 2015. We trade our sedan every 5-yrs, and never buy a model in its 1st year of production, just to avoid any bugs. We have been buying 2nd year of production cars that are 1-yr old & CPO, such is the case with our 2014 Altima 2.5 S. It's a great sedan that's very comfortable, and we avg 40+mpg on road trips, and get mid-30's around town. The cvt transmission is unique and plays a big role in helping us get our great mpg. There is a sport mode that allows you to get more performance out of the 2.5L 4-cyl, but it also hurts the mpg's, yet makes the cvt act more like a 6-spd rather than a cvt. The S-trim is all one really needs, but higher trim levels provide more features & upgraded technology options & std equipment. We have had several Honda Accord's, most being EX or EXL, & or next car will be a 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV or SL, for Nissan has exceeded Honda with the 2013-18 Accord vs Altima hands down. The Altima 2.5 SV is similarly equipped to the Accord EX, just as the Altima SL= Accord EXL. For 2016 each company did its mid-cycle refresh, plus Nissan added the SR trim level on the Altima to better compete head-to-head with the Camry SE & Accord Sport. If I were to buy our Altima all over again I would have purchased the SV trim level with the convenience pkg(power moonroof, exterior mirrors with built-in turn signals and so on), unfortunately we had sold our Accord to a couple who were w/o transportation so we didn't have as much time to shop/wait for our preferred dealer to get a 1-yr old low mileage(<10Kmi) CPO qualifying unabused, accident & ding free Altima in our preferred color combo. We could have gotten the SL trim but it was in a 2013 & the 2014 model year Altima's were made with additional sound insulation that the 2013 did not have, so once again we stuck to our rule of not buying car's in their 1st year of production, and it would have thrown off our 5-yr trade rule too. You see, the family sedans we have bought in the past from Honda, Toyota & Nissan all use a 5-yr body-style and Honda & Nissan are on the same cycle, years ending in 3 or 8 denote the start of a new body style since the 2003 Honda Accord or earlier, but since 2008 as I have followed, the Accord & Altima have been on the same 5-yr cycle & same mid-cycle refresh cycle as well.
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