2018 Nissan Altima

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2018 Nissan Altima
2018 Nissan Altima

Key specs

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The good:

  • Nissan Maxima-like styling
  • Roominess
  • Low wind and road noise
  • Steering feel
  • Interior quality

The bad:

  • Four-cylinder engine noise
  • Low-speed engine vibration (four-cylinder)
  • Ride not as composed as competitors'

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Automatic emergency braking now standard
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Four- or six-cylinder engine
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay connectivity available

2018 Nissan Altima review: Our expert's take

What it is: The five-seat Altima is Nissan's mid-size sedan. It offers a choice of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V-6 engine. All models come with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda6 and Toyota Camry.

Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now standard. The top-of-the-line 3.5 SL trim level adds adaptive cruise control and the NissanConnect multimedia system with navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Good car

Comfortable. Great gas mileage. Nice looking. Easy controls. Interior seat material very nice. Driver seat does have a small tear that I didn’t know about until after purchase but then it was a rental car.


2018 Altima is a very reliable car.

The Altima meets my needs and I have not had any problems with it. The car is has been very reliable. I am a tall lady and it has plenty of head and leg room.


Great car

Although we have this car a short time. We are very happy with the performance and style. We get great mileage. The interior is comfortable with adjustable seats and a large trunk space.

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New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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