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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Our 2018 Nissan Altima trim comparison will help you decide.

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 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews



transmission out at 80,000 miles not good warranty 75,000 $6000 in repair I have made $18,000 in payments that I am out of pocket I surrender! Marti


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Transmission problems I spend a lot of money to repairs And the problem still appears I will never buy nissan again And I won't recommend anyone to buy these cars


Amazing selection and helpful sales team.

Very professional and experienced sales team. Was treated like I was their only customer, explainrd the process and made the experiece enjoyable. Im a life long customr.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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