2018 Nissan Altima

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2018 Nissan Altima
2018 Nissan Altima

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

191.9” x 57.8”


Front-wheel drive



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 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car

This car does exactly what it is designed to do we plan on a cross country trip in it.I have been lucky with transmission but I purchased a warranty. If you want to road race this is not for you but if you want to drive,take trips then this is good


Margarita Mendez

I purchased my Nissan in 2018, and I have been noticing that , some time it Loses Power and it Started to stop ,it doesn't turn off, but there isn't any power to the gas, it's very scary 😨. I have to roll to the side of the road till gets power again. I press on the ⛽gas and there is no pressure, on the gas pattel it's scary, I have been buying Nissan all my life and this is the first Nissan that I have been having scary 😨moments,



Airbag module is not working properly an they want 2,400 to fix it that's crazy when there is a recall but my vin is not in it

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
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
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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