2014 Nissan Altima Review Review


The Nissan Altima is a legend in its class, having won drivers’ hearts since the early 1990's. Its tenacity on the road, melded with its aesthetic appeal and silky smooth handling, has earned the car a top spot in the automotive history.


Altima 2014 takes its cues from the 2013 model, offering the same luxurious updates and technological evolution. It remains fuel efficient, safe, and exhilarating, while offering drivers a few hat tricks and the sporting capabilities they crave.


At a Glance


The 2014 Altima is as reliable as previous cars in the series, but it amps up the thrill of taking it for a spin. Aggressive, powerful, and sprightly, it exudes elegance in both looks and performance. Its seven trim levels are filled with endless possibilities for drivers and are sure to please even the fussiest of motorists.


Trim levels available:


·         2.5 4dr Sedan (27/38 mpg)

·         2.5 S 4dr Sedan (27/38 mpg)

·         2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (27/38 mpg)

·         2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (27/38 mpg)

·         3.5 S 4dr Sedan (22/31 mpg)

·         3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (22/31 mpg)

·         3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (22/31mpg)


Exterior Features & Performance


The exterior of the 2014 Altima mirrors that of its immediate predecessor. Its wheel tracks are one-and-a-quarter inches wider than that of models prior to 2013, and the fenders are almost one inch deeper. These qualities increase resiliency and force. In addition, the car’s structure is more chiseled, making it appear more aggressive.


Standard exterior features in the S and SV models include a heated steering wheel, exterior mirrors, and 18-inch tires and wheels on models that have V6 engines. On the 2.5 SV, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and keyless remote start are optional extras.


Interior Features & Luxury


Altima’s interior also echoes the style of the 2013. An impressive feature that the 2014 version carries over is the inclusion of zero gravity bucket seats.


These seats were inspired by space industry designs. Created to decrease muscular tension, reduce spinal stress, and elevate passenger comfort, they come in cloth by default but can be upgraded to leather upholstery if drivers so choose.


Standard features in the base model of the 2013 Altima include push button ignition, a telescoping steering wheel, and a four-inch color display. Potential buyers can also expect to find a four-way front passenger seat, a six-way manual driver seat, power windows and locks, and convenient Bluetooth® wireless technology.


The 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL come with leather, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and premium Bose Audio. Navigation can be added to the SV models, and NissanConnect (which offers a five-inch color display and hands-free text messaging capabilities) is available on the SV and SL models.


Other features available are Sirius Satellite Radio and a three-dimensional map.


Engine/Transmission Specifications


2.5-liter inline-4 (2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SL, and 2.5 SV)


·         182 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm

·         180 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm

·         EPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/38 mpg


3.5-liter V6 (3.5 S, 3.5 SV, and 3.5 SL)


·         270 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm

·         258 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm

·         EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 mpg

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