The latest version of Nissan’s affordable and likeable mid-size sedan, the Altima, is now available in America, boasting a number of enhancements for 2014. Going against cars like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, the 2014 Altima comes with two engines, seven trim levels, and a base price of $21,860.
Available engines for the Altima includes a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder – standard on 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL models – and a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine – featured on the 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL. All models come with a standard Xtronic CVT.
As for the upgrades applied to the 2014 Altima, we can mention revised seat cloth, enhanced noise isolation, and chrome exhaust tips on all models. There is also a new Sport Value Package with 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, remote engine start and trunk lid spoiler; Technology Package including Nissan Connect navigation and smartphone integration, Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and Lane Departure Warning; and Display Audio Package that includes a 5.0-inch color display, RearView Monitor, USB port, SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
So you do get a lot of kit for your money. The App service integrated into the Nissan Connect system is particularly interesting to trendy customers, as it includes Online Search powered by Google and Facebook, and will later include iHeartRadio and Pandora Internet radio.
The engine and mechanical of Nissan Altima are also pretty much bulletproof. They have been around for years and we haven’t heard any horror stories about them. The thing is, the Altima doesn’t look very interesting; at least compared to the even more affordable Kia Optima.
2014 Nissan Altima Sedan MSRP:
|Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT||$21,860 USD|
|Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT||$22,380 USD|
|Altima Sedan 2.5 SV CVT||$24,180 USD|
|Altima Sedan 2.5 SL CVT||$27,760 USD|
|Altima Sedan 3.5 S CVT||$26,160 USD|
|Altima Sedan 3.5 SV CVT||$28,360 USD|
|Altima Sedan 3.5 SL CVT||$30,660 USD|
Destination and Handling $790.