2015 Nissan Altima 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5

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The 2015 Nissan Altima may no longer be the ultimate underdog performance vehicle, but it’s still something to behold. The Altima’s new perks are comfort and safety, which means that it’s more suited for small families than gonzo car enthusiasts. Still, Nissan’s 3.5-litre V6 engine, which can pump out 270 horsepower, is a decent offer no matter how you slice it.




Full Review

The 2015 Nissan Altima is mid-size sedan that we would recommend to just about anybody. It’s comfortable, safe and attractive, which means that it’s a fantastic vehicle for smaller families. There used to be a time when the Altima offered power and an engaging drive experience, but that’s no longer true – it’s a different beast these days, but it’s still a good one.

On the outside, the 2015 Altima strikes a difficult balance between looking stylish and trendy, which means that it won’t run into the issue of looking outdated any time soon. Nissan achieves through its classic proportions, which make the Altima seem wide, while endowing it with an aggressive stance. The body's long lines give it a touch of attitude without going overboard, like in the case of the Hyundai Sonata. The resulting vehicle is certainly less attractive than the Ford Fusion, Mazda6 or Chevrolet Malibu, but it still looks more distinctive than the Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Passat.

On the inside, the new Nissan Altima features a clear layout, which involves plenty of high-end and soft-touch materials, user-friendly centre stack as well as NASA-inspired "zero gravity" front bucket seats. The goal of those bucket seats is to place the human body in the most comfortable position possible – to make the occupant feel weightless, essentially. Not surprisingly, they work very well long trips, especially for a mid-size-sedan. The rear seats are great too, with plenty of legroom. The trunk is big enough to fit in just about anything, which is always welcome.

Under the hood of the 2015 Altima sedan you can find either a four-cylinder or a V6. The 2.5-litre four is meant to handle lighter weights, while delivering higher efficiency. It produces 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5-litre V6, on the other hand, provides improved fuel economy, while pumping out 270 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both iterations are front-wheel-drive only, while channeling the power through the only gearbox offered, which is Nissan's next-generation Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission. While it’s not the most beloved type of transmission, it does come with fixed-ratio-simulating manual shift paddles in the top-tier Altima models.

Overall, the 2015 Nissan Altima is well worth the purchase price, which isn’t that high, given what it offers. So, if you’re looking for a fantastic efficiency vehicle for you and your family, definitely give this sedan a try!

2015 Nissan Altima
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.6 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5$23,698 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 S$24,898 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SV$26,478 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SL$29,048 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL$33,498 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

August 15, 2014 thru September 02, 2014
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5$23,698$0$0
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 S$24,898$0$0
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SL$29,048$0$0
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SV$26,478$0$0
4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL$33,498$0$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5$0$01.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%2.90%3.49%N/A
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 S$0$01.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%2.90%3.49%N/A
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SL$0$01.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%2.90%3.49%N/A
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SV$0$01.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%2.90%3.49%N/A
4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL$0$01.90%1.90%1.90%2.90%2.90%3.49%N/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 S$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SL$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SV$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineRegular Unleaded I-4
Horsepower @RPM182 @ 6000
Displacement2.5 L/152
Torque @RPM180 @ 4000
Fuel SystemSequential MPI
Fuel Economy (Hwy)6.2 L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)8.7 L/100 km
Body type4dr Car
Passenger5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
TransmissionN/A
Power and Performance:

While many manufacturers are offering different 4-cylinder engines, hybrids, and diesels, the 2015 Nissan Altima sedan goes the traditional route by offering a base 4-cylinder and a V6 as the "up" engine. The 2.5-liter four is designed for lighter weight and higher efficiency, while the 3.5-liter V6 offers improved fuel economy, adding one mpg to the combined and highway scores. Both drive the Altima's front wheels through the only gearbox offered, Nissan's next-generation Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Not everyone loves a CVT, which drives engine revs ahead of vehicle speed during strong acceleration, but this one accounts for both the 4-cylinder and the V6's impressive fuel economy, and it comes with fixed-ratio-simulating manual shift paddles on up-level Altima models.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Interiors and Special Features:

No matter how much you like the 2015 Nissan Altima's interior layout, or its plentiful high-end and soft-touch materials, or the easy-to-use center stack, it's the NASA-inspired "zero gravity" front bucket seats that you'll love the most. They're designed to approach the relaxed "neutral posture" the human body assumes in a weightless environment. While we didn't book time on Virgin Galactic to test the claim, we can say that they're surprisingly comfortable for the long haul, especially for midsize-sedan class cars. The rear seat offers very good legroom, and the huge trunk can swallow just about anything.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Nissan offers several new safety technologies to help Altima drivers avoid accidents, such as lane-departure, blind spot and moving-object warning systems. To supplement the usual new stability-control technologies, the Altima features active understeer control. This automatically brakes the inside front wheel when the car is going too quickly into a turn, reducing the understeer effect common in front-wheel-drive cars. Understeer is when a car doesn't turn as much as the driver intends because the front tires are sliding. The Easy-Fill Tire Alert system simplifies pumping up the tires by chirping the Altima's horn when you've put in enough air.

In crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2015 Altima an overall rating of five (its highest score), with five stars in the front- and side-impact tests and four stars in the roof-strength test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Altima a Top Safety Pick, giving it top marks in all but the small-overlap front-crash test, which was rated as Acceptable.

Originally appeared on Auto Trader.

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft) 15.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 2.5 L/152
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 57.9
Length, Overall (in) 191.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 68

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 40
Front Hip Room (in) 54
Front Leg Room (in) 45
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 101.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4

Mileage

Battery Range (km) N/A
Cruising Range - City (mi) 1837.48
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2578.40
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 8.7
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 6.2
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire Size P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.78
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
Trans Type 1

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3122

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

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MECHANICAL

Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve I-4
Transmission: Continuously Variable Xtronic
Front-Wheel Drive
4.83 Axle Ratio
Block Heater
550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
110 Amp Alternator
4211# Gvwr
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
68 L Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

EXTERIOR

Wheels: 16" x 7" Steel -inc: full wheel covers
Tires: P215/60R16 All-Season
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper
Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power Side Mirrors
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Body-Coloured Splash Guards
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Front License Plate Bracket
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Front Fog Lamps

ENTERTAINMENT

Radio: AM/FM/1CD w/4-Speakers -inc: MP3, aux-in, Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/voice recognition and streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Window Grid Antenna
1 LCD Monitor In The Front

INTERIOR

Front Bucket Seats
Cloth Front Seats
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
5 Person Seating Capacity
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Proximity Key For Ignition Only
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Full Tank of Fuel & Floor Mats -inc: installed block heater cord
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest w/Storage and Rear Centre Armrest
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
2 12V DC Power Outlets

SAFETY

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

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