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Pros: The Nissan Altima has always been a reliable staple in the midsize sedan segment, and it continues to be in its latest iteration. 

Cons: Competition like the Honda Accord offers a manual transmission option, and the Altima is only available with a CVT. 

2015 Nissan Altima Price and Fuel Economy: There are currently five Nissan Altima models available and they’re pricing is as follows: 

  • 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 $23,698
  • 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S $24,898 
  • 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV $26,478
  • 2015 Nissan Altima SL $29,048
  • 2015 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL $33,498

There are two engines and one transmission available. If you opt for the 2.5L you’ll see readings of 6.2L/100km on the highway and 8.7L/100km in the city. If you go for the larger 3.5L mill then those numbers drop to 7.4L/100km on the highway and 10.3L/100km in the city. 

Powertrain: As mentioned, the 2015 Nissan Altima is available with two engine choices. The first (and the one available on the most models -- four in total) is the 2.5L 4-cyl that’ll push out 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The larger engine is only available on one model, the 3.5 SL and is a 3.5L V6 that’ll give you 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. 

The only transmission across the board is an Xtronic CVT, and power is sent to the front wheels only.  

Changes and Improvements: For 2015 the Nissan Altima saw no major changes or improvements, and remains virtually unchanged (save for a new interior colour on offer) from the 2014 update. 

Cargo Capacity: Across all models, there’s seating for 5 in the 2015 Nissan Altima, and it offers 436L of trunk space. 

Safety: The 2015 Nissan Altima comes equipped with all manner of safety equipment and airbags, including Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bag    s with seatbelt and occupant sensors, as well as VDC, ABS, and available Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and Lane Departure Warning. 

Comparing the 2015 Nissan Altima: Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion.