Nissan announced that the 2014 Altima sedan will carry a price tag of $21,860. We are talking about the entry level Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT. According to the official press release, the 2014 Altima Sedan will be available in seven models: the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL powered by a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with 182 hp and the 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 270 hp.
Each model is powered by a standard Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Nissan also upgraded the 2014 Altima as the new vehicle comes with revised seat cloth, enhanced noise isolation, and chrome exhaust tips on all models.
Moreover, the 2014 Altima has a new Sport Value Package consisting of 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, remote engine start and trunk lid spoiler has been added, but also a new Technology Package that includes NissanConnect with Navigation, NissanConnect Apps smartphone integration and SiriusXM Travel Link, plus Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and Lane Departure Warning.
A new Display Audio Package includes a 5.0-inch color display, RearView Monitor, USB port, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (standard on 3.5 S, SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), NissanConnect Apps and diversity antenna.
The 2014 Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT will cost $22,380, the Altima Sedan 2.5 SV CVT costs $24,180, while the Altima 2.5 SL CVT is priced at $27,760. The V6-powered Altima Sedan 3.5 S CVT costs $26,160, the Altima Sedan 3.5 SV CVT is priced at $28,360 while the Altima Sedan 3.5 SL CVT will cost $30,660. Prices do not include the Destination and Handling fee of $790.
One of the standout features of the new Nissan Altima is its "class above" appeal, which can be experienced by just looking at and touching the carmaker’s latest mid-size sedan.
Carolin remarked that mid-size sedan buyers are usually influenced by the rational aspects of the purchase decision: excellent value, reliability and comfort. Carolin noted that Altima customers don’t want to own another boring mid-size sedan. This is why the new Altima delivers on all these rational aspects in an emotionally rewarding manner, through its dynamic looks and driving performance.
For the 2013 model year, Altima has a new exterior design that is defined by its stunning front end and wide, assertive stance. The front end is marked by a new grille design flanked by projector-type headlights as well as seamless bumper. The wheelbase of the new Altima is basically the same as its predecessor, but comes with front and rear tracks that are wider by 1.4 inches and fenders that are deeper by 0.8 inch on each side.
New Nissan Altima boasts of new "premium proportions" as complemented by a more fluid silhouette created by the sedan’s longer sloping rear roofline and raised trunk. Its A-pillar now features a more sloped angle. The profile of the new Altima is also defined by lower drip rail and higher waistline as well as a higher deep-stamped trunk.
The rear end of the new Altima is distinguished by large taillights – specified as LED units on SL models – that also extend to the rear flanks. Aside from the choice of eight exterior colors, the new Altima is made more appealing by chrome trim and door handles. Nissan also took time to fine-tune the Altima’s aerodynamics, allowing it to boast of a low coefficient of drag.