Consumer Reports Reviews the Nissan Altima
The Nissan Altima is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5, 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 S, 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SL, 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SL, 4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5 SV, 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S, 4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 SV, 2dr Cpe I4 2.5 S and 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SL. The powertrains include 2.5-liter 4 (182 hp) and 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 27 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. The Altima 2.5 S 4-cyl CVT uses Regular fuel.
Last Model Reviewed: 2013
Reviewed Nissan Altimas from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2010 Nissan Altima sedan 2.5 S 4-cyl CVT
- 2008 Nissan Altima sedan Hybrid 4-cyl CVT
- 2007 Nissan Altima sedan 2.5 S 4-cyl CVT
- 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4-cyl
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