Despite a few high points, the Nissan Altima is not competitive among midsized sedans.
In a segment brimming with better cars, the Altima is a lackluster choice.
It ranks below virtually all of its competitors with a humdrum driving experience and a below-par reliability record.
Among its virtues are a roomy rear seat and good fuel economy.
With the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder, we measured a commendable 29 mpg overall.