Nissan’s redesigned Altima is a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. That explains why it sneaks in as the lowest-scoring CR-recommended midsized sedan. The Altima’s finer points include a quiet cabin, easy controls, a big trunk, a roomy and comfortable rear seat. And, for the first time, the Altima is available with all-wheel drive. Like many recent competitors, the Altima is no longer available with a V6 engine.
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Nissan’s redesigned Altima is a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. That explains why it sneaks in as the lowest-scoring CR-recommended midsized sedan.

The Altima’s finer points include a quiet cabin, easy controls, a big trunk, a roomy and comfortable rear seat. And, for the first time, the Altima is available with all-wheel drive.

Like many recent competitors, the Altima is no longer available with a V6 engine. Instead, the top engine is now a turbo four cylinder, but that more powerful version is not available with AWD.

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The SV trim is the most logical choice since it comes standard with all the active safety items, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and lane keeping assist. This trim also gets Nissan's ProPilot Assist partial automation system. Other standard feature...
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