Competing head-to-head with the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the 2018 Nissan Altima is a mid-size sedan with a starting price of $23,140. The Altima is an older design, so it’s not as cutting-edge as the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, however this means that it’s widely available with generous discounts. The performance-sapping CVT transmission might not make this the ride of choice for auto enthusiasts, however it allows the Altima to be very fuel efficient.
Pros: Roomy, Efficient, Comfortable, Available V-6
Cons: Outdated Design, Lacks Latest Tech
What You Should Know: If the Altima doesn’t seem premium enough, check out its larger sibling, the full-size Maxima. It starts at $33,020 and has a great interior and sporty demeanor.
Looks Best In: Scarlet Ember exterior/ Charcoal interior
Coolest Feature: Zero Gravity Seats, which according to Nissan, are built with “14 different pressure points to put you in a neutral position”.
Competition: Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord
Summary: While not the most exciting car, the 2018 Nissan Altima is very practical. Compared to its newest competitors, it lags behind in some areas like advanced safety equipment, but overall is a solid choice. With deep discounts expected as the current generation moves into the end of its lifecycle, shoppers may be able to get a great deal on one.
Did You Know? In 2016 Nissan sold 307,380 Altimas in the U.S., making it one of the year’s best-selling cars.
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