2014 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: My first brand new car in 21 y

2014 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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2.5 S Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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My first brand new car in 21 years is now three
By jadziasman on


2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Three years in. No complaints except for the wonky manual climate control which I've just decided to tolerate as is. Just had two recalls completed. Car has 27K miles now.

Two and a half years and still no issues. The manual climate control does not appear to be functioning correctly so I might
go to a dealership to have it looked at before my 3 year 36,000 mile warranty expires. Car has 22K miles now.

Two years in and no issues that require warranty repair. Car has 15K miles now.
Steering has improved greatly since the tires have worn in. Tracks straight now and doesn't require
the nearly constant minute corrections that were needed when it was new.
Have not been happy with the defroster this past winter. Takes too long to clear the windshield
even at max heat max fan speed. Take this into consideration if you live in the Great White North.
Also have noticed that the CVT is pretty noisy when temps are below freezing even after the
engine reaches operating temperature. Hope this doesn't get worse over time.
Otherwise I'm satisfied with it and hope that it lasts at least 15 years and 250K miles.

I decided to buy the 2.5S because it was by far the best value for the money
I bought it during the Presidents Day sale $5000 off MSRP Driven for 600 miles in three weeks
Found nothing wrong it (so far)

A CVT is louder than a traditional geared transaxle - just the way it is
The electric pump for the power steering will make noise
I can accept each of these issues because I own a 2005 Prius which has a CVT and more than one electric pump

The Altima is a great value
Very little road noise enters the cabin - except for the engine's roar
Good initial build quality
Nice styling inside and out
Solid feel
Generally comfortable ride

Best Features

  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Climate control

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By jadziasman
on 07/01/15 16:20 PM (PDT)

Have over 10K miles now. No issues whatsoever. Fuel economy has been excellent. Really have been enjoying the quiet and comfortable ride.

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