2014 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: No so impressed after three ye

2014 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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

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No so impressed after three years of ownership
By longranger on


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


I was excited when I bought this car, but after the first two years of ownership, I regretted the purchase. It has been perfectly reliable and economical, but the exterior trim is showing signs of corrosion and rust. The leather on the driver's seat is wrinkled and buckled, the sunroof rattles each time the driver's door is closed, the A/C compressor runs continuously, the heater doesn't work when outside temperatures are warm (and it's hard to get cold air when outside temperatures are chilly), and the design of the interior controls is inconsistent and confusing. Also, I'm not sold on the benefits of the CVT, although it has never stranded me. Yet. That said, the car gets 35 MPG without trying and it rides nicely. However, there are other cars at this price and in this class that are better built, have higher quality materials, don't have a CVT, and hold their value better. My next car won't have a CVT.

Best Features

  • Fuel economy

Worst Features

  • Logic of controls
  • Climate control

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