2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Nissan Altima
Save up to $6,905
MSRP range
$22,500 - $32,990

Pros

  • Engines and transmissions deliver strong acceleration and quick responses
  • Excellent fuel economy for a sedan of its size
  • Front seats are some of the most comfortable in the class

Cons

  • More road and engine noise than is typical for the class
  • Technology interface is beginning to show it age
  • Interior design and materials lack the high-quality look and feel of some competitors
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Nissan Altima.

Best value of any car I've ever bought
Harrison W, 4/10/2017
For the money, this is the best equipped and most fun-to-drive car I've ever owned. Might be partially attributed to my recent experience (driving a Prius for a couple of years), but this car feels luxurious, quiet and powerful, especially considering the price point. The SR is very stylish and sporty looking - spoiler, dual exhaust, upscale alloy wheels, dark tinted glass, manual shifters on the steering column (but automatic transmission primary) - but fuel economy is as good as an econobox. The ride is truly outstanding, barely a notch below the Lexus ES350 I owned a few years ago at not much more than half the price! I have owned 3 Maximas in my life and this car is every bit as much fun to drive as any of them. I am admittedly a bit partial to Nissan since I live in the Nashville, TN area where their US headquarters is located, but would never settle for second-best just out of loyalty. Would recommend anyone considering an economical, comfortable and fun mid-sized sedan to try out this car!!!
2017 Altima 2.5 SR review
Al, 3/6/2017
Traded in a 2013 Camry Le for this Altima. Best decision ever. The Altima is way more comfortable in drivers seating comfort and handles way better on turns and on the highway. Do not listen to online video reviews for this car from people who driven the car for 5 minutes. I am a sales rep and put many miles on the car each day. SR trim looks great and you wont regret buying one.
Altima continues its legacy of excellence
CDR, 6/21/2017
VST transmission takes some "getting used to" if you're accustomed to traditional automatics. It doesn't "shift" when you think it should, but actually its doing it seamlessly. Other than that (which isn't truly a detractor) this Altima is still the best dollar-for-dollar value in a mid-size sedan. Built in the USA, the craftsmanship, quality, reliability and economy of this almost 40MPG sedan is excellent. Got mine for just $17,600 - yes, to get this you still have to know how to negotiate sales with actual team members at the dealership, but it can be done.
Comfortable, all the power I need
Shawn, 1/4/2017
Leased a 2017 Altima 2.5s, the car is super comfortable to drive with the plush seating. Easily enough power to drive in any condition, uphill, passing, highway merging, no problem. Suspension is awesome and a nice quiet ride. Safety rating is 5 star. [non-permissible content removed]
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2017 Nissan Altima video

MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi. And here's an Expert Rundown of the 2017 Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima presents a bit of a mixed bag among the other midsize sedans. You get a lot of power from the base four-cylinder and V6 engines. And on top of that, they're also really fuel efficient. The Altima also gets high marks for its comfortable front seats. But it's a little noisy compared to other cars in the class. Trunk space is about average among other sedans. But the low and wide opening makes loading a whole lot easier. The rear seats have enough space for the average adult. And the elevated seat cushion gives passengers a much better forward view. On the whole, however, the interior isn't as nice as rivals. The materials used are merely average. And the infotainment system is out of date compared to what's currently out there. Bottom line for the Nissan Altima is, you'd be better served by other sedans. The Honda Accord and Mazda 6 remain some of our top picks. The new Toyota Camry will probably be a better choice too.

2017 Nissan Altima Expert Rundown Review

Looking for a sedan with powerful engines, great fuel economy and distinctive styling? The 2017 Nissan Altima might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$22,900
MPG
27 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$24,470
MPG
26 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,760
MPG
27 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$28,870
MPG
27 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Nissan Altima for Sale

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More about the 2017 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima drives into 2017 with few changes from last year — and that might not be such a good thing. The midsize sedan segment is changing rapidly, and features that were once considered the exclusive domain of luxury cars — such as adaptive cruise control — are not only becoming commonly available, but are must-haves for many midsize-sedan shoppers. The Altima was last redesigned four years ago, and what was new and hip then is now looking dated when compared to the more recently redesigned competition.

The Altima did get a minor update last year. Many of the changes were cosmetic: New grille, headlight and taillight designs. Nissan did add advanced safety features like forward collision warning with automatic braking and adaptive cruise control, but these are only offered in the top-of-the-line model. Other manufacturers are offering these potentially life-saving options on mid-level and even low-end models. We still love the Altima's "zero gravity" seats and find them much more comfortable than the competition, but overall the interior décor feels dated and a bit stale.

The Altima's ace in the hole is fuel economy, at least in four-cylinder form. Nissan offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Nissan has programmed its CVT to operate in steps, making it feel more like a conventional automatic transmission. EPA estimated fuel economy is 31 mpg combined (27 city/39 highway), which is very good for the class, though if you opt for the SR model you'll see that combined figure drop by 1 mpg. The engine is noisy under acceleration, and the ride is less refined than the competition — more signs of the Altima's age.

While many automakers are now offering turbocharged engines as more powerful alternatives, Nissan is sticking with a traditional V6 — the brilliant 3.5-liter VQ-Series found in several Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. With 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque on tap, it can get the Altima to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds — nearly 2 seconds faster than the four-cylinder — but EPA estimated fuel economy drops to 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway).

Nissan offers five versions of the Altima. The nameless base trim level includes the basics, but most buyers will probably want the additional creature comforts found in the Altima S. The SR is the sporty version, while the SV features more comfort-oriented features. The top-of-the-line SL trim is the leather-lined luxury liner of the Altima range, and it's the one you'll have to buy if you want those latest and greatest safety features. Which one will suit you best? Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Nissan Altima for you.

2017 Nissan Altima Overview

The 2017 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SR w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 3.5 SL w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 2.5 SL w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 3.5 SR w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT), 2.5 SV w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 S w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2017 Nissan Altima?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Nissan Altima and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Altima 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Altima.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Nissan Altima?
2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,180. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $5,980 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is22% below the MSRP.

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2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,570. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $6,905 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,905 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,666.

The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is26% below the MSRP.

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2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,130. The average price paid for a new 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $5,466 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,466 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,664.

The average savings for the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S w/Prod. End 06/17 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is21.8% below the MSRP.

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