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Used Car: 2014 Nissan Altima Review

Review Last Updated: 6/22/15

The 2014 Nissan Altima has an upscale interior and superb fuel economy, and its agile handling and strong acceleration make it sportier than many midsize cars, critics said.

Automotive journalists reported that the 2014 Altima's base four-cylinder engine provides strong acceleration, though some noted that it is noisier than they'd like it to be. They said the Altima's available V6 feels potent. The base 2014 Altima has one of the highest non-hybrid fuel economy ratings in the 2014 class, at an EPA-estimated 27/38 mpg city/highway. Test drivers noted that the Altima's smooth and responsive continuously variable transmission (automatic) contributes to its strong acceleration and excellent fuel economy. Critics also said the Altima handles better than most rivals, with sharp steering and a controlled feel in corners.

The 2014 Nissan Altima's cabin features impressive materials and attractive styling that auto writers found appealing. The Altima's front seats are especially comfortable, critics noted. Reviewers said the rear seats have decent legroom, though headroom is subpar for the class. Trunk space in the Altima is typical for a 2014 midsize sedan. Critics noted that the Altima's interior features are both high-tech and user-friendly, which isn't always the case in this class. Standard features include Bluetooth and push-button start. Available features include a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system, a Bose audio system, a rearview camera, a moonroof, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and NissanConnect, which links with smartphone apps like Facebook.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2014 Honda Accord has agile handling, good fuel economy and a premium interior, according to critics. They also noted that it has ample of head- and legroom in the back seat.

Reviewers said the 2014 Toyota Camry is quiet, has a plush ride and has plenty of rear-seat head- and legroom. If a sportier driving experience is important to you, test drivers recommended choosing the SE model, which they said has more responsive handling than other trims.

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