The fifth-generation Nissan Altima is heading into its second year, and to mark the occasion, it's getting updated pricing, some visual and tactile enhancements and new option packages. First up are the physical changes: All 2014 Altima models will have chrome exhaust tips, revised seat cloth (when not fitted with leather) and better noise isolation. Check the option box for the new Sport Value Package, and the Altima also will come equipped with 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and remote engine start.

But those aren't the most important updates for 2014. Nissan is showcasing the expanded functionality of its NissanConnect system, which works with Android and iPhone handsets. Applications will be introduced in the fall and launch with Google search and Facebook, later to be joined by iHeartRadio and Pandora. NissanConnect with navigation system (separate from NissanConnect applications) will be capable of running SiriusXM Travel Link for data including weather, fuel prices and movie times. In addition, there are changes to other option groups, including a revised Technology Package and a new Display Audio Package, the specifics of which can be found in the official release.

As for pricing, the changes are pretty minimal, with the base 2.5 CVT starting at $21,860 and the full-boat 3.5 SL CVT topping out at $30,660 before options and a $790 destination fee. You can compare those figures with 2013 pricing here, and see the full rundown of all the trim level prices by scrolling below.
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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2014 Altima Sedan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2014 Nissan Altima sedan, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Redesigned inside and out for the 2013 model year, the fifth-generation design Nissan Altima – the most innovative Altima ever and Nissan's top-selling vehicle – offers a number of significant enhancements for 2014.

Altima is leading the expansion of NissanConnectSM connected car services with NissanConnectSM Apps (coming fall 2013), a global smartphone integration platform that includes in-vehicle smartphone integration for Android and iPhone® operating systems. Launch apps include Online Search powered by Google™ and Facebook, and will later include iHeartRadio** and Pandora Internet radio**. In addition to the new app integration, the NissanConnectSM with Navigation system's capabilities will include SiriusXM Travel Link® (weather, fuel prices, movie times, stock updates), and revised button labels.

Other Altima enhancements for 2014 include revised seat cloth, enhanced noise isolation, and chrome exhaust tips on all models. A new Sport Value Package with 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, remote engine start and trunk lid spoiler has been added, along with a new Technology Package that includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation, NissanConnectSM Apps smartphone integration and SiriusXM Travel Link®, plus Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and Lane Departure Warning. A new Display Audio Package includes a 5.0-inch color display, RearView Monitor, USB port, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (standard on 3.5 S, SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), NissanConnectSM Apps and diversity antenna.

The 2014 Altima Sedan is available in seven well-equipped models – the 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL featuring a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and the 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL with a standard 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. Every 2014 Altima is equipped with a standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission).

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2014 Nissan Altima Sedan include:

Altima Sedan 2.5 CVT: $21,860 USD
Altima Sedan 2.5 S CVT: $22,380 USD
Altima Sedan 2.5 SV CVT: $24,180 USD
Altima Sedan 2.5 SL CVT: $27,760 USD
Altima Sedan 3.5 S CVT: $26,160 USD
Altima Sedan 3.5 SV CVT: $28,360 USD
Altima Sedan 3.5 SL CVT: $30,660 USD


About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

*MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $790.

**Fall 2013 availability


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      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      ha, the right side of the front end (headlights meet bumper) looks like blobs growing on a rotting pumpkin.
      See_York_Chin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I do not know anything about this car, but based on looks alone this is the ugliest family sedan on sale right now.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @See_York_Chin
        Im no fan by any means but at least it has a little class to it. The Camry is the epitome of ugly and holds the title imo!
        hgeorgech
        • 1 Year Ago
        @See_York_Chin
        And what do YOU drive, See_York? Bet it's a real beauty !!
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I. Will. Never. Buy. A. CVT. If I wanted a CVT I would buy a snowmobile.
        Yeah yeah
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Never is a very long time indeed. Who knows, the day may come when you don't have a choice. And who knows, by that time they may have improved enough that you won't mind.
        Radioactive Flea
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        My first disqualifier when car shopping is the CVT.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Amen! No cvt for me either!
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      CVT takes the fun out of driving...Mazda 6 looks better every day in this segment
        anon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob
        so you only have fun driving if the car is jerking under you?
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @anon
          You dont get the same feeling even if it is automatic. Cvt is awful.
      1STH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Altima = the national car of the douchebag. out of every 10 shitty drivers i encounter on the road, i'd say a good 40% of them are driving Altimas.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      What amazes me is the amount of Altimas sold with that annoying cvt.
        leo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        dude I had an 03 g35 then an 07, and I now an leading the altima 2.5 cvt and all before I'm ready to buy a used Q50. for daily driving I don't even notice the cvt at all. I do miss the power and handling of the G but having cloth seats that are even more comfy than those in the G and a cushier ride in broken Michigan roads is welcome for a change
          leo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @leo
          now i am leasing the Altima... auto-correct from the phone
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @leo
          Not being rude at all but what?! Not understanding your first sentence.
      npier598
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank you, Nissan, for finally getting rid of that awful mouse-fur fabric from the 80s. Bravo!
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why don't they update that ridiculous schnoz on the thing.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      angelalvalois
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lets see, soulless fleet vehicle like this, Accord, or Camry, or a Mazda 6 with some actual passion. No brainer for the enthusiast. For us, the lemmings are easy to spot.
      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad they continue to improve, its one of the ones that actually has a bit of a soul, unfortunately those that I know who have had an Altima see issues after 70K miles. I'm hopping NIssan stops relying on rental fleet sales and bad credit risk buyers as well.
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does anyone remember the first Altima? I think it was smaller than the current 4-door Versa. I know they reclassified it in the past 10 years, but even so, the Maxima in the 90s was only as big a current Sentra. I'm truly at a lose for any 4-door sedan with good power that wasn't designed for a family of four. Is that what this damned country is seen as by car manufacturers today? Big, fat, dumbed down sedans. If the compact sedan had better engines, I'd condsider them, but the name of the game today is MPGs and CVTs and if they do offer a manual transmission, it's the base model or nothing. I miss the days when an Accord or Maxima was just the right size and had good horsepower. I hate to admit this, but VW seems to understand this with the Jetta. Questionable build quality and reliability aside. At least you can get a reasonably sized sedan with a manual and 200 horses for a good price. I like the new Accord Sport, but it's far too big for a single person and I'm turned off by the Civic Si's looks. Honda, offer the 2.4 manual in a Civic EX and I'll gladly pay the same price as the Si.
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