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.
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
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.
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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