Nissan has announced a range of moderate enhancements for its 2015 Altima sedan, starting with a one-mile-per-gallon increase in the highway fuel economy of the top-tier, 3.5-liter V6 engine. The six-pot now returns 32 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city.

The 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL, the mid and top-end six-cylinder trims, also get NissanConnect with Navigation, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. Prices, though, see a commensurate increase.

The starting price for a base, 2.5-liter four-cylinder Altima has been nudged up by $130, to $22,300, not counting the $810 destination charge. The 2.5 S model is down $130, though, to $22,560. Meanwhile, the top-end four-cylinder models, the SV and SL see their prices increase by $380 and $230, respectively.

Befitting of their new equipment, the V6 Altimas see a larger price increase. The base price jumps just $130 to $26,450, but the 3.5 SV is up $1,310 to $29,830 while the SL is up from $30,820 to $31,950.

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Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2015 Altima

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan Altima – Nissan's best selling vehicle – which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. For the 2015 model year, Altima offers a range of enhancements, including new standard equipment for the 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL grades: NissanConnectâ„  with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Moving Object Detection (MOD) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). All three 3.5-liter V6 Altimas also feature a 1 mpg increase for highway and combined fuel economy ratings.

Other enhancements for 2015 include the addition of 8-way power driver's seat and 2-way power lumbar support for 2.5 SV and 3.5 SV models, Beige interior-equipped models receive black carpeting and lower seat side trim, fog lights are now standard on the 2.5 SV trim level and Intelligent Climate Control is added to models equipped with Remote Engine Start System (SV, SL).

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2015 Nissan Altima Sedan:

Altima Sedan 2.5 $22,300 USD
Altima Sedan 2.5 S $22,560 USD
Altima Sedan 2.5 SV $24,720 USD
Altima Sedan 2.5 SL $28,150 USD
Altima Sedan 3.5 S $26,450 USD
Altima Sedan 3.5 SV $29,830 USD
Altima Sedan 3.5 SL $31,950 USD
Destination and Handling $810

About the 2015 Nissan Altima
Since its total redesign for the 2013 model year, the Nissan Altima has become one of the nation's top-selling vehicles – embraced by owners for its premium exterior and interior design, rewarding driving experience and innovative, driver-focused technology. Altima also offers efficient 38 miles-per-gallon fuel economy (2.5-liter engine) and an array of seven high-value available models that meet a range of customer needs and budgets.

As in previous years, its dynamic performance is provided by a choice of a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, with both engines matched with a smooth, efficient Xtronic transmission. The 4-wheel independent suspension features Active Understeer Control for refined feel and responsive handling.

The 2015 Altima offers a premium interior design that looks and feels a class above, with standard NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front seats, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and an Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display in the center of the instrument cluster that integrates key information right in front of the driver.

Altima SL models include standard leather-appointed seating and Bose® Premium Sound System with nine speakers. Altima also offers available NissanConnectâ„  with Navigation and Mobile Apps. The system includes in-vehicle smartphone integration for Android and iPhone® operating systems, a 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link® (fuel prices, movie times, stock updates, weather) (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

Easy Fill Tire Alert is standard, while available next-generation Safety Shield Technologies include Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Moving Object Detection (MOD) systems.

The 2015 Nissan Altima is offered in seven well-equipped models: Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 S, 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL. Altima is assembled in the United States.

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, 2012 and 2013 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.

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 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

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


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      Carpinions
      • 6 Months Ago
      Somehow I came under the misapprehension that the Altima was a 4-cylinder-only car. I know the Sonata, Fusion, Optima, and others are/were, but I thought Nissan had decided not to go V6 in the current Altima a couple years ago. Apparently I understood incorrectly. Whatever the case, they must sell 5% of these cars with a V6, because I'll be damned if I've ever seen one on the road that isn't a 4-cylinder. Even with a V6 though, I couldn't see myself getting one over a Maxima or other car.
        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Carpinions
        Just look for 'V6' badges on older ones and '3.5' on the current one.
        Done Deal DR
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Carpinions
        I have a '14 Altima 3.5 SL w/tech pkg. There aren't many of the V6 Altima's out there, and I can't speak for all purchasers, but my decision came down to that the Maxima is pretty outdated. There is a sport sedan concept that is said to be the new Maxima, if/when that comes out in the next couple years I may be interested. The Altima is just as large, just as fast if not faster (even though it's technically down 20hp), and gets much better mileage on reg fuel compared to premium for the Maxima. I still own a G35 Coupe, and have owned a 350z and also had a '12 Pro-4x Xterra in the past so I'm well versed with the VQ's but this is my first with a FWD or CVT, though I have owned 2 previous cars with a CVT (Sentra, Juke). I just took a 1500 mile road trip and got 30mpg, travelling 80+MPH. Easily get 25mpg city, not bad for a 270hp sedan with plenty of size and a huge trunk. I actually get much better mileage with this 3.5 Altima than I did with the 1.6 Turbo FWD Juke. I recently transported enough lumber in the Altima to make a huge king size bedframe too. It's a very comfortable car that's well rounded, and with the incentives available it can be an attractive purchase compared to some of the other options (I paid about 26.5 or 27kk with 0% APR for mine with every option but the silly stuff - lighted exterior sills, lighted sill logos). It's a competitive segment so I can totally understand people having conflicting views. I have a long history with Nissan's and they were offering strong deals, but I like many of the competitors as well. This is the first car I've ever owned that I have easily been able to match or beat the projected MPG consistently, it makes me wonder if Nissan actually did anything to increase it with the '15 model or if they just raised the figure.
          Done Deal DR
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Done Deal DR
          Ok. It depends on the deal you get I suppose. I just went to KBB and priced a used 2013 3.5 SL with the same options I have on my '14 with an average of 12k miles per year (1 year old) is listed at $157 less than what I paid brand new. Of course they will sell for less out in the wild, but EVERY car will depreciate. According to a recent Mototrend article, the Altima actually has the 2nd best depreciation rate of the sedans tested (Chevrolet Malibu 1LT, Chrysler 200 Limited, Honda Accord Sport, Kia Optima EX, Mazda6 i Touring, Nissan Altima SV). For fairness sake, all were 4 cyl models, but the "Intellichoice Target Purchase Price" of that 4 Cyl SV Altima is still $500 more than I paid OTD. Like anything, buy low and you're fine.
          jessesrq
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Done Deal DR
          I don't think the take rate is very high on any top trim level / top engine family sedan, but for the Altima and Camry the V-6 models seem particularly rare. A quick look at 2013 Altima listings on Cars.com shows me that the 3.5 models command no premium over the 2.5, with low mileage 3.5 SV models averaging $22,000. That is up to 30% depreciation on a one year old car. When it comes to leasing, it is likely cheaper to lease an entry level luxury car that holds its value compared to a $20k family sedan with $10k of upgrades.
          Done Deal DR
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Done Deal DR
          I also meant to add, the take rate on cheaper things is always higher than more expensive things. I cannot think of a single thing that does not meet this criteria. Homes. Cars. Computers. TV's. Appliances. The cheaper it is, the more it sells. And in the case of cars, why not? If all the options aren't important to you, for all intents and purposes you can get the same chassis, car and style for much less with the entry model. For those that want leather, integrated NAV, more power and the like, there's an option available, just like every other market niche.
      Technoir
      • 6 Months Ago
      Cars of this side and mass are grotesque, and belong to the 90s.
        Basil Exposition
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        You are totally out of touch with reality.
        jtav2002
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        Why? Last time I checked, since the 90's people haven't all become midgets and lost the need to carry non midget sized passengers.
        barkeep
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        Sounds like you're the one stuck in the 90s.
        Susan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        This car is small compared to the bigger BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Cadillac, and it's minuscule compared to some of the crossovers and SUVs I see being piloted around with one occupant.
      N Amaury Vargas Meyr
      • 6 Months Ago
      i feel like nissan's altima v6 can't match honda's accord v6. i own a 14" accord v6 touring and the thing hauls ass. i'm sure its pumping out 300hp even though honda says 278hp. i average around 25mpg city and 41mpg highway. honda all the way baby.
        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        @N Amaury Vargas Meyr
        >i'm sure its pumping out 300hp It's not.
        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        @N Amaury Vargas Meyr
        Also >timings belts >2014 No, just no.
        Done Deal DR
        • 6 Months Ago
        @N Amaury Vargas Meyr
        I don't doubt 25 mpg city, 41 highway, consistently? Bullfish. You're not getting 7 MPG better than the EPA mileage rating of 34 under anything but the rarest most ideal, short lived circumstances. How do I know? Look at your username and how you type. Case closed.
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