2002 Nissan Altima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,190 - $3,590
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
175-240
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,190 - $3,590
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
175-240
Seats
5

Ranks #9 By Owner Reviews

Nissan Altima Models & Trims

Base $2,313 - $3,590*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $2,218 - $3,479*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SL $2,225 - $3,516*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $2,190 - $3,453*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.03

67 Reviews

42% 27% 25% 4% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2002 Nissan Altima very reliable car.

I like that it can get up to high speeds quickly and has a smooth ride. It is been really reliable I purchased it used around 100, 000 miles I had it for over a year now and it never has broken down on me. It's not a luxury car but is comfortable my only issue is that I keep breaking my wheel stems but that was because I put on 20 inch aftermarket rims. Overall I am satisfied for how old the car is it still looks and rides like a newer low mileage car.

- Anthony B

This car has the 3. 5Z engine in it so it has plenty of pickup and zoom to it.

I have put some money into this car for coils and plugs, fuel pump, battery, window motor, wiper blades the usual wear parts, however it really runs great, get good mileage, is reliable too. There are some minor parts I still need to get but the sensors are all good too. Aesthetically it looks good, and has a lot of creature comforts as well although I rarely use the sunroof. I love Nissan's anyway they have a good resale value.

- Richard J

Nissan is a very reliable car!

Nissan overall is a great make of car to have! They are very reliable if maintained throughout the course of having the vehicle! It is a 2002 and we are currently in 2018 so it has it major issues like transmission slipping, power steering issues, battery always dying, and issues that I am not sure exactly what it is wrong! But it does get from point A to point B!

- Sabrina H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,313 - $3,590
$2,218 - $3,479

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 4
2.5L DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.9 in.
43.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.6 cu. ft.
15.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65R16
P205/65R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
70.4 in.
70.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3048 .lbs
3046 - 3095 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 hp

Torque

Torque
181 ft. lbs.
181 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 gal.
20 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings