Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,357 - $5,563
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
175-260
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,357 - $5,563
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
175-260
Seats
5

Nissan Altima Models & Trims

2006 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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Nissan Altima very reliable vehicle!

2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

My 2006 Nissan Altima is a very reliable and comfortable car. I bought the car used in 2015 and I have had no issues with the vehicle even for it now being 13 years old. The car drives very well and has a smooth drive. I have always felt very safe in the car as well. The model I have is quite basic and since it is an older car it does not have many features. But it does have a great sound system and a good amount of storage compartments throughout the vehicle. The car is also very comfortable; my interior is black fabric. The car has a good sized trunk and the back seat is very spacious as well. It can be great if you're going on a trip and need to pack quite a bit, for just being a car. The gas mileage is also fairly good, I've made plenty of road trips in this vehicle and did not have to spend a fortune on putting gas into my car. I also have always enjoyed riding in the vehicle on these road trips because the car is very comfortable and again the drive feels nice and smooth so it makes for an enjoyable ride. I would definitely recommend a Nissan Altima to anyone that is currently looking for a new car. I would also consider buying another Nissan Altima when I go to get a new car someday. I would do this because I know that the cars are well made and are very reliable vehicles.

- Taylor B

Nissan Altima: A good car with minor issues

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

A good, solid car for in town driving. The only problem I have had is the tire pressure indicator light constantly stays on, despite telling a Nissan dealership to fix it. Additionally, the low fuel light turns on way before it needs to. As for features, it won't have any newer features such as a backup camera or Sirius, but it does have basic features like tire pressure warning lights, miles remaining of fuel, and an aux cord port, which is great if you want to play music from your phone. Reliability wise, I spend about 700 per year on regular oil changes and repairs. I did have to replace the breaks last year. Finally, it is a somewhat comfortable ride.

- Ben G

My experience with a Nissan Altima.

2006 Nissan Altima

A 2006 Nissan Altima is perfect for a small family who needs a reliable car to get them places. Not only is the steering wheel soft but so are the breaks and accelerator (which could be a good or bad thing depending on the type of vehicle you used to drive). Now let's not mention the sunroof which is perfect during the spring time or when you just want to enjoy your family trips. The trunk space is like other cars. The car seats on the back are very straight so if you have someone with back problems I would recommend looking at different options. But overall the car is easy to drive, park and maneuver around obstacles.

- Beatrice A

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,357 - $4,546
$4,354 - $5,563

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
260 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC I4 engine
3.5L DOHC V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.2 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
70.4 in.
70.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3039 - 3088 lbs.
3279 - 3316 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
260 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
251 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 gal.
20 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 28 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
23 - 24 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 31 mpg
28 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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