2008 Nissan Altima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,976 - $7,457
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
158-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,976 - $7,457
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
158-270
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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Nissan Altima Models & Trims

2.5 S $5,572 - $6,965*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum, 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
3.5 SE $5,712 - $7,183*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
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
2.5 $4,976 - $6,353*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 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
3.5 SL $5,950 - $7,457*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
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
Base $5,764 - $7,167*
Horsepower: 158 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
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
2.5 SL $5,279 - $6,666*
Horsepower: 175 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
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

4.17

321 Reviews

42% 36% 20% 1% 1%

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

Push to start with keyless entry.

My vehicle is now 10 years old and I am just starting to have issues. I had to replace the compressor and I had an air leak due to leaky valves that don't cost much to replace. My car is very reliable I have driven it across many states with over 18 hr drive times and it never gave me any problems. It is comfortable for a single person since it is a 2 door car. It does sit low to the ground. I love my sunroof and the keyless entry feature. My favorite part of my car is the push to start. I love not having to dig in my purse for my keys as long as the fob is nearby, I can open my doors and start my car.

- Shannon J

2008 Nissan Altima review.

I am pleased with the quality of my car. I bought it in 2007 and I still drive it daily. Its roomy enough for 3 in the backseat to sit comfortably. Spacious enough in the front as well. I love the steering wheel music controls and also the start push button. The only issue I have had is every once in a while the steering wheel locks up when I try to start it and it wont start. This happens about once or twice a year. The way to "unlock" the steering wheel is to quickly turn the steering wheel back and forth a few times forcefully. It works but its a nuisance when it does happen.

- Lori R

How reliable and safe it is.

My Nissan Altima just it 100, 000 miles and has never broke down. It is very trustworthy and can always get you where you need to go. The seats are very comfortable, and it may seem small on the outside, but there is plenty of room for five people to use seatbelts. The trunk is large and room, and can easily fit 4 suitcases plus bags. I live in the mountains, and I never have a problem with my car getting up steep hills or around tight curves. The best part about the car is that you do not have to use the gas pedal much, once you are going, you keep going.

- Timothy G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,572 - $6,965
$5,712 - $7,183

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 - 44.1 in.
42.5 - 44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 40.6 in.
37.2 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.4 - 35.8 in.
34.4 - 35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 36.8 in.
35.6 - 36.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7.4 - 15.3 cu. ft.
7.4 - 15.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60R16
P215/55R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.3 - 109.3 in.
105.3 - 109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.7 - 36.1 ft.
36.1 - 37.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 - 189.8 in.
182.5 - 189.8 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3052 - 3189 .lbs
3205 - 3358 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

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
28 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Not Available
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings