2015 Nissan Altima Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,440 - $16,929
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
182-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,440 - $16,929
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
182-270
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 4.3 Styling 3.8 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Nissan Altima gets a little more fuel efficient and a little more high-tech, all to keep up in the fast-moving and hyper-competitive midsize-sedan segment. The powerful V6 gets a slight bump in fuel economy, and Nissan makes its NissanConnect app suite standard on SV and SL models, along with blind-spot warning, and other high-tech safety systems.

Nissan Altima Models & Trims

2.5 $12,440 - $14,349*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 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
2.5 S $13,026 - $14,931*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 7 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
2.5 SV $14,117 - $16,064*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
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 SL $14,155 - $16,186*
Horsepower: 182 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
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
3.5 S $13,917 - $15,910*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 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
3.5 SV $14,860 - $16,929*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 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
3.5 SL $14,341 - $16,372*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.47

692 Reviews

56% 36% 8% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

A Nissan Altima is a smart and attractive option for a new car.

I have had an above average experience with my 2015 Nissan Altima. I purchased it new from a Nissan dealership and had a pleasant time throughout the paperwork process, along with every other time I have taken it in for routine maintenance and inspections. With the purchase of a new vehicle, Nissan provides you with free maintenance, such as oil changes and filter replacements. As far as actual vehicle operation, it runs very well. I have had it in both snow and rain and it is a high functioning vehicle. The heavier frame allows for better traction and control during inclement weather. The vehicle is great on gas mileage and the gas tank holds quite a bit of gasoline, allowing for fewer trips to fill up. I would recommend buying a Nissan Altima, or any of their other options, to anyone in the market for a new car. Nissan hits the mark of being affordable, functional, and beautiful.

- Mal M

Regular fuel is fine but I try to do mid grade once a month to flush impurities.

The Altima is a good family car plenty of room, fits 2 car seats comfortably. I have the basic model so cloth seats but they are durable and the few times we have had spills easy to clean and keep clean. The radio controls and handsfree Bluetooth on the steering wheel help you to keep hands on the wheel and Focus on the road. Large trunk fits several suitcases for going out of town. The air conditioner and heat work great and reach to the back without the need for vents in the back seat to accidentally be covered up. Gas mileage. . . I consider myself to be a normal driver I don't tend to speed but I will get on it if I need to get around traffic. That being said my tank will say about 500 miles when full and I usually get about 475 before my light comes on that I have low fuel. All in all good car for family or just starting out.

- Amanda P

Great car for a small family or young couple who is barely starting a family. Comfortable and not too flashy. Feels safe if we were to get into an accident

The car is really nice. It's okay on gas but the AC blows cold. The maintenance is easy and affordable. Its comfortable for regular sized people but for anyone over 6 feet tall with more than one kid in a car seat in the back seat its not very spacious for them to sit back comfortably in the front seat. The shine on the car is still nice even after 3 years of owning it. It's easy to wash but gets dirty fast. It's a great car for a small family or young couple who is barely starting a family. I feel safe in it and I feel like my kids are safe in it if we were to get into an accident. Very reliable car!! Never broke down or had problems with the engine as long as you do an oil change regularly.

- Elizabeth C

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$12,440 - $14,349
$13,026 - $14,931

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
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
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR16
P215/60TR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
72 in.
72 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3108 .lbs
3114 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
180 ft. 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
18 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
27 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
38 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

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

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings