Review: 2014 Nissan Altima

The 2014 Nissan Altima is a popular family sedan which is very safe and comfortable too. It has a simplified power train line up and a meticulously dressed up cabin, high in infotainment and comfort. The interiors are spacious and seats are of admirable quality. Irrespective of whether it is a harsh or premium ride, the car is found to possess better balance and assertive handling, much better than its previous models.

2014 Nissan Altima

A luxury ride

The 2014 Nissan Altima comes with a new shape, advanced manufacturing techniques, good styling and an attractive new body. The front end of the Nissan is angled and arrowed, and the side glass forms a tapering pattern towards the back. The interior of the car is drawn conservatively with straight lines that divide the center control stacks from the passengers and the driver. It is also spacious enough to accommodate large LCD screens and advanced infotainment systems.

This model is a five seater with a 109.3 inch wheelbase and it is 191.5 inches in length. The seats are very comfortable that can seat passengers for several hours, especially in case of passengers in the front seat. The front seat can be adjusted for the driver in six different ways and in four ways for the passenger. Optional features include power driver seat and heated front seats. Some people even use leather seats. The rear seats can be folded down to expand it and give access to the trunk.

Nissan Altima sedan rides on an independent suspension and the latest model has been upgraded to Sachs shocks to gain better ride control and a luxurious feel as well as a stylish electro hydraulic steering. The ride in this car is tightly controlled and displays excellent compliance on any kind of surfaces.

Horsepower 

For this machine, 182 horse powers is the standard power train and there is a 2.5 liter four cylinder that is blended to a continuously variable transmission. It gives a good mileage of 27 miles per gallon for city and for highways; it is 38 miles per gallon. Safety and good fuel economy are selling points of Altima and Nissan has updated the Sedan technology by including many advanced features. These features are standard or optional rearview camera, lane departure warning systems and blind-spot monitors. It is one of the safest cars to drive around and even scores high in an overall crash-test performance.

Amazing features

It comes with audio and Bluetooth, audio streaming and incoming text-to-voice translation, CD player and an auxiliary jack. You can even stream from Pandora; get mapping information from maps like Google maps etc. It has a central display that displays all relevant information to the driver while driving. Some other features that can are available I this model are automatic headlights and LED tail lights, a USB port, heated rearview side mirrors, satellite radio, Bose audio, a navigation screen which is of 7 inches, dual zone climate control, a wide view rearview camera, push button start and a glass sunroof. The cost of an Altima sedan is $21, 500.