Most significant changes: The 3.5 SV and 3.5 SL V-6 models add navigation, blind spot and lane departure warnings, and moving object detection as standard
Price change: Base price $130 lower on the 2.5 S; others get increases
On sale: Early June
Which you should buy, 2014 or 2015? 2014
The Altima is one of the top-selling sedans that appeals because of its comfort, fuel economy and Nissan's aggressive incentives. Altima competes in the hotly contested midsize sedan segment against the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and others, and its sales have increased this year while some rivals have faltered.
Four-cylinder models come with EPA ratings of 27/38 mpg city/highway, putting them among the higher echelon in the midsize class, and Altima is competitive in interior room. Fashion-conscious buyers should note that Nissan hasn't tampered with the styling since the Altima was redesigned for 2013, so midcycle appearance changes are probably in store for the 2016 models.