Nissan’s decision to move the Altima from the compact class to the mid-size sedan class has turned out to be the right move; the car is one of the highest selling vehicles in its segment now. It was totally redesigned for the 2013 model year; aside from a refreshed interior with some modern technological features, there will be no major changes on the upcoming 2015 Nissan Altima. It still has a modern look and sales suggest that customers are satisfied with it.
The Nissan Altima is aimed at those who are in the market for a mid-size sedan car that offers good fuel economy, and a spacious interior with an impressive range of convenience features at a competitive price. It comes with the NissanConnect feature that can rival any infotainment systems on competing brands and it is also one of the few remaining cars in the segment that still offers a V-6 unit.
The dimensions of the 2015 Altima will be similar as those on the current version; the wheelbase will remain at exactly 109.3 inches, while the total length will stay at 191.5 inches. The car will have enough interior space to accommodate five adults conveniently.
Trims and Trim Details
The new Altima 2015 will be offered in the following trim levels: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 S, 3.5 SV, and 3.5 SL.
2015 Altima changes
Aside from the expected convenience features, the 2.5 S will come with a standard power driver seat and keyless entry with pushbutton engine start. The 3.5 S trim will add a steering-wheel paddle shifters, NissanConnect Apps infotainment, satellite radio, USB port, and rearview camera. The popular 2.5 SV will get a remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and NissanConnect Apps. The 3.5 SV will be visually distinguished from other trim levels by its power sunroof and universal garage door opener. All Nissan Altima 2015 SL variants will get heated front seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a Bose-brand audio system, among other luxury features.
Some of the safety features expected on the new Altima include a blind-spot monitor, rear view camera, rear cross-traffic alerts and a lane-departure warning system.
2015 Nisssan Altima engine
There will be no change under the hood of the 2015 Altima. A 182-horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 8 seconds, will be standard on this car. An optional 270-horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque 3.5-liter V-6 engine that can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within just 6.2 seconds will be perfect for the racers. There are rumors that a hybrid version will be coming. If an Altima Hybrid comes in 2015, it might settle for a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a battery powered electric motor, which combine to produce 250 horsepower. This powertrain is also used by the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The car would use the Nissan’s “Xtronic” continuously variable transmission (CVT).
2015 Altima Mileage
We do not expect the EPA estimates of the new Nissan Altima to be different from those of its immediate predecessor. The EPA figures for the current Altima are 27/38/31 MPG city/highway/combined for the four-cylinder unit and 22/31/25 MPG for the V-6 engine. The estimates for the Nissan Altima 2015 Hybrid version are not known, but you should expect figures that can compete with what you get from the gas and electric versions of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Ford Fusion.
2015 Nissan Altima Release Date and Prices
Nissan has not released the price details for the upcoming Altima, but we expect it to be similarly priced as the current version. This means that it will have a price range of $22,000 to $30,500, depending on the trim levels. The vehicle will hit the market in the second half of this year, a few months before it will be presented in its hybrid version.
When the all-new 2015 Nissan Altima gets on the market, it will compete with the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Insight, Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Kia Optima, Volkswagen Passat and other.