Used Nissan Altima Information
The Nissan Altima is the company's best-selling model in the United States. It is a midsize sedan and has a long heritage with the company, being a direct descendent of the Nissan Bluebird line in Japan and in 2011 became the second-best-selling car in the U.S. behind the Toyota Camry. The Altima is built exclusively in the U.S. and is exported to other markets including South America, the Middle East and Australia.
In the United States, the Nissan Altima replaced the Stanza in 1992 and began production of the car in its Tennessee plant, where it's remained, though the company's Mississippi plant also now produces the car to meet high market demand for the car. Designed in Nissan's design studio in California, the Altima is now in its fifth-generation. The fourth-generation Altima (2007-2012) was available in either a four-door sedan or two-door coupe body style and was one of the first vehicles to standardize a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Both a four- and six-cylinder engine were available.
The fourth-generation 2007 Nissan Altima also introduced a standard Smart Key, Bluetooth connectivity, and a parking camera. The Altima received a minor facelift in 2010 to upgrade styling for both the sedan and coupe. 2007 also saw the Altima Hybrid's introduction, produced until 2011 using Toyota's hybrid technology.
The fifth-generation Nissan Altima was introduced for the 2013 model year. This version of the Altima dropped the coupe body style to focus on the four-door sedan and offered several innovations as standard, including Nissan's new and award-winning Zero Gravity Seating. The Altima grew in size compared to the outgoing generation, but raised fuel economy as well.
Through its time on the market, the Nissan Altima has won several awards for safety and driving. It was North American Car of the Year in 2002 and won the Highest Front-Impact Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
There are 46,892 used Nissan Altimas in our used car listings, including the Nissan Sentra, Nissan Rogue and Nissan Maxima. 52% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 83% have no accident history.