2014 Nissan Altima
The 2014 Nissan Altima continues to be one of the family sedans we highly recommend; however, the reasons for this recommendation have evolved along with the Altima itself as it has grown up and developed. Thanks to the most recent redesign, the Altima is now a more comfortable vehicle, a far more mainstream alternative, and a more reliable choice for many customers.
The 2014 Nissan Altima has 7 trim levels:
- 2.5 S
- 2.5 SV
- 3.5 S
- 2.5 SL
- 3.5 SV
- 3.5 SL
Those interested in minimizing their financial outlay will like the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It can reach 60 miles per hour in under eight seconds and has a horsepower output of 182. The continuously variable transmission has undergone significant improvements, and as a result, it is now noticeably more responsive than it was in the past.
This is especially true in the sport-shift mode, where the CVT moves more quickly through the rev range, thereby maximizing the power of the smaller engine. However, this engine is rather noisy, and the continuously variable transmission does not help the situation. Even though it is remarkably tuned at such engine speeds, drivers are strongly discouraged from driving it up to the redline.
The cabin of the 2014 Nissan Altima has a very luxurious appearance and feel to it, with materials that are clearly of high quality and a construction that is quite tight. The instrument cluster is aesthetically pleasing, with a big speedometer and tachometer that are easy to see, placed on each side of an information screen with a crisp appearance. A small number of applications, such as Facebook and Pandora, are supported by the recently introduced NissanConnect Apps system. It is anticipated that many more ownership-related applications will join the team at some time in the future. If it was specified, the navigation system is satisfied with its visually appealing interface as well as its simple operation.
The “zero gravity” front seats that are standard on all Altimas are a particular ergonomic feature that was expressly created for them. The seats were created with the assistance of NASA research to alleviate typical pressure spots and increase comfort for passengers throughout the extended flight. It is successful, as the front seats of the Altima provide a level of comfort and support that is above and above what is often seen in cars of this class.
Even though average-sized people won’t have trouble fitting comfortably in the back seats, the rear headroom is significantly reduced compared to the other sedans in this class, and the legroom is just about par. The space in the trunk is also about average, at 15.4 cubic feet, even though the aperture is very large.
Headroom and Legroom
Although it has expanded a bit on its 109.3-inch wheelbase, the new Altima doesn’t seem all that much bigger than the vehicle it replaced, even though it now falls just short of the Honda Accord and much smaller than the plus-sized Volkswagen Passat. It is 1.4 inches wider than previous versions, and the front legroom is 45.0 inches, while the back legroom measures 36.1 inches; all of these measurements are approximately average for the category.
The front seats have a headroom of 40.0 inches, while the rear seats have 37.1 inches. Front headroom is reduced by 1 inch in vehicles with a sunroof installed.
Suspension and Shocks
Independent suspensions are standard on every Altima model, and all those shocks have been replaced with Sachs units for improved ride management. To improve the vehicle’s wheel control, the rear suspension has removed one of its lateral links and incorporated it into a structural brace. This has resulted in the creation of a broader and stronger axis.
- Height: 57.9 in
- Length: 191.5 in
- Width: 72 in
- Curb weight: 3108 lbs
Engine type: Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.5 L
Fuel tank: 18 g
2014 Nissan Altima Factory Service Manual
These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual for your 2014 Nissan Altima.
- Safety Restraints
- Before Driving
- Starting and Operating
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Customer Assistance
Nissan Altima Coupe Manual is vast and covers every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.
2014 Nissan Altima — Owner’s Manual
- Important Safety Instructions
- Maintenance Record
While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2014 Nissan Altima provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.
2014 Nissan Altima Price
The 2014 Nissan Altima has its prices listed below:
- 2.5: $22,170 or €21737
- 2.5 S: $22,690 or €22247
- 2.5 SV: $24,340 or €23865
- 3.5 S: $26,320 or €25806
- 2.5 SL: $27,920 or €27375
- 3.5 SV: $28,520 or €27963
- 3.5 SL: $30,820 or €30218
Frequently Asked Questions
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JD Powers gives it a 3 out of 5
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