Nissan Altima News

  • 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5SL

    Nissan made big waves a few years ago when it introduced its then-new 2013 Altima. On the side of a barn not too far from its Franklin, Tennessee, headquarters, the automaker painted "38 mpg"—referring not to its combined EPA rating, but its highway number. And then it took a bunch of pictures of the 2013 Altima in front of the barn. We’re not sure what that barn looks like today, but it just became outdated. That’s because the 2016 Altima, a relatively mild refresh, is now rated at 39 mpg highway. You can’t buy a midsize sedan with a higher fuel economy rating unless...

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    Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Nissan Altima

    Not all green cars are hybrids, diesels, or plug-ins. And with new fuel economy regulations now set through 2025, all cars are going to get more efficient--gasoline cars first and foremost. The new 2013 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan has the highest EPA rating for combined gas mileage of any gasoline...

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    2013 Nissan Altima Gets Five-Star NCAP Crash-Test Rating

    With all eyes turned to the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Nissan has quietly announced that its all-new 2013 Nissan Altima has been awarded a 5-star overall rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in its New car Assessment Program (NCAP) Awarded top marks for both frontal crash and...

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    Outgoing 2012 Nissan Altima: Could It Be A Bargain?

    Right now, Nissan dealers across the U.S. are preparing themselves for the launch of the 2013 Altima. In order to clear their inventory of old stock, dealers are likely to be offering some great deals on the outgoing 2012 Altima -- the second best selling car in the U.S. last year. But should you...

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    2013 Nissan Altima 2.5: First Drive

    The all-new 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 does a surprisingly good job of blending fuel economy, performance, comfort and value in a midsize sedan.

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    2013 Nissan Altima: The Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-Size Car You Can Buy

    Featuring some pretty nifty fuel-saving technology, like its redesigned continuously variable transmission and Easy Fill Tire Alert System, the 2013 Nissan Altima has always promised to be a green car. But now it’s official: according to the EPA, the 2013 Nissan Altima is the most...

  • 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5SL

    Today's the day when we can talk about the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, the latest generation of Nissan's remarkably successful mid-size sedan. And its anticipated combined EPA rating of 31 mpg puts it at the top of its competitive set, bettering the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, and others. That list doesn't include hybrid models; the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid do considerably better, and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid (not yet rated) is expected to get as much as 47 or 48 mpg on the city cycle. MORE: 2013 Nissan...

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    2013 Nissan Altima: Coming To Your Dealer In A Few Weeks

    Yesterday, Nissan officially started U.S. production of the 2013 Altima at its vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The fifth generation of the car since it was launched in 1992, the 2013 Altima is expected to arrive at Nissan dealers across the U.S. at the start of June, with the...

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    2013 Nissan Altima Promises Up To 38 MPG Highway Fuel Economy

    The 2013 Nissan Altima appears as if it will raise the bar for midsize sedan style and fuel efficiency.

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    Nissan Boosts Fuel Economy By Redesigning CVT In 2013 Altima

    One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to keep a car's engine operating at its most efficient speed, regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. That's the principle behind continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, which use belts and variable pulleys to match road speed to an...

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    Nissan Building Plug-in Hybrid For 2015, 1.5 Million Electric Cars By 2017

    It might be celebrating a global total of 15,000 all-electric Nissan Leafs since the model was launched last year, but Nissan isn’t planning to keep its plug-in technology inside pure electric cars, it has revealed today. Talking at an event in Yokohama, Japan earlier, Renault-Nissan CEO...

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    Next Nissan Altima Previewed By New High-Mileage Hybrid-CVT System

    Although Nissan has taken its Altima Hybrid off the market for 2012, the model is likely to live on. The latest evidence: Nissan today unveiled in Japan a new generation of its Xtronic continuously-variable transmission (CVT) and a new hybrid system designed for front-wheel drive vehicles. So far...

  • 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

    Nissan may have killed off its Altima Hybrid model, but the company is moving forward with a range of new hybrid models. This time, however, they'll be home-grown, based on the company's internally developed hybrid system. Nissan's new single-motor hybrid technology is considerably simpler than the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system it licensed for the Altima Hybrid, which was sold only in a handful of U.S. states. The new hybrid first appeared in the rear-wheel-drive 2012 Infiniti M35h luxury sedan, priced at $53,700. The company proudly touted that car as the only one on the market with 350...

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    One More For The Dead-Hybrid List: RIP Nissan Altima Hybrid

    Add one more to the list of hybrid cars that have been sent off to the great gasoline-electric graveyard in the sky. Nissan will end production of its Altima Hybrid sedan after the 2011 model year. Launched in late 2007, the hybrid version of the Nissan Altima used Nissan's own four-cylinder engine...

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    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Nissan Ellure Concept Car

    At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan has unveiled a concept design that points the way toward some of its next-generation sedan models—even though Nissan swears that its Ellure show car is not “intended as preview of any upcoming production model,” in the words of Shiro...

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    September 2010 Best Selling Hybrid Top Ten: Ford, Lexus, Nissan and Toyota

    There aren’t many of the usual suspects in the automotive industry that don’t have a hybrid vehicle these days. In fact, it is almost getting harder to name all the people who do, which makes those who don’t either forgotten or stick out in side-by-side comparisons. Ever wonder...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)
    Latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive Licensee: Mercedes-Benz ???

    Toyota leads the world in hybrid-electric vehicles, having built well over 2 million of them since 1997. That's more than half the hybrids on the planet. Now, with new electric cars about to hit the showrooms--the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, for example--Toyota wants to cement its...

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    Cities Want High-Mileage Hybrid Taxis; Judge Says It's Illegal

    If you've been to New York City lately, you may have noticed an increasing number of hybrid taxis on the roads: mostly Ford Escape Hybrid SUVs, but also Toyota Camry Hybrid and Nissan Altima Hybrid sedans, and a scattering of others too. It's part of a long-term plan to green the fleet of 14,000...

  • 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid used by NYPD traffic unit, by Samuel Smith from NYCPDcars.50webs.com

    As New York City works aggressively to reduce its carbon footprint and cut exhaust emissions, it has encouraged large fleets to switch to hybrids. From utility ConEd to the fleets of yellow cabs, more and more hybrids are showing up on city streets. The latest large fleet to go greener is the New York Police Department, which will add 200 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedans and Ford Escape Hybrid crossovers to its fleet this year alone. The new vehicles will double the department's fleet of hybrids to roughly 400. The NYPD runs a large number of Ford Crown Victoria full-size sedans, one of Ford's most...

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    Future Mazda Hybrids To Use Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive Technology

    Mazda has long been known for its high-efficiency, fun-to-drive gasoline engines. It's also developing diesels. But the company had little ongoing research in hybrid and electric cars aside from its unusual hydrogen rotary hybrid research vehicle. Now the mystery of where Mazda will find that...

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    Green-Car Tip: Hybrid Vehicles Get Discounts, Incentives Too

    While the auto industry in general offers an average incentive of more than $1,000 off the sticker price of any new vehicle, many buyers somehow assume this doesn't apply to hybrids. Oh, but it does. You can get money off pretty much any hybrid out there at the moment, since gasoline prices are far...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

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    EPA's Most Climate-Friendly Cars: All About Fuel Efficiency

    The dirty little secrets of Top 10 lists are in the methodology, as Forbes found out with its weirdly inaccurate "10 Dirtiest Cars" list. (It's the end of the year, so it's time for a lot of Top 10s.) But we see no such problems in the EPA Green Vehicle Guide, which rates vehicles not only on...

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    The Green Side of SEMA

    November is a time to give thanks...for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). These are the people and companies who make car enthusiasts drool with automotive add-ons and accessories fit for a classic episode of Pimp My Ride. Each November, when the SEMA show takes place in Las Vegas...

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