Nissan Altima Priced at $25,730

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

We interrupt the stream of breathless news from places like the crushingly self-important Monterey Car Week to bring you fascinating pricing details of the somnambulant 2024 Nissan Altima.

To be clear, the Altima is a perfectly competent car and at least it remains an option in a sea of crossovers. It’s also a decent-looking rig, arguably shuffling the Maxima off the table, particularly when clad in a few of its jazzier colors. By the way, we still hold a candle for the third-gen Maxima with a V6 and stick, to say nothing of the 02-03 models which could be had with a 255 horsepower engine and six-speed manual.

But back to the Altima, a car overhauled just last year. This 2024 model doesn’t see a host of changes other than the NissanConnect services (telematics including remote start through a smartphone app, basically) being hooked up for three years upon purchase instead of six months. Every trim gets driving nannies such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind spot helpers.

On tap are a brace of engines, topped by the Variable Compression turbo option rated for 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. We could write a book about this mill and its odd lot in life. It is available as an option on front-wheel drive SR trim and pushes the price to $35,430. At the other end of the pool, the 2.5-liter four-banger makes 188 horses and 180 torques when lashed to a front-wheel drive configuration; adding all-wheel drive drops both those figures by six and two, respectively. The blasted Xtronic remains the transmission of choice.

Base trim, a front-drive-only S model, will start at a sure-to-be-seen-in-ads $25,730 plus destination. Volume trim SV and SL will check in at $26,530 and $32,430 while SR front-drivers equipped with the 2.5L will cost $27,930. All-wheel drive is offered on that trio for the no-brainer price of $1,500. We note that Nissan specifies a credit of fifty bucks for a ‘wireless phone charger delete’ suggesting some supply chain shenanigans are hanging around; be sure all the features you desire in yer new Altima work before driving off the lot.

Look for the 2024 Altima on dealer lots shortly.

[Image: Nissan]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Sckid213 Sckid213 on Aug 18, 2023

    I think the "Altima stigma" has transferred to the Kia K5, at least here in Los Angeles.

  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Aug 21, 2023

    Lot's of Altima's in my past as a frequent business traveler. I find them to be perfectly fine. Nothing outstanding, but compared to their peers (Camry, Malibu, Accord, Passat, etc.) they're really no better or worse. I've never been in a driving situation in one where the CVT called much attention to itself, but find Altima's regularly deliver about 34 mpg, even driven like a rental car. Much better than a Camry which I've struggled to break 30 with. I know a lot of associates who have Altima's or their spouse/kids do, none of them have ever remarked negatively about reliability or ownership expense, so I'm assuming its acceptable. Altima's are frequently discounted heavily along with incentivized, if I was in the market for a commuter car that required zero involvement and just did it's job, an Altima would be on my list.

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