|Pricing||$17,950 - $28,400|
|Engines||2.5l I4, 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6|
|Fuel Economy||21-41 (city), 28-36 (highway)|
The flashy Altima midsize sedan led Nissan's US sales revival. Therefore, for the new Altima, Nissan retained the sleek styling that made it such a hot seller. Although current customers will easily recognize it, the 2007 Altima uses the new Nissan D-platform chassis, and is slightly shorter than the current model. Equal length halfshafts should reduce torque steer for enhanced handling. A completely redesigned interior retains the sporty styling, but with upgraded plastics and metal trim. Powerplant choices remain the 2.5L I-4 (>165-bhp) and 3.5L V-6 (>265-bhp), both available with a new Xtronic CVT or a new 6-speed manual. A new hybrid model (HEV) should provide a competitive alternative to the equivalent Accord and Camry models.
The Altima is all-new for 2007. Altima switches to a new FWD "D" segment platform. Engine choices include a 165 hp 4-cylinder and a 265 hp V6. A new six-speed manual will be offered with both engines. A CVT transmission will be offered in lieu of a standard automatic transmission. A gas/electric hybrid model will be added later in the model year.
|Altima||2.5l I4 (175-bhp)||M6||FWD||$17,950|
|Altima S||2.5l I4 (175-bhp)||M6||FWD||$19,800|
|Altima S||2.5l I4 (175-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$20,300|
|Altima SE||3.5l V6 (270-bhp)||M6||FWD||$24,000|
|Altima SE||3.5l V6 (270-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$24,500|
|Altima SL||3.5l V6 (270-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$28,400|
|Altima Hybrid||2.5l I4 HEV (158-bhp)||CVT||FWD||$24,990|