2007 Nissan Altima

At a Glance

Pricing $17,950 - $28,400
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4, 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions CVT, M6
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.

What Changed:

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
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