2015 Nissan Altima vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Some might've thought that Nissan was losing its foothold on the market before the Altima's redesign in 2013, but the new car is one of the most comfortable in the segment.

The Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata both offer lots of value for the buck, especially in their base forms.

The Sonata has been redesigned for 2015, as has the Toyota Camry, which looks sportier than ever.

There's also the Chevy Malibu, which sits mid-pack in the segment, and there's the Ford Fusion, which offers handsome styling and a plug-in hybrid model that wins the fuel economy race in the segment.

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Quick Specs
If you don't mind a CVT, the 2015 Nissan Altima is a solid choice that checks off all the boxes.
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu ranks below our family-sedan favorites, mostly because of its back-seat space.
The 2015 Ford Fusion continues to offer an excellent blend of top-notch safety, solid fuel economy, and stunning good looks–all without compromising on interior space and comfort.
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans.
The 2015 Kia Optima meets all your needs in a sensible four-door sedan, but exceeds expectations for more flair and features.
The 2015 Toyota Camry ups its game with a thorough refresh that, while not daring, makes it more enjoyable for driver and passenger alike.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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