2018 Nissan Altima vs. Its Competition

2018 Nissan Altima
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

It's impossible to talk about the Nissan Altima without mentioning the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, all three of which are always at the top of the sales charts.

Both the Accord and Camry are new this year, and our exposure to them has us heavily in the Accord camp.

It’s more beautiful, more capable, more comfortable, more pleasant to drive, and more fully realized as a world-beating family sedan.

If you’re shopping the Altima, don't discount Detroit's beauty queens, the Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu.

The Fusion is starting to show its age, but like the Altima, it is maturing gracefully.

The Malibu came out of nowhere with a fresh redesign and impressive powertrains; we approve.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.
A solid effort, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers plenty of compelling reasons to lure customers into showrooms.
The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style.
The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
2.5 S Sedan4-Door Sedan L w/1VLS FWDSE 2.4L SULEVL Automatic (SE)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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