U.S. News & World Report, Edmunds, Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book generally give the 2015 Nissan Altima high marks. Popular Mechanics also praises the 2013 Nissan Altima. Test drivers are also mostly satisfied with the 2015 Nissan Altima.
Edmunds appreciates the way the car accelerates and its fuel economy. When it comes to safety, Edmunds notes the Altima's high scores. It likes the car's ease of handling and finds the electronics user-friendly and efficient. The cabin is of superior quality; however, Edmunds wants more head and legroom and finds the four-cylinder engine noisy.
Autotrader appreciates the Altima's adding new, improved standard features while keeping the price of the car competitive with other family sedans. It takes note of the car's aesthetic qualities and its zero-gravity seats. It also likes the variable transmission, which allows the Altima to have an impressive fuel economy. Autotrader also likes the navigation radio, which it found user-friendly and affordable. Like Edmunds, Autotrader doesn't much like the lack of headroom. It also finds fault with power steering, which reviewers find "vague," and the engine-induced torque steer.
Kelley Blue Book likes the Altima's fuel economy and overall looks. It is disappointed that it does not have a hybrid of diesel trim and doesn't have as many of the bells and whistles as its competitors.