Nissan Altima Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Nissan Altima Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Nissan Altima 4 DR AWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 5
2020 2020 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 5
2019 2019 Nissan Altima 4 DR AWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 5
2019 2019 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 5
2018 2018 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Nissan Altima 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2013 2013 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Nissan Altima 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2012 2012 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Nissan Altima 2 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2011 2011 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2010 2010 Nissan Altima 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2010 2010 Nissan Altima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Nissan Altima 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2009 2009 Nissan Altima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2008 2008 Nissan Altima 2-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2008 2008 Nissan Altima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2007 2007 Nissan Altima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4
2006 2006 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 3 (picture) 3 4
2005 2005 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 3 (picture) 3 4
2004 2004 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 4 4
2003 2003 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 4 4
2002 2002 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 4 4
2001 2001 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 3 3 Not Rated
2000 2000 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 5 3 3 Not Rated
1999 1999 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 3 (picture) 3 3 3 Not Rated
1998 1998 Nissan Altima 4-DR. Not Rated 3 (picture) 2 3 (picture) 3 Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan has manufactured models of Altima for 23 years. They average 24.1 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Altima above average at 32 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Altima to be $1,200 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Altima consumes about 10 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Altima emits 278 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,170,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 199 trees would offset these emissions. The Altima does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Nissan Altima 32 39 28
2019 Nissan Altima 32 39 28
2018 Nissan Altima 26 32 22
2017 Nissan Altima 26 32 22
2016 Nissan Altima 26 31 22
2015 Nissan Altima 26 31 22
2014 Nissan Altima 25 31 22
2013 Nissan Altima 25 30 22
2012 Nissan Altima 22 27 20
2011 Nissan Altima 22 27 20
2010 Nissan Altima 21 27 18
2009 Nissan Altima 26 31 23
2008 Nissan Altima 26 32 23
2007 Nissan Altima 26 32 23
2006 Nissan Altima 21 27 18
2005 Nissan Altima 21 28 18
2004 Nissan Altima 21 24 18
2003 Nissan Altima 21 24 19
2002 Nissan Altima 21 24 19
2001 Nissan Altima 23 28 20
2000 Nissan Altima 24 28 21
1999 Nissan Altima 24 28 21
1998 Nissan Altima 24 28 21

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Altima has 63 different model options on record with the EPA since 1998. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 32 39 28
2019 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 32 39 28
2018 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 38 27
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 26 32 22
2017 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 39 27
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 26 32 22
2016 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 39 27
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 26 31 22
2015 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 37 27
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 26 31 22
2014 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 37 27
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 25 31 22
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 31 38 27
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 25 30 22
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 23
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 27 20
2011 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 23
2011 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 27 20
2010 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 27 32 23
2010 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 23 27 20
2010 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 27 18
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 23
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 31 23
2009 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 27 18
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2008 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 31 23
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 23
2008 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 27 19
2007 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 31 23
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 23
2007 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 20
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 27 19
2006 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 21
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2006 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 25 19
2006 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 18
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 27 18
2005 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 21
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 24 29 21
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 25 19
2005 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 18
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 28 18
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 28 20
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 20 24 17
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 24 18
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 24 17
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 24 19
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.5 L 23 27 20
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 24 17
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 24 19
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 19
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 28 21
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 28 21
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 28 20
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 24 28 21