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Nissan Altima takes shine off rivals

The 2015 Nissan Altima continues to be a top choice among family sedans, delivering excellent fuel economy and a rare blend of comfort and agility, foremost American online resource for automotive information, Edmunds.com recently affirmed.
The online resource also described the Altima as stylish, bold and aggressive with long body lines that distinguishes the sedan from close rivals like Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat and secondary contenders as Mazda 6, Chevy Malibu, Ford Fusion and Kia Optima.
Emerging from a total makeover last year, the new Nissan Altima provides customers with premium experiences and high technologies that drivers could live to remember.
Nissan says it’s simply enhancing the Altima’s package with better value proposition to keep it fresh against increasing competent rivals.
Altima’s innovatory features are designed to reposition the car way ahead of competitions such as Toyota Camry that recently underwent full model change as well as Honda Accord, Mazda 6 and the imperious Volkswagen Passat.
While many manufacturers are offering different 4-cylinder engines with hybrids and diesels, the 2015 Nissan Altima sedan goes the traditional route by offering a base 4-cylinder and a V6 as the ‘up’ engine.
The 2.5-litre ‘four’ for instance is designed for lighter weight and higher efficiency, while the 3.5-litre V6 offers improved fuel economy, adding one kmpg (kilometre per gallon i.e. four litres) to the combined and highway scores.
Both engine drive Altima’s front wheels through Nissan’s next generation Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) – the only gearbox offered – which drives engine revs ahead of vehicle speed during strong acceleration and helps both the 4cylinder and impressive V6 to achieve tremendous fuel economy with fixed-ratio-simulating manual shift paddles on up-level Altima models
Popular Mechanics, a United States classic magazine of popular technology attested to this assertion, stating in one of its recent publications that “the new Altima remains one of the most engaging family sedans, and now its fuel economy approaches 65 kmpg on the highway, and Nissan should have no problem attracting the most frugal family-sedan buyers.”

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