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Nissan Altima 5 (L33) Sedan (2012-2018)

Neo score 19%

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Product Overview

Nissan Altima 5 (code L33) is an affordable mid-size sedan in production from 2012 to 2018. It was available with inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.5 to 3.5 liters.
Unfortunately, Nissan doubled-down with CVT. Now that manual was no longer available, the Gen5 Altima used it exclusively.
On the other hand, Nissan continued to offer the VQ35DE 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6, which at least is some part of the car that has a proven reliability record.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the L33 Altima uses MacPherson strut front suspensions, though it is highly unlikely for any self-respecting enthusiast to want a CVT anyway.

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What we found**

Neo score 19% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Venerable VQ35 V6 still available
  • Improved exterior styling
  • Increased interior space
Cons
  • All CVT lineup

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Specifications

2.53.5

Capacity

Cargo Capacity436 L / 15.4 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity68.0 L / 18.0 gal
Passengers5
Payload501 kg / 1105 lbs493 kg / 1087 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size215/60 R16235/45 R18

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance137 mm / 5.4 in
Size | Height1471 mm / 57.9 in
Size | Length4864 mm / 191.5 in
Size | Width1828 mm / 72.0 in
Track Width | Front1584.0 mm / 62.4 in
Track Width | Rear1584.0 mm / 62.4 in
Weight1409.0 kg / 3106.3 lbs1494.0 kg / 3293.7 lbs
Wheel Size16 in18 in
Wheelbase2776 mm / 109.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h7.3 sec5.7 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph6.9 sec5.4 sec
Fuel Economy8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)
Top Speed210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Engine | Bore89.0 mm / 3.5 in95.5 mm / 3.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio9.6:110.3:1
Engine | Displacement2.5 L / 151.8 cu-in / 2488.0 cc3.5 L / 213.5 cu-in / 3498.0 cc
Engine | Power182.0 hp / 135.7 kW @ 6000 rpm270.0 hp / 201.3 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output73.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in77.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke100.0 mm / 3.9 in81.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque244 Nm / 180.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm340 Nm / 250.8 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | TypeCVT

Production

Availability2012 ~ 2018

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