The Nissan Altima is a familiar sight to many people. It’s been around since it first rolled off a production line in 1992. The mid-size Nissan Altima sedan that we all know and love was first delivered in 1998 and is still manufactured today.
While many might still seek out a brand-new Nissan Altima, what some people don’t realize is what fantastic value this car is when bought as a pre-owned vehicle. The team here at Shabana Motors, of the best used car dealerships in Houston, has put together this blog explaining all the best reasons why a used Nissan Altima really is the best way to go.
We’ll be using examples of the 6th-generation car as our main examples below.
Used Cars On Sale Near Me: Reasons to Buy a Used Nissan Altima
Reason 1. Choice of Engines and Trims
First things first; when you buy a used Nissan Altima, you get your choice of the engines and trims without worrying too much about maxing out the budget. Choose from the standard 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder model or the punchy 2.0L VC-T model. The 2.5L delivers 188hp and 180lb-ft of torque, while the latter manages a very nifty 248hp and 280lb-ft of torque.
The Altima in its latest generation came in five trim levels, from the base-level S, to SR, SV, SL and Platinum. Like you may expect from a Nissan sedan, the Altima delivers well-crafted quality and pleasing performance even at the entry-level S model. The powertrain is paired with a smooth CVT8 X-Tronic transmission and was able to achieve 28mpg in the city and 39mpg on the highway.
You don’t need to buy the latest model to enjoy these same engine and trim benefits, because those top qualities never fade away. This brings us nicely to the second reason you should favor a used Nissan Altima – reliability.
Reason 2. Class-Beating Reliability
Here’s another reason you’ll always go well with a pre-owned Nissan Altima; the Nissan brand is among the most reliable anywhere on the market, consistently making it into the top 10 in rankings by groups such as RepairPal.
Nissan is rated 4.0 out of 5.0 for reliability by RepairPal, with their cars being especially noted for affordable maintenance costs far below the average across all models, and with frequency of shop visits as low as 0.3 times per year, which also beats the all-model average.
When the Altima is beating so many other brands, you know that you’re getting a vehicle that won’t let you down. The hallmark of a great family or executive sedan is reliability, and the Altima ranks at the top.
Reason 3. Smooth and Well-Cushioned Ride
Let’s turn to matters of comfort next. Since the last major update and refresh of the Altima in 2019, the interior was made over to include fantastic standard features and many great additions that you can unlock with higher trim levels.
The Altima has been known through the years as a car of minimal body lean, with stable and comfortable cornering, and the option of AWD means you can get even better traction, if and when, you need it where you live. Texas is one of those states where adventure abounds, having a comfortable ride to enjoy it all is important!
Reason 4: Comfortable and Spacious Interior
The interior is simple and minimalist, but that just leaves more space and scope for your own personalization if that’s what you want. What you get with a pre-owned Nissan Altima is clean, elegant and timeless interior lines and surfaces. Nissan is quite generous with quality materials that are nice to the touch and carry an awesome feeling of finish and sophistication.
It’s not the fanciest interior, for sure, but at least in the Nissan Altima space is never an issue. Front and rear legroom are perfect even for taller passengers, and you can upgrade to heated leather front seats on the highest Premium trim level. Get your pre-owned Altima with a sunroof, too, for that added dimension of sky blue to the interior atmosphere.
Reason 5: ADAS and Tech Features
One great reason to favor a used Nissan Altima rather than a brand-new one in 2021 is the fact that Nissan dropped one or two features from the standard list this year, including support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. If you choose a model from 2019, for instance, you’ll get those built in as standard, and that’s key for a lot of people. The 2019 Altima is a great extension of your smartphone with easy access to both Apple and Android systems.
Another terrific standard safety feature that was added from 2018 onwards was the forward collision warning system. We know that a lot of people are searching for a Nissan Altima to use as a family car, and so safety features are a top priority. Most other models only include collision warning as a higher-level feature, but the Altima made it standard.
Nissan’s ProPilot Assist makes your drive in your Altima all the safer and more enjoyable with other features such as lane centering, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and more.
Around the driver’s cockpit you have an easy-to-use touchscreen that also comes with additional control buttons for those who don’t want everything in pure touchscreen format. It’s a reliable, intuitive system that displays your navigation, infotainment and as we mentioned further above, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard when you buy pre-owned.
Choose an In-House Financing Car Dealership: Shabana Motors
Learn more about Nissan Altima cars and other models that we have in stock here at Shabana Motors. Not only do we offer the widest variety of used cars, but we also offer a 2-year/ 24,000-mile warranty on every vehicle that leaves our lot.
Not just that, you can experience the support of a family-owned business that wants to keep your life on drive with the right car and in-house financing terms you can live with today and tomorrow! That’s our commitment to a quality driving experience for you.
What’s more, we specialize in helping those with no credit or bad credit to get the perfect car for their family. Credit shouldn’t be the barrier that it is to quality cars. Come visit us in Houston or call us to make an appointment and see what’s in our inventory. We’re ready to assist, call today at 281-994-7025!