Nissan Altima named a “Top Rated Vehicle” by

Nissan Altima sales continued to soar in March, achieving the best sales month since March 2013, and now potential buyers have yet another reason to select Nissan’s top-selling vehicle. Today, named the 2014 Nissan Altima a “Top Rated Vehicle” following a road and test-track evaluation by the publication. This honor is only given by to vehicles earning an “A” – equivalent to an “Excellent” rating.

The Testing Team evaluates about 200 vehicles a year.  Each one is driven on a standardized road-test loop and undergoes instrumented testing in controlled conditions at the’s test track. Time behind the wheel is used to develop ratings to grade how each vehicle stacks up against its direct rivals in a particular size and price class. Following’s assessment, the 2014 Nissan Altima was among the top in its class.

“Coming off the successful launch of the redesigned Altima in the 2013 model year, we were determined to keep momentum going for the 2014 model,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “A number of enhancements, such as the addition of Mobile Apps to the NissanConnectSM connected car services and enhanced noise isolation, position the 2014 Altima to compete well among the best midsize sedans on the market. Year-over-year sales gains in February and March, coupled with awards like this top rating from, show why consumers continue to pick Altima when in the market for a new car.”

The 2014 Nissan Altima, the centerpiece of the Nissan lineup and one of the top selling cars in the U.S., offers a premium exterior and interior and driver-focused technology. Its many attributes include outstanding fuel economy of 38 mpg highway (2.5-liter engine only) and an outstanding balance of ride comfort, handling and a fun-to-drive demeanor. Altima is offered in seven well-equipped models to meet a range of needs and budgets – and with a choice of a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine or 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Both engines are matched to a smooth, efficient Xtronic transmission.

To view’s full list of Top Rated Vehicles of 2014, please visit

%d bloggers like this: