How Does the 2014 Nissan Altima Stack Up Against Other Midsize Sedans in Boulder?

There are a lot of options out there if you’re looking for a family sedan in the Boulder area, and the 2014 Nissan Altima has been getting some attention lately. Here are a few of the main aspects drivers frequently take a look at when considering the new Altima:

  • A 4-cylinder base engine
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Available NissanConnect Apps with smartphone integration (costs extra)

While Boulder and Denver drivers often look into the 2014 Nissan Altima when they start shopping for a new family car, the 2014 Honda Civic ends up proving to be the far superior choice. With a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), an upgraded cabin for 2014, and more high-level standard features like keyless ignition, a larger multimedia touchscreen display, and a rearview camera, the Altima just can’t keep up.

If you start by comparing the base 2014 Honda Civic Sedan LX with CVT and the base 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S, the Civic displays a number of key advantages. While the Altima’s standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine with CVT gets 38 mpg highway and 27 mpg city, the Civic Sedan’s 1.8L four-cylinder engine with CVT wins out with 39 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.*

Moving to the interior, both the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Nissan Altima come standard with in-demand features like Bluetooth, MP3 playback stereo systems, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. However, the 2014 Honda Civic outshines the competition with a number of standard features that will cost extra on the Altima, including iPhone/iPod integration, cruise control, a rearview camera, and higher quality front and rear floor mats.

If that’s not enough, the 2014 Honda Civic LX with CVT is more affordable than its competitor. While the 2014 Altima 2.5 S is priced at an MSRP of $22,110, the 2014 Civic LX with CVT starts at an MSRP of just $19,190,** giving you far more bang for your buck.

To find out more about both of these family sedans, check out this side-by-side comparison for yourself:

* Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
** MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options.