The 2015 Nissan Altima is Now Available in Boulder

Drivers considering a new sedan in the Boulder area have probably given some thought to the 2015 Nissan Altima for its list of features, including:

  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Variable Assisted Steering
  • Remote Trunk Tailgate Release

However, the Nissan Altima falls short of the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan in a variety of key areas, such as fuel efficiency, price, safety features, and residual value. Let’s take a closer look at why the Civic Sedan is one of the most practical and affordable sedans on the market.

When you equip the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan with a continuously variable transmission, it averages 30 mpg in the city* compared to the 2015 Nissan Altima’s 27 mpg in the city, saving drivers money in fuel costs and time spent at the pump.

Whether it be the fuel economy numbers or its average resale value, the Honda Civic is a wise long-term investment. The ALG Residual Value of the Honda Civic is 54% after 36 months, compared to the 2015 Altima’s 49%. Its 5% advantage means its resale value depreciates much more slowly than the Altima’s, making it a better investment. And the Civic is an easier investment to make. Its base price is $18,490—$3,810 lower than the Nissan Altima’s $22,300 starting price.

Finally, the Civic is renowned for its safety. In recent NHTSA testing, the Civic scored 5 stars on front side crash testing and overall side barrier crash safety. The latest Altima scored 3 stars and 4 stars on those same tests—quite a difference for “comparable” vehicles.

To put these numbers into perspective, we’ve created the following chart to make the facts clear. With all of that information in mind, we think that the 2015 Honda Civic sedan is certainly worth your consideration.

* Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.