7 best rental cars for summer vacation
- Type: full-size
- Passengers: five
- Rental companies: Hertz, Avis, Enterprise and Budget
- Gas mileage:
You will find both two-door and four-door versions of the Altima as rental cars. If your rental needs include transporting more than two people, you will probably want four doors.
Renters unfamiliar with a continuously variable transmission will need to adjust to the absence of shifting in the Altima, which uses a CVT to usher output from the 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine to the front wheels. Nimble, easy to handle and redesigned for 2013, the Altima is well-suited for long freeway rambles and crowded city streets.
Consumer Reports rated ride quality, noise, and front- and rear-seat comfort as "very good." Consumer Reports also awarded a "very good" for the Altima's cargo space. NASA helped design the front bucket seats for improved comfort over long distances.