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2014 Altima wins Best Retained Value Award from Edmunds

One of the most coveted awards in the automotive industry, especially in the contentious midsize sedan segment, has been taken by the 2014 Nissan Altima.

The 2014 Altima took the Best Retained Value choice, outpacing all others in the midsize sedan segment including the segment leader, the Toyota Camry. No longer playing second fiddle to the Camry, the Altima was found to hold its value at 47.3 percent after five years, beating out other midsize cars.

This comes after showed the 2014 Altima some love earlier this year with a 2014 Most Popular Midsize Cars pick and a Top Rated Vehicle designation. There's obviously a lot to like about the new Nissan Altima.

Currently, the midsize sedan segment is the largest vehicle segment, in terms of sales, in the United States (when trucks and sport utilities are separated). The Altima is often the second-place seller in the segment behind the Toyota Camry, but has seen sales growth steadily since its redesign in the 2013 model year.

The 2014 Altima is the centerpiece of Nissan's lineup of cars in North America and features several innovations such as Zero Gravity Seating, one of the best continuously variable transmissions (CVT, which Nissan calls the Xtronic) in the business, and more.

It's no wonder is showing this car so much love.