Nissan Altima Reviews

 
 
 


Are you interested in finding out everything you can about the Nissan Altima? In order to help you see if this sedan is just what your regular drives around New Castle, Wilmington, and Newark, DE, need, our team at Sheridan Nissan team has compiled all the links you see on this page to our Nissan Altima reviews.

When you click on them, you’ll have access to a wealth of information about this sleek sedan to help make your decision. As you explore our Nissan Altima reviews, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!


What Engines Does the Nissan Altima Have?

Nissan Altima Specs

An essential aspect to consider when selecting your next sedan lives under the hood. The Nissan Altima allows you to choose between two engines. The standard offering is a peppy 2.5L motor that offers:

  • 188 horsepower
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway MPG*


For an extra boost to propel you even more quickly from Point A to Point B, you can upgrade to the sportier 2.0L VC-Turbo™ engine that offers:

  • 248 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque  
  • EPA-estimated 27 city/37 highway MPG*

Both available engines in the Nissan Altima deliver plenty of stop-free trips, whether you’re running errands or heading to the shore.

Is the Nissan Altima a Reliable Car?

Whichever engine you choose, it will be paired with a smooth-shifting Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). In the Nissan Altima, you’ll also have a choice between two different drivetrains, including a standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

As these performance specs show, no matter what your sensibilities might be, you can choose the engine that will fit your unique lifestyle. Curious to know more? We explore the Nissan performance in greater detail in our complete reviews.


Nissan Altima Interior & Technology

Wherever your adventures end up taking you, you can be sure you’ll have a comfortable ride ahead of you thanks to its spacious interior:

Nissan Interior Dimensions

Cargo Capacity

15.4 cubic feet

Interior Passenger Volume

100.8 cubic feet

Legroom (First/Second Row)

43.8 inches/35.2 inches

Headroom (First/Second Row)

39.2 inches/36.9 inches

Convenience is another way the Nissan Altima elevates daily drives and weekend excursions. The available Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control lets you and your front-seat passenger enjoy your preferred temperature settings simultaneously. There’s also a standard Remote Engine Start System that allows you to enjoy a warm cabin no matter what time of day you get on the road.

Seating & Comfort

Once inside the Nissan Altima, you’ll find standard cloth seats, Sport Cloth seats, or leather-appointed seats. Numerous interior designs are also available to help you express your distinct style. The cabin is tech-savvy with a variety of standard and available features, too, such as:

  • NissanConnect® touch-screen display
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • And more!

We take you through a complete journey of the Nissan Altima interior and technology lineup in our reviews.


Nissan Altima Safety Features

Nissan Altima Driver Assistance

Different model years of the Nissan Altima have received prestigious safety awards, including from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Intelligent Safety

When properly equipped, the Nissan Altima boosts your awareness as you drive. The array of available safety systems includes Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection as well as:

  • Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness
  • And more!

These systems act like an extra set of eyes and additional backup to provide even more peace of mind. Other safety-enhancing features, like the optional auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, help at night by further improving visibility. In our full reviews, we go into more detail about the driver assistance features and safety systems on board the Nissan Altima.


Nissan Altima Trim Levels: S, SV, SR, SR VC-TurboTM, SL, Platinum

Though the Nissan Altima comes with an array of standard features and amenities, it also offers six distinct trim levels. The lineup includes the Altima S and the Altima SV along with the:

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  • Altima SR  
  • Altima SR VC-Turbo™
  • Altima SL
  • Altima Platinum

As you move up the Nissan Altima trim level ladder, you’ll discover increasingly more luxurious amenities and high-tech features. In our full reviews, we cover more details about the premium appointments that can enhance every moment you spend on the road in the Nissan Altima.


Nissan Altima Inventory & Financing

After learning more about the Nissan Altima, if you choose to seal the deal, a member of our finance team will help you take the next steps. We stock new, certified pre-owned (CPO), and traditional pre-owned models. Often, we have multiple Nissan Altima models available in our inventory. 

Nissan Altima CPO

Our CPO Nissan Altima models must pass a detailed 167-point vehicle inspection to earn this coveted title. On top of that, they come with special perks, like a limited powertrain warranty, roadside assistance, and more.

Nissan Offers & Tools

For qualified customers, we have a Military Program and a College Grad Program as well. To help you shop the Nissan Altima from home, we offer a few virtual finance tools, such as:

  • Finance Application: Get pre-approved ahead of time to speed up the financing process.
  • Value Your Trade: View the value of your vehicle as a trade-in at our dealership.
  • Payment Calculator: Compare car loan estimates for different models before making your decision.

Drivers interested in leasing a Nissan Altima are also in luck! We have rotating lease deals, so be sure to check back regularly to see what we currently have to offer.


How to Maintain the Nissan Altima

If you choose the Nissan Altima to be your reliable mode of transport, you can take a few steps to extend its life for miles to come. First and foremost, stay up to date with your specific model year’s routine scheduled maintenance.

Typically, this includes suggested maintenance and repairs at different milestones or annual markers. The entire schedule can be found in your Nissan Altima owner’s manual. A few of the most common types of maintenance include:

Brake Pads Oil Change
  • Oil/filter changes
  • Tire rotations & wheel alignments
  • Component replacements, such as brake pads
  • And more!

Another important aspect of caring for your Nissan Altima is tending to your vehicle’s exterior, especially during the winter months. One way to preserve your Nissan Altima is by washing off the salt as well as any excess dirt or debris it picks up from the roads. As a bonus, frequent trips to your local car wash will ensure your Nissan Altima always looks its best.


Get to Know the Nissan Altima Better

Now that you have an idea of what to expect once you start digging through our various Nissan Altima reviews, you’re ready to dive right in. Then, when you feel it’s time to get behind the wheel, New Castle, Wilmington, and Newark, DE, drivers like you can contact us at Sheridan Nissan to schedule a test drive!


* 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Altima S FWD. 27 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 31 Combined MPG for Altima SV, SR, SL FWD. 26 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG / 30 Combined MPG for Altima SV, SL AWD. 25 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima SR, Platinum AWD. 25 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima SR FWD VC-Turbo. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.


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