A few noteworthy changes have been made to the new 2018 Altima. The first of which includes the addition of automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning as standard equipment on every Altima model. The range-topping 3.5 SL trim gets even more tech, including adaptive cruise control as standard and an upgraded version of Nissan's navigation, which now offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and telematics system, NissanConnect.
The Altima lineup has been simplified to just five trims: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, and 3.5 SL – Nissan has discontinued the base 2.5 and 3.5 SR. New packages are available, including the 2.5 SR Special Edition and 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL Technology Packages.
The 2.5R Special Edition adds NisscanConnect, which includes navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch color audio display, Prima-Tex appointed seats, heated front seats, and a bespoke wheel finish. The Tech Packages add a lot of the same features as the Special Edition Package, but also includes a moonroof, adaptive cruise control, and LED headlights with signature daytime running lights.
Other new additions to the 2018 Altima include a five-inch infotainment system, power windows, and a backup camera as standard.