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2022 Nissan Altima

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2022 2.5 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $24,900
2022 2.5 SV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $25,900
2022 2.5 SR 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $26,900
2022 2.5 SV 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $27,300
2022 2.5 SR 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $28,300
2022 2.5 SL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $30,340
2022 2.0 SR 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $31,250
2022 2.5 SL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $31,740
2022 2.5 Platinum 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $34,600
Expert Rating
3.6 (Good)

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: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The 2022 Nissan Altima gains a Midnight Edition package that adds gloss black exterior trim to the sporty SR. Otherwise, the Altima carries over into the new year with few other updates.

Choosing Your Nissan Altima

There are five different trims, the S, SV, SR, SL, and Platinum. Base prices range from $25,775 to $34,975.

Engine Choices

The Altima is available with two engines. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder is standard and produces 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Power is fed through a continuously variable transmission to the front wheels or an optional all-wheel-drive system that adds $1,400 to the bottom line (not available on the base trim) and slightly restricts power output (182 hp/ 178 lb-ft of torque).

The SR trim offers a novel 2.0-liter turbocharged variable compression four-cylinder ($4,350) that puts out 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque but is not offered with all-wheel drive.

Most Altima trims earn an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon combined while all-wheel-drive models see a one-mpg point deduction to 30 mpg. The turbocharged powertrain returns an impressive 29 combined – several points better than the uprated engines in the Accord, Camry, and Sonata.

The Altima, unlike its rivals, does not offer a hybrid version.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Altima’s length of 193 inches basically matches that of the Camry and Sonata and is about three inches shorter than an Accord. The Altima makes room for five passengers and its interior dimensions largely align with the rest of the class except for rear legroom (35.2 inches), which measures about three inches shy of what the Camry offers and about five inches less than the Accord. Trunk space is a similar story with 15.4 cubic feet of space which is slightly less than the Sonata and Accord.

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Safety Features

All Altima trims feature automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam assist. The S trim offers the Driver Assist Package for $475 which adds blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors with automatic braking. The SV trim is standard with those features and further offers adaptive cruise control with lane-centering and lane keep assist as part of the Premium Package ($1,800) which are standard features on the SL trim.

The IIHS awards the Altima with its 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award with Good crashworthiness scores, Acceptable headlight performance, Superior vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention, and Advanced (mid-level score) vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention. NHTSA has not fully rated the Altima.

Connectivity

The base trim features a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen while most trims are equipped with an eight-inch unit that integrates Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM, and dual front and rear USB ports. The SL trim adds navigation, remote connectivity, and a Bose nine-speaker sound system.

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2022 Nissan Altima S – MSRP From $25,775

The S trim keeps a basic profile with 16-inch steel wheels, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, power windows with auto-up for the driver, a five-inch driver information display, a split-folding rear seat, and proximity entry.

2022 Nissan Altima SV – MSRP From $26,775

The next-level-up SV trim gains 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a seven-inch driver information display, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The $1,800 Premium Package offers chrome exhaust finishers, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, a sunroof, heated seats, and gloss black interior trim.

2022 Nissan Altima SR – MSRP From $27,775

The SR builds on the SV trim and is distinguished by its 19-inch wheels with painted inserts, a sport-tuned suspension, exhaust finishers, a dark chrome grille, black mirror caps, cloth and leather-covered seats, unique interior trim, and paddle shifters.

With the turbocharged engine selected, the SR gains heated seats, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, a sunroof, and active noise cancellation.

The new-for-2022 Midnight Edition is available in black, white, and gray and incorporates a gloss black grille, a rear spoiler, mirror housings (with integrated turn signals), and 19-inch wheels. LED fog lights, heated front seats, and a sunroof are also included in the package.

2022 Nissan Altima SL – MSRP From $31,215

The SL trim adds to the SV trim LED fog lights, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control with rear HVAC vents, a sunroof, and remote engine start.

2022 Nissan Altima Platinum – MSRP From $34,975

The top-of-the-line Platinum trim pulls the 19-inch wheels from the SR trim and the features from the SL trim while further including a surround-view camera system, ambient lighting, memory driver’s position, and a four-way power passenger seat.

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CarsDirect Tip

The SV trim includes the key safety features, creature comforts, and enough infotainment technology to bring a strong value to the Altima.

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Expert Review

Pros

Eats up freeway miles

Spacious cabin sits five in comfort

Higher models are well equipped

Causes no offence, inside or out

Cons

It’s a bit dull

Base models feel cheap

CVT transmission won’t be hurried

AWD and turbo engine are pointless

Expert Rating
3.6 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A car for highways, not hairpin bends. While Nissan has previously tested the limits of physics in its hermetically-sealed GT-R factories, the Altima is a far more prosaic offering. This spacious sedan is aimed at one thing – transporting five people in comfort and serenity. And in that limited brief, it does a pretty good job.

From the well-padded and power-adjusted driver’s seat, every Altima driver takes command of a cabin with generous head and legroom. Large door bins complement a 15.4 cu ft trunk, while that slippery body keeps wind noise down. The ride is composed and unruffled, while the steering tracks are straight and true without providing much high-speed feedback. This is a car made for long journeys, delivering its occupants without aches or complaints.

Higher trims make more sense. Even the base Altima S has remote engine start, a power driver’s seat and full smartphone mirroring through a seven-inch touchscreen. That’s not bad on a $25,000 sedan, especially when you consider its safety roster extends to automatic emergency braking. However, you’ll need to move up the range to benefit from adaptive cruise with active lane control or blind-spot monitoring. It is worth noting that both the NHTSA and IIHS have given this car their top rating, and only rear outward vision is of any concern.

Higher Altima trims are far more appealing, with SV models offering a larger touchscreen as well as additional safety aids. Platinum comes with navigation and a premium audio system. Despite costing $35,000, this would be our choice, since it also delivers a sunroof, leather upholstery, a surround-view camera system, and grippy 19-inch wheels. Best of all, Platinum comes as standard with the all-wheel-drive system that’s optional on lesser trims, ensuring those unruffled road manners aren’t disturbed by snow or ice.

It belongs in the company car park. Nobody will see you arrive for work in your Altima and say “wow, it’s a Nissan”, but this is still an attractive sedan. The 2022 model has been on a strict diet, losing the bulges of previous models to deliver a sleek profile with a hint of BMW in the rear window kink and a touch of Toyota at the back. Casual observers would struggle to differentiate this from rivals like Toyota’s Camry or the Honda Accord, though the revised nose is a bit more assertive.

Inside, you’ll feel like you belong on the junior rungs of the executive management ladder. There are no surprise-and-delight features, and the materials are solid without being exceptional. Even with red-stitched leather seating, the Altima’s cabin is indistinguishable from many other sedans around this price point. The digital dash and touchscreen are fine, but they lack excitement compared to other manufacturers’ offerings. We also feel the all-black interior of base models is too dull, which is another reason to move up the range.

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A comfortable, if lazy performer. Our main complaint with the Altima surrounds the CVT transmission, which can’t respond quickly enough to realize the two-liter turbocharged engine’s potential. It’s happier mated to the 2.5-liter inline-4 fitted to more affordable models, and even the paddle shifters in SR models don’t provide the gearbox with sufficient responsiveness.

The more powerful engine is wasted, so save your money and plump for the 2.5-liter with front-wheel drive. In this configuration, the combined economy is 32 mpg, which is impressive for a car that can carry five people across continents without breaking a sweat.

Final thoughts. The Altima executes its functions very well. It has no spirit or character – nothing you’d miss if you traded it in for another car – and nothing that really elevates it above the snarling pack of mid-sized Eastern sedans snapping at its heels. It’s forgettable to drive, sit in and look at, without causing any offense or imposing any restrictions. It’s not for purists, or for people who believe every car has a soul – they’ll question that belief after a week of Altima ownership.

That said, this is a highly competent car, screwed together with care and finished in materials that should last. It’s a comfortable long-distance cruiser with impeccable road manners, and the cabin is practical and spacious even if it’s lacking in X-factor. Add in good gas mileage, generous specifications (on higher models) and a complete lack of compromise, and the Altima will provide thousands of miles of trouble-free service – even if you won’t be inclined to give it a name.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 188 HP / 180 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 39 / 33 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 188 HP / 180 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 39 / 33 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$62
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
101 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.9 "
Exterior Width
72.9 "
Exterior Height
56.7 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
36.9 "
Front Legroom
43.8 "
Rear Legroom
35.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,244 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
18.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning W/automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Warning (bsw) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning (ldw) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Intelligent Driver Alertness (i-da) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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