Following a complete overhaul last year, the 2020 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan returns with light changes. Nissan has made its Safety Shield 360 suite of active safety features standard on the SR trim and above, and its also available on the base S model through the new Driver Assist Package.
While the Altima grows a little bit, it keeps its choice of four and six-cylinder engines, something growing increasingly rare in the midsize class as rivals shift to turbocharged engines to boost fuel economy. Nissan eliminated the option of a manual transmission the sedan, instead going with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) across the board.... Read more »
The Altima is initially available as five models: the 2.5, 2.5S, 2.5SL, 3.5SE and 3.5SL. The first three use a newly revised version of the 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, making a strong 175 horsepower, and the other two use a new generation of the trusty 3.5-liter V6, now with 270 horsepower. There will also be... Read more »
With its big V6 and sports suspension, the Nissan Altima has suddenly turned into a sporty alternative to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Completely redesigned for 2002, the Altima offers dramatic new styling. More important, it's bigger in every dimension. About the only thing the 2002 Altima shares with the previous model is its... Read more »
This is a lot tougher than it may seem on the surface. After all, when a designer creates a flop, the responses are pretty clear-cut. You either get to work on a crash program for a replacement, or start updating your resume. Or maybe both. But with a car like the Nissan Altima, a strong... Read more »
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