2018 Nissan Altima Sedan

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City mpg:
27
Highway mpg:
38

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Nissan Altima Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Nissan Altima 2.5 S include 2.5L I-4 179hp engine, 2-speed Xtronic CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16" steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2018 Nissan
Altima Sedan

Starting at: $23,260

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  • 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan

    Engine:
    2.5L 4 cyls,
    Transmission:
    CVT,
    MPG Range:
    27.0/38.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Brilliant Silver,
    Interior Color:
    Charcoal,
    Stock #:
    18NF018,
    VIN:
    1N4AL3AP4JC128420
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    S Convenience Package (6-Way Power Driver's Seat, Remote Engine Start)
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  • 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan

    Engine:
    2.5L 4 cyls,
    Transmission:
    CVT,
    MPG Range:
    27.0/38.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Super Black,
    Interior Color:
    Charcoal,
    Stock #:
    18NF287,
    VIN:
    1N4AL3AP6JC186013
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    S Convenience Package (6-Way Power Driver's Seat, Remote Engine Start)
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  • 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan

    Engine:
    2.5L 4 cyls,
    Transmission:
    CVT,
    MPG Range:
    27.0/38.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Gun Metallic,
    Interior Color:
    Charcoal,
    Stock #:
    18NF065,
    VIN:
    1N4AL3AP6JC134218
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    S Convenience Package (6-Way Power Driver's Seat, Remote Engine Start)
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  • 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan

    Engine:
    2.5L 4 cyls,
    Transmission:
    CVT,
    MPG Range:
    27.0/38.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Glacier White,
    Interior Color:
    Charcoal,
    Stock #:
    18NF069,
    VIN:
    1N4AL3AP6JC128726
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    S Convenience Package (6-Way Power Driver's Seat, Remote Engine Start)
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  • 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR Sedan

    Engine:
    2.5L 4 cyls,
    Transmission:
    CVT,
    MPG Range:
    26.0/37.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Super Black,
    Interior Color:
    Charcoal,
    Stock #:
    18NF062,
    VIN:
    1N4AL3AP4JC118034
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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 5.0"
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Front center armrest - w/storage
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Engine displacement - 2.5 L
  • Engine horsepower - 179hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 177 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 89.0mm x 100.0mm (3.50" x 3.94")
  • Compression ratio - 10.30 to 1
  • GVWR - 1,917kg (4,226lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,874mm (191.9")
  • Exterior body width - 1,829mm (72.0")
  • Exterior height - 1,468mm (57.8")
  • Wheelbase - 2,776mm (109.3")
  • Turning radius - 5.7m (18.7')
  • Front legroom - 1,143mm (45.0")
  • Rear legroom - 917mm (36.1")
  • Front headroom - 1,016mm (40.0")
  • Rear headroom - 942mm (37.1")
  • Front hiproom - 1,372mm (54.0")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,323mm (52.1")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,433mm (56.4")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,433mm (56.4")
  • Passenger volume - 2,885L (101.9 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 436 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 436 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 2.5
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 179hp @ 6,000RPM
  • Torque - 177 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - continuously variable automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 31mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 18.0gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 27mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 38mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Front tires - 215/60TR16.0
  • Rear tires - 215/60TR16.0
  • Wheel size - 16"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Forward collision - mitigation
  • Exterior parking camera rear - RearView Monitor yes

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2.5 S 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Search New $23,260   179-hp 2.5L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  27 / 38  
2.5 SR 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SR Search New $24,320   179-hp 2.5L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  26 / 37  
2.5 SV 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SV Search New $25,910   179-hp 2.5L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  27 / 38  
2.5 SL 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SL Search New $29,110   179-hp 2.5L 4-cyl  continuously variable auto  27 / 38  
3.5 SL 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SL Search New $33,630   270-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  continuously variable auto  22 / 32  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Nothing about the Altima aims toward enthusiast. This sedan is strictly mainstream.

Nissan’s continuously variable transmission (CVT) has long been recognized as one of the better examples. Abundantly reworked not long ago, it improved dramatically, now operating with admirable smoothness, almost like a regular 6-speed automatic.

A series of pre-programmed ratios in the gearless belt/pulley transmission extracts ample vitality from the four-cylinder engine. Droning at midrange engine speeds, typical of earlier CVTs, is substantially reduced.

Though wholly sufficient, the four-cylinder engine ranks no higher than adequate in acceleration, but strikingly high in fuel economy. Most 2018 Altimas with the 2.5-liter engine are EPA-rated at 27/38 mpg City/Highway, or 31 mpg Combined. With its bigger tires, the SR sedan is rated 1 mpg less in each category.

Nissan is among the dwindling group of automakers to continue offering a V6 alternative rather than a turbo four. For performance, at a higher cost, the 3.5-liter V6 is clearly the way to go, though it’s a bit gruff at lower engine speeds and loud when approaching the tachometer’s redline. The V6 Altima is EPA-rated at 22/32 mpg City/Highway, or 26 mpg Combined.

Handling isn’t quite as briskly confident as in previous Altimas – predictable, but lagging in steering responses. Relaxed-rate springs and Sachs shock absorbers contribute to a plush ride. SR editions get stiffer anti-sway bars and distinct shock tuning, for greater firmness without a punishing ride.

Brakes provide good pedal feel, but noise and vibration control could be better.

Walk Around

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Inevitably, a design that was initially seen as daring begins to fade into the background. When the newly redesigned Altima first appeared as a 2013 model, it struck quite a handsome figure. Today, Nissan’s midsize entrant almost starts to look bland.

While still attractive, the 2018 Altima simply blends more readily into its category, rather than clawing for visual attention. Front fenders remain shapely, flanking a relatively wide V-shaped grille, above a low bumper. Comparisons with the recently redesigned Maxima, which shares running gear, place Nissan’s midsize model at a disadvantage.

At least, the sportier-looking SR edition incorporates a bit of flash, in the form of distinctive wheels and smoked headlight covers.

Interior Overview

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With its subdued trim and traditional layout, the Altima’s cabin looks as if it wouldn’t be out of place in a mid-1990s model. Designers exercised restraint, keeping the interior conventional while competitors turned adventurous.

Not that the Altima cabin is the most spartan of the lot, though little evidence of the Nissan brand stands out. Dashboard panels are well-shaped and nicely textured, symmetric in appearance, with soft metallic trim framing major control groups.

Display screens are on the small side, and the dashboard tends to intrude on knee space. Base models look inexpensive, though fit/finish is satisfying.

Four adults can ride in comfort, but a fifth might feel constricted on a longer journey. Thick seat cushions are more comfortable than in a Ford Fusion. In the back seat, tall passengers might note that the roofline cuts slightly into headroom. Space beneath the front seats isn’t quite sufficient for rear riders’ feet, though knee room is average on the cozy back bench.

Trunk space is on par for the class, at 15.4 cubic feet, but hinges are exposed.

Summary

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Despite a few issues and a design that no longer clamors for attention, the well-equipped Altima is still a respectable, value-laden four-door. Four-cylinder gas mileage and impressive safety add to its appeal. Even though it’s not truly sporty, the SR sedan, fitted with few options, is a tempting choice.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Altima 2.5 S ($23,260) has a four-cylinder engine, CVT, power windows and locks, power mirrors; steering-wheel audio controls, rearview camera, 5.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth with audio streaming, keyless entry, and 16-inch wheels. Altima 2.5 SV ($25,910) gets alloy wheels, a power driver’s seat, blind-spot monitoring, and remote start. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $885 destination charge.)

Altima 2.5 SL ($29,110) adds leather upholstery, a power passenger seat, Bose speakers, adaptive cruise control, navigation, and 18-inch wheels.

Altima 2.5 SR ($24,320) comes with sport suspension tuning, a power driver seat, extra styling details, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Altima 3.5 SL ($33,630) substitutes a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Nissan plans to roll out several upgrades at the 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show 

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With future fuel prices uncertain, car show attendees will be thrilled to see that the wallet-friendly 2018 Altima will be one of the featured vehicles out on the floor. Known for its tendency to sip gas instead of guzzle it, the Altima has also been praised by Edmunds for its efficient engines and "distinctive styling". 

The 2018 Maxima is another head-turner that will be featured on the floor, and this year's model happened to receive a particularly glowing review from Car and Driver. Not only did the review praise the Maxima's exceptional value for the money, but the writers also refer to its engine as "gutsy" while mentioning the many marvelous features that are available on the base model.

Another amazing automobile featured at the 2018 Auto Show Milwaukee is the magnificent Murano. Edmunds has highlighted the crossover's powerful motor and status as an upscale vehicle in its class.

The head-turning 2018 Pathfinder is another gorgeous vehicle that will receive its moment in the spotlight at the Auto Show Milwaukee Wisconsin. Car and Driver recently called out its good looks and handy third row.

Those in the market for a peppy crossover will definitely want to stop by and slide into the 2018 Rogue for a quick glance. Known for its great gas mileage on the highway, this vivacious vehicle is a must-see.

Consistently one of the most popular cars on the road, the Nissan Sentra will also be making a dazzling appearance at the Milwaukee Car Show 2018. This automobile has become famous for its reliability and excellent value; don't miss the chance to see it in person.

Of course, drivers who crave a thrill will also want to accept their chance to sit behind the wheel of the 2018 Nissan GT-R. With a whopping 565 hp and a sporty suspension that can take turns like no other, it's no wonder that so many reviews have crowned the GT-R with some of the highest praise imaginable. You have to see it in person to believe it.

Next, the 2018 Nissan Titan is sure to attract a great deal of attention. Able to tow over 9,000 pounds, this perfect pick-up will be one of the most imposing vehicles out on the floor.


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