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2018 Nissan Altima2.5 S 4dr Sedan

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8.7

Litres / 100 Kms
HWY

6.3

Introduction

The Nissan Altima rides smoothly while offering frugal fuel economy.Nissan's midsize family sedan was last redesigned as a 2013 model.Though handsomely sculpted for its fifth generation, the sedan looks more conventional today than it did five seasons ago.

Safety technology for the 2018 Nissan Altima includes automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning.The Altima 3.5 SL gains adaptive cruise control and upgraded NissanConnect with navigation, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A new Midnight Edition package for the Altima 2.5 SR features blacked-out body accents and 18-inch wheels.Navigation and heated front seats are included.

Five versions of the 2018 Altima are available: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, and 3.5 SL.The 2.5 prefix indicates a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 179 horsepower.Only the 3.5 SL holds a V6: a 3.5-liter engine that generates 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque.Every Altima comes with Nissan's continuously variable transmission (CVT) and has front-wheel drive.

During its history, the Altima grew from a compact car to a sporty midsize family sedan.At the same time, its performance potential shrunk somewhat.Nowadays, the Altima is a plush-riding, sensibly roomy four-door with a pair of powertrains that don't stand apart from the midsize pack.

Handling talents don't stand out from the competition, ride being emphasized.Yet, the Altima ranks among the top-selling family sedans on today's market.Of course, crossover models, including Nissan's own Rogue, sell even better.

Interior space is a strong point in the five-passenger Altima, which promises comfortable seating and appropriate cabin trim.Today's Altima is quieter than some of its predecessors, too.Except for the four-cylinder SR sedan, which boasts some sportier styling touches, appearance differences between trim levels are slight.

Nissan's Altima ranks near the top in family-sedan safety, thanks to newly standard safety technology and excellent crash-test scores.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates the 2018 Altima at five stars overall, as well as for frontal and side-impact crashes.Rollover resistance is calculated at four stars.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded Altima a Top Safety Pick designation, with Good crash-test scores (including the small-overlap crash) and Superior frontal crash prevention.

Every Altima now has forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, along with a rearview camera.Blind-spot monitoring is optional.Adaptive cruise control is standard on SL sedans, but otherwise unavailable.

Lineup

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.

Driving Impression

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.

Summary

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.

Interior

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.

Walkaround

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.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeWindow grid
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotNissanConnect
MP3 playerYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Dash trimMetal-look
Door trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront and rear
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate, remote engine start
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power steeringSpeed-proportional power steering
Remote trunk releasePower
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Aerodynamic Drag (CD).28 cD
Front Head Room1,016 mm
Front Hip Room1,371 mm
Front Leg Room1,143 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,433 mm
Front track1,585 mm
Overall height1,469 mm
Overall Length4,874 mm
Overall Width1,830 mm
Rear Head Room942 mm
Rear Hip Room1,323 mm
Rear Leg Room917 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,433 mm
Rear track1,585 mm
Wheelbase2,775 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeTrunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 2-way
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments8
Power Adjustments8
Drivetrain
Axle ratio4.83
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Compression Ratio9.60 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement152 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power179 hp
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,000 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size2.5 L
Torque240 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV II
Exterior Features
BodysideBody-coloured
GrilleBlack w/chrome accents
Tailpipe finisherChrome
Fuel Consumption
City8.7 L/100 km
Combined7.6L/100 km
Highway6.3 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA2
Trans Type - VACVT
TransmissionCVT
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsFixed
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
External tempExternal temperature display
Forward CollisionIntelligent Forward Collision Warning with AEB mitigation
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeBench
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter16.0"
PrefixP
Profile60
Speed RatingT
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width215 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeCVT
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speedsContinuously variable
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size5.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months36 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place436 L
Curb weight1,457 kg
EPA interior volume2,885 L
Fuel Capacity68 L
Gross vehicle weight1,917 kg
Ground clearance137 mm
Max cargo capacity436 L
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter16
Rim TypeNone steel
Wheel CoversFull wheel
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - speed sensitiveSpeed sensitive
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Bodyside mouldings
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Delay-off headlights
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear reading lights
Rear window defroster
Speed sensitive wipers
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Mode select transmission
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable intake manifold
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Heated front seats
Power 2-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Nissan CA Standard Lease Cash
Altima
$3,500 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$50 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$50 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$4,000 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$4,000 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$4,000 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Lease Cash
Altima
$3,500 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$50 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Cash
Altima
$4,000 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Cash
Altima
$4,000 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Lease Cash
Altima
$3,500 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Lease Cash
Altima
$3,500 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Lease Cash
Altima
$3,500 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$50 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Lease Cash
Altima
$3,500 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$50 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Cash
Altima
$4,000 Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Cash
Altima 2.5 S
$50 Apr 2, 2018

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Nissan CA Special Finance Rates
Altima
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 1.9% Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Finance Rates
Altima
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 1.9% Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Bonus Finance Rates
All Cars
N/A N/A N/A N/A 5.49% 5.49% Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Finance Rates
Altima
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 1.9% Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Standard Finance Rates
All Cars excl. GT-R
4.99% 4.99% 4.99% 4.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Finance Rates
Altima
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 1.9% Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Finance Rates
Altima
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 1.9% Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Finance Rates
Altima
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.9% 1.9% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Nissan CA Standard Lease Rates
All Cars
5.69% 5.69% 5.69% 5.69% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Rates
Altima
0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.5% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Residual Values
Altima 2.5 S
50% 48% 41% 35% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Residual Values
Altima 2.5 S
50% 48% 41% 35% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Rates
Altima
0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.5% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Rates
Altima
0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.5% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Rates
Altima
0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.5% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Rates
Altima
0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.5% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Special Lease Rates
Altima
0% 0.9% 1.5% 2.5% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Residual Values
Altima 2.5 S
50% 48% 41% 35% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Residual Values
Altima 2.5 S
50% 48% 41% 35% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Residual Values
Altima 2.5 S
50% 48% 41% 35% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Nissan CA Residual Values
Altima 2.5 S
50% 48% 41% 35% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

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