2020 Nissan Altima

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2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Altima

Key specs

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The good:

  • CVT operation
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Well-equipped base model
  • Safety and self-driving tech
  • Quiet cabin
  • Fuel efficiency

The bad:

  • Choppy ride with 19-inch wheels
  • Numb steering
  • Seat cushions too small
  • Some inconsistent cabin materials
  • Turbo engine needs premium gas for full power

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Wider availability of active safety features
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Lane-centering steering, adaptive cruise control available

2020 Nissan Altima review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Nissan Altima?

Redesigned last year, the five-seat Altima is Nissan’s mid-size sedan. It comes in five trim levels – S, SR, SV, SL and the range-topping Platinum – and can have front- or all-wheel drive. The base engine is a 188-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, while a unique variable-compression turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 236 hp (248 hp on premium gas) is also available. Both engines work with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The Altima faces competition from the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata

What’s New on the 2020 Nissan Altima?

Nissan Safety Shield 360 is now available across the Altima lineup. The suite of active safety features includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and high-beam assist.

What Features in the 2020 Nissan Altima Are Most Important?

The Altima is one of a select few mid-size family sedans that offers all-wheel drive, which may appeal to drivers in the Snow Belt. Useful technology features include standard push-button start, remote start, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system, which helps manage steering and vehicle speed in certain driving conditions, is available. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Nissan Altima?

The Altima is a good value and offers a lot of safety tech, and it also has good EPA-estimated gas mileage, with certain versions nearly hitting 40 mpg on the highway. That said, cabin shortcomings include small seat cushions, inconsistent materials and not a lot of storage space.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


My third Altima , love this May del of Nissan

This model meets all my requirements of style comfort and reliability , as have the two Altima’s we have owned in the past . Would buy another, in the future !


Not worth what I paid and expected

I think for 20k which I paid, this car should be more durable. The tail pipe fell down and I had to get that fixed as well it sounds like my dashboard vibrates!! The engine is not as quiet as I would like either! I had it looked at and the mechanic said that is just how the Nissian Altima sounds. Wish I would have bought something else with that 20k!! The exterior and interior look nice but the car is cheap when it comes to durability and engine sound.


This car is fantastic!

This car has everything I wanted in a new vehicle and more. I love its sporty styling and comfortable interior. I love the screen size and backup camera size. They're both perfect compared to other cars I test drove. I get compliments on my car ALL the time!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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