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Key specs of the base trim
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- CVT operation
- Intuitive multimedia system
- Well-equipped base model
- Safety and self-driving tech
- Quiet cabin
- Fuel efficiency
- Choppy ride with 19-inch wheels
- Numb steering
- Seat cushions too small
- Some inconsistent cabin materials
- Turbo engine needs premium gas for full power
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
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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.
Cheaply made exterior and interior parts
I have only owned my 2020 Altima for 5 months and I am very disappointed in some exterior and interior parts. For example my drivers side floor mat fastener has broken causing it to slide under both ... Read full review
Love my nissan!
Love the AWD and the new technology. It also has the remote start which a blessing in the cold winters here. And the backup camera is easy to see. Read full review
The 2020 Nissan Altima currently has 2 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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