2020 Nissan Altima consumer reviews

$24,300–$25,650 MSRP range
side view of 2020 Altima Nissan
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
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Don’t let the older generation scare you.

So, the reviews you see about people upset on the CVT transmission, has nothing to do with anything other than the older generation believing cars should have manual transmissions, and the standard automatic. As this doesn’t give them enough VROOM VROOM. When they hit the gas. Day 1, of having this, someone tried to race me lol. Because the car can handle speeds pretty well. Interior is silent, feels like I’m just gliding through the street. The most comfortable car I’ve sat in. Google if it’s reliable, it’s average mileage is 250k-300k miles. It lasts awhile. Definitely a great car to drive then pass down if that’s your thing. This is a fuel efficient, newer vehicle. If you want a vroom vroom car, don’t buy one with a transmission you don’t like… True car enthusiasts read all specs and test drive before purchase.



Worst car I’ve ever owned out of 20+ cars, had a 2020 sr thing was the biggest lemon ever, the cvt transmission is trash and wicked dangerous on the highway. The interior rattles and vibrates over every single bump in the road. The person who designed that cvt trans should be locked up.



I purchased the 2020 s model as a certified vehicle with 100,000 mile warranty. My catatilac converter went out and the cost of it is $3000 and I was told by my service advisor that it was busted up in the inside because the fluide was not flow correctly in it. And this is just a 2020 model. So this means the motor is bad in this vehicle or something. NOW I AM OUT OF $23,000 because when I thought I was buying a reliable [preown] vehicle from the dealership. (UNION CITY OF NISSAN} WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER ALL MAJOR PARTS


Good Car, Minor System Issues

I’ve own a 2020 Altima (under 30k miles) for a few months now, its my daily commuter, and I’ve made certain to take care of any issues and required maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations. One thing I can say for certain about the 2020 Altima is that its definitely a good car for long to medium distance commuting. It gets above 30 mpg, has a Continuously Variable Transmission which makes keeping high speeds while traveling up hill far less intensive on the engine itself, and it makes for a smooth ride as you can’t even feel it shift unlike conventional geared transmissions. It has good handling, blindspots are not as terrible as I have seen, and the adjustments to seating and music give you just enough variety to let you feel at home without bogging you down with too many options. Those are the good parts. One problem out of a very small number of negatives is the Apple CarPlay. I am not certain if this is a natural thing with Apple CarPlay, but its not entirely reliable. Some days you need to turn the car off and on again to get it to work, or maybe your steering wheel buttons don’t work, or the standard Altima music bar sticks on top of CarPlay, or maybe for an entire day music plays out of only your back passenger speaker. The problems happen just frequently enough that when I drive a car with a much simpler music player, I find myself relieved. Now I like CarPlay. It allows me to use Google Maps in a very simple manner, and selecting music as well is not too difficult. I just wish it were more reliable


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!


Back Home In My Altima

Having an Altima between 2006 - 2012 than a break for eight years with another fine Nissan, a Juke, it's good to be back home in my new 2020 Altima.


Most Reliable Car To Be My First

This car is everything and more i love the space interior and exterior colors and designs. The gas last and does not take much to fill.


Most tech filled car I have owned

This car is a great fit for me great to drive, seats are very comfortable handles great fuel efficient. Great car for a road trip drove it to Washington D.C. and back love the many tech items love the automatic high beam option. Has Apple car play .