2022 Nissan Altima

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2022 Nissan Altima
2022 Nissan Altima

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

192.9” x 56.7”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • CVT operation
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Quiet cabin
  • Fuel economy

The bad:

  • Choppy ride with 19-inch wheels
  • Numb steering
  • Seat cushions too small
  • Inconsistent cabin materials
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not standard

6 trims

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Notable features

  • New Midnight Edition available
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of two four-cylinder engines
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • ProPilot lane-centering steering, adaptive cruise control available
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2022 Nissan Altima review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Nissan Altima?

The five-seat Altima is Nissan’s mid-size sedan. It comes in five trim levels: S, SV, SR, SL and the range-topping Platinum. The base engine is a 188-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder; a unique variable-compression turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 236 hp (or 248 hp with premium gas) is available. Both engines work with a continuously variable automatic transmission. 

Sedans with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder can have front- or all-wheel drive, but the SR trim with the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder is front-drive only. The Altima competes with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata

What’s New on the 2022 Nissan Altima?

A new Midnight Edition Package for the SR trim with the 2.5-liter engine features gloss-black 19-inch alloy wheels, a gloss-black grille, a gloss-black spoiler, special badges, LED foglights, heated front seats and a moonroof. 

What Features in the 2022 Nissan Altima Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Fabric upholstery
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • Push-button start
  • Remote start 
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • ProPilot driver-assist system
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Rear parking sensors

Should I Buy the 2022 Nissan Altima? 

The Altima is a good value and offers a lot of safety tech. Available all-wheel drive is a plus, and it also has good EPA-estimated gas mileage. There are, however, several shortcomings in the cabin, including small seat cushions, inconsistent materials and a lack of storage space. The lack of standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also disappointing.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Nice but flawed

Within the first two weeks of owning mine I had to take it to the shop 5 times. The interior has less driver foot room than a 2008 Sonata I owned. The accelerator pedal and brake pedal are too close together, every once in a while my foot hits both pedals at the same time, so for those who are use to using both feet, one brake, one gas. My right leg is against the center console constantly, does make for a sore knee/hip/leg/ankle. Wish I had driven the car for a week long test drive so I could have discovered these things. The motor lacks power and the transmission seems to stay in a higher gear when it should be in a lower gear. Also, for a 2022 I am very surprised that there aren't any factory LED lights on the car. The dashlights can go full bright or one notch down to as dim as they go. Also, why have a remote start on the car that doesn't work unless I pay a monthly service fee? Something else I wish I had known about before buying the car. There might be a few other things that bother me about the car but I'll stop here. The cars fuel mileage in & around the city are great, highway miles per gallon is great. The handling is nice. I think the interior is nicely done and the exterior is nice, when I look at it I think of racing.


Hot car

This car is sexy fast and comfortable it is great on gas I totally recommend the purchase of this vehicle barberino is the dealership to purchase this vehicle


6th generation altima backup camera is worthless!

Everything else, I like about this car. HOWEVER, the backup camera is the worst I've ever seen. I can barely see anything from it to being totally worthless. No, it's not just my car, every Altima (6th generation) has the same problem - I checked out several Altimas on the lot. Prior to this I had a 2015 Altima, it was great, I could see anything regardless of the lighting condition. The new Altima's camera has an adjusting feature and it seems to be stuck on the lowest setting. The techs act stupid and tell me well all the other cars are the same...well duh!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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