Coming for 2020, the new Nissan Altima has received a number of small updates to make it look fresh again following last year’s complete revamp.
As the base model, the Altima S is a bit more expensive than before, precisely by $100. Now it’s priced from $24,100. It’s too soon for the sedan to change a lot this year since it was all-new in 2018. Among the new features offered is an optional Driver Assist Package in which Nissan Safety Shield 360 is included.
We don’t know yet the price of the package, but it equips the car with safety features like lane departure warning, front autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection system and cross traffic alert. There are also blind spot monitoring system, rear automatic braking, and high beam assist.
Higher up the scale, the Altima SR starts at $25,700 or more costly than the previous year’s model by $350. That’s not much of an increase. What’s good about this version is that it has the aforesaid Safety Shield 360 suite of safety and driver-assist technologies as standard.
The one that’s cheaper than last year is the Altima SV which gets a $300 price cut, while the SL creeps up by $150. Both models are largely the same as before with piano black interior trim being the only change that they bring.
As for the top-end Platinum, it’s priced from $32,180 or $150 more than last year. In addition to piano black interior trim, it also gets a memory function for the mirrors.
Currently on sale in the US, Nissan‘s 2020 Altima offers the same engine options as before, which starts with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder as the base unit with 188 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. An Xtronic transmission manages the output and sends it to the front wheels. The Altima with the entry-level engine can also be configured with optional all-wheel drive.
Buyers wanting a more potent Altima can choose the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo four-cylinder unit that pumps out up to 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This version also uses an Xtronic transmission to manage its power. However, you’re bound to go with front-wheel drive if you opt for this, since there’s no all-wheel drive option.
It should be noted that all prices mentioned here exclude an $895 delivery fee.