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The new 2023 Nissan Altima: What do you get for this price



The 2023 Nissan Altima is a decent family sedan that comes with good looks, plenty of space inside, and the option for all-wheel drive. As far as power goes, you can pick between two four-cylinder engines: a 182-hp base model or a more powerful turbocharged variable-compression unit that has 248 horsepower. But the altima doesn't offer anything beyond that.

The Altima comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and it's known for being polite rather than perky. Even though it's not a hybrid, the Altima is pretty fuel efficient too—it can get up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg while highway driving. On top of that, the interior is roomy and comfortable with optional features like a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. Not to mention, there are plenty of standard safety features included as well. While it might not have the same soulfulness as the Honda Accord or refinement of the Toyota Camry, overall this sedan is still easy enough to live with day-to-day.

What's New for 2023?

For 2023, Nissan gives the Altima a facelift with new wheels and paint colors, as well as updated LED headlights and the automaker's new logo. The top Platinum trim level has been renamed SL.

The12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that was previously optional on the Altima is now standard on the SL and SR models, but still available as an option equipment for SV models. Safety Shield 360 driver-assistance technology has expanded its Standard safety features to include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and high-beam assist.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Altima has a standard 188-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes up to 248 horsepower with premium fuel and also uses a CVT. While Nissan touts the innovative variablecompression technology, only the 2 . 5 - liter engine can be had with allwheel drive . With the  standardfour - cylinder engine and allwheel drive ,  the car's acceleration was as one would expect , though not particularly noteworthy .

Though the engine noise increased as we pressed harder on the gas pedal, it was strange that this happened more with the four-cylinder Camry than other vehicles. The VC-Turbo engine makes the Altima much quicker in speed. Even though the turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive are not conventional, they make for a great driving experience that is significantly better than what is found with the Accord. By adding features like a sport-tuned suspension and 19 inch wheels, Nissan has made sure that drivers will get an even more entertaining ride especially on windy roads. One downside to these upgrades however is how it causes a reduction inride quality in comparison to regular Altima models.

To our surprise, the Nissan Altima we drove had more cornering grip than the 2019 BMW 330i xDrive. Not only that, but the ride was comfortable and prevented any shudders over undulating pavement. The steering system was precise by family-sedan standards and didn't add effort to emulate steering feel. Finally, the brake pedal had linear feedback and prompt responses to input - something that is often lacking in other cars.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Although the Altima doesn't have a fuel-saving hybrid or eco-friendly plug-in like many of its competitors, its two gasoline engines still boast excellent fuel economy ratings. The base 2.5-liter four cylinder engine gets an EPA estimated 28 mpg city and 39 highway when equipped with front wheel drive.

According to the EPA's website, the all-wheel drive Altima gets an estimated 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on highways. The turbocharged 2.0-liter has a slightly lower estimate of 25 mpg city and 34 highway. Our independent testing showed that even 75 mph highway driving couldn't stop the all-wheel drive version from hitting 41mpg; faring only marginally worse, the VC-Turbo still managed 37 mpg. In comparison, Accord and Camry - both nonhybrid cars like Altima - earned 38mpg and 45mg respectively in similar tests conducted by us..


Will the 2023 Nissan Altima be redesigned?

The 2023 Nissan Altima receives a redesigned front end as well as new wheel designs and paint colors. The Altima is also now available with a bigger 12.3-inch touchscreen with crisper graphics and wireless Apple CarPlay. Nissan expands the sedan's roster of standard active safety features, too.

Are new Nissan Altimas reliable?

Is the Nissan Altima Reliable ? The 2022 Nissan Altima has a predicted reliability score of 85 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.

Is Nissan Altima or Honda Accord better?

The Nissan Altima gets slightly better fuel mileage than the Accord, but headroom is tight in the back seat. Also, the Altima may be a bit more stylish than the Accord. Both of these sedans are good options, but the Honda Accord edges out the Nissan Altima in most areas, making it better overall.

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