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Safety technology for the 2018 Nissan Altima includes automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning. The Altima 3.5 SL gains adaptive cruise control and upgraded NissanConnect with navigation, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
A new Midnight Edition package for the Altima 2.5 SR features blacked-out body accents and 18-inch wheels. Navigation and heated front seats are included.
Five versions of the 2018 Altima are available: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, and 3.5 SL. The 2.5 prefix indicates a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 179 horsepower. Only the 3.5 SL holds a V6: a 3.5-liter engine that generates 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Every Altima comes with Nissan's continuously variable transmission (CVT) and has front-wheel drive.
During its history, the Altima grew from a compact car to a sporty midsize family sedan. At the same time, its performance potential shrunk somewhat. Nowadays, the Altima is a plush-riding, sensibly roomy four-door with a pair of powertrains that don't stand apart from the midsize pack.
Handling talents don't stand out from the competition, ride being emphasized. Yet, the Altima ranks among the top-selling family sedans on today's market. Of course, crossover models, including Nissan's own Rogue, sell even better.
Interior space is a strong point in the five-passenger Altima, which promises comfortable seating and appropriate cabin trim. Today's Altima is quieter than some of its predecessors, too. Except for the four-cylinder SR sedan, which boasts some sportier styling touches, appearance differences between trim levelsare slight.
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- Child Safety Door Locks
- Driver Airbag
- Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat
- Fog Lights
- Front Power Lumbar Support
- Front Side Airbag
- Passenger Airbag
- Power Windows
- Run Flat Tires
- Side Head Curtain Airbag
- Telescopic Steering Column