While the updates to the Altima are hardly startling, the new V-shaped grille and sleeker headlamps do have an appreciable effect on its overall appearance. No one will mistake it for anything but a brand new car.
The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 182 horsepower and achieves 31 mpg in combined driving, and a terrific 39 mpg on the highway. The available 3.5-liter V6 is good for 270 horsepower and delivers 26 mpg combined. Zero to 60 mph times for the 2.5-liter and 3.5-liter are 7.8 and 6.2 seconds respectively, strong showings for this class.
Adds a load of popular equipment, including cruise control, automatic headlamps, a rearview camera, two additional audio speakers, keyless access, and integrated smartphone apps. A power driver seat is optional.