The 2020 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan that boasts attractive styling, exceptional comfort, and a long list of desirable features. When you visit a dealership like the Santa Maria Area Nissan dealer, Coast Nissan, and step inside the Altima, you’ll be impressed with its spacious interior and its long list of modern technology features. Buyers also appreciate the Altima’s outstanding ride and excellent fuel economy. Anyone looking for a great family sedan should place the 2020 Altima at the top of their shopping list.
According to the Nissan dealer near Santa Maria the 2020 Nissan Altima seats five and comes in five trim levels: S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. The Altima employs a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that generates 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This engine gets standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. With front-wheel drive, this engine returns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway.*
The SR and Platinum trims have an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that develops 248 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, also mated to the CVT. This engine is front-wheel drive only. In Car and Driver testing, the Altima with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine made the zero-to-60 mph sprint in 5.9 seconds.
The 2020 Nissan Altima gets great reviews from the automotive media. Autoblog wrote: “This latest Altima has a sharp, sophisticated look, with a floating roof, a creased character line down its flanks, and the corporate V-Motion grille. Aside from being a vast improvement inside and out over the generation it replaced (not to mention being better to drive), the 2020 Nissan Altima also has the distinction of offering all-wheel drive, an option that might give it an edge on shoppers' pro/con lists.”
The Altima’s standard Active Ride Control keeps the vehicle running smoothly when it runs over road bumps or uneven road surfaces. It adjusts the engine torque and uses light braking to reduce or remove pitching.
Inside, the driver and front-page passengers stay comfortable, thanks to the zero-gravity front seats, which use NASA technology to reduce fatigue and stress and provide one of the most comfortable seats in its class.
Standard features include push-button start, remote start, proximity keyless entry, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, cloth upholstery, automatic emergency braking and a forward-collision-warning system. Also standard are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a hands-free text-messaging assistant, and Rear Door Alert. The latter alerts the driver if it detects a child or pet left in the backseat.
Safety is an important factor for buyers choosing a new family sedan. The 2020 Nissan Altima gets outstanding safety scores. The IIHS named the 2020 Altima a Top Safety Pick model, with the top rating of Good in all crash tests. The Altima received five-out-of-five stars for overall safety by the NHTSA.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.