The 2023 Nissan Altima is a good family sedan with an elegant look, a roomy cabin, and the choice of all-wheel drive. You can pick between two four-cylinder engines for power: either a 182-hp base engine or else a turbocharged variable-compression unit with 248 horsepower. However, that’s about as adventurous as theAltima gets.
Even if it falls a bit short of the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry in terms of soulfulness and refinement, the Nissan Altima is otherwise easy to live with, thanks to its roomy interior, comfortable seating, optional 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and solid offering of standard safety features. One key selling point: With an EPA-estimated 39 mpg for highway driving, it's one of the more fuel efficient non-hybrid vehicles on the market.
What's New for 2023?
For 2023, Nissan has given the Altima a few updates to its appearance with new wheels and a redesigned front fascia including LED headlights. They've also added two paint color options: Gray Sky Pearl and Garnett Pearl Metallic. The top Platinum trim level has been renamed SL.
The new 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen comes standard on SL and SR models of the Altima, but is available for SV as optional equipment. Nissan has expanded its Safety Shield 360 driver-assistance technology by adding new standard safety features that 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 contains a 4-cylinder engine that has the option of turbocharging, and both options work with a CVT. The standard model produces 188 horsepower, but if you choose to upgrade your engine, it can make up to 248 horsepower.
While Nissan advertises their cutting-edge variable-compression technology, it is only available on the 2.5-liter engine and with all-wheel drive. The standard four-cylinder engine had average acceleration that was neither extraordinary nor poor. We noticed that the car's motor got louder as we pushed down harder on the gas pedal, but this was also true of the four-cylinder Camry we tested at other times.
Although the VC-Turbo engine makes the Altima much faster, it's still not as fun to drive compared to the Accord. The Altima SR has a sport-tuned suspension along with 19-inch wheels that does make twists and turns more enjoyable; however, this also takes away from the regular Altima models' superior ride quality.
The Nissan Altima had more cornering grip than the 2019 BMW 330i xDrive, which was surprising. In addition, it provided a comfortable ride and its steering system was precise by family-sedan standards. The brake pedal also had linear feedback and prompt responses to input.
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 opponents, its two gasoline engines boast high fuel efficiency ratings and even better real world results. When front wheel drive is chosen, the base 2.5 liter four cylinder engine gets an EPA estimated 28 mpg in city driving and 39 highway. With all wheel drive though, those estimates drop to 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway according to the EPA.
The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine in the Altima gets an EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 34 mpg on the highway. On our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, the all-wheel-drive Altima achieved 41 mpg; the VC-Turbo version recorded 37 mpg. The most fuel-efficient (nonhybrid) Accord and Camry earned 38 MPG and 45 MPG, respectively. For more information about how far you can push your tank of gas in the Altima, visit the EPA's website to get a better idea of its fuel economy.
Will there be a 2023 Nissan Altima?
The 2023 model lineup is available in eight grades: S FWD, SV FWD, SV AWD, SR FWD, SR AWD, SL FWD, SL AWD and SR VC-Turbo FWD. The 2023 Nissan Altima will go on sale this fall.
Is Nissan Altima considered a good car?
Is the Nissan Altima a Good Car? Yes, the 2022 Nissan Altima is a good midsize sedan . It has excellent gas mileage estimates and a cushioned ride.