About Nissan Altima
The 2023 Nissan Altima is a perfectly adequate family sedan with sharp looks, a spacious cabin, and available all-wheel drive. For power, the Altima has two different four-cylinder engines to choose from: a 182-hp base engine or a turbocharged variable-compression unit with 248 horsepower. However, that’s as far as the Altima pushes the envelope. No matter how you spec it, it comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and delivers a drive that’s more polite than perky. With an EPA-estimated 39 mpg for highway driving, though, the Altima is impressively fuel efficient for a non-hybrid vehicle. A roomy interior, comfortable seating, an optional 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and a solid offering of standard safety features make this sedan easy to live with—even if it lacks the soulfulness of the Honda Accord or the refinement of the Toyota Camry.