2018 Nissan Altima Review

The 2018 Nissan Altima is a favorite among drivers in Mobile, Prichard, Daphne, and Saraland for a reason. Enhanced efficiency, advanced safety systems, and forward-thinking technology features are just a few of the features that can be enjoyed in this midsize sedan.

2018 Nissan Altima

Nissan of Mobile put together this review of the 2018 Nissan Altima to highlight these features and more. Now, let’s get started by taking a peek under the hood.

Performance Specifications

The 2018 Nissan Altima comes standardly equipped with a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that puts out a respectable 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with an Xtronic automatic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and front-wheel drivetrain.

In addition to this power provided by the 2.5L engine, it also gets incredible fuel economy. With this engine, the 2018 Altima standardly gets an EPA-estimated 27 city/38 highway MPG1.

There’s an additional engine available for the Altima. The 3.5L DOHC V6 engine comes standard only in the 3.5 SL trim level and takes power output to another level. This engine nearly doubles the power in this sedan by providing a whopping 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque.

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Nissan Altima Enhanced Safety

The 2018 Nissan Altima is just as safe as it is efficient. This sedan is packed with standard advanced features like Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System and class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning2.

Using radar sensors placed on the front of the car, the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system can predict collisions from two cars ahead and warn you. This smart active system is not alone in the Altima.

Other available systems that can be added to your Altima include Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning. These two systems do a similar job to the Forward Collision Warning system. They both use sensors to monitor your vehicle’s surroundings and use warnings to prevent backwards collisions.

Advanced Entertainment Technology

In addition to the safety technology features, the 2018 Altima has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Each 2018 Altima comes standard with a 5-inch color infotainment center. This system is equipped with a number of smart features that let you stay connected without having to take your eyes off the road.

2018 Nissan Altima Interior

Text your friends with no hands at all using hands-free text messaging, or make a phone call using Bluetooth® hands-free calling. This system also comes standard with Siri® Eyes Free, which is a voice recognition feature that can follow commands like “find gas near me” or “take me to the best pizza place in town.”

You also have the option to upgrade this infotainment system. The available 7-inch screen will be able to show you step-by-step directions with the available Nissan Navigation upgrade. You can also upgrade your music-listening experience by opting for the available nine-speaker Bose® Premium audio system.

Test Drive the 2018 Altima Today!

This review touched on just a few of the 2018 Nissan Altima’s many impressive features. Now that you have seen what it can do in terms of power, safety, and advanced technology, it’s time to discover the rest of its features.

Shoppers in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland should give us a call at Nissan of Mobile today to schedule a test drive!

1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®: 27 city/38 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims; 26 city/ 37 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Special Edition); 22 city/32 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions-use for comparison only.

2 Comparison based on the feature’s capability to help predict potential forward collisions of up to two cars ahead. AutoPacific segmentation (excluding hybrid models and electric vehicles). 2018 Altima vs. latest in-market Premium Midsize competitors. IFCW is intended to warn you before a collision occurs; it cannot prevent a collision. Speed and other limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details.