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2018 Nissan Altima at Kim's Nissan

For a reliable daily-driver good for a single person or a small family, the midsize sedan has long been a popular model. With countless options in this segment, it can be hard to choose, but we recommend the Nissan Altima. In 2018, the Altima offers some new features such as standard forward collision warning system and some upgraded available technology features. Read on to explore some more specifics on the 2018 Altima, and find out why this could be the midsize sedan for you.

Engine Performance

  • Available V6 powertrain
  • Fuel economy up to 38 mpg
  • Standard XTRONIC CVT

Safety Features

  • Standard forward collision warning
  • Rearview camera on all trims
  • Available rear cross-traffic alert

Vehicle Design

  • Standard keyless entry and ignition
  • Available 7-inch toucscreen
  • 15.4-cubic feet of trunk space

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What kind of power and handling can I expect from the 2018 Nissan Altima?

There are two engines are available for the 2018 Nissan Altima. On all but the top trim, the standard powertrain includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. This engine earns the best-possible fuel economy for the Altima, an impressive 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The top 3.5 SL trim features a more powerful 3.5-liter V6. The V6 offers an upgrade, with 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with an XTRONIC continuously variable transmission, and a front-wheel-drive system. Overall, the Altima offers a smooth, sporty and dynamic drive, and is a perfect option for your everyday commute or an extended drive.

What trim levels and features are available for the Nissan Altima?

In 2018, the Nissan Altima is offered in five trim levels: the 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL. Even the base 2.5 S has an impressive lineup of standard features, including keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a 5-inch information display screen, a height-adjustable driver seat, six-speaker audio, and more. Moving up through the increasing trims, more features become available, including leather upholstery, paddle shifters, a touchscreen interface, dual-zone automatic cruise control, premium audio and more. The highest 3.5 SL trim not only features a more powerful engine, but also the most luxurious features available for the Altima. Standard features on the 3.5 SL include a sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and some advanced safety features.

What safety and security features are available for the 2018 Altima?

The 2018 Altima is equipped with an impressive lineup of standard and available safety features. Standard safety features for the 2018 Altima include a suite of advanced airbags, a tire-pressure monitoring system, front and rear crumple zones, a Nissan vehicle immobilizer system, and LATCH child seat tethers. New for this year, an intelligent forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now standard on all Altima trims. More advanced safety features are available on higher trims, including adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Nissan Altima

Picking a midsized sedan can be tough with so many viable options in the segment. If you're looking for efficiency, reliability, and standard safety features, though, you should check out the 2018 Nissan Altima. If you still want to learn more about the 2018 Altima, come on down to our lot today, and we'll get you behind the wheel of one. That way, you really can see for yourself whether or not this is the perfect vehicle for you.

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