Nissan Altima enters the next model year with a comprehensive facelift. Expect it at U.S. dealerships in the fall of 2022.
The 2023 Nissan Altima has received a new front fascia, two new exterior colors – Sky Pearl, Garnett Pearl Metallic, and four new wheel designs, the automaker officially informs.
There are some revisions in the cabin, like new instrument panel finishing or fresh seat designs including dual-stitch fabric, NASA-inspired Zero Gravity design with dual-density foam and bolstering, or leather-appointed seating.
For the new Altima, Nissan has expanded standard safety features and available technologies. In particular, now there is an 8-way power driver’s seat and a 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-AssistTM Display among available features. A new 12.3-inch HD color display with multi-touch control replaces the previous 8.0-inch display.
A configurable model
The sedan offers a diversity of configurations. The customers will have something to choose from when they build their car, meaning eight trim levels, two 4-cylinder engines, and two drive options (front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive).
The first engine is a 2.0-liter VC-Turbo (Variable Compression) that makes 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque when using 93 octane fuel. Its fuel consumption is 29 miles per gallon combined. It is available only on the Altima SR front-wheel-drive model.
The second engine variant is a 2.5-liter DOHC delivering 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet in FWD models and 182 horsepower/178 pound-feet in AWD Altimas. The engine consumes 31-32 mpg when mated to front-wheel drive, and 29-30 mpg with all-wheel drive.
Some useful and pleasant features
The Altima offers quite many features which you can do without, but whose presence pleases. For example a 9-speaker Bose Premium Audio system or Active Noise Cancellation, or a smartwatch access to remote features (engine start/stop, door lock/unlock, Valet Alert, the ones accessible thru Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Action).
The Altima sedan is America’s best-selling Nissan vehicle – behind the Rogue and ahead of other models of the brand. In Q1 2022, the company sold 38,294 Altimas in the USA vs 32,016 cars a year earlier.