2018 NISSAN ALTIMA
If you’re in the market for a comfortable and sophisticated sedan than the 2018 Nissan Altima is a great choice to consider. Few cars have a reputation for being as affordable and reliable as the Altima. Driving a car with this amount of style is always a great confidence boost and having a car that you know will get you where you want to go takes a lot of the stress out of daily life.
The majority of Altimas comes equipped with 2.5-liter-four-cylinder engines with 179 horsepower, 177 pound-feet-torque and a continuously variable transmission. If you’re looking for a little more power you can choose the 3.5 liter V6. This option is unique for cars in this class and with 270 horsepower logs in as one of the most powerful vehicles in the mid-sized sedan field. For the money conscious consumer, however, the V4 remains the more fuel efficient option with 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
In addition to the fantastic fuel mileage, the Altima handles smoothly which makes it a great choice for commuters. It’s responsive, steers well, and is easy to handle and maneuver. Visibility is great and presents no problems. If you still want a bit more of a sporty feel to your vehicle, than you can upgrade to the 2.5 SR edition.
The exterior of the Altima is sleek, sophisticated and stylish. Perfect for making a subtle statement about your own sense of style. The Altima also fits right in the rest of the Nissan vehicles with the well known V shaped grille design and polished headlight housing. The Altima’s design is classic and should last for years into the future without ever feeling dated, tired, or old.
When it comes to the interior, though, the Altima really sings. The car comfortably fits 5 with roomy seats that people of any body shape will find comfortable. Even the legroom is more than sufficient! The inclusion of Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats in the front are designed to help commuters travel long distances with ease. You can choose between standard cloth or optional leather. Either way, you can’t really go wrong as the interior style continues the same sophisticated style from the outside. You’ll always feel in a special class when riding in the Nissan.
If you need to stow or transport a lot of belongings, you won’t have any problem with the size of the Altima’s trunk. It’s roomy and spacious and will easily hold all of our belongings and those of your passengers.
The Altima is also well equipped with technology. The standard infotainment system come with a 5.0 inch color touchscreen and is easy for anyone to use. You won’t really discover many problems or complications with it. If you’re looking for more than a system that reads your text messages out to you or Siri Eyes Free (if you have an iphone), than you’ll want to consider the 3.5 SL where Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard. The top level trim 3.5 SL also comes with adaptive cruise control and an upgraded NissanConnect Standard Rearview camera. Every Altima, however, comes standard with a 4.0 LCD trip computer to provide valuable information on things like fuel economy, tire pressure, and even provide navigation directions.
The Altima is well equipped with safety features to earn a reliable safety score in most tests. The Nissan Advanced Airbag System is equipped with six standard air bags including front seat side mounted supplemental airbags. The zone body construction of the vehicle means that when an accident does happen most of the impact is absorbed before it can affect you.
For 2018, safety shield technology comes standard on all price levels. This automatic emergency braking system will first issue a warning to the driver if it senses an impending collision. If the driver fails to respond, the system goes ahead and applies the brakes itself. A forward collision warning system is also standard on all price levels now.
Vehicle Dynamic Control means that when the car senses oversteer or understeer, it reduces engine power and applies the brakes. The Traction Control System senses wheelspin and responds by reducing throttle. There are a host of other great safety options available, though, to help you make sure you’ll always be fine on the road.
The Altima is also equipped with a security system that can detect unwanted car intrusion and turn off the ignition if the original manufacturer’s key isn’t used so that you feel like your investment is protected at all times.
The Altima comes in four trims with two engine choices. There are also four options packages that can be applied to the 2.5 models and help you get the vehicle you want.
The 2018 Nissan Altima is a great choice if you’re looking to welcome a mid-sized sedan into your life.