Here are some reasons why the Nissan Altima is a strong contender in the mid-size car market, despite what people think of it.
For many years, the Altima has been one of the best things about the Japanese car company Nissan. This mid-size car has changed in a classy way for 2023, adding a bit of modern style to its traditional charm. The latest Nissan Altima is a great example of Nissan’s drive to innovation. It has a cutting-edge engine and a modern, stylish look.
Since its early days in the 1990s, the Nissan Altima has been known for being roomy and sporty, and the 2023 model continues this tradition. Its new look includes sleek LED headlights, updated wheels, and a new logo for Nissan. But the unique VC-Turbo engine is what really makes the Altima stand out in its class.
While mid-size sedans like the Camry, Accord, and Malibu continue to sell well, the Altima comfortably carves out its own niche with a unique mix of performance and style. But the Altima is often forgotten because SUVs are so popular and sedans have been around for a long time. It has been called one of the “forgotten mainstream mid-size sedans,” but it really should get more attention. Let’s figure out why.
A Look at the Altima’s Engine Line-Up in Terms of Performance and Fuel Economy
The base engine in the Altima is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out 188 horsepower and works well with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Nissan offers an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can make 248 horsepower when paired with special fuel for those who want more power under the hood. With its variable-compression technology, Nissan shows how innovative it is. Still, it’s important to note that the 2.5-liter engine is the only one that has the sought-after all-wheel drive.
The 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine, on the other hand, gives the Altima a lively edge that lets it move forward with a surprising amount of speed. This speedster quality is even more pronounced in the Altima SR, which has a sport-tuned suspension and big 19-inch wheels. This is a treat for people who like to drive fast on curvy roads. This sporty front-wheel-drive version of the Altima gives up some of the smooth ride ease of the regular Altima.
The improved elegance of the 2023 Altima
The 2023 Altima, especially in the fascinating Gray Sky Pearl color available on the VC Turbo model, shows how Nissan’s design ideas have changed over time. This shade is a $395 add-on that is worth every penny because it reacts in a unique way with its surroundings. Depending on how much light is around, it changes from pure white to deep blue, giving the car a chameleon-like grace. These changes to the Altima’s style and design make it clearer that it has a new personality.
Taking the Altima’s interior to the next level
With the latest Altima, Nissan’s story about how its cars’ interiors look has been changed in a big way. With a more polished look and a focus on user comfort, it’s clear that the brand has moved past its roots.
On the VC Turbo model, the red and white stitching on the black Zero Gravity seats stands out right away. Not only do they look good, but they also put you in the best position to drive. This is a big change from Nissan’s past of making cars that weren’t as comfortable as they could be. Even though the driver’s seat could use a little more support for the thighs and the passenger side still doesn’t have a height change, the overall experience is better.