The spy shot shows that Nissan will be giving the sedan a midcycle refresh for model years 2023 or 2024. Nissan’s sales continue to fall, and it doesn’t appear that the automaker is doing much about the model. This is despite the camouflage wrapping covering the front fascia where most of the changes will be made.
Camouflage may hide a completely revised front that looks more aggressive than the previous models. Nissan is likely to give the Altima a new front bumper and grille. The rear of the car is completely open, with no noticeable differences in design. However, this may change later in its development cycle.
2024 Nissan Altima Review
In the new model, the current Altima powertrain will likely remain unchanged. The new sedan is expected to have either a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine or a four-cylinder turbo-engine, both of which will be mated with continuously variable transmissions. The turbo engine should produce 248 horsepower (185 kW) while the 2.5-liters will continue to produce 188 horsepower (140 Kilowatts). The interior should not be affected by the refreshments.
Altima has five comfortable seats, but some legroom was lost when the vehicle moved to its current sixth-generation model. The luggage capacity is still a respectable 15.4 cubic feet. The Altima’s dashboard is simple and easy to use. The interior materials differ between trim levels but are significantly improved over the previous generation Altima.
The SV’s flat-bottomed wheels and artificial carbon fiber are a little much, especially when there is no drive mode or paddle shifter to select. The armrests are soft and make it easier to cruise or sit in traffic. The front seats are adjustable to fit different body types. However, the wrist brace on the left side is excessive.
Large rear seats provide ample legroom and are extremely comfortable. The Nissan’s rear seat is not completely flat, and it must be removed by using a handle located in the trunk. This is a very uncomfortable experience. The Altima offers decent storage space in the front seats, including a deep but narrow door pocket as well as a convenient tray on the front center console.
The 2021 Model Year comes with an impressive five-star rating for safety from NHTSA, and Top Safety Selection from IIHS. It also comes with a complete suite of driver-assistance technologies. Basic trim includes automatic emergency braking and lane guard assists, as well as driver alert monitoring.
Upgrade to a higher trim and you’ll get more features like adaptive cruise control and automatic rear braking. The surround-view camera is only available on the top trim.
Nissan offers the midsize Altima sedan in five trims: S, SV SR, SL, and Platinum. Standard is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 188 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. A continuously variable automatic (CVT), which delivers power to the front wheels, is also standard. All-wheel drive is available as an option for SV, SR, and SL, but is standard in Platinum. The engine output is reduced to 182 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. with the AWD.
The Altima SR is powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 236 hp (248 hp with 93 octane fuel) and 267 lb.-ft. This machine is only available with front-wheel driving.
2024 Nissan Altima Release Date and Price
The release date is not yet set; however, the possibility of a new version will be revealed by mid- or late-2023. We may have to wait for a while to find out what’s hidden. The MSRP for the 2021 model is currently $25,525, which includes destination fees. The 2022 model is due to be released soon, at the same price. However, the 2024 version will likely see a small price increase. The new Altima will compete against other popular sedans like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
The Nissan Altima has a unique design for a midsize sedan. The Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan with great design and engineering, but it lacks a strong calling card that would make it irresistible to its segment. The 2022 Nissan Altima has a variable-compression, turbocharged engine. Nissan has worked on this technology for more than a decade. It provides V6 engine performance with fuel efficiency from a 4-cylinder engine. You can only buy it in the sporty SR trim with front-wheel drive.
The 2022 Nissan Altima S base price starts at $25,525, which includes a $975 destination charge, the same as the model from 2021. You’ll receive a Nissan four-door, front-wheel-drive vehicle with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and Xtronic standard continuously variable transmission.
The combined output is 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. This figure remains unchanged from last year’s model. Standard equipment includes a 7″ touchscreen with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration. Also included is forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.
The availability of the Midnight Edition package, as seen above, is the biggest Altima 2022 news. The black exterior trim of the $1,750 option package includes a gloss black sports bumper, matching 19-inch alloys, LED fog lights, black painted rearview and side mirrors, with embedded LED heaters and sein lights. Residents will enjoy the heated front seats (the driver’s seat features two-way power support for the lumbar) as well as a standard moonroof.
The Midnight Edition can only be ordered as an optional on the Altima SR mid-range trim (starting at $27,625, including shipping). The Midnight Edition comes only with a four-cylinder 2.5 liter. For 2022, all-wheel drive will be available on the Altima SV SR SL and Platinum trim. Nissan has told Roadshow in the United States that approximately 25% of Altima models are all-wheel drive.
Imagine you are looking for a 2.0-liter VCT engine that has 236 hp and variable turbo technology with 267 lb.-ft. of torque. The Altima SR is the only one that offers it (MSRP $31,875, shipping included). It’s quite interesting because the most expensive and luxurious Altima model is Platinum. However, it is only offered with underpowered naturally aspirated engines. The Platinum 2.5 liters AWD was priced at $35,225. Shipping costs were $975.
The SV Premium Package will also include heated rearview mirrors and LED tail lights. In terms of equipment removal, SV, SR, and SL models have lost the driver’s pocket, while the S Grade Driver Assist Package has removed the eight-way power driver’s chair, and the SL model has dropped the four-way power front passenger seat.