The Nissan Altima is a high-performing and reliable mid-size sedan that has been a staple in Nissan’s vehicle lineup since the early 1990s. Despite declining consumer demand for mid-size sedans, Nissan continues to dutifully update and upgrade the Altima with each passing model year in order to help it stay afloat despite ever-changing trends on the mainstream auto market. In fact, Nissan completely redesigned the Altima from the ground up for the 2019 model year. The 2020 Altima also hit the mainstream auto market with some minor changes and it’s no wonder why people still shop for 2020 Altima deals.
Although an all-new Nissan Altima model was released for the 2021 model year, it does not include many additional features that are different from the features that are available for the 2021 Altima. In fact, the 2021 Altima even narrows down some options—it removes the availability of all-wheel drive from the base-model Altima S and limits the availability of a turbocharged engine to the sporty Altima SR model.
The 2020 Nissan Altima is an excellent choice for a wide variety of different drivers. If you’re considering purchasing a 2020 Nissan Altima, keep reading to learn more about 5 features of this mid-size sedan that make it an excellent vehicle option for everyone from families to commuters to first-time car buyers.
Available Turbocharged Engine Option
All 2020 Nissan Altima models come equipped with a standard 2.5-L four-cylinder base engine that delivers 188 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. This base engine pairs with a top-quality continuously variable transmission that delivers a smooth ride for both drivers and passengers.
A turbocharged version of the Altima’s base engine is available for the sporty SR trim level and the top-of-the-line Platinum trim level of the 2020 Altima. This turbocharged 2.0-L four-cylinder engine—which also pairs with a smooth CVT—delivers 248 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, adding agility and increased speed of acceleration to the 2020 Altima.
Available All-Wheel Drive
All-wheel drive is desirable to many drivers for many reasons. It improves the responsiveness and handling of a vehicle and makes driving that vehicle more fun and engaging. It also allows vehicles to more easily travel over rougher, off-road terrains.
However, all-wheel drive is not something that is generally offered for classic passenger sedans. In fact, one of the reasons why crossover SUVs are so popular is that many of them are available with all-wheel drive—whereas most sedans are not.
The 2020 Nissan Altima defies expectations for the classic passenger sedan in terms of all-wheel drive. All trim levels of this affordable mid-size sedan—including the base-model Altima S—are available with all-wheel drive as an optional add-on feature.
Standard State-of-the-Art Infotainment System
The infotainment system for the 2020 Nissan Altima is largely the same across all trim levels. Naturally, there are minor differences between the high-tech features and amenities that are available for the base-model Altima S and the top-of-the-line Altima Platinum trim.
However, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display is standard across the board for all trim levels of the 2020 Nissan Altima. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are also standard features for all 2020 Altima trim levels. The 2020 Altima is also available with a built-in navigation system and a WiFi hotspot for an additional price.
Available Nissan Safety Shield 360
Nissan Safety Shield 360—which includes 6 advanced safety and driver-assist features—is available for the 2020 Altima. All 2020 Altima models come equipped with front collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard features.
On the higher trim levels of the 2020 Altima, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and high beam assist are also available features. The 2020 Nissan Altima is also available with ProPilot Assist—Nissan’s exclusive state-of-the-art suite of semi-autonomous driving features.
Excellent Fuel Economy
One of the major benefits of classic passenger sedans is that they tend to offer better gas mileage than SUVs and trucks, which helps save you money in fuel costs and minimizes your carbon footprint.
The 2020 Nissan Altima offers excellent fuel economy—even when pitted against the fuel economy of other vehicles within its mid-size sedan segment. 2020 Altima models equipped with a standard engine and front-wheel drive can reach up to 28 MPG on city streets and up to 39 MPG on the highway for an impressive combined average gas mileage of approximately 34 MPG.
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