Handsome styling; comfortable front seats; easy-to-use and affordable navigation radio; standard advanced collision-avoidance technology
For 2018, the Altima gains automatic emergency braking and intelligence forward-collision warning. The top-line SL trim gains adaptive intelligent cruise control and an upgraded NissanConnect system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Altima lineup is simplified this year with the deletion of the 2.5 and 3.5 SR.See the 2018 Nissan Altima models for sale near you
For its combination of features, styling, safety equipment and price, we'd pick the 2.5 SV trim and then add the $1,280 SV Technology package.
The 2018 Nissan Altima comes in four trims with two engine choices. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder cars come in S, SV, SR and SL versions, while the V6-powered 3.5-liter comes in the SL trim.
The 2.5 S ($24,025) features a 6-way power driver's seat, cruise control, Nissan's Intelligent Key system, auto-off headlights with wiper activation, and a 6-speaker audio upgrade with a 5-in display, a USB port and speed-sensitive volume. Also standard is NissanConnect with mobile apps, a fill-tire pressure alert system, automatic emergency braking, intelligent forward-collision warning, Siri Eyes Free and a rearview monitor.
The 2.5 SR ($25,085) adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a rear spoiler, seven simulated gears in manumatic mode, paddle shifters, cloth-covered sport seats, an 8-way power driver's seat with power lumbar control and unique interior sport accents.
The 2.5 SV ($26,670) brings 17-in alloy wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar, fog lights, remote start with climate control, SiriusXM radio, a hands-free text-message assistant, NissanConnect apps, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote starting, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind spot monitoring system.
The 2.5 SL ($29,880) includes a heated steering wheel, 9-speaker Bose audio, a 4-way power passenger seat, integrated mirror turn signals, leather seating, rear heating and cooling vents, LED taillights, heated front seats, heated folding side mirrors and an auto up/down front passenger window.
The 3.5 SL ($36,395) includes all the 2.5 SL features, plus the V6 engine, 18-in alloy wheels, a 7-in VGA color monitor, navigation, Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link, adaptive intelligent cruise control, a power moonroof and front and rear sonar parking sensors.
There are four options packages, all applied to the 2.5 models. The S offers the Convenience package, with a 6-way power driver's seat and remote start. The SR Special Edition package brings NissanConnect with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, faux-leather seating, remote start, heated front seats and a unique wheel finish.
The SV Technology package adds a power moonroof, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-in color touchscreen, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, heated cloth front seats, heated outside mirrors, a heated steering wheel, integrated turn-signal side mirrors, Homelink and a compass.
Lastly, the SL Tech package adds the moonroof, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive intelligent cruise control and LED headlights.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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