With an aerodynamic design and a cozy interior, the Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan that’ll get you where you’re going in the Youngstown or Warren areas with ease. It’s a favorite among our Hermitage area customers, so Montrose Nissan created this 2018 Nissan Altima car review.
In this car review, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of our favorite features this sedan has to offer, including powerful engine options, smart safety features, and infotainment tech that keeps you connected.
2018 Nissan Altima Engine Specs
When you drive the Nissan Altima, you’ll be treated to the standard 2.5L 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that generates 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
If you want your sedan to be more track-ready under the hood, an upgrade to the available 3.5L 24-valve V6 engine is an option that’ll bump your horsepower to 270 and your torque output to 251 lb-ft.
All trims come with the Nissan-exclusive Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission® (CVT). This smart transmission uses various inputs to determine the best gear ratio for a smooth acceleration.
These systems working together also push the Altima towards an EPA-estimated maximum city fuel economy of 27 MPG and a maximum highway fuel economy of 38 MPG.1 So, whether you’re commuting to work or driving cross-country, this sedan will get you pretty far between filling up the 18-gallon tank.
If you’re looking for some extra coverage when hitting the road in your Nissan Altima, you’ll like knowing that Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ has your back, front, and both sides.
This available safety technology suite includes several features that monitor for unseen hazards on the road, like the Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems. These work together to notify you about cars in your side and rear blind spots for safer merging and parking lot navigation.
This available suite also includes Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking, which alerts you to hazards up ahead and applies the brakes, if necessary.
Intelligent Cruise Control also watches up ahead and slows your cruising speed to a safe following distance when approaching a slower-moving vehicle.
Nissan Altima Infotainment System
The 2018 Altima offers many ways to stay connected while out and about. The standard Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System allow you to send and receive calls and text messages without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.
The available NissanConnect® infotainment system also allows for wire-free and hands-free music streaming, navigation, social media access, and emergency assistance, all through your smartphone or other Bluetooth®-enabled device.
When you add NissanConnect® to your Altima, you’ll also have access to Google® search-enabled navigation, which allows you to use voice commands to search for a nearby destination.
With these features in-tow, it’s easy to feel connected to your favorite things, even from miles away.
Test Drive the 2018 Nissan Altima
At Montrose Nissan, we’re happy to get you behind the wheel if this 2018 Nissan Altima review has piqued your interest. We do it every day for our Hermitage area customers because it’s the best way to tell if this sedan is right for your drives around Youngstown and Warren.
If you have any questions about our car review, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you’re ready to take it for a spin, contact us to schedule your test drive of the 2018 Nissan Altima today.
1 Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.