2018 Nissan Altima Review

The bold, curvy styling and upscale vibe of the 2018 Nissan Altima has endeared it to drivers across Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale. If you’re in the market for a midsize car with class, the Altima may be exactly what you’re looking for.

To find out, read this car review that our team at Performance Nissan has put together for you! It covers all the qualities we think you’ll care about most in the Altima, from the spacious seating to the rip-roaring engine lineup. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

2018 Altima: The Ultimate in Performance

Which engine will you choose for the 2018 Altima? The base 2.5L 4-cylinder is spirited enough for a peppy drive around town or on the highway, with up to 177 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. It’s also highly efficient, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 27 city and 38 highway MPG.1

But, if you want a performance that’s nothing short of thrilling, opt for the available 3.5L V6. You’ll get an impressive 270 horses and 251 lb-ft under the hood, giving you a needed boost for merging onto highways or passing slower drivers. 

The Altima also offers selectable driving modes for a customized drive. Use “Drive” for your normal driving conditions, but pick “S” when you want a sportier, more engaging experience behind the wheel.

Interior Features & Dimensions

You won’t have any trouble finding space to sit in the Nissan Altima. Legroom in the front seat measures an even 45 inches, making the Altima the perfect sedan for tall drivers and passengers. That figure is highly impressive, but the backseats are plenty comfortable for the average adult, with 36.1 inches of legroom.

If you have a long commute or road trip ahead of you, you’ll appreciate the Zero Gravity front seats. These seats are designed to mimic the weightless posture of astronauts in outer space, and they maximize blood flood, keep your energy levels up, and provide continuous support from your hips to your shoulders. You’ll arrive at your destination feeling much more refreshed!

Technology that Keeps You Connected

One of our favorite features in the 2018 Altima is the NissanConnect® infotainment system. The base trim has a robust version of the system, complete with a 5-inch display screen, Bluetooth® for audio streaming and hands-free calling, and Siri® Eyes Free to let you control the system with the sound of your voice.

But, for the full suite of features, you’ll want the upgraded version. Complete with a 7-inch touchscreen, it includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ (new for 2018), which let you use many of your smartphone apps right from the touchscreen, including calling, texting, music, and more.

In fact, texting is easy with the available Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, which reads your incoming messages out loud and can send basic responses via voice recognition technology.

Test Out the 2018 Nissan Altima Yourself

Now that you’ve read our car review, we bet you’re dying to try out all that technology and those comfy seats yourself! Schedule a test drive at Performance Nissan and see if the 2018 Nissan Altima has all that you need for a quality drive through Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, or Boca Raton!

12018 EPA fuel economy estimates for Altima®. 27 city MPG/38 highway MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions—use for comparison only.