2020 Nissan Altima

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Nissan Altima highlights

Customer rating


  • Thrifty performance
  • Comfortable seating
  • Many driver aids


  • Slow steering responses
  • Harsher ride
  • Mediocre acceleration and braking

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 34 highway, 29 combined

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Good looks plus a comfortable cabin.

Loaded with the latest driver-assist technology, the 2020 Nissan Altima features a muscle-car appearance with a chiseled hood, low profile, and wide stance. Whether you're on the go for business or heading out on the town, this four-door sedan will turn heads.

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What is new for the 2020 Nissan Altima?

  • The Edition One trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • Rear Spoiler features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SR trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Parking Sensors, and Sunroof(s) as standard equipment.

2020 Nissan Altima trims

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  • Power-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split-folding rear seat, rearview camera, front-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, push-button start, infotainment system with touchscreen, two USB inputs, Bluetooth® phone connectivity and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and more

  • View all Nissan Altima Ss in stock





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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Nissan Altima

1. Advanced technology features

2020 Nissan Altima Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Nissan Altima is a business traveler's dream with integration for both Apple and Android devices as well as a touchscreen and voice-activated navigation system. You'll also enjoy the available remote-access features through Nissan Connect® that will allow you to lock and unlock the doors, start and stop the engine, and have the ability to sound the horn or flash the lights to find the vehicle in a large parking area.

The 2020 Nissan Altima also features a rearview camera and pre-collision warning as standard.

2. Attention to comfort

2020 Nissan Altima Review: Front Seat | CarMax

The intelligent climate-control system in the 2020 Nissan Altima (SV models) monitors the weather so it can adjust the temperature inside the vehicle to maximize your comfort level. This might include turning on the heated front seats on a chilly day or activating the heated steering wheel when you select the remote-start option on a cold night. The 2020 Nissan Altima also includes an available dual-zone heating and cooling system so passengers in the backseat can choose a different temperature than those at the front of the car.

3. Ample family seating

2020 Nissan Altima Review: Backseat | CarMax

The cozy Zero Gravity seats can keep up to five passengers comfortable in the 2020 Nissan Altima. Occupants appreciate the 44.1 inches of front legroom and 35.1 inches of backseat legroom. You'll also find two sets of LATCH connectors in the rear outer seats and an upper tether in the center seat to secure child seats. Got luggage for a family trip? Toss it in the 15.4-cubic-foot trunk.

4. Available All-Wheel drive

If power to all four wheels is what you're looking for in a midsize sedan then the Altima is the one for you. Not only does AWD give you extra confidence in a range of weather conditions but it's also a lot of fun. That extra grip comes in handy when you're cornering or putting the power down to pass on the highway. Please note that while AWD is available on all trims, it isn't available with the optional turbocharged engine.

5. Engine options

2020 Nissan Altima Review: Engine | CarMax

Sports-car enthusiasts can upgrade to a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT)—and that translates to speed. The 2020 Nissan Altima with a turbocharged engine can accelerate from zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new), making it ideal for business travelers or weekend getaway enthusiasts who do frequent highway lane changes and on-ramp merging.

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Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima's midsize performance-oriented sedan received a refresh in 2019. It's available with a standard 300-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine producing 261 lb.-ft. of torque and capable of achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 24 mpg city and highway combined on 2019 models.

Its steering, braking, and suspension have been sport-tuned for better performance and handling and is available in trims: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum. On the base model, you'll find lots of great features, including automatic emergency braking, power driver and front-passenger seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and keyless entry with push-button start. Standard connectivity features are also robust and include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming, voice-recognition operation, and a seven-inch display in the instrument cluster. Interior cabin dimensions are a bit more spacious, with up to 45 inches of legroom in the front seats, but only 34.2 in the rear.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2020 Nissan Altima is a car that is loved by many. Customers like the way the car drives, the gas mileage, the comfort, and the sporty look.

RepairPal gave the Nissan Altima an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Nissan Altima 14th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Nissan Altima features and specs

SR 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 43.8"/R 35.2"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 36.9"

Front tires


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2020 Nissan Altima FAQ

More about the 2020 Nissan Altima

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic (available on all trims)

  • Deep Blue Pearl (available on S and SR trims)

  • Glacier White (available on S trim only)

  • Gun Metallic (available on all trims)

  • Pearl White Tricoat (available on SR, SV, SL, and Platinum trims)

  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (available on SR, SV, SL, and Platinum trims)

  • Storm Blue (available on SV, SL and Platinum trims)

  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair® (available on SR trim)

  • Super Black (available on all trims)

Interior details

  • Infotainment system, featuring satellite radio, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more

  • 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space

  • Rearview camera

  • Push-button start

  • 60/40-split-folding rear seat

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