Having been one of the main competitors of the mid-size class of automobiles, Nissan continues its competitive streak by introducing the new 2018 Nissan Altima. With the base model starting at $23,230 the key features redefine the word standard. So, which Altima model do you want to drive off with? Let’s go over each trim so that you know which Altima is right for you.

The Altima Standards

The 2018 Altima has many intelligent, safety and luxurious features that come standard in all models. Along with the bells and whistles of last year’s models, the 2018 Altimas will now include automatic emergency breaking and forward collision warning along with independent front and back suspension. Except for the 3.5L model, the Altimas comes equipped with 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with 179 horse power and 177 lb-ft torque. All models include shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, and active understeer control. Nissan brings convenience and comfort with intelligent auto headlights that turns on automatically as it gets dark, Nissan intelligent key® with push ignition, remote keyless entry, and slick display of the dashboard panel. Drivers will have more control with the tilt and telescoping steering column. Enjoy the tunes of the road with six speakers, speed sensitive control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth wireless technology that can be controlled without removing your hands from the wheel. The head turning exterior has projector-type halogen headlights, dual chrome exhaust finishers and UV- reducing solar glass. Remember this is only the standard, imagine what the other models has in store.

Why choose the base model?

For the economically efficient driver, the base model includes many key features. Starting at $23,260, get everything anyone will want and need in an Altima. This is the only model that comes with 16” steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers. The remaining exterior still holds the same Altima look that people love. For those on a budget, enjoying dual chrome exhaust finishers and dual body-color power outside mirrors will still be possible along with all the standard interior features.

Have a Little More Cash to Spend?

Starting at $25.230 Nissan introduces two special edition Altimas. The first one is the SR Special Edition Xtronic CVT. This sports edition model includes all the engine, interior and safety features. Drive in style with 18” Gun metallic aluminum-alloy wheels. The exterior comes with unique eye-catching additions such as a sport spoiler, smoked headlights and taillights housing, and dual body-color power outside mirrors. The difference continues with the Advanced Drive-Assist® Display. This model comes with a navigation system that will be easy to control on a 7.0” multi-color monitor with activated voice recognition for audio and navigation. The driver will sit comfortably with an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support and Sport Prima-Tex ™ appointed seats and heated front seats. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift nobs gives this sports edition a nice finishing touch.

The SR Midnight Edition

Consumers love options and the Altima is not without options. With all the interior standards, comfort, and convenience that the SR Sport edition offers, the exclusive Midnight Edition ™ brings all the eye-catching trimming for the drivers that love style. People will see this car coming as it shines its LED headlights.
Drive on the road with black alloy wheels, black outside mirrors, black rear spoilers, black exterior accents, and black midnight edition badging. This Midnight Edition Altima is indulgent at its best!

Splurge with the Top of the Line

Luxury starts at $33,360. Continuing with all the standard features, the 3.5 SL Xtronic CVT will make the drivers and passengers of this car feel extra special. The first difference is the engine. This is the only model with the 3.5- liter DOCH 24-valve V6 engine, 270 horse power and 251 lb-ft torque. The exterior has LED headlights with its own unique signature, a sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close and title feature. The interior has features bring comfort to both the driver and the passengers. This model includes the technology of the HomeLinnk® Universal Transceiver allowing it’s owner to connect the car to a garage or gate system of the home. Passengers will sit comfortably with the Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control and rear passenger air conditioning vents. Finally, what is luxury without leather seats.

A la Carte options?

For the drivers that want a custom package, don’t fret! The option to build a custom Altima is available. Pick and choose only features, such as external ground lighting, to the base model. There is an option to add rear decklid spoilers, different floor and truck mats, and the ability to change the look of the exterior by adding the chrome body side modeling on all models. Even the SR Midnight edition and 3.5 SL can be upgraded by adding features such as the interior accent lighting option and clear and rear bumper protection. Lastly, all passengers can enjoy a nice long drive with the wifi & apps option.
Since the first appearance in 1992, the Altimas has always brought a luxurious and stylish feel to the mid-size car class. The 2018 Altima is not an exception. Starting at $23,230 the base model comes complete with standard features for safety, comfort and convenience of many automatic and intelligent features, along with the signature slick-stylish exterior. So wait no more, come and test drive an Altima today!