2018 Nissan Altima

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With its commanding yet efficient power output, array of safety features, and advanced technology, the 2018 Nissan Altima is a highly sought-after midsize sedan. With shoppers in Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland in mind, our team at Pat Peck Nissan put together this review that will delve into just a few of the features and facets that make this sedan stand out.

2018 Nissan Altima

Let’s get started by looking at the mechanical configuration under the hood that makes the 2018 Altima move.

Performance Specifications

The 2018 Nissan Altima has two available powertrains: a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a 3.5L DOHC V6 engine. Both come standardly paired with an Xtronic automatic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) and front-wheel drivetrain.

The standard 2.5L engine gets an outstanding EPA-estimated 27 city/38 highway MPG.1 It also puts out 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. This power output gets boosted to 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque in the available 3.5L engine. This improved power productivity has several benefits, including faster pickup, which allows for safer passing and quicker acceleration.

For an even more controlled drive, you can opt for the 3.5 SL trim with its standard paddle shifters with manual shift mode. This feature allows you to customize power delivery for a high engagement ride.

Enhanced Safety

Now that we know the 2018 Altima is more than capable to efficiently get you to all your destinations, let’s look at how it keeps you and your passengers safe along the way.

This vehicle comes standard with the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System, Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System, and class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning.2 The latter system uses sensors to monitor not just one but two cars in front of yours to preemptively prevent potential collisions.

Other active safety features, like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning, are available. Like the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning System, these two available systems use sensors to monitor your vehicle’s surroundings and provide the driver with greater visibility.

Advanced Technology Features

The 2018 Altima is not only powerful and safe, but its many convenience and entertainment features make it extra enjoyable to drive. This sedan comes standard with a 5-inch color infotainment center with a 6-speaker surround audio system.

Standardly equipped with Siri® Eyes Free, hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth® hands-free calling, and more, this infotainment system gives you all the connectivity you need to stay in the loop without your hands leaving the wheel or your eyes leaving the road.

For a boosted entertainment experience, you might consider opting for the available 7-inch infotainment center. This system is complete with a 9-speaker Bose® Premium audio system with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio compatibility and a Nissan Navigation upgrade. Follow the step-by-step directions shown on your infotainment screen to get anywhere you need to go with ease.

2018 Nissan Altima Interior

Try It for Yourself Today!

Now that you have a better idea of what the 2018 Nissan Altima has to offer, it’s time to experience its many exciting features for yourself. Give us a call at Pat Peck Nissan today to schedule a test drive. Then, all you have to do is make the short drive from Gulfport, Pascagoula, or Waveland to see its resourceful power, advanced safety features, and convenience technology up close and personal.

Also, don’t forget about Nissan’s Master the Drive sales event! For a limited time, we’re giving our customers the chance to celebrate the holidays with exclusive offers. It’s the perfect way to ring in the new year!

1 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®: 27 city MPG / 38 hwy MPGA for 2018 Altima 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims; 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Special Edition); 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG for 2018 Altima 3.5 SL trim. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

2 Comparison based on the feature’s capability to help predict potential forward collisions of up to two cars ahead. AutoPacific segmentation (excluding hybrid models and electric vehicles). 2018 Altima vs latest in-market Premium Midsize competitors. IFCW is intended to warn you before a collision occurs; it cannot prevent a collision. Speed and other limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details.