New 2023 Nissan Altima ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Available all-wheel drive, big cabin, mega fuel economy.
– CVT makes the engine drone, lazy acceleration, 19-inch wheels hurt ride quality.
– The kids won’t notice how wonderfully fuel-efficient the Altima is, but the slow acceleration might help them fall asleep.
The Nissan Altima has been on the fringes of the midsize segment for the better part of a decade. This latest Altima generation is more appealing thanks to solid fuel economy and useful driver safety aids, but it fails to truly match the segment all-stars.
Available all-wheel-drive system
Impressive collection of driver assist systems
Favorable fuel economy estimates
Poor outward visibility due to low-resolution backup camera and thick roof pillars
Steering lacks road feel and can be slow to respond
Disappointing interior quality
Limited availability of turbocharged engine
– What’s new
Updated front-end styling
New optional 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay
Handful of new features
Platinum trim is discontinued
Part of the sixth Altima generation introduced for 2019
The latest-generation Nissan Altima has been around since 2019. Available with front- or all-wheel drive and your choice of two engines, the Altima is easy to drive, comes with plenty of advanced driver aids, and is fairly fuel-efficient.