While it’s evident that sedans aren’t selling as they used to because SUV/Crossover utility vehicles are the go-to vehicles of today, there’s still a decent selection of mainstream sedans for the pickings. One in particular that has kept pace for its sales figures is the Nissan Altima. The Altima has always been a steady seller that the Nissan brand could count on, and in its latest model year, it proudly endures the influx of crossover vehicles and offers up a little something for those who haven’t quite yet made a move to an SUV or crossover.
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For the 2020 model year, the Nissan Altima continues without much change other than memory seats for the Platinum trim, a change in the interior trim, and its full suite of driver aids is now standard equipment for the SR trim and an option on the base S trim. Otherwise, the welcomed new engine for last year’s model, the 2.0-liter variable compression (VC) turbocharged 4-cylinder, continues on to impress folks like me with its surprising balance of decent power output and fuel efficiency.
The two engines that power the new Altima remain to be either a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder with 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, or the welcomed variable compression turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that delivers 236 horsepower and a healthy 267 lb-ft of torque (248