2022 Nissan Altima

MSRP $24,300 Est.

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2022 Nissan Altima Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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Nissan is one of those big Japanese giants known for its consumer-level cars. Still, they have a few sports car models and compete against popular Non-Asian automakers. The days of the lame-looking family sedans have gone by and the automakers now are paying equal attention to the design aspect of the car. The Nissan Altima had received a redesign in 2019, so chances are minute that the 2022 model would have any cosmetic changes. The 2022 Nissan Altima is a family sedan with a sporty character.

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Pros

Amazing value for money

Great Design

Class-leading fuel economy

The nice quality interior on higher trims

Cons

Just a CVT transmission

Body panel fitting

Base Model stripped of features

What's New?

Mild refresh with updated features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24300

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

horsepower

188 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

180 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

S $24,300 Est. onwards

188 hp @ 6000 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan Altima in Brilliant Silver Metallic color 2022 Nissan Altima in Gun Metallic color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

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Nissan Altima is currently in its sixth generation now and it is available in S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels. The 2022 Altima will be powered by the same 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine that is available in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations. The 2021 Altima comes with a sticker price of $24,500 for the base trim and $34,200 for the range-topping trim. Expect the 2022 Altima price to stay more or less the same. The competition set of Nissan Altima goes with Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Sonata.

2022 Nissan Altima Features

The 2022 Nissan Altima will be available in five trim levels: S, SV, SR, SL, and Platinum. The Nissan Altima's standard engine comprises a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The engine is driven by the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The optional all-wheel-drive powertrain comes with the SV, SR, and SL, and standard on the Platinum reduces engine output to 182 hp and 178 lb-ft.

In case you are looking for more power and performance, the SR offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that propels 236 hp and 267 lb-ft on gasoline and goes up to 248 hp and 273 lb-ft on 93 octane gas. This engine is paired exclusively with a front-wheel drive.

Model

S

SV

SR

SL

Platinum

MSRP (FWD/2.5L I4)

$24,350

$25,450

$26,250

$29,990

-

MSRP (AWD/2.5L I4)

-

$26,850

$27,650

$31,390

$34,150

MSRP (FWD/2.0 VC-T)

-

-

$30,700

-

-

Key Features

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning

Adds/upgrades from S:

Adds/upgrades from SV:

Adds/upgrades from SR: 

Adds/upgrades from SL:

 

Automatic Emergency Braking

LED Headlights 

Power sliding glass moonroof

9 Speaker Bose Audio

Interior Accent Lighting

 

Rear View Monitor

Dark Chrome V-Motion Grill

Dual-zone Auto Temperature Control

Leather-Appointed Seats

Driver’s Memory Seat

 

16” Steel wheels with covers 

19” Aluminum Alloys

17” Aluminum Alloys

4 Way power-adjustable front seats

19” Aluminum Alloy

 

8” Touchscreen Display

Sport-tuned suspension

Nissan Pro-Pilot Assist

Nissan Door to Door Navigation

Around View Monitor

 

Rear cross-traffic alert

Rear sonar system

Cruise Control

Apple CarPlay

Intelligent Around system

 

Hands-free phone system

Hands-Free text messaging

Rear door alert system

Traffic sign recognition

Universal Transceiver

We recommend

We would choose the optional turbocharged engine-powered Nissan Altima, thanks to its increased power and response. We can have it with the SR trim with a front-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the SV trims also offer an array of standard features, including a larger touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, and additional safety aids.

2022 Nissan Altima Price

The 2022 Altima will be available in S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels. Though the official pricing isn’t out yet it should not change that much than the current year's pricing. The 2021 Altima S cost $24,500. The SR trim costs $26,400 and $30,800 for the Turbo engine. The SV trim costs $25,000. SL Trim costs $29,900 and the Platinum costs $34,200 for the exclusive AWD variant. All the trims except for the S trim can be had with either an FWD or AWD drivetrain.

2022 Nissan Altima Release Date

The Altima is expected to hit the dealerships late this year as a 2022 model year.

2022 Nissan Altima Engine and Performance

The 2022 Altima will have two engine options- a 2.0L Intercooled Turbo, I-4 & 2.5L Naturally Aspirated, I-4 engine. A rumor is floating around saying Nissan might add a 1.6L, Intercooled turbo engine with 200hp & 200 lb-ft of torque. It would be interesting to see if this comes out true. We can anticipate the 2022 model year’s performance based on the 2021 Altima. The base 2.5L engine provides 188 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This is coupled with a CVT transmission.

The optional Turbo engine on the SR trim churns out 248hp and 267lb-ft torque. For daily driving needs the base engine has more than enough power. The CVT transmission stays on the lower RPM range most of the time for better fuel economy. If you press the pedal hard it will roar close to the RPM limit till it shifts gears and will come down quickly. It tries and imitates the fully automatic transmission’s behavior.

Models

2022 Nissan Altima (expected)

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Honda Accord

MSRP

$24,500

$24,000

$25,100

$25,000

Engine

2.5L inline four-cylinder

2.5L inline four-cylinder

2.5L inline four-cylinder

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power (hp @ rpm)

188hp @ 6000rpm

191hp @ 6100rpm

203hp @ 6600rpm

192hp @ 5500rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

180lb-ft @ 3500rpm

181lb-ft @ 4000rpm

184lb-ft @ 5000rpm

192lb-ft @ 1600rpm

The steering on the Nissan Altima is light at low speeds and stays that way while driving. Switch to sport mode and then the steering will get a little heavy. The response is close to precise. The suspension setup on the car is soft for comfortable ride quality. Nissan has used some specially coated acoustic glass for the windows and that’s why the wind noise is minimal. 

The base engine can reach 60 MPH in 7.4 seconds. The inter-cooled turbo engine will hit the 0-60 MPH mark in a respectable 5.8 seconds. Honda Accord has put 7.2 seconds timing on the 0-60 MPH run. Hyundai Sonata is the slowest in the group with 7.8 seconds on the timer.

2022 Nissan Altima Fuel Economy

As the engine configuration of the 2022 Altima is expected to stay the same we shall expect the same fuel economy as the last year. The Altima excels in the highway economy with 39 MPG. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 16.2 gallons and a combined driving range of 518 miles.

Models

2022 Nissan Altima (expected)

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Honda Accord

MPG (City)

28

28

28

30

MPG (Highway)

39

38

39

38

MPG (Combined)

32

32

32

33

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.2

14.8

15.8

14.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

453/631/518

414.4/562.4/473.6

442.4/616.2/505.6

444/562.4/488.4

Altima has the largest fuel tank in the segment allowing it a greater overall range than the competition. The Honda Accord has the best in city fuel economy but the smallest fuel tank. The Camry, Sonata, and Altima share the same fuel figure for city limits. 

2022 Nissan Altima Interior

The Altima's interior offers great value for the money. The current years’ interior is great and there is no dire need to upgrade it. The overall interior is close to luxurious. Faux leather has been used with precise stitching on it. The dashboard is also covered with plain synthetic leather and has a nice soft touch feel to it. The dashboard has a sloppy design and comes down to the glove box, giving a unique look to it. There is one aluminum accent line running along with the dashboard and we wish they could have used more inside the cabin.

The instrument cluster is analog with a small driver’s display in between. The steering wheel is a flat bottom one and it rather complements the interior. The cross-stitching done on the steering wheel looks beautiful. The door panels have synthetic leather-wrapped on most places and faux carbon fiber at the hand rests. The Nissan Altima offers ample legroom for passengers inside.

The base model will have cloth seats. It is recommended to upgrade to leather upholstery that comes with contrasting stitching. The driver seat can be adjusted 8-ways. There is only one setting for lumbar support. The driver-side seat has a memory function for up to two profiles. Moving back to the second row, it is comfortable for only two people. The knee room is great, but headroom might be problematic for taller passengers.

Models

2022 Nissan Altima (expected)

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Honda Accord

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.2/58.2/43.8

40/57.9/46.1

38.3/57.7/42.1

39.5/58.3/42.3

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

36.9/57.1/35.2

38.4/56.1/34.8

38/55.7/38

40.4/56.5/40.4

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

15.4

16

15.1

16.7

Interior space on this car is no issue as there is a big vacant place in the center tunnel where you can keep your phone. They could have added a wireless charging pad here. There is ample storage under the driver's armrest. The second row gets usual stuff like cup holders, sleeve pockets, and door bin storage. The trunk capacity of the Altima is 15.4 cu ft and the load height is very low on this one. There is an optional scuff plate available but it looks out of place once installed.

The base model comes with a 5.0-inch infotainment screen with a 6-speaker setup. Upgrade to the 8.0-inch screen and you will get Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support. There is an option to get a 9- speaker Bose audio system. Navigation isn’t available on the base trim but all the rest. The interior on the Altima is rather minimalistic with only necessary switches and knobs at service. The engine start/stop switch is situated beside the drive mode shifter unlike on the dashboard.

2022 Nissan Altima Exterior

The 2022 Nissan Altima can be easily confused for a performance sedan. The exterior looks are sharp and muscular. The front itself is aggressive with angular headlamps and a lower bumper. The grille on this car reaches the bumper, thus increasing functionality and looking great at the same time.

The hood has two contour lines going till the A-pillar and another that goes back of the car. The roofline is the signature Nissan floating roof. At the rear, the taillight assembly has a blacked-out finish. There is an air diffuser at the bottom with twin exhaust ports.

Models

2022 Nissan Altima (expected)

2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Honda Accord

Curb Weight (lbs)

3208

3120

3310

3150

Length (inches)

192.9

192.9

192.1

196.1

Width (inches)

72.9

73.2

72.4

73.3

Height (inches)

56.7

56.9

56.9

57.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.9

5.3

5.6

5.8

Wheelbase (inches)

112.2

111.8

111.2

111.4

The overall design language of Altima is sharp & angular. It has the lowest ground clearance of all. Other than that, all cars in the comparison fall in a similar ballpark. With a wheelbase of 112.2, the Altima offers a great exterior stance compared to its rivals.

2022 Nissan Altima Safety

The 2022 Altima is yet to come so the crash test results aren’t going to be there obviously. But there is no change in the chassis structure from the 2021 model year so the structural strength would remain the same. The 2021 Altima had done very well in the NHTSA crash tests with a 5-Star rating for overall safety. The IIHS tests reflect the same results with a Good rating in every category. Moreover, Altima has got the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.

Nissan’s semi-autonomous driving technology called ProPilot Assist works well and comes as standard on SL and Platinum trim. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry both come with very similar safety features and both have also received the Top Safety Pick+ rating in the IIHS tests. Hyundai Sonata has fewer features than the competition and has got 4-stars in NHTSA tests. Overall, all the cars can be considered safe for you and for the pedestrians too. Some notable safety features of the 2022 Nissan Altima include:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Rear traffic cross alert
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active lane control
  • Rear automatic emergency braking
  • High Beam Assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic Sign recognition

2022 Nissan Altima Competition

2022 Nissan Altima vs 2021 Honda Accord

Visually both the cars are very attractive. The performance figures lean towards the Honda side more. The second-row legroom on the Accord is more than every car in the comparison today. The interior on both cars is almost identical with the slightest changes here & there. But the smart use of leather and contrasting stitching on the Nissan has an upper edge.

2022 Nissan Altima vs 2021 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry’s are known for their easy-going nature and this one is no different. The Toyota Camry comes with an 8-Speed automatic rather than a CVT. The power figures are also higher than the Altima. The interior of the Camry is equally beautiful. It is a difficult comparison. The Camry also has its bragging rights of reliability.

2022 Nissan Altima Final Verdict

If you are very particular about design and sharp looks, then the Nissan Altima is a perfect sedan. Nissan has nailed the interior job on the Altima lately. Just get some additional extras like leather seats, and you will have a real value-for-money car in your garage. The performance isn’t astounding.

It’s all about comfort and fuel economy, and the Altima is almost the segment leader with its large fuel tank. Nissan Altima also does pretty well in the safety tests conducted by the NHTSA and IIHS. If you want something different than the crowd, then the 2022 Nissan Altima is a great sporty option to have.

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