The 2020 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan that pleases buyers at Salinas area Nissan dealerships, thanks to its exceptional drivability and outstanding fuel-efficiency. Last year’s redesign added increased performance, more comfort and refined technology features.
Changes for 2020 include updated exterior styling that’s bold without taking the Altima in a radical direction. The grille is now larger, and the lines are crisper. Inside, the cabin is attractive, with easy-to-reach controls and some of the most comfortable seats found in any vehicle. According to the Nissan dealer near Salinas, the 2020 Altima gets exceptional fuel economy, leading Edmunds to name it one of its Best Gas Mileage Cars for 2020. Buyers looking for an excellent family sedan should take a good look at the 2020 Nissan Altima.
The 2020 Altima seats five very comfortably. It’s available in five trim levels, listed as S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. Powering the Altima is a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 188 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can choose between standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. The SR and Platinum can get an available 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 248 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine is only offered with front-wheel drive. Both engines are mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The Altima gets standard Active Ride Control, which helps keep the ride smooth when the vehicle tackles bumps in the road. Active Ride Control modifies engine torque and applies a small amount of braking to eliminate or decrease vehicle pitching.
The 2020 Nissan Kicks seats five passengers and is offered in three trim levels: S, SV and SR. Powering the Kicks is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All models get front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is near the top of the segment, with the Kicks delivering an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city/36 mpg highway.*
On the inside, the Kicks offers a comfortable cabin with plenty of room for everyone. The driver and passengers will appreciate the Kicks’ zero gravity seats that were inspired by NASA. There’s a built-in armrest on the driver’s right side that you won’t usually find in an economically priced vehicle. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is also standard.
As we mentioned above, the 2020 Nissan Altima gets great fuel economy, with up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway for the standard 2.5-liter engine and front-wheel drive.*
Standard features for the 2020 Nissan Altima include proximity keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, cloth upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, the NissanConnect infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a hands-free text-messaging assistant, and a forward-collision-warning system with automatic emergency braking. Parents and pet owners will appreciate the standard Rear Door Alert, which alerts the driver if a child or pet is left behind in the backseat.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.