The 2023 Nissan Altima gets a refreshed design and more tech
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The popular Nissan Altima gets a complete redesign for the 2023 model year with a new front end final styling, expanded standard safety features and available technologies, as well as new wheel designs and two new exterior colors.
Like all Nissan sedans, the Altima brings an exceptional level of advanced technology to its segment, including available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive1ProPILOT Support2 and standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technologies3.
The Altima offers customers a diverse lineup, with two engines available, front-wheel drive or intelligent all-wheel drive, and four well-equipped grade levels. The 2023 model line is available in eight trim levels: S FWD, SV FWD, SV AWD, SR FWD, SR AWD, SL FWD, SL AWD and SR VC-Turbo FWD.
The 2023 Nissan Altima will go on sale this fall.
Improved exterior, new wheels and colors
The most significant feature of the 2023 Altima refresh is a new front fascia, with an updated expression of Nissan’s V-Motion grille that offers a distinctively sporty design and adopts the redesigned brand logo. SR grades receive a special “black chrome” grille finish as well as a unique grille design that sets it apart from other grades. Behind the new front fascia, key exterior elements include the now standard LED headlights with turn signals integrated into the daytime running lights, the expressive and identifiable taillight design and the available single-pane sunroof.
For 2023, two new exterior colors are added to the palette – Gray Sky Pearl and Garnett Pearl Metallic, joining the previously available Scarlet Ember (premium colour), Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Pearl White TriCoat (premium colour) , Glacier White and Deep Blue Pearl.
Additionally, there are four new aluminum-alloy wheel designs – a 17-inch wheel for the Altima SV and individual 19-inch wheel designs for the SR, SL and SR VC-Turbo.
The interior of the 2023 Altima offers a near-luxury feel in both design and materials, including revised instrument panel finishes and a new double-stitched interior fabric design for SR models. It also offers a high level of convenience and connectivity features – including an available 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ display, NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seat design with dual-density foam and reinforcement, seats leather available and 8-power driver’s seat.
Improvements for the 2023 model year include the addition of a new 12.3-inch HD color display with multi-touch control, Nissan’s door-to-door navigation system, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay without thread®wireless phone charger and Wi-Fi hotspot, all standard on Altima SL and SR VC-Turbo trims and available on SV.
The new 12.3-inch screen, the same size as that of the Nissan Armada premium full-size SUV, replaces the old 8.0-inch screen and features a high-resolution screen that provides clear images and crisp graphics. The customizable home screen includes shortcuts to user favorites and one-line destination search.
The Altima’s selection of audio and infotainment choices includes a Bose® Premium audio system with nine speakers, available active noise cancellation and Amazon Alexa® to help customers simplify and organize their lives using only voice commands.
NissanConnect available® Services powered by SiriusXM® (Sirius XM® subscription required, sold separately) – standard on Altima SL and SR Turbo and included with Premium SV and SR packages – provides smartphone and smartwatch compatible access to functions, such as engine start/stop from a distance4, remote door lock/unlock, valet alert and more. Additionally, some remote features can be accessed through the NissanConnect Amazon Alexa Skill and Google Assistant Action services.
The 2023 Altima is available with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines, a 2.0-liter Variable Compression (VC) turbo engine or an advanced 2.5-liter DOHC engine.
Available exclusively on the Altima SR front-wheel-drive model, VC-Turbo delivers the performance of select V6 gasoline engines but with 4-cylinder-level fuel economy. Engine delivers 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque (when using 93 octane fuel) and delivers fuel economy8 notes from 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined.
VC-Turbo technology – which uses both multi-point injection and Nissan’s gasoline direct injection system, seamlessly changes its compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency) – with an advanced multi-link system that continuously raises or lowers the reach of the pistons to transform the compression ratio.
Available across the Altima lineup, an advanced DOHC 2.5-liter direct-injected inline-4 engine, which develops 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque FWD (182 hp / 178 lb-ft AWD) .
fuel economy8 for the 2.5-liter engine is rated at 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined for the front-drive S model, and 27 mpg city, 37 mpg /gal highway and 31 mpg combined for front-wheel drive SV, SR and SL models
fuel economy8 for Altima 2.5-liter AWD models is rated at 26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined for AWD SV and SL models, and 25 mpg city, 35 highway mpg and 29 combined mpg for scale SR all-wheel drive.
All 2023 Altima models, including both engine configurations, come with a standard Xtronic transmission. Paddle shifters are standard with Altima SR quality.
Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
Intelligent all-wheel drive1 is available on 2023 Altima SV, SR and SL trims equipped with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. The system uses an advanced Torque Distribution Control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 front through 50:50 front-rear) based on road and driving conditions.seven
Confidence and driving pleasure are enhanced as AWD torque distribution, limited slip differential and hill start assist optimize performance on hill starts and rough roads.
ProPILOT Assist leads the way
For model year 2023, Altima continues to lead the way in driver assistance with Nissan’s ProPILOT Advanced Assist2 system – standard on Altima SL and SR VC-Turbo and optional on SV.
ProPILOT Assist uses a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors, and electronic control module to help the driver stay centered in the traffic lane and maintain vehicle speed (set by the driver) and to maintain a predefined distance to the vehicle ahead if the vehicle speed drops below the speed set by the driver. It can also slow the vehicle to a complete stop and hold the vehicle in traffic jam conditions.
Standard on all Altima shades for 2023 is Safety Shield® 3603, which helps provide front, side and rear security monitoring and response technologies. security shield® 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Light Assist of road.
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning is also standard on all trims. and intelligent driver vigilance5 and standard on Altima SL and SR VC-Turbo trims, Traffic Sign Recognition6 and intelligent panoramic view® Monitorseven.
Dynamic performance and chassis control
In addition to the all-weather traction offered by the all-wheel-drive system, the Altima features advanced independent front and rear suspension, with monotube rear shocks to provide exceptional vehicle response without compromising harshness. Additionally, Altima SR versions offer unique suspension and chassis tuning for sportier handling and handling.
The steering system features a dual-pinion electric power steering design, which reduces steering effort at low speeds for easier steering. Effort is increased at higher speeds for improved feedback and control. The Altima also includes an available Advanced Integrated Dynamics Module that includes two unique systems – Active Ride Control and Intelligent Trace Control – similar to those found on the flagship Nissan Maxima sedan.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive cannot prevent collisions or provide improved traction in all conditions. Always monitor traffic and weather conditions.
ProPILOT Assist cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to maintain control of the vehicle at all times. Always watch traffic conditions and keep both hands on the wheel. The system only works when lane markings are detected. Does not work in all weather, traffic and road conditions. The system has limited control capability and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety. See owner’s manual for safety information.
Nissan Safety Shield technologies cannot prevent all collisions or warn in all situations. See owner’s manual for important safety information.
The remote engine start system should be used only in accordance with the laws or rules in force in the location of your vehicle.
It is the driver’s responsibility to remain alert at all times. Intelligent Driver Alertness is only a warning to inform the driver of potential inattentiveness or drowsiness. It does not detect and provides an alert in all situations. See owner’s manual for more details.
Traffic Sign Recognition may not detect and read all traffic signs under all conditions. The driver must watch for all traffic signs and obey all traffic laws. See owner’s manual for more details.
Intelligent Around View Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect all objects. The driver should always turn and check the surroundings before driving. See owner’s manual for safety information.
CITY, HIGHWAY and COMBINED: EPA 2023 Fuel Economy based on regular fuel: Altima 2.5 liter S, SV, SL: 28/39/32 mpg FWD; 26/36/30mpg AWD; Altima 2.5-liter SR, Platinum: 27/37/31 mpg FWD; 25/35/29mpg AWD; Altima 2.0 Liter FWD 25/34/29 mpg. Actual mileage may vary depending on driving conditions – use for comparison purposes only.