2018 Nissan Altima
The 2018 Nissan Altima is larger than the 2017 Nissan Altima, being 2.5 centimetres longer, 2.8 centimetres lower, and with a 2 centimetre wider track and a 4.8 centimetre longer wheelbase. These larger proportions are not significantly larger (in footprint) than the 2017 Nissan Altima, but mean that the 2018 model has more interior room. Other changes help accentuate this, including the more rigid chassis and the forward tilt to the newly-redesigned engine to give more cabin space.
Nissan Altima buyers in Edmonton will find three well-equipped trim levels available for the 2018 Altima. The S model features 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, a backup camera, and four USB ports (two Type-A, two Type-C). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard, as are heated front seats and mirrors. Several other standard features are also included. The SV and Premium trims build upon that high level of standard features to add even more luxury and comfort to the car. The Premium replaces the 2018 Nissan Altima’s SL trim point. Infotainment is based on a new 8-inch touchscreen and Nissan’s latest user interface for ease of use. The screen sits prominently at the top-centre of the centre stack.
The interior of the 2018 Nissan Altima is designed for comfort, driveability, and versatility. With premium seating at all trim levels, a more robust and user-friendly dashboard with plenty of storage and convenience, and a larger back seat with room for three, the 2018 Altima is poised to be the best sedan on the market. Nissan Altima buyers in Edmonton will enjoy the roomy trunk, wide-swinging, tall doors for easy entry, and well-done upholstery in the new Altima.
Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 of advanced safety equipment is standard on the 2018 Altima in the SV and Premium trim levels. This system adds pedestrian detection and automatic forward braking to the automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning, and blind-sport monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert found in the 2018 Nissan Altima. The SV and Premium trims also include Nissan’s new ProPilot driver convenience and safety package.
A newly redone 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine is used in the 2018 Altima, now with direct injection and a higher compression ratio for better performance and economy. The new 2.5L outputs 182 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque and connects to the latest in continuously variable transmission (CVT) options from Nissan. Fuel economy is now rated at 7.9 l/100km combined; the 2018 Nissan Altima boasted 7.5. The slightly higher fuel economy rating is because the 2018Altima is now all-wheel drive. As standard. The Altima’s new AWD system features a 50/50 front-rear torque distribution for most driving conditions, but changes that balance automatically through its Intelligent AWD system. This distributes power to each axle as needed, helping maintain traction, balance, and control in all driving situations. When needed, all of the Altima’s torque can be pushed to the front wheels for maximum efficiency or traction.
For buyers of the 2018 Nissan Altima in Edmonton, the West End Nissan dealership offers excellent financing and incentives for the latest in Nissan’s sedans. The new AWD Altima is sure to become one of the most popular cars in Canada.