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The Nissan Altima is a mid-size car that has been produced by Nissan since 1992. There have been six generations, with the most recent being released in 2019. It is the successor to the Nissan Bluebird.
It has come as both a 2-door coupe, as well as the more common 4-door sedan. These come with either front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrains depending on the model and trim chosen.
It is currently built on the Nissan D Platform, which is used for most of Nissan’s mid-size models.
It is often considered the bigger version of its sibling, the Nissan Sentra. In terms of competition, it often goes up against cars like the Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and most notably, the Honda Accord.
Powertrains have followed the global trend and have become smaller over the years. Modern engines range from a 1.6-liter inline-4 to a 3.5-liter V6 found in certain trim options for the fourth and fifth generations.
Transmissions changed to offering only continuously variable transmissions from the fourth generation onwards. Prior to that, 5-speed and 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, and 5-speed manumatic gearboxes were available.
Nissan never released any diesel options for this model.
Modern trim options for the Altima include the base S, followed by the SR, SV, SL, and finally the top-tier Platinum. Unlike with some other manufacturers, customers are able to select the engine independently of the trim level in some scenarios.
Other notable trims include the XV, XL, and XE options found in certain locations.
The third-generation model received the 2002 North American Car of the Year award. Later models also received some smaller awards over the years.