Choose the 179-hp 4-cylinder engine and get more than just spirited performance. The advanced intake system optimizes the opening of intake valves at high rpm to keep the torque curve flat, giving you smooth power while contributing to the impressive highway fuel economy. []
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Thrilling V6 ENGINE
Nissan’s legendary 3.5-liter, 270-hp V6 engine treats you to sports car-like performance and a cool 32 highway MPG.[] Part of the engineering magic is the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), which means power is always on tap – off the line, or passing – for a ride as thrilling as it is efficient.
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INNOVATIVE CVT TRANSMISSION
A SMARTER WAY TO SHIFT
Say goodbye to the old way of shifting and hello to a new kind of transmission. Nissan Altima’s Xtronic CVT® transmission is engineered to make your ride smoother and, even better, more efficient.
EFFICIENCY IS ON THE HORIZON
With Nissan’s Xtronic CVT transmission, you have a virtually gearless road warrior. It can hold the engine at the ideal rpm for the job, providing a wave of power when you need it and running low rpm for quiet, efficient cruising when you don’t.
Customize your ride with two available distinct driving modes. Select Drive for every day, normal driving conditions. And when the road calls for a more engaging, connected driving experience, pick S for a sportier “shift” feel.
Imagine if your car knew when you were cornering – and how to respond to your commands. That’s the kind of intuitive response we’ve engineered into every Altima. So you can enter a corner with more confidence, and exit with a big grin.
Stay on track
Active Understeer Control reads the cornering situation and, if needed, brakes the appropriate wheel to help you steer through the turn. Handling is further enhanced by the rear multi-link suspension, giving you the sensation of riding on rails.
Altima SR puts you in the middle of the excitement. The specially tuned sport suspension begs you to push it through corners, while steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters keep you close to the action. If you love to drive, this is where you want to be.
Taking inspiration from our legendary racing vehicles, Altima SR’s sport-tuned suspension features a multi-link rear suspension design and front and rear stabilizers that help reduce body roll. Consider it more proof Altima SR is built to perform.
The SR’s paddle shifters are mounted right on the steering column, putting precise shifting control at your fingertips. No clutch needed.