The available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system continuously monitors road conditions and can respond to changes faster than the blink of an eye. [[1323]]

    With the standard 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine, Altima delivers an excellent and economical 32 combined MPG. [[1523]] [[1280]]

    Experience up to 248 horsepower with the available 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo™) engine. [[3242]]

Altima available VC-Turbo Engine

The science behind a world’s first [[1255]]

While other engines must deal with a fixed compression ratio, the VC-Turbo constantly adapts. It raises or lowers its pistons’ reach seamlessly, variably and continuously, to provide an ideal balance of power and efficiency for every driving situation. [[1523]] [[1279]]

2022 Nissan Altima VC-Turbo engine block with city in faded background.

248 HORSEPOWER [[1279]]

25/34 City/Hwy [[1523]]

273 lb-ft of Torque [[1279]]

2022 Nissan Altima pistons with red illustration showing lower compression ratio.

Flexes for more muscle

When you press on the gas, the pistons move to produce a lower compression ratio. Similar to when a sprinter crouches to launch off the starting line, it results in instant V6-like power from this mighty 4-cylinder turbo engine. [[1279]]

2022 Nissan Altima with blue illustration pistons showing higher compression ratio.

Extends for efficiency

When you are cruising, the rotating assembly transforms to produce a higher compression ratio. And like the more relaxed stance of a long-distance runner, it conserves energy and increases your fuel economy. [[1523]]

2022 Nissan Altima  VC Turbo engine block with blue and red illustrated areas demonstrating turbo on and off.

20 years in the making

From drawing board to factory floor, Nissan engineers spent two decades researching, testing, and refining what would ultimately become the VC-Turbo. Their journey was fueled by a single question: Can you create an efficient engine that could transform into a turbo powerhouse and back? Their hard work and diligence provided the answer and delivered something truly unique – the world’s first production variable compression turbo engine. [[1523]] [[1255]]

Altima MPG, efficiency, and transmission

Opt for more fuel efficiency

With the 2022 Altima front-wheel drive, you can get up to a combined 32 MPG. [[1523]] Just think about what you could do with all that time saved at the gas pump. 

2022 Nissan Altima front view on city street with background blurred to indicate speed.

Altima’s 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine

Altima offers two different engines, including a 2.5L, 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) engine that packs some serious fuel economy with up to 39 MPG hwy. [[1523]] [[1280]]

2022 Nissan Altima continuously variable transmission

XTRONIC CVT® (Continuously variable transmission)

Altima’s Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) features wide gear ratio coverage for a more efficient drive. Want thrills instead? Dynamic step shifting simulates traditional gear changes for that familiar sense of exhilaration. Efficiency and excitement on demand. [[1523]]

Altima all-wheel drive capability

An Altima for all seasons

Imagine a sedan that gives you the kind of capability you usually expect from an SUV. Paired with Altima’s 2.5-L engine, the available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system continuously monitors road conditions and can respond to changes faster than the blink of an eye. [[1323]] [[1280]]

2022 Nissan Altima rear view
2022 Nissan Altima illustration from above showing intelligent all-wheel drive using 4 wheels.

Drives with all four

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive distributes power among all four wheels for optimal traction and responsiveness. [[1323]]

2022 Nissan Altima illustration from above showing intelligent all-wheel drive using 2 wheels.

Cruises with two

In normal driving conditions, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive sends power to the front wheels for enhanced fuel economy. [[1323]]

Altima dynamic driving technologies

Drive like a pro

Altima uses Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology to work a little magic behind the scenes, making every drive feel more comfortable, confident, and enjoyable. [[1115]]

Altima steering and suspension

Steering and suspension that brings out the driver in you

Altima features a stiff chassis for exciting handling and control. With responsiveness and tuning dialed in by our engineers, Altima was made to impress.

2022 Nissan Altima in red making a fast turn on downtown street.

Responsive steering

Altima’s steering response is instantaneous, so when a curve appears ahead, you can lean into it. It’s made possible by a dual-pinion, electric-powered steering system, an aluminum housing, and steel mounting brackets. What’s that mean for you? It means improved steering feedback and better control. 

Confidence-inspiring suspension

With an independent rear suspension featuring monotube rear shocks, confident handling and stability come naturally. Added suspension reinforcements and increased damper-mounting stiffness also improve vehicle response without impacting ride harshness. 

2022 Nissan Altima SR in orange on city street seen from above.

The all-sport Altima SR

Add some fun to every drive

Sporty 19” wheels make a bold statement off the line, and an exclusive interior with orange stitching keeps you riding in style. The Nissan Altima SR features standard paddle shifters that put power at your fingertips, while available suspension and steering tuning make every drive feel like something special. [[329]]