CAR CARE NEWS :: AUGUST 2018

2018 Altima Offers Drivers Choice Between Powertrains

Drivers have a choice when it comes to the 2018 Nissan Altima – the one with a 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder or a beefier 3.5-liter DOHC V-6.

The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder features variable valve timing a thermoplastic resin intake manifold that sees the engine produce 179 horsepower and 177 pound feet of torque.

Those searching for more power may opt for the 3.5 SL, which enjoys an advanced, award-winning VQ35DE V-6 engine boasting 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. This six cylinder offers low internal friction, optimized air intake resistance and exhaust variable camshaft timing.

Four-wheel independent suspension lends dynamic handling to the Altima. The front suspension relies on an independent front strut design, while the multi-link rear suspension takes its cues from European sports sedans. This design employs high lateral suspension stiffness and ZF SACHS shock absorbers that deliver superior body control and response for a smooth, relaxing ride.

The Electronic Hydraulic Power-Assisted Steering system blends the silky smooth feel of hydraulic steering with the efficiencies of an electric power steering. Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist come standard.