The 2020 Nissan Altima Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

October 1st, 2020 by


The 2020 Nissan Altima has everything to offer and then some for a mid-sized sedan. Getting this car is certainly a steal for any buyer since it has an ample amount of space and great comfort in the interior, as well as an advanced standard engine, available all-wheel-drive, a plethora of infotainment features, and available safety technologies. 

Other highlighting features include the standard Active Ride Control, Rear-Door Alert, and Zero-Gravity Front-Seats. All of these incredible knick-knacks and overall enjoyable drive makes this car the perfect contender for Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

Engine and Drive

The 2020 Altima has a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that provides 188 horsepower as well as solid acceleration and fuel economy. One should have the ability to get up to 60 mph in under eight seconds and zoom off 600 miles or more while on the highway.

This engine is joined with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT), giving the front wheels their much needed boost. The polished and refined CVT rocks an adaptive shift controller and dynamic step shifting in order to create a sound and feel like a conventional automatic. The SR trim comes with a paddle shifter but in this case, its more for show. One should also know that the fuel economy for SR and Platinum models will be slightly behind due to their larger 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The combination of the standard suspension tuning and the 17-inch all-season tires provides the driver with a satisfying drive. The steering wheel helps to liven things up with its quick and precise input. Similarly, the brakes are also quite capable and makes for a great feel on the pedal.

The true headliners when it comes to the Altima’s incredible driving are the Active Ride Control and Intelligent Trace Control, which are brake-based systems that enhance overall ride quality and handling. Active Ride Control is helpful in smoothing out any holes or bumps in the road, while the Intelligent Trace Control gives the car brake-based torque vectoring to keep the vehicle on the deliberate path of travel.

During the twist and turns of your driving route, the SV model is surprisingly calm and at ease when hitting downward slopes, however, the SR VC-Turbo stands out the most with its thicker torque band, larger set wheels and tires, as well as a stronger suspension. If you really want to tackle bumpy roads, the SR version is your best bet.


Made with a striking yet not too flamboyant version of Nissan’s V-Motion grille design, the Altima makes an entrance while embracing the car’s charming headlights. The wing-shaped accents also give the design a little extra flare.

To add a bit more pizzazz to this midsize sedan, we recommended getting a bigger pair of wheels, more specifically the 19-inch alloy wheels offered on the SR and Platinum trims rather than the traditional 17-inch wheels. Overall, this car has a sporty type of design without the need to incorporate a whole lot of hoopla. 

Interior and Features

The 2020 Altima accommodates up to five passengers in its cabin and provides 15.4 of cubic feet for cargo. The styling has an incredibly fresh and modern feel to it. The Zero Gravity front-seats and the 8-way-power driver’s seat adjustment are also a match made in automotive heaven when it comes to providing the wheelman with comfort during long trips. 

The sedan’s NissanConnect infotainment system is quite user-friendly, mainly because it’s easy to access while driving. Besides the virtual buttons on the touchscreen, drivers can also use the tuning knobs and physical buttons to have admission to the radio, map, and the main menu.

One of the highlights about this 2020 Nissan sedan is that it contains a wide range of infotainment features and also provides plenty of safety technologies. Starting off, the base S model includes standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a hands-free text-messaging assistant, keyless entry with push-button and remote engine starting, and a forward-collision-warning system with automatic emergency braking. The SR trim has a more posh look and comes with 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The SV version adds dual-zone automatic climate control with rear air vents and a handy remote intelligent climate-control system that allows drivers to pre-condition the temperature in the interior before its time to head out. Meanwhile, the SL buyers enjoy HD radio and free trial subscriptions to NissanConnect services and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.

Last but not least, the high-grade Platinum trim has upgraded interior lighting as well as a 360-degree surround-view camera.

Driver’s Auto Mart

The 2020 Nissan Altima has everything going for it with its dynamic standard engine, available all-wheel-drive, a long list of technologies, and of course its incredibly affordable price of only about $21,000  at our dealership!

Driver’s Auto Mart sells a great deal of different pre-owned vehicles that are wallet-friendly but almost like new. Those who are interested in any of our pre-owned vehicles can simply view our online used car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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