Three years ago, the Nissan Altima midsize sedan moved into its sixth generation with a complete makeover, along with its first turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive options, as well as new safety and convenience technologies.
For 2022, the line continues with five basic trim levels: the base S 2.5 front-wheel drive ($24,750, plus $1,025 freight); SV 2.5 FWD ($25,750); SR 2.5 FWD ($26,750); SL 2.5 FWD ($30,190); and Platinum 2.5 ($34,450., all-wheel drive only).
These come with the base 2.5-liter normally aspirated inline four-cylinder engine, rated at 188 horsepower and 180 foot-pounds of torque (182 and 178 with AWD). All are connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission. No manual gearbox is offered even with the turbo engine.
That engine is offered exclusively in the SR VC-Turbo model with front-wheel drive and the new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It puts out 248 horsepower and 273 foot-pounds of torque (using premium fuel). It’s not available with all-wheel drive.
New for 2022 is the Midnight Edition Package, available for an additional $1,750 only on the SR model. This is the one we tested for this report.