Compare 2018 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Nissan Altima

Specs at a Glance

2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Altima

  • Standard Engine2.5L I-4
  • Horsepower179
  • MPG (city/hwy) *27 / 38
  • TransmissionCVT Automatic

2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Nissan Altima

  • Standard Engine2.5L I-4
  • Horsepower179
  • MPG (city/hwy) *27 / 39
  • TransmissionCVT Automatic

2018 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Nissan Altima

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The 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Altima are both popular midsize sedans from Nissan. But which one is best for you? To help you make an informed decision, we have put together a comparison review of both model vehicles in three categories relevant to the prospective car buyer. First, we will look at the performance of both cars. Second, we will take a look at the exterior and interior appearance. Finally, we will compare the standard features of both the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Altima.

Performance

The 2018 Nissan Altima comes standard with a 2.5-liter dual overhead cam 16-valve, 4-cylinder generating 179 horsepower. There is also an optional 3.5-liter dual overhead cam 24-valve V6 that produces 270 horsepower. In a zero to 60 acceleration test, the V-6 can send the 2018 Nissan Altima to 60 miles an hour in 7.8 seconds. The 2017 Nissan Altima comes standard with a 2.5-liter dual overhead cam 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine generating 179 horsepower. There is also an optional 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 270 horsepower. The zero to 60 time on the V6 powered 2017 Nissan Altima is also 7.8 seconds. Both the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Altima offer same and standard and available engine options with identical performance numbers.

Appearance

The 2018 Nissan Altima offers a sleek exterior appearance with chrome window frames, chrome handles, and a rear deck spoiler. The interior presence provides a clean dash layout and analog gauges along with soft touch areas around the window, armrests, and dash. The 2017 Nissan Altima offers a similar exterior appearance from the chrome work on the window frame, and car door handles to the integrated rear spoiler. The interior is also nearly identical with analog gauges and soft touch areas around the armrests, dash and doors. Overall, the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Altima appear nearly identical inside and out.

Features

The 2018 Nissan Altima offers the following standard features: Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, eight-way power-operated driver’s seat with lumbar support, forward collision warning with brake assist and 18-inch machine-finished wheels. Available features on the 2018 Nissan Altima include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation services, remote engine start and a three-month trial of SiriusXM radio. The 2017 Nissan Altima offers the following standard features: 6-way power driver's seat, two one-touch power windows, cruise control and electric power steering. Overall, the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Altima offer similar standard features. However, the 2018 Nissan Altima provides forward collision warning with brake assist as a standard feature which was previously available as an available option on the 2017 model.

If you would like to test drive both the 2018 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Nissan Altima, you can contact an appointment specialist at Suburban Nissan of Farmington Hills and schedule a test drive today.


* Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.