The 2022 Nissan Altima returns with many of the beloved features that help set it apart from the standard sedan on the market while also improving on the total value by introducing an all-new special edition for the 2022 model year. Shoppers interested in a high-class yet affordable midsize sedan should never count out the Altima. The stylish design combined with the available trims make it an attractive option for those who value versatility, comfort, and quality above all else.
For the 2022 model year, the Altima receives the Midnight Edition for the SR trim, which includes a blacked-out color scheme for the exterior. Additionally, the package comes with LED fog lights, a single-pane moonroof, black glossy 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, along with a matching black sports grille and black spoiler. Matching black painted, heated side mirrors with LED turn signals help round out the package, along with heated interior front seats and a 2-way power lumbar driver seat. To help further distinguish this iteration of the Altima, you'll find that special Midnight Edition badging has also been added to the vehicle.
The 2022 Nissan Altima is available across six different trims with two different drivetrain options. The trims include the S, SV, SR, SL, Platinum, and SR VC-Turbo. You'll find that the Altima is also available in nine different colors, including Brilliant Silver Metallic, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Deep Blue Pearl, Pearl White TriCoat, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat, Storm Blue Metallic, and Sunset Drift ChromaFlair. If you opt for the Midnight Edition, you can get it in three different colors, including Pearl White, Gun Metallic, and Super Black.
The 2022 Nissan Altima is powered by one of two different powertrains. The standard 2.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder delivers up to 188 horsepower and up to 180 pound-feet of torque. The SR VC-Turbo trim comes with the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that delivers up to 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable transmission, providing dynamic shifting depending on the engine revolutions in order to maximize the Altima's power output and capabilities. The 2022 Altima is also available both in front-wheel drive and Nissan's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Select trims can have the all-wheel drive option, while it comes standard for the Platinum trim.
Even with the power output of the Altima, Nissan continues to prioritize fuel economy above pure horsepower. This is why in the front-wheel drive configurations with the standard engine, the Altima tops out at 28 miles per gallon in the city and up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway, making it an excellent automobile for both long and short trips, as well as daily commutes and regular errands. There's even the option to engage in manual shifting thanks to the ability to utilize the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters in case you want to get more out of the transmission timing during your travels.
With the added features of hill start assist, electronic brake force distribution, standard braking assistance, and dual-pinion electric-power steering, you have a stable, reliable, fun-to-drive sedan at hand. Additionally, the SR VC-Turbo benefits from a sport-tuned suspension for improved handling and stability while on the road. All trim variations are also fitted with all-season tires, perfect no matter where you live or what sort of weather conditions you may encounter.
The 2022 Altima is also available with various wheel sizes depending on the trim, including 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. If you opt for the special Midnight Edition of the Altima, you can take full advantage of the 19-inch Midnight Edition aluminum-alloy wheels. This gives you options in terms of not only how the Altima looks but how it performs on the road as well.
The 2022 Nissan Altima isn't just about power and features; it's also about style and class. This is exemplified by the vehicles' exterior aesthetic, combining a functioning form that allows for a visually appealing silhouette that also provides plenty of interior comforts. On the outside, the Altima features intelligent automatic headlights with available LED projector headlights with signature LED daytime running lights, which blend in with and highlight the vehicle’s modern lines.
Active grille shutters and dual power outside mirrors also come standard for the Altima, while available dual chrome exhaust pipes help add to the vehicle's luster. The added rear spoiler and available chrome trimmings also give the Altima added appeal. But it's not just the outside that features modern sensibilities. Inside you'll find dual-zone automatic temperature control, air conditioning, and in-cabin microfilters to give you maximum comfort during your travels.
Each trim comes standard with the Nissan Intelligent Key, which features push-button start activation for easy ignition, so you can simply get in and go. There's also the option to remotely start the car even before you step foot inside the cabin. The Platinum trim also comes standard with the HomeLink universal transceiver, so you can remotely open and close the garage door without leaving the vehicle.
With an 8-way power driver's seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, lumbar support, and available heated front seats, you have access to a lot of comfort amenities. Available sport and leather-appointed seats can help elevate the value of the Altima, as well, while a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel is available for those who want the features. There's even an available memory seat, so the Altima will remember the settings of the driver each time you're ready to take the town by storm.
When it comes to technology, the 2022 Altima is filled to the brim with all sorts of tech that not only helps with the way the vehicle performs but also with the sort of safety measures that are in place to keep you secure on the road. At the top end of the feature list are a number of standard driver-assist tools, including standard cruise control on the base trim and the ProPilot Assist for the Platinum trim, which enables semi-autonomous driving capabilities for the Altima.
Additional assists include intelligent forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, as well as warnings for lane departure and lane intervention. This not only helps you to travel safely on the highway but also ensures that even when you aren't paying attention to what's happening on the highway, the Altima is. The optional and standard implementation of other popular safety aids such as blind spot warnings, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear automatic braking help define the Altima's commitment to safety.
Systems such as the rearview monitor and rear sonar system also help alert drivers to let them know what's happening around them. You can also opt to make use of the Intelligent Around View monitoring suite for the Platinum trim, so you can see everything happening around the immediate vicinity of the vehicle. With available active ride control, dynamic vehicle control, and electronic traction control, you're always guaranteed the safest ride made available by the technology provided within the Altima. But it gets better.
The 2022 Nissan Altima comes equipped with amazing infotainment features, including an available 7-inch advanced driver information display cluster, as well as up to an 8-inch HD color display touchscreen powered by the NissanConnect suite. Platinum trim owners get to take advantage of special features such as Nissan's Door-to-Door Navigation with a 5-year trial to the Nissan Premium Traffic software, so you can navigate and reach your destination in a timely and accurate fashion. The added availability of SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Travel Link helps sweeten the overall deal.
The NissanConnect suite also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as the Siri Eyes Free technology so you can use voice commands to access information and media within the Altima's cabin. This also includes being able to see hands-free text messages, as well as Bluetooth phone connectivity. You can also keep noise outside of the vehicle on the outside and all your streaming media inside the cabin, thanks to the availability of active noise cancellation on select trims. The Altima provides the ultimate infotainment experience for a competitive price in a stylish package, making it one of the most highly sought-after sedans on the market.