The 2024 Altima is presented in S, SV, SR, SL, and SR VC-Turbo trim packages. All but the last one get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (output: 188 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque) and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The SR VC-Turbo is so named because it upgrades to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 248 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Front-wheel drive comes standard on all trims, but the SV, SR, and SL are eligible for all-wheel drive.
The S and SV have been officially rated by the EPA to achieve fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon around town and 39 mpg on the highway; the SR and SL aren’t far behind, returning the same city rating but 37 mpg on the highway. The higher-powered SR VC-Turbo gives its driver 25 city/34 highway. With AWD, the Altima achieves 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
The S trim may be your entry-level Altima, but Nissan sets it up well with remote start, remote keyless entry, automatic LED headlights, push-button start, and a 60/40-split folding rear seatback. The SV goes a step further with proximity keyless entry, a power driver’s seat, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, wood interior trim, and four USB ports (two Type-A and two Type-C). If you order this trim, you may opt for heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a moonroof, and wireless phone charging.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob come standard on the SR, while the rest of the SV’s listed options are also elective on this trim. The SR also gets leather-clad sport seats and a power seat for the front passenger. The SL’s standard equipment list includes everything previously mentioned as optional on the lower trims, plus dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, and leather seats – although they aren’t the same sport style found in the SR. The SR VC-Turbo has all the good stuff: the leather sport seats, active noise cancellation technology, and the turbocharged engine.
The Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology bundle comes on all five Altima trims to equip them with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with automatic high beams, driver attention monitoring, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, and rear parking sensors. ProPilot Assist adaptive cruise control, intelligent lane intervention, and traffic sign recognition are bundled as an option for the SV but come standard on the SL and SR VC-Turbo, as does Nissan’s Around-View Monitor.
The S has the base infotainment array, a 7-inch touchscreen system that can also be managed using voice recognition; its other features are Bluetooth and a sound system with six speakers. The SV and SR advance to an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone connection (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and SiriusXM satellite radio. Those trims are eligible to upgrade to the system that comes standard on the SL and SR VC-Turbo, with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Amazon Alexa, advanced voice recognition, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless smartphone connection. Only the SL and SR VC-Turbo get a Bose audio system with nine speakers. As mentioned in the intro, get a 3-year trial subscription to NissanConnect remote vehicle services now comes standard on every trim.