2023 Nissan Altima boasts a fresh new design and more tech
The popular Nissan Altima receives a comprehensive makeover for the 2023 model year with new front end styling, expanded standard safety features and available technologies, along with new wheel designs and a new exterior colour.
Like all Nissan sedans, Altima brings an exceptional level of advanced technology to its segment – including standard Intelligent All-Wheel Drive1 and Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technologies2, along with ProPILOT Assist3 as standard on SR, SR Premium and Platinum grades.
The 2023 model lineup includes four models: S AWD, SR AWD, SR Premium, and Platinum.
The 2023 Nissan Altima will go on sale later this fall.
Enhanced exterior, new wheels and colours
The most prominent feature of the 2023 Altima refresh is a new front fascia, with an updated expression of Nissan’s V-Motion grille that delivers a distinctively sporty design and adopts the redesigned brand logo. The SR grades receive a special “black chrome” grille finish along with a unique grille design that differentiates it from the other grades.Behind the new front fascia, key exterior elements include the now standard LED headlights with integrates turn signals in the daytime running lights, expressive, identifiable taillight design and available single panel moonroof.
For 2023, a new exterior colour is added to the palette – Ethos Gray (premium colour), joining the previously available Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium colour), Gun Metallic, Super Black, Pearl White TriCoat (premium colour), Glacier White, and Deep Blue Pearl.
In addition, there are two new aluminum-alloy wheel designs –individual 19-inch wheel designs for SR and Platinum.
The 2023 Altima interior offers a near-luxury feel in both design and materials – including revised instrument panel finishings and a new dual-stitch interior fabric design for SR models. It also delivers a high level of convenience and connectivity features – including available 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seat design with dual-density foam and bolstering, available leather-appointed seating, remote engine start4 and standard 8-way power driver’s seat.
Among the enhancements for the 2023 model year are the additions of a new 12.3-inch HD color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation system, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, wireless phone charging pad and WiFi hotspot, all standard on Altima SR Premium and Platinum grades.
The new 12.3-inch display, the same size as found in the premium Nissan Armada full-size SUV, replaces the previous 8.0-inch display and features a high-resolution display that provides clear images and crisp graphics. The customizable home screen includes shortcuts to user favorites and one-line destination search.
The Altima’s selection of audio and infotainment choices include an available Bose® Premium Audio system with nine speakers, and built-in Amazon Alexa® to help customers simplify and organize their lives using just voice commands.
Available NissanConnect® Services powered by SiriusXM® telematics (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) – standard on Altima SR Premium and Platinum grades – provides compatible smartphone and smartwatch access to features, such as Remote Engine Start/Stop4, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Valet Alert and more.
The 2023 Altima comes with an advanced 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine, which is rated at 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque AWD.
Fuel economy8 for Altima 2.5-liter AWD models is rated at 26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined for all-wheel drive SV and SV Premium models, and 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for the all-wheel drive Platinum model.
All 2023 Altima models come equipped with a standard Xtronic transmission. Paddle shifters are standard with the Altima SR grade.
Standard Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
The 2023 Altima features standard Intelligent All-Wheel Drive1 equipped with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 front up to 50:50 front-to-rear) according to road and driving conditions.7
Confidence and driving pleasure are enhanced as the AWD torque distribution, brake limited slip differential and Hill Start Assist optimizes performance on hill starts and rough roads.
ProPILOT Assist leads the way
For the 2023 model year, Altima continues to lead the way in driver assistance with Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT Assist2 system – standard on Altima SR, SR Premium and Platinum.
ProPILOT Assist utilizes a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors and an electronic control module to help the driver stay in the center of the driving lane and to maintain vehicle speed (set by the driver) or help maintain a preset distance to the preceding vehicle if the vehicle speed drops below the driver-set speed. It also can slow the vehicle to a complete stop and hold the vehicle during traffic jam conditions.
Standard on all Altima grades for 2023 is Safety Shield® 3603, which helps provide front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies. Safety Shield® 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist.
Also standard on all grades is Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Driver Alertness5. Traffic Sign Recognition6 is standard on SR Premium and Platinum gradesand Intelligent Around View® Monitor7 is standard on the Altima Platinum grade.
Dynamic performance and chassis control
Along with the all-weather traction offered by the all-wheel drive system, Altima features an advanced independent front and rear suspension, with monotube rear shocks to provide exceptional vehicle response without impacting harshness.
The steering system features a dual-pinion electric power steering design, which reduces steering effort at low speeds for ease of driving. Effort is increased at higher speeds for improved feedback and control. Altima includes an available advanced Integrated Dynamics Module that features two unique systems – Active Ride Control and Intelligent Trace Control – similar to those found on the flagship Nissan Maxima sedan.