2018 Nissan Altima Performance: Thrilling Yet Efficient


Different drivers have different expectations of a mid-size sedan, and the 2018 Nissan Altima performance specs make it clear that this is a car that can meet the needs of drivers from Haverhill to Andover. Available now at Commonwealth Nissan in Lawrence, the 2018 Altima sports one of two engines and has performance features that leave competitors wanting.

Choose Your Engine

Whether you opt for the four-cylinder or the V6, the 2018 Nissan Altima performance specs deliver:

  • 5L Four-Cylinder: The standard Altima engine, this powertrain delivers 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, with 2018 Altima 2.5 S models earning an EPA-estimated 38 highway mpg.
  • 5L V6: Drivers seeking more power can find a 270-hp 3.5L V6 engine with 251 lb-ft of torque on upper Altima models for sportscar-like performance while remaining efficient at an EPA-estimated 32 highway mpg on 2018 Altima 3.5 SL models.

How does the Altima stay so efficient? With help from the Nissan Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT holds the engine at the ideal RPM for the job, creating the gear ratio it needs when it needs it.

Words can only do so much to describe the 2018 Nissan Altima performance, however. We invite you to contact Commonwealth Nissan today to schedule your test drive and take this sedan out for a spin around Lawrence. We think you’ll see why you’ve seen so many of them on the road these days.

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