2022 Nissan Altima Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

What kind of car is the 2022 Nissan Altima? What does it compare to?

With the Altima, Nissan faces off against other mid-size four-door sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Sonata.  

Is the 2022 Nissan Altima a good car?

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The value is strong with this one, and it’s a safety star. Mild performance and unspectacular features limit it to a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10, a solid mid-pack number for a solidly mid-pack car. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2022 Nissan Altima?

The Altima SR gains a Midnight Edition package with black trim, heated front seats, a sunroof, and 19-inch wheels.

The 2022 Altima leans into efficiency as its prime selling point, and lean describes its latest body to a T. Minus the muscly fenders of the last version, the Altima’s ready for teach a Pilates class or two with its sharper hood, its more pronounced grille, and its toned bodysides. The cabin doesn’t match the exterior for energy, but it also doesn’t stretch for a design that buries controls in touchscreens or tucks them inconveniently wherever they fit. It’s organized, polished, and a little plain.

The 188-hp 4-cylinder found in most Altimas has stamina, but can’t break out of the pack in quick bursts of speed. Its belt-and-pulley CVT gets flustered by requests for quick ratio changes, and damps any spark that might develop in the 248-hp turbo-4 option. Ride quality compensates for some of that, and so does the Altima’s excellent gas mileage—at least in front-drive, non-turbo form.

Five people can fit in the Altima happily, with no grudges after even an hour-long car trip, and the trunk’s large enough to carry plenty of roll-aboards, laptops, big-box grocery bins, and more. The cabin’s finished well enough but lacks the verve of the more expensive South Korean-designed sedans; Nissan’s front seats surpass those competitors.

Both the NHTSA and the IIHS give the Altima their top overall ratings, and every version has standard automatic emergency braking; most can be configured with blind-spot monitors and adaptive cruise control, as well as Nissan’s driver-assist ProPilot, which is a system that allows brief intervals of hands-free operation, albeit with lots of bings and bongs and other aural electronica.

How much does the 2022 Nissan Altima cost?

The Altima S costs $25,525 and offers a standard power driver seat, automatic emergency braking, and Android Auto and AppleCarPlay rendered through a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Take the $26,525 Altima SV and you’ll get a bigger screen, bigger wheels, and for $1,400 more, all-wheel drive.

Where is the 2022 Nissan Altima made?

In Canton, Mississippi, and in Smyrna, Tennessee.