Different Engine Types Allow Drivers to Customize Performance of New Altima

By Product Expert | Posted in Model Information, Nissan Altima on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 7:19 pm
Red 2020 Nissan Altima driving at night

How Powerful is the 2020 Nissan Altima? 

One of the first Nissan models to arrive for the 2020 model year, plenty of drivers have been waiting for the exciting new Nissan Altima. With many new features and upgrades for the new year, the Altima is better than ever. When it comes to the new Altima, performance is a big component. So, how powerful is the 2020 Nissan Altima? 

Instrument cluster in the 2020 Nissan Altima2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine 

When looking at the standard Altima models, the S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum, each model comes equipped with a 2.5-liter direct-injection gasoline DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine. This engine is able to generate 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. 

If a driver wanted to equip their new Altima with the available all-wheel drive system, the performance in each model takes a slight hit. While equipped with the same engine, 2020 Altima models with all-wheel drive see 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. 

Read more: Features and specs of the 2020 Nissan Versa. 

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine 

However, when upgrading to the special SR VC-Turbo and Platinum VC-Turbo Altima trims, the new sedan gets an impressive boost in performance. In fact, these models come equipped with a 2.0-liter variable compression turbo, DOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine. This engine is rated at producing a whopping 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. 

Now that you know how powerful the 2020 Nissan Altima is, be sure to contact us at Glendale Nissan with any questions you may have about the newest Nissan vehicles. Interested drivers can also keep an eye on our inventory and test drive their favorite models. We would be more than happy to be able to assist you in any way we can with your next car purchase. 

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