The Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan that continues to sell well because it is affordable but without asking drivers to make the sacrifices of an economy sedan. In fact, the Altima is handsome, fun and comfortable to drive and loaded with amenities and technologies. The 2022 Nissan Altima is now available at Lokey Nissan, and it arrives with new additions to its standard and optional equipment. The SV Premium option, for instance, now includes heated side mirrors with LED turn signals, and a new Midnight Edition package lets you dress your Altima out with a blacked-out appearance kit.
Form factor is shared across all of the Altima models available through our dealership serving Clearwater St. Petersburg New Port Richey Wesley Chapel. The wheelbase is 111 inches, and the ground clearance is 5.4 inches. The length is 193 inches, which is a touch more than 16 feet. All models have four doors and a trunk. The base model has 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, and 17- to 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are available depending on the trim level. The up-level trim adds LED headlamps and signature DRLs. The SR adds a range of exterior accents, including chrome exhaust finishers, and the new Midnight Edition takes that aesthetic up a notch with an array of blacked-out enhancements.
The 2022 Nissan Altima in Clearwater is a five-seater sedan that provides about 99 cubic feet of total passenger volume. Customers who have never sat in an Altima before are often surprised by the spaciousness. Front headroom is 38 inches. Front legroom is 44 inches, and rear legroom is 35 inches. The trunk provides more than 15 cubic feet of cargo space. There are five core trim levels: S, SV, SR, SL and Platinum. The S delivers one of the nicest base cabins in the class: a carbon-fiber aesthetic, premium cloth seat trim, 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks, air conditioning, cabin air filtration. power accessories, a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system. Through the upper trims, you can get upgrades like leather upholstery, automatic zoned climate control, power-adjustable seating with memory, heated seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering, Bose premium audio and much more.
Front-wheel drive is standard for the 2022 Nissan Altima in Clearwater, and beginning with the SV trim level, you have the option of all-wheel drive. The base package includes a remote engine start system. The SV trim level adds Intelligent Ride Control, which delivers a more comfortable ride when the road is less than smooth, and Intelligent Trace Control, which improves handling around curves. The SR and all of the editions derived from it have a sport suspension and paddle shifters.
All Altima models have a continuously variable automatic transmission, and in most cases, that CVT is paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. As mentioned, front-wheel drive is standard, and this setup gives you option of all-wheel drive with the SV trim level and up. Nissan also offers an SR VC-Turbo edition, and it can be had with or without the Midnight Edition package. It upgrades the engine to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 236 hp and 267 lb.-ft. Note that if you opt for the turbo engine, all-wheel drive is not an option.
The base 2022 Nissan Altima in Clearwater features a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and Android and Apple device integration. It also has a rearview monitor, automatic headlamps, automatic high-beam control, driver attention monitoring, forward collision warning with active braking and lane-departure warning. Optional with the base model and standard beyond it is a Driver Assist group that includes rear parking sensors with active braking and blind-spot monitoring. Optional with the SV and standard beyond it are adaptive cruise control and lane keeping. The SL trim level adds integrated navigation and upgrades the cruise control system with traffic sign recognition, and the Platinum upgrades the camera system with a 360-degree surround-view monitor.
You can test-drive the 2022 Nissan Altima today at our Nissan dealership serving Clearwater St. Petersburg New Port Richey Wesley Chapel and the neighboring communities. Call Lokey Nissan for additional details or reach us via text or email, and if you prefer to shop with us online through our website, be sure to click or tap the chat button for live assistance.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.