Nissan Altima Fuel Economy
The Nissan Altima has proven to be a popular choice among users, with sleek exteriors, spacious interiors, and engines with enhanced performance and fuel economy. It is offered in 5 trim levels: S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum, with turbocharged versions existing for the SR and Platinum models. FWD and AWD options are available, but turbocharged models don’t have an AWD option.
The base engine is a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine that can produce 188 hp at 6000 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm, while a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 248 hp at 5600 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm powers the turbocharged SR and Platinum trims. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
The S, SV, and SL models on FWD offer a fuel economy rating of 28 / 39 / 32 mpg in the city/highway / combined. Additionally, the SR and Platinum variants on FWD have a fuel economy rating of 27 / 37 / 31 mpg in the city/highway / combined.
Equipped with the AWD system, S, SV, and SL trim levels offer an EPA fuel economy rating of 26 / 36 / 30 mpg in the city/highway / combined. Besides, the AWD option on the SR and Platinum models has an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 / 35 / 29 mpg in the city/highway / combined. The SR and Platinum models, with a VC turbocharged FWD option, grant an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 / 34 / 29 in the city/highway / combined.
The VC – Turbo engine of the Nissan Altima starts at a high compression to produce low - end power instantly and shifts to low compression as you pick up momentum while switching back to high compression at lower speeds for better mpg and efficiency. The adaptable VC – Turbo engine boasts a compression ratio of 8:1 for more power and 14:1 for more efficiency.
Both engines of the Nissan Altima offer you a quieter and smoother driving experience without compromising on speed or fuel economy.