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2020 Nissan Altima 2.0 Platinum FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,180
Invoice
N/A
Average Price Paid
$32,805
411 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,064
6,119 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$35,255
Good Price
$32,133
Great Price
$30,347
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,027
Good Price
$20,435
Great Price
$19,525

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,732
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,879
50 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Nissan Altima, which was fully redesigned for 2019, gets a handful of feature updates for 2020 in order to help it compete against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyun...

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The tenth-generation Civic has been out since 2016, and for 2019, Honda makes only minor tweaks to this compact car's winning formula of style, value, and performance. Lots of cars are...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
10
writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"More comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"Seemed roomier with outlets in back"
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
30
writes:
Clean, sporty, hi tech, well built. Young persons vehicle tho...
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport FWD better.
"The 2.0T is noticeably more powerful, although the 1.5T in the civic is definitely adequate. I much prefer the 10-speed auto in the 2-liter accord vs the CVT in the 1.5-liter accords and civic."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."

Specs

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.8 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 962 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 182.3 in
Width 72.9 in 70.8 in
Height 56.8 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red

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