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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
$32,944
418 listings nationwide

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2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
MSRP
$41,540
Invoice
$38,772
Average Price Paid
$38,517
555 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
$35,304
Good Price
$32,360
Great Price
$30,676
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$40,331
Good Price
$37,835
Great Price
$36,408

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,684
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,117
58 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 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The Maxima has endured for eight generations as a premium midsize Nissan sedan. While not the “four-door sports car” that Nissan proclaims, the Maxima’s powerful V6 engines and crisp h...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

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 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
30
writes:
I really like this car. Nice ride, tight handling and a great sound system. One of the drawbacks is that Nissa...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"It appear that the Honda has more square footage in the trunk than the Maxima. I may be wrong, but it appears that ay"
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring FWD better.
"Takes regular gas. Highly recommended to be less 15% ethanol used. The ride is god so far. Lots of tech features. No heated steering wheel, at least in mine."
writes:
SR 2019 - Really Sporty - Fast, handles amazing. Car power keeps on coming.
Handling Ranked 2019 INFINITI Q70L worse.
"Yes - But stiffer ride "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 INFINITI Q70L better.
"Both are close "
writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Acura ILX worse.
"I dont"
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Acura ILX worse.
"I dont "

Specs

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2019 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 7-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
300 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
261 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.8 in 45 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 34.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 962 lbs 1,009 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 192.8 in
Width 72.9 in 73.2 in
Height 56.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 109.3 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 Nissan Maxima
Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Sunset Drift Chromaflair
  • Super Black
  • [E10-1] Premium Paint - Pearl White
  • [E10-2] Premium Paint - Carnelian Red

Option Packages

  • [N92] Illumination Package
  • [X01] Reserve Package

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