2020 Nissan Altima vs. Its Competition

2020 Nissan Altima
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Honda Accord leads the pack, and frankly, doesn’t feel like it’s playing the same sport.

It’s nicer than it needs to be and is a must-try for any buyer.

The Camry is good, but its hybrid powertrain is the star.

It’s efficient and quiet.

The Malibu still offers good space for adults with a domestic badge affixed.

The Legacy is new this year and rides atop a more competent chassis.

The Sonata has daring looks, but we haven’t yet driven it.

We’ll report back once we do.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
5.8
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a handsome mid-size sedan that’s overshadowed by competitors in terms of standard features.
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan steps out like Joe Jackson among cut-and-paste shapes from the past.
7.0
The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech.
6.8
The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
MSRP From    
$24,100$22,095$23,400$22,745$24,095
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
2.5 S Sedan4-Door Sedan LSE 2.5LCVTL Automatic (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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