Which Trim to Choose on the 2022 Nissan Altima Post


Trying to choose a favorite trim on the 2022 Nissan Altima might feel like choosing a favorite child. Everyone has one but no one is ‘fessing up. Until now. Maus Nissan of Crystal River has the rundown of the Altima’s more than half a dozen trim levels and which one is right for you. There’s no doubt that this midsize sedan is stacked with great fuel economy, a spacious interior, and stellar safety ratings but the 2022 Altima has also been upgraded with new packages and options. Before you start the pros and cons list, let’s take a look at what the new Altima has to offer.

Starting with the base trim level, the S offers drivers a standard 188hp, front-wheel drive and a 2.5L four-cylinder powertrain. To complete this package, Nissan added an automatic CVT (continuously variable transmission) for smooth transitions, push-button start, six speakers throughout the cabin and more for around $25,500 MSRP. The next trim level up is the SV model. Built with the same sturdy powertrain, it is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Other available features that stand out include the 17” wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and LED headlights to name a few. Safety remains an important cornerstone of Nissan’s makeup with included driver assistance technologies like blind-spot monitoring, rear automatic emergency braking and more. Starting around $26,500 MSRP, the Altima is expected to produce 26mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

The next model available is the SR and can be a bit of a chameleon. Within this level, there are a few different varieties, each with its own trims. Along with the standard SR, drivers can feel the speed of the 2L FWD only VC Turbo or opt for mystery with the Midnight Edition. Buyers will see that both the SR and VC Turbo are equipped with details like a dark chrome grille, black side mirrors and body colored door handles. Four-wheel drives start around $27k and all-wheel drives begin around $28k. Feel the need for speed? Try out the VC Turbo, the only Altima fitted with a turbocharger and variable compression engine technology. Buckle up because this Altima will produce 236 hp or about 26% more horsepower than the standard powertrain. Starting around $29,250 MSRP, the Midnight Edition is an aesthetic dream with a gloss-black painted grille, 19” wheels and signature badging. Inside the cabin, passengers will doubt enjoy the moonroof and heated seats. Lastly, the SL trim creates a crème de la crème driving experience. With features like heated front seats, dual zone climate control, leather interior and more, this model is all class.

It’s clear that the 2022 Nissan Altima trims offer a perfect mixture of price and features. So, the only question is which one is right for you? If you need help with those pros and cons, visit the sales team at Maus Nissan of Crystal River or give us a call at (352) 592-6287 to schedule your visit.

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