Front angle of a blue 2020 Nissan Altima driving in a city

How Efficient is the 2020 Nissan Altima?

2020 Nissan Altima Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

A big reason why the 2020 Nissan Altima is a popular vehicle among drivers is due to its impressive performance. Not only is this stylish sedan powerful, but it will save you at the pump as well. How efficient is the 2020 Nissan Altima? How much horsepower and torque can you expect? Let’s explore the engine specs and fuel economy ratings of each engine option.

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VC-Turbo engine for the 2020 Nissan Altima with colored graphics on itAvailable VC-Turbo Engine in the 2020 Nissan Altima

The 2020 Nissan Altima is the first vehicle to run with the available VC-Turbo engine. What makes this engine unique is that its compression ratio is variable, allowing it to adapt to your driving. Now you may be wondering what this means. Let’s say you are city driving. Not much power is needed, so the VC Turbo engine increases its compression ratio to conserve fuel. Now let’s say you are accelerating onto the freeway. The compression ratio decreases to provide more power.

If you select this innovative engine, you can expect 236 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Regarding its efficiency, the Altima produces approximately 25 city mpg* and 34 highway mpg* with this powerful engine.

Standard Engine in the 2020 Nissan Altima

Perhaps you’re on a budget or you don’t need the extra power. The standard engine in the 2020 Nissan Altima is a 2.5L Direct Injection Gas engine offering 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Its fuel economy varies depending on whether you choose front-wheel drive (FWD) or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Looking for as much efficiency as possible? Pick FWD for up to 28 city mpg* and 39 highway mpg*. Looking to handle slippery roads while still getting fantastic efficiency? Select Intelligent AWD for up to 26 city mpg* and 36 highway mpg*.

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*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.