The Nissan Altima is one of the best-selling family sedans, and for good reason. It boasts an incredible design, a spacious and comfortable interior, a sporty performance, and fuel economy ratings that outperform many of its rivals.

Drivers in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, and O'Fallon, MO, can find out the Nissan Altima miles per gallon with our comprehensive gas mileage review. Now, let's dive right in.

Standard City MPG

EPA-estimated 28 MPG1

Standard Highway MPG

EPA-estimated 39 MPG1

Standard Combined MPG

EPA-estimated 32 MPG1

Nissan Altima Powertrains

To get started, we'll head right under the hood and check out what powers this sedan.

  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine: 188 horsepower / 182 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 2.0-liter VC-Turbo™ engine: 248 horsepower / 273 lb-ft of torque

The Altima comes with a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 188 horsepower and is paired with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission.) An available 2.0-liter Variable Compression Turbo (VC-Turbo™) engine produces 248 horsepower and also comes paired with the Xtronic CVT®, giving it a sprightly performance that makes for an exciting ride.

With these engines, the Altima is enjoyable and agile and will make your drives more interesting. The precise transmission ensures that you can access the power necessary for any road conditions or driving scenario.

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) comes standard, but for advanced traction and stability control, be sure to ask about available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for those snowy and icy winter commutes.

Nissan Altima MPG

Among the many factors that inform your choice for a next vehicle, fuel efficiency usually ranks high. In addition to helping you save time at the gas station, fuel-efficient vehicles are better for the environment and have engines that perform at their optimum level.

Fortunately, the Altima is arguably one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. With its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Altima boasts an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway/32 combined MPG.1 The Altima SR model with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive offers an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 highway/39 combined MPG.1

With the VC-Turbo™ engine, the Altima offers an EPA-estimated 25 city/34 highway/29 combined MPG.1

The standard 16.2-gallon fuel tank will ensure that you don't have to stop constantly for fueling up your vehicle during your long road trips or every day commutes.

Entertainment & Technology

On top of the impressive Nissan Altima gas mileage, the Altima has many desirable standard features that work well for family-oriented buyers, young drivers, or anyone in between:

  • 5-inch multi-function information display
  • 7-inch touch-screen display
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Siri® Eyes Free

On the base trim, the Altima has power accessories, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, a RearView Monitor, and Bluetooth® connectivity. With these features, you'll experience better comfort and convenience, along with plenty of entertainment on the 7-inch touch-screen.

With the available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, you'll be able to easily connect your smartphone with the audio system and stream music, make phone calls, and send texts via simple voice commands.

Other exciting offerings include an 8-inch touch-screen with Nissan Door to Door Navigation, which provides real-time Premium Traffic alerts to ensure that you're always on the fastest route.

The available Bose® Premium Audio System includes nine speakers for a concert-like listening experience.

Innovative Safety Systems

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 is standard on the Altima SV trim and above. It includes six driver-assistant safety features, designed to act as a second set of eyes on the road ahead:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

This feature helps you mitigate or avoid collisions by monitoring the pedestrians, the cyclists, and the other vehicles traveling on the road ahead of you. In the event of an emergency, it can automatically engage the brakes to help lessen the impact or avoid it all together.

  • Rear Automatic Braking

This feature saves your bumper by monitoring your vehicle's rear as you're in reverse and will apply braking pressure to prevent you from hitting anything.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

With this feature, you'll be able to back out of tight parking spots and driveways with ease. It monitors the traffic passing behind you and alerts you if the coast isn't clear.

  • Blind Spot Warning

This feature helps you merge lanes with confidence by monitoring the blind spots at your sides and rear. It warns you if a vehicle is entering those areas as you attempt to switch lanes.

  • Lane Departure Warning

You'll stay securely in the center of your lane thanks to this feature. It will monitor the road markings and send you an alert if it notices that you're drifting.

  • High Beam Assist

This feature provides advanced visibility for you and everyone else on the road while traveling at night. It will automatically toggle between low and high beams, depending on your surroundings.

The available ProPILOT Assist is ideal for highway drivers, as it helps you maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles. It will automatically accelerate or slow down your Altima depending on the flow of traffic. It can even bring your vehicle to a complete stop.

The available Intelligent Around View Monitor provides you with a 360-degree bird's eye view of your sedan. You'll be able to select from split-screen close-ups of the front, rear, and curbside views.

Explore the Nissan Altima Miles Per Gallon at St. Charles Nissan

With its modern technology features, advanced safety systems, and remarkable performance, the Nissan Altima is already a top choice for a sedan. Nevertheless, its competitive fuel economy is one of its biggest advantages. Regardless of what you need from a vehicle, the Altima fits the bill.

Drivers in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, and O'Fallon, MO, can learn more about the fuel economy of the Nissan Altima and its many performance features that make it so efficient by visiting St. Charles Nissan. Call or visit us today to take your test drive!


1 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 28 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG / 32 Combined MPG for Altima® S FWD. 27 City MPG / 37 Highway MPG / 31 Combined MPG for Altima® SV, SR, SL FWD. 26 City MPG / 36 Highway MPG / 30 Combined MPG for Altima® SV, SL AWD. 25 City MPG / 35 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima® SR, Platinum AWD. 25 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG / 29 Combined MPG for Altima® SR FWD VC-Turbo. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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