Exterior of a red 2020 Nissan Altima

How Powerful Are the 2020 Nissan Altima Engine Options?

2020 Nissan Altima Engine Options

The 2020 Nissan Altima is a terrific midsize sedan that delivers performance output that few similar vehicles are able to match! There are two excellent engine options available for the 2020 Nissan Altima and each of them delivers a nice balance of performance output and fuel efficiency. Customers can explore the 2020 Altima and the two engine options it offers for themselves right here at Boucher Nissan of Waukesha today! Today, you can join our staff as we take a closer look at each 2020 Altima engine option to discover just how powerful these two engines are for ourselves!

Image of the 2020 Nissan Altima base engine

2020 Nissan Altima
2.5L I-4 Engine

The base engine offered under the hood of the 2020 Nissan Altima is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine is able to generate between 182 and 188 horsepower and between 178 and 180 pound-feet of torque. The 2.5L engine also allows the 2020 Nissan Altima to achieve excellent fuel economy ratings as well. The fuel economy ratings offered by this engine can reach as high as 28 mpg* in the city and 39 mpg* on the highway. If this engine is paired with Intelligent AWD, its fuel economy is slightly reduced to 26 mpg* in the city and 36 mpg* on the highway.

Image of the 2020 Nissan Altima turbo engine

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0L VC-Turbo™ I-4 Engine

The 2020 Nissan Altima secondary engine is a 2.0L VC-Turbo™ 4-cylinder engine. This engine delivers much higher performance output than the base 2.5L engine. The 2.0L VC-Turbo™ engine can generate between 236 and 248 horsepower and between 267 and 273 pound-feet of torque. The standard fuel economy ratings that the 2020 Altima can achieve with this engine are 25 mpg* in the city and 34 mpg* on the highway. Unlike the 2.5L engine, this engine cannot be paired with Intelligent AWD.

If you would like to explore the 2020 Nissan Altima engine options and the performance output they offer for yourself, then you should contact our staff here at Boucher Nissan of Waukesha to schedule a test drive today!


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

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