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2020 Nissan Altima Interior Review


Interior: 7.2

The 2020 Nissan Altima has a clean, minimalistic cabin. The seats are comfortable and spacious, and the infotainment system is straightforward.

  • "Nissan’s interior designers favored simplicity and functionality rather than theater for the 2020 Altima. That’s fine." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Nissan has removed clutter and designed a clean and attractive dashboard that has bits that could have been taken from a Mazda 6, which is a good thing." -- Car and Driver (2019)
  • "Streamlined climate controls and an 8-inch touchscreen mounted higher on the dash give a clean, clutter-free look." -- Edmunds (2019)


This sedan seats up to five people in two rows. Cloth upholstery and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat are standard. Sport seats, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a heated steering wheel are available.

The Altima’s Zero Gravity seats are among the best in the midsize car class, offering plenty of comfort and support. Head- and legroom is generous in both rows too.

For securing child safety seats, the Altima has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats, as well as an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The anchors are easy to find and can’t be confused with other hardware.

  • "It’s worth restating our feelings on the seats, which are arguably the best available in a mainstream midsize sedan. They’re comfortable and supportive, with plenty of bolstering, and there should be no aches, pains or fatigue after several hours behind the wheel." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The seats will never get old. Nissan calls them Zero Gravity seats and credits NASA-inspired technology for their comfort. Whatever space voodoo goes into them works because they're some of the most comfortable you'll find in the automotive wild. The seatbacks feel as if they're stuffed with dense memory foam, and the cushions feel wide and supportive. The slightly firmer side bolsters in the new Altima's seats come in handy when the road gets twisty." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "The rear seat is spacious, and the Altima's new exterior design translates to great sightlines on both sides and acceptable rear visibility over the trunklid." -- Motor Trend (2019)

Interior Features

The standard NissanConnect infotainment system features an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, two USB ports, Siri Eyes Free, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and remote start. Standard safety features include a pre-collision warning and braking system and a rearview camera.

Plenty of features are available, including navigation, a nine-speaker Bose stereo, HD Radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof.

Available safety features include lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection, reverse automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view parking camera system, and ProPilot Assist, which essentially works like adaptive cruise control. It can steer, accelerate, and brake the Altima under certain conditions.

The touch screen is easy to use, and the physical controls are well-placed.

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  • "It’s all quite pleasant and the standard-issue 8-inch touch screen provides easy access to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and hands-free text messaging, while the climate controls are similarly convenient. Both rows have regular USB and USB-C ports." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The redesign modernizes the interior, with a graceful new dash and large 8-inch touchscreen that offers home screen customization. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all trims now." -- Autoblog (2019)
  • "On the inside, as you’d expect, the 2019 Altima is far more improved and refined. The most noticeable upgrade is its new prominent center touchscreen, which now measures at 8.0-inches and has large volume and tuning knobs." -- Automobile Magazine (2019)


With 15.4 cubic feet of space in the trunk, the Altima has a typical amount of room for a midsize car.

  • Trunk space is 15.4 cubic feet -- slightly smaller than the Accord, but similar to the Camry." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The roomy trunk — one of the previous Altima’s strengths — is unchanged." -- The Detroit Free Press (2019)
  • Though the trunk is wide at the rear and decently sized, sickle-shaped lid hinges dip into the load area, and the folded rear seat backs rest about two inches above the floor of the trunk, which makes it difficult to slide long items forward." -- Consumer Guide (2019)
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