Nissan Altima for sale in Bel Air near Baltimore, MD

See Why More Commuters and Road-Trippers Around Bel Air, MD Prefer the New Nissan Altima

A capable athlete on the road, comfortable in-cabin, and sophisticatedly equipped, the Nissan Altima remains, just as it has since its 1992 inauguration, a mid-size car of premier choice in a market increasingly sidestepping the sedan for the latest crossover or new SUV. What keeps the new Altima going strong, especially here in northern Maryland?

First, drivers love the spirited ride. Step into the cockpit with your Nissan Intelligent Key®, start up with the push of a button, and a 179-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine comes to life. It's standard in trim levels from Altima 2.5 S and 2.5 SR to 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL at the top tier. Factor in the near-seamless shifts of an Xtronic CVT®, and you'll find the car's just as easy to handle. The continuously variable transmission even incorporates paddle shifters and a manual shift mode in select trims, not only providing the convenience of changing gears at near-ten-and-two, but also the feel manual gearbox enthusiasts crave. With that control comes a pleasant feel down the road, too, thanks to an independent strut front and multi-link rear suspension, which gets its dampers retuned, springs stiffened, and stabilizer bar size increased for a thrill or two in select trims.

Furthermore, as with any Nissan mid-size sedan, Altima is a model of fuel economy. Expect respectable mileage up to 27 mpg in a city like Lutherville-Timonium and 31 combined mpg between locales like our Bel Air neighborhood and Parkville, MD, depending on trim. It's also the exceedingly safe bet. You can look forward to driver-assist options from Automatic Emergency Braking to stave off an accident to Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to keep you apprised of traffic around you.

Let's not forget: it's cozy on the interior, as well as technologically forward-thinking. For one, under an available glass moonroof that power-slides open for a touch of Mother Nature on agreeable days, you'll find a choice of cloth, sport cloth, Prima-Tex&#trade; and leather-appointed seating. It's available heated for chillier trips, and optional dual-zone automatic temperature control comes along for the ride, too, simplifying creating a climate to tour liking.

Secondly, flanking an Advanced Drive-Assist® Display that gives you readouts on your driving, your choice between 5- or 7-inch screen-equipped infotainment systems puts settings and functions just a touch away. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support come standard in select trims, letting you access and control your smartphone in-dash. Moreover, an available Nissan Navigation System, with SiriusXM-driven NissanConnect® services and voice command, makes getting from point A to point B a breeze, with an optional nine-speaker Bose Premium Audio System to put your favorite tunes on blast along the way. Finally, there's plenty of room for cargo -- 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, expandable with the car's 60/40-split fold-down rear seats collapsed.

But these aren't all you have to look forward to. Opt to finance or lease a new Nissan Altima with us here in the greater Baltimore area, and you'll gain edges the competition lacks. For instance, up to 38 mpg down the highway to destinations like Middle River, better mileage than Hyundai Sonata or Ford Fusion. Further, the high-octane drive afforded by a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 in Altima 3.5 SL, capable of shelling 270 pound-feet of performance torque. That's a more energetic ride than Honda Accord or Kia Optima. Next, more front head and leg room than Toyota Camry -- plenty to sprawl out for the drive. Fourth, driver assistance features like available Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which is not an option in the new Accord, Sonata, or Camry. Last and not least, a stellar TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS for 2018 for the ability to withstand a crash, when equipped with available LED low-beam headlights. Take the short drive out to see us here on Belair Road today, and we'll introduce you to much more!