2023 Nissan Altima: Release Date, Price, and Specs

The midsize sedan segment is heating up this year, with many top competitors releasing updates and redesigns for their token models. The Altima joins the pack of upgraded family sedans with a few attractive changes for the model year. Will the 2023 Nissan Altima finally make the changes needed to help it be the best-in-class midsize sedan? We’ll see. Read on for 2023 Altima release date info, features, specs, pricing, and more.

When does the 2023 Nissan Altima come out?

White pre-production 2023 Nissan Altima midsize sedan
2023 Nissan Altima, pre-production model | Nissan

The 2023 Nissan Altima has an official release date of Fall 2022, but that still leaves some wiggle room. We may see new models arriving in dealerships as early as September or as late as early December. While Nissan hasn’t yet delivered a full spec sheet for the new 2023 model, we can assume that the regular trim level lineup will make an appearance next year. The Altima was a best-seller for 2022, and a few smart changes could keep its place.

How much does the 2023 Nissan Altima cost?

We don’t yet have specific pricing details for the new 2023 Altima, but we can estimate that, without a significant redesign, prices won’t change too much. On average, we’ve seen automakers raise prices about $1,000 for a mid-level refresh like this. Based on that, we can assume that 2023 Altima pricing will be around:

  • 2023 Altima S: $25,900
  • 2023 Altima SV: $26,900
  • 2023 Altima SR: $27,900
  • 2023 Altima SR Midnight Edition: $29,650
  • 2023 Altima SL: $31,340
  • 2023 Altima SR VC-Turbo: $32,250

The addition of all-wheel drive on select trim levels (SV, SR, SR Midnight Edition, and SL) typically adds about $1,300, so plan accordingly. Edmunds reports that the fully loaded Nissan Altima Platinum grade has been killed for this year, so the SL is the new top dog.

2023 Nissan Altima specs, changes, and updates

The 2023 Altima midsize sedan sees a fairly typical mid-cycle refresh. Nothing has been drastically altered, so most of what we know from the 2022 model carries over. However, there are a few changes we can look forward to.

The 2023 Nissan Altima introduces a slightly redesigned front end, with enlargened elements under the headlights, standard LED headlights, and the removal of some chrome pieces by the grille. Inside, Nissan adds a new 12.3-inch touchscreen for the radio and infotainment system on the SL and SR VC-Turbo trims—it’s optional on the 2023 Altima SV. 

2023 Nissan Altima interior features

Along with the new touchscreen mentioned above, the 2023 Altima will arrive with its standard deep, comfortable seats that the Nissan brand is known for. Higher-grade models offer a matte chrome trim in the interior that gives a modern look, with leather-appointed seats in select trim levels.

The new 2023 Altima will also offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and available wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices. It’s the most connected, and hands-free, Altima ever.

2023 Nissan Altima vs. competitors

The 2023 Nissan Altima will have hefty competition this year, as in past years. The 2023 Honda Accord has been significantly updated for the new model year, while the 2023 Toyota Camry and the 2023 Subaru Legacy received only minor refreshes, like the 2023 Altima. 

The midsize sedan segment has always been fierce, though, and 2023 will be no different. The Altima, Camry, and Legacy all offer all-wheel drive options—the Accord is the odd one out. The Altima has a lot to offer, but its rivals do, too.

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