Altima

A-Class

Zero to 60 MPH

5.9 sec

6.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

14.7 sec

16.9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.4 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.5 sec

14.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

99 MPH

94 MPH

Top Speed

142 MPH

132 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Altima gets better fuel mileage than the A-Class:

MPG

Altima

FWD

S/SV/SL 2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

28 city/39 hwy

SR/Platinum 2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

27 city/37 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

25 city/34 hwy

AWD

S/SV/SL 2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

26 city/36 hwy

SR/Platinum 2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

25 city/35 hwy

A-Class

FWD

220 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

24 city/35 hwy

AWD

220 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

25 city/33 hwy

The Altima AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the A-Class (16 vs. 13.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Altima FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the A-Class (16.2 vs. 13.5 gallons).

Transmission

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The Altima has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The A-Class doesn’t offer a CVT.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Altima has larger standard tires than the A-Class (215/60R16 vs. 205/55R17). The Altima SR/Platinum’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the A-Class (235/40R19 vs. 205/55R17).

The Altima SR/Platinum’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the A-Class’ 55 series tires.

The Altima has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The A-Class doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The Altima has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the A-Class; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Altima’s wheelbase is 3.8 inches longer than on the A-Class (111.2 inches vs. 107.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Altima is 1.5 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the track on the A-Class.

Chassis

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The front grille of the Altima uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The A-Class doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Altima SL/Platinum uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The A-Class doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Altima a Mid-size car, while the A-Class is rated a Compact.

The Altima has 7.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the A-Class (100.8 vs. 93).

The Altima has 2 inches more front legroom, 3.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1.3 inches more rear legroom and 3.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the A-Class.

Cargo Capacity

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The Altima has a much larger trunk than the A-Class (15.4 vs. 8.6 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the Altima the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the A-Class can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Altima has standard extendable sun visors. The A-Class doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports? recommends the Nissan Altima, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Altima was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2019. The A-Class has never been an “All Star.”

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