Nissan introduces the Midnight Edition package on the 2022 Altima Sedan

Three years ago, the Nissan Altima mid-size sedan moved into its sixth generation with a complete conversion, along with its first turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive options, as well as new safety and comfort technologies.
For 2022, the line continues with five base trim levels: the base S 2.5 front-wheel drive ($24,750, plus $1,025 shipping); SV 2.5 FWD ($25,750); 2.5 riyals front-end payment ($26,750); SL 2.5 FWD (US$30,190); and Platinum 2.5 ($34,450, all-wheel drive only).
These come with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder engine, rated at 188 horsepower and 180 foot-pounds of torque (182 and 178 with AWD). All connected to a continuously variable automatic transmission. A manual gearbox is not offered even with a turbocharged engine.

This engine is offered exclusively on the SR VC-Turbo model with front-wheel drive and a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It produces 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque (using premium fuel). It is not available with all-wheel drive.
New for 2022 is the Midnight Edition package, available for an additional $1,750 on the SR model only. This is what we tested for this report.

The package comes with some cool exterior elements that include a black V-shaped grille, black rear spoiler, 19-inch wheels painted black and a Midnight Edition badge.
That’s not all. The Midnight package also adds LED fog lights, heated front seats, driver’s seat with electrically adjustable lumbar support, electrically tilt/slide moonroof, and heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals.
Notable changes to the restyled Altima included making the Nissan Safety Shield 360 package standard on the SR model, and the Driver Assist Package available on the S model. With this change, Safety Shield 360 is now available across the entire range.
Platinum models have external memory for mirror position. The interior trim in Piano Black is offered on SV, SL and Platinum models.
The SL and Platinum trims come with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist technology, a precursor to autonomous operation. It’s optional on the SV model as part of the SV Premium Package ($1800). It is not offered on the SR model.

This system reduces the driver’s workload by reducing the amount of acceleration, steering and braking inputs during highway driving. The goal is to reduce driver fatigue and accidents.
ProPilot Assist helps keep the vehicle centered in its lane, navigate choppy traffic, and maintain the set speed and distance from the vehicle in front – all with a simple two-button operation. It includes the use of the new Intelligent Cruise Control, a feature that is quickly becoming standard even in low-cost cars these days.
Altima’s ProPilot Assist uses a front camera, radar, various sensors and an electronic control unit to help keep the vehicle in its driving lane and maintain a driver-selected cruising speed, and to help maintain a gap between the vehicle and the vehicle ahead. The system can also completely stop and stabilize the vehicle in choppy traffic conditions.

The intelligent all-wheel drive system can automatically send up to half of the engine’s power to the rear wheels when a skid is detected, or retain 100 percent of the power in front, which is the default.
The Altima also comes with Rear Automatic Braking, which helps detect stationary objects in the road when the car starts to reverse, and applies the brakes to avoid collision. This is standard on SV, SL and Platinum levels.
Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Driver Alert are standard on all models.
The Smart Around View Monitor is standard on Platinum models only.

Front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies under Safety Shield 360 include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Radar Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist.
Traffic Sign Recognition captures speed limit information using a camera on the windshield in front of the rearview mirror. This information is sent and displayed in the Advanced Drive Assist screen. In cars equipped with a navigation system, speed limit information comes from a combination of navigation system data and a camera view.

Also new on the sixth-generation Altima is a dual-gear electric power steering, designed to enhance steering feel and reduce steering noise.
The integrated dynamic module includes Intelligent Ride Control, Intelligent Trace Control, and Vehicle Dynamics Control – similar to that found in the Nissan Maxima sedan.
Wheel sizes include 16, 17 and 19 inches.
After a restyling for 2019, the Altima is 1.1 inches lower, an inch longer overall, 0.9 inches wider than before, and has a 1.9-inch longer wheelbase.
Among the exterior features are a V-Motion grille with dark chrome paint, LED headlights with daytime running lights, LED fog lights, a “floating” roof with slender pillars and a one-panel moon roof.
Exterior color options include Scarlet Ember (red), which changes color with light, and Sunset Drift (orange), which features a unique reflective tint. Our test car came with a Gun Metal (dark grey) exterior. An elegant three-layer Pearl White exterior is available for an additional $395.

The Altima’s interior is designed to give the car a semi-luxury feel, with premium materials, a lightweight, multi-layered instrument panel and a more horizontal “slip wing”.
Our SR Midnight Edition model comes with dark sport seats with a Power Moon roof, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, manual heating and air conditioning.
We also had the remote keyless entry with push-button start; Tailgate alert and tire pressure monitoring with Nissan Easy Fill alert system.
Comfort and convenience features include a 7.0-inch Advanced Driving Assist Display, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters. A leather interior is standard on SL and Platinum grades.

Standard on all models is the NissanConnect system, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It comes with an 8-inch color multi-touch screen, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, audio streaming, hands-free texting assistant and Siri Eyes Free / Google Assistant voice recognition assistant.
It also offers Apple Watch and Android Wear compatibility through the NissanConnect Services app – allowing remote engine start and stop, remote locking/unlocking and more, along with Amazon Alexa compatibility.
The tester didn’t have a navigation system, but the NissanConnect audio system comes with an 8-inch color touchscreen and associated services, including over-the-air updates, SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone, text messaging and audio streaming.
We had two back-lit USB charging ports, and the audio system had six speakers. Platinum models include a Bose premium audio system with nine speakers, including a new digital tweeter.

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