Both sporty and comfortable, the 2019 Nissan Altima is a sedan that looks sophisticated and it will come with new safety features. Altima is a popular family sedan and is available in five trim levels. On top of that, Altima offers a choice between a fuel-efficient and potent engine, something where its competitors failed.
With the V6 drivetrain, Altima becomes one of the most powerful sedans in its class. The price is fair for such a nicely designed model with a good reputation. For 2019 model, some changes are visible, although the biggest difference is in new safety and high-tech features.
2019 Nissan Altima Exterior Changes and Color Options
The company’s car lineup is boosted by the 2019 Nissan Altima and its family resemblance. The front part is highlighted by a familiar V-shaped grille and the sleek headlight units. At the back, Altima sports an expressive bumper and taillights that are horizontally wider. The 2.5 SR model sports an integrated spoiler.
Chrome exhaust housings add an athletic vibe and are available for all models. Generally, the exterior design is handsome, and this sedan is much longer and wider. Furthermore, it sits 1.2 inches lower and wheelbase is almost 2-inches longer. The new colors are Scarlet Ember and Sunset Drift Orange that shifts color with the light, it looks pretty awesome. The wheels are 16 to 19-inches, depends on a trim level you opt for. It comes with five trims options S, SR, SV, SL, and Platinum.
Interior and Safety Features
The interior of new 2019 Nissan Altima is not as roomy as Kia Optima or Honda Accord, but the cabin is a nice place to be in it and is very comfortable. The overall interior looks sophisticated and stylish and there is more than enough for five. Legroom at the rear is good, however, headroom could’ve been better. The front seats are comfy, both in standard cloth or optional leather. Visibility is great, the controls are nice and easy to both use and reach.
Trunk space of the 2019 Nissan Altima is rated at 15.4 cubic feet, and rear seats fold flat for additional space. The trunk space is above average for its class. The 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display is mounted in the gauge cluster and it joins an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. Dual-zone climate control is optional and new Altima is safer than ever thanks to new safety features. Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, and Blind Spot Warning are all included.
2019 Nissan Altima Powertrain Info and Output
Many rivals are offering a hybrid model, 2019 Nissan Altima still keeps it simple with two drivetrain options. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder is a base engine and it can burst 188 horsepower or 140 kilowatts and 180 pound-feet of torque. The current model has the 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. This is an efficient engine thanks to its active grille shutters. It gives 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
However, the second drivetrain is a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that returns 270 HP and 251 lb-ft of torque. However, this one engine will give fuel economy in city/highway 22/32 mpg. This type of engine comes exclusively with front-wheel drive. Both engines will benefit from an automatic transmission (CVT).
2019 Nissan Altima Price, Release Date and Competitors
The all-new 2019 Nissan Altima starts at $24,500. Sporty and much better equipped 2.5 SR model is slightly higher, while V6-powered Altima will cost over $35,000. The newest Nissan’s sedan will go on sale this summer.