2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima
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2019 Nissan Altima
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What’s new

  • The Altima is fully redesigned for 2019
  • Offers all-wheel drive for the first time
  • Chassis and steering refinements enliven handling
  • Part of the sixth Altima generation introduced for this year

Pros

  • New engine tech combines V6 power with four-cylinder efficiency
  • Seats are among most comfortable of any midsize sedan
  • Offers full suite of semi-automated driving features
  • Improved infotainment tech includes CarPlay, Android Auto and larger touchscreen

Cons

  • Strong V6 engine is discontinued
  • All-wheel drive only available with less powerful engine
  • Nice, if bland, interior design


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Many shortcomings insight.
Simon,11/12/2018
This 2019 Altima 2.5 SL drives nicely and soft on 17 inch wheels. 2.5L engine has a sufficient power. CVT transmission works fine. Though, in my opinion, it substantially lacks driving dynamics and pleasure of the automatic transmission with gears. Steering is precise and on-center. Brakes work very well. Navigation system is simple, but intuitive and entry commands are easy. Bose audio system sounds OK for this vehicle segment, but nothing extraordinary. Trunk space is adequate. Rear seats are comfortable and visibility is good. Heated steering wheel is an incredible feature. Once you try it, you will never want to get the car without it. These are the good things about this vehicle and now are the shortcomings. Front passenger seat is awfully uncomfortable. The seat cushion does not go up nor down, nor does it recline. It feels like you are sitting flat on the floor. There is no lumbar support. Long drives are very uncomfortable and unpleasent. Please remember this is one of the top trims of this vehicle. There is no ventilation for front seats and rear seats are not heated. Interior is very dim at night time as there are no LED interior lights and regular bulbs with foggy lenses do not provide a good illumination. The buttons for the lights feel cheap and loose. Tail lights are not LED neither and their illumination is dim and out of date. Headlights are LEDs, but their range is short and visibility is marginal. Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Mazda 6 offers all the above mentioned features for about the same price. The infotainment screen is not tilted towards the driver and it is hard to see sometimes with sun glare. Also it is destructive to reach to the screen every time you need to change anything as there is no separate controller knob like in Mazda. Climate control for some reason does not maintain the set temperature. The interior materials look and feel cheap, especially on the door panels. Front doors rattle when you close them and dashboard speaker covers are misaligned. The sunroof size is very small. In my opinion, there are many shortcomings and cost saving signs. They are very visible, not attractive nor they are comfortable.
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2019 Nissan Altima videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] DAN FRIO: Maybe you heard sedans are dead. Nissan doesn't think so. The company is so bullish on sedans, in fact, that it's developed two new engines and an all-wheel drive system for its all new Altima. The new Altima doesn't look much different from the previous generation, but it's actually one inch shorter, one inch wider, the grille is larger, and they've actually thinned out the headlights by moving the turn signal just above the fog lights. It's an aggressive look, it's a bold look, it might not suit every buyer. I think it looks cool, especially given what the car can do. The Altima has traditionally been and also ran in a midsize sedan class, but it also offers excellent value for the money. We're here to find out if that's still the case. The new Altima offers two engines. There's a 2.5 liter four cylinder that comes standard, but the big news is this 2 liter variable compression turbocharged engine. And as the name suggests, the engine can vary compression ratios depending on driving conditions. At higher ratios, it will give you the fuel efficiency of a four cylinder. At lower ratios, it will give you the power and torque of a V6. And in fact, this motor replaces the outgoing 3.5 liter V6 in the old Altima. We actually have this 2 liter turbo engine in our long-term Infiniti QX50, which was the first model this engine debuted in. We haven't had a lot of time with it, but early impressions are pretty good. People seem to like it. The transmission is a CVT, which is a similar transmission to the last Altima, but Nissan says they've recalibrated it. Gave it a new torque converter. Generally it feels better than the CVT in the previous model. It's snappier, it responds better, and it's definitely quieter. One of the things we liked about the last Altima was its handling, and those characteristics seem to have carried over to this new model as well. It handles very nicely. One of the things we didn't like about the last Altima was its steering. Steering in this model notably improved. Good on center feel, not a lot of play side to side. Good amount of effort when you take into fast curves. And seems to be enough effort at low speed in parking lot type situations. So overall, Nissan says they had to retune the steering to accommodate the semi-autonomous steering function. Whatever they've done has paid off. It feels a lot better. Nissan interiors have traditionally been a little nicer than the price would suggest. This Altima is no different. There's nothing particularly lush in here, but it is a clean and minimal design. New for this year is an eight inch touchscreen display with sharp graphics, large tiles for functions, and a row of hard buttons at the bottom here for getting back to the home screen easily. It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time. And I like this detail here, this oyster shell type inlay. It's plastic, but it looks cool, it gives the cabin some visual interest, and it reminds me of a drum kit that Ringo Starr used to play in the Beatles. One small nitpick in this cabin is this carbon fiber inlay in the armrest here. It just doesn't seem to match with the rest of the cabin design, particularly this inlay or this chrome strip. It's a minor detail, but when you're paying about $35,000 for a car like this, you don't want to see things that are necessarily out of place. These seats are phenomenal. Nissan touts some NASA inspired design or technology. Whatever they're doing, it works. These seats are really comfortable. The seat backs in particular are soft. It's almost as if there's a layer of memory foam back there. Seat cushions feel the same way. And for this year, they've increased the bolstering to better keep you in place during cornering. Rear seat room is one of those things that can make or break a mid-sized sedan, and the Altima has plenty of it. Got plenty of elbow room, leg room, even room under the seat for my feet. Even with the center armrest down, I've got room to spread out. I'd be plenty comfortable back here on a long road trip. I could even keep my phone charged, because the Altima has got two USB ports back here, one regular and one type C. Even though this Altima has a clean and minimal interior design, when you're paying almost $35,000, which is what this platinum trim costs, you might expect something a little more visually exciting. It doesn't blow me away, but it's not unreasonable for a car in this price bracket either. Now we're out on the highway, perfect place to use Nissan's pro pilot assist. Pro pilot assist is a group of features that, when taken together, add up to semi-autonomous driving. Nissan doesn't want to call it that, but that's what it is. It's basically adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and a certain amount of self-steering. You can use pro pilot assist as a standard adaptive cruise control system with lane departure warning. But one of the cool things about it is you can press this steering wheel button over here, and the car will actually steer itself for a limited amount of time. It wants you to take the wheel back after about 10 seconds or so. It's not self-driving by any means, but the ability to take your hands off the wheel, keep your foot off the brake, and let the car drive for you a little bit is going to really help you relax on a bad commute. One of the Altima's notable new features is all wheel drive. It's the first Nissan sedan to offer power to all four wheels. Nissan believes that all wheel drive is a feature that buyers in wet weather areas want, and lack of all wheel drive is a reason why those buyers often opt for crossovers instead of a sedan. This system normally operates in front wheel drive, but it can send as much as 50% of power to the rear wheels when extra traction is needed. The catch? It's only available with the standard 2.5 liter engine. Nissan hasn't ruled out offering it for the new 2 liter turbo if there's demand. The Altima's standard 2.5 liter engine returns 32 MPG combined. Add all wheel drive and that drops to 30 MPG. The 2 liter turbo that were driving now returns 29 MPG, which is pretty remarkable given the extra power that you get with the 2 liter. Makes it well worth the upgrade. Among mid-sized sedans, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord have long dominated, even with good choices from Hyundai, Kia, and Chevrolet. The Nissan Altima has always run somewhere in the middle of that pack. It's always offered good value at a price that's easy to stomach. We can't wait to get it back to our test track and see how it compares to its top rivals. Overall, this Altima represents a vast improvement over the previous generation. The steering is crisp, the CVT is quieter and more responsive, and the 2 liter turbo is a worthy successor to the outgoing V6. For buyers who prefer the look and feel of a sedan rather than a crossover or SUV, this Altima is a smart and stylish pick. For more information on the 2019 Nissan Altima, be sure to check out edmunds.com. If you like this video, be sure to click Subscribe, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

2019 Nissan Altima First Drive

The redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima offers two new engines, innovative self-driving technology and, for the first time in the U.S., all-wheel drive. A new 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration give the interior more modern appeal, while the Altima's NASA-inspired seats remain among the best in the business. Is it enough to give the Altima an edge on its traditional midsize-sedan rivals? Edmunds staff writer Dan Frio crosses the hills and highways around Santa Barbara and Ojai, California, in a 2019 Altima Platinum Edition One, a limited run of the Altima's top trim only available for 2019.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$23,750
MPG
28 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,100
MPG
27 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,930
MPG
28 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$29,840
MPG
28 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
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2019 Nissan Altima Overview

The 2019 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: Altima Sedan. Available styles include 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), VC-T SR 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), VC-T Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and VC-T Edition ONE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Nissan Altima?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Nissan Altima and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Altima 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Altima.

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What's a good price for a New 2019 Nissan Altima?
2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,035. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,902 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is9.4% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,125. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,667 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,667 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,458.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is9.2% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,305. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,362 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,645. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,165 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,165 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,480.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is8.8% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,675. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,566 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,566 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,109.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is7.9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,315. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,538 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,538 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,777.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is7.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,440. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,258 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is7.9% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,405. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,659 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,659 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,746.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is8.5% below the MSRP.

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2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,325. The average price paid for a new 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,929 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,929 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,396.

The average savings for the 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is8.5% below the MSRP.

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