Salinas Nissan Shoppers - 2019 Nissan Altima First Look

The Nissan Altima is a midsize family sedan that never quite received the attention it deserved. For 2019, the Altima gets a complete redesign that includes a number of changes that should see it emerge as the family sedan the competition will have to try hard to beat. The 2019 Nissan Altima gets two new engines, newly available all-wheel drive, and a long list of driver-assist features. When Salinas Nissan shoppers first look at the new Altima they’re sure to find a lot to like.

On the outside, the Altima’s distinctive design has plenty of curb appeal. You’ll notice the Altima’s larger grille, as well as its sharp lines. If you find it at a Nissan dealer near Salinas, you’ll appreciate the 2019 Nissan Altima’s two new engines: an upgraded 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit.

Choice Of Trim Levels

The 2019 Nissan Altima seats five and comes in five trim levels: S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. Powering the Altima is a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, teamed to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). All models with the 2.5-liter engine get standard front-wheel drive, with available all-wheel drive. The SR and Platinum models get an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 248 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, also mated to the CVT. This engine is only offered with front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

The Altima gets excellent fuel economy. Equipped with the standard 2.5-liter four-banger, EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, and  26 mpg city/36 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.* The 2.0-liter turbo-four returns 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

The automotive reviewers at CNET gave the 2019 Nissan Altima high marks, writing: “With its healthier offering of tech, and the benefit of available all-wheel drive, the Altima goes from simply competitive to being one of the more well-rounded offerings in the midsize sedan class.”

The 2019 Nissan Altima comes with a long list of standard features, including remote engine start, an eight-way power driver’s seat, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch screen, Bluetooth and four USB ports to charge devices. Safety features include automatic emergency braking, a rear-view monitor, a rear-door alert and a driver alertness system.

Comfort and convenience options include a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, driver-side memory settings, two-way driver-side power lumbar support, dual-zone climate control, a four-way power front-passenger seat, leather seats, a moonroof and a navigation system. The driver and passengers will love the clear-sounding Bose stereo system, which comes with nine speakers.

The upper trims can get optional 19-inch wheels, heated outside mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, and LED fog lights. Optional safety features include an around-view monitor, ProPILOT Assist, rear sonar parking sensors, and Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.