The 2019 Nissan Altima will soon grace the dealerships with improved styling, renovated cabin and cutting-edge features. In contrast with most of its contenders, the new model gives buyers a choice between a more potent V6 and a fuel-efficient inline-four cylinder. It has no diesel or turbo engines but only proven stalwarts that deliver the utmost fuel efficiency and longevity.
While the upcoming 2019 Nissan Altima takes after the bigger Maxima, we have a few departures from the looks of the Maxima. The Nissan Maxima is a larger sedan that is muscular, curvy and organic. On the contrary, the latest Nissan Altima has smooth planes and more straight lines. It is slightly more conservative and would entice a broad range of midsize car enthusiasts.
2019 Nissan Altima – Exterior and Interior Styling
The 2019 Nissan Altima will likely integrate Renault’s latest CMF-CD chassis. This modular platform enables Nissan to give the Altima a better internal layout. The next-gen sedan would adhere to the dimensions of the concept. Hence, the production model is expected to carry around 112.2-inch long wheelbase and measures 74.4 inches wide.
The much-awaited Altima strongly mirrors the rest of Nissan’s lineup. It has renowned V-shaped grille design alongside sleek headlight housing. The rear section sports an expressive bumper and taillight housings that stretch horizontally toward the trunk door. The SR variants showcase a subtle integrated spoiler. Also, all models come with a pair of chrome exhaust housings that provide an athletic vibe. There is no problem inside the cabin of the latest Altima, albeit the amount of space is average at best.
The car is more comfortable and quieter than most of its rivals. The 2019 Nissan Altima improves on everything the ongoing model has to offer. This machine accommodates five adults with sufficient legroom in back and legroom is also comfortable. All models present Nissan’s zero-gravity seats inspired by NASA. These seats are suitable for various shapes, whether furnished with standard cloth or outfitted with optional leather. Besides, all trim levels feature a tidy, C-shaped center stack and base models carry a handy color infotainment screen.
The front cup holders now have cups with handles. The 2019 Nissan Altima spacious trunk has 15.4 cubic feet of space, which can be extended by folding the rear 60/40-split back seats. Also, the 2019 Nissan Altima dull-looking dashboard would be substituted with something more contemporary. This edition also carries a three-spoke steering wheel, fewer buttons and a wider center console.
Engine Variants and Transmission of the 2019 Nissan Altima
The 2019 Nissan Altima conveys two engine offerings, which include a four-cylinder in 2.5 models and a V6 in 3.5 models. The two options use a CVT automatic transmission. The 2.5-liter option is slightly more efficient than others because of revised engine compression ratio, active grille shutters and less internal friction.
These contribute to almost 40 mpg highway estimate. Meanwhile, the V6 models highlight a respectable 32 mpg. Both engine options run fine on regular unleaded.
Overall, the 2.5-liter inline-four generates 179 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 177 pound-feet of torque at 4,000rpm. EPA ratings for SR models are 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine churns out 270 horsepower at 6,400rpm and 251 pound-feet of torque at 4,400rpm. The EPA ratings are 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Its cabin is quiet, and the entire ride is smooth. The newly shaped seats are cushy, and the steering keeps the car in the right lane.
MSRP and Expected Release Date
The manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starts at $23,335 for the base trim level. For additional $400, you get the 2.5 S that comes furnished with significant features including a 5-inch color display, cruise control and a rearview camera. The sporty SR variant sells at $25,305 while a V6 Altima starts slightly over $28,000. The fully equipped 3.5 SL Altima hits the $30,000 mark.
These prices complement the value of the major rivals such as Accord, Camry and Ford Fusion. The prices stated above are slightly above the Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata and all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy. The 2019 Nissan Altima makes debut in mid-2018 and heads to the dealership as a 2019 model.