2019 Nissan Altima

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 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
7.5

While not a segment leader, the Altima is a comfortable, easy-to-drive sedan with desirable all-wheel-drive and turbo options.

Industry
7.5
The Altima was just redesigned for 2019, and it's significantly different than its predecessor. First introduced in 1992, the midsize sedan slots in-between the larger Maxima and the Sentra in Nissan's car lineup. It's built at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The outgoing Altima is Nissan's third best-selling vehicle. The brand new Altima offers snazzier looks and some very interesting powertrain options. All-wheel drive is now available, as is a technologically impressive VC-Turbo engine with variable compression for enhanced power and economy. We'll get to all of the new details and features below. With this buyer's guide, Autoblog aims to help you make an educated decision about whether or not to buy the 2019 Nissan Altima. We'll touch on safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel economy ratings and pricing, and we'll conclude with a summary of Autoblog's most recent Altima test-drive. Is the 2019 Nissan Altima safe? The car's immediate predecessor, the 2018 Altima, earned an overall five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency's top rating. NHTSA also gives the car five stars for frontal- and side-crash protection, and four of five stars for rollover crash protection. NHTSA has not rated the 2019 model but we expect the performance to remain largely the same or improve. The 2019 Altima again gets the "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which puts vehicles through its own array of crash tests. It gave the Altima a "Good" rating in all of its crash test metrics, but only rated the headlight performance as "Acceptable". Compared to the 2018 model, the LATCH anchor ease of use rating improved from "Marginal" to "Good" in the 2019 model. Be sure to visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching, since ratings may differ for Altimas from other model years. Is the Nissan Altima reliable? J.D. Power most recently evaluated the 2017 Altima but has not yet rated the 2019 model, although we expect it to have similar results. It gave the 2017 four of five stars ("better than most") for overall quality, five stars ("among the best") for overall performance and design, and three stars ("about average") for predicted reliability. The Altima won high marks for its powertrain, transmission, and features and accessories but less-than-stellar marks for certain mechanical issues with both the powertrain and the body and interior. Autoblog, we should note, has raised some concerns with how J.D. Power weighs serious and less-serious reliability issues. You can read about that here. There have been no recalls of the 2019 Altima reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. How much interior and cargo room does the Nissan Altima have? Nissan says the 2019 Altima provides as much as 39.2 inches of front and 38 of rear headroom, and 43.8 inches of front and 35.2 of rear legroom. Total cargo volume is 15.4 cubic feet. Those head- and leg-room numbers are generally right in line with the …
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The Altima was just redesigned for 2019, and it's significantly different than its predecessor. First introduced in 1992, the midsize sedan slots in-between the larger Maxima and the Sentra in Nissan's car lineup. It's built at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The outgoing Altima is Nissan's third best-selling vehicle. The brand new Altima offers snazzier looks and some very interesting powertrain options. All-wheel drive is now available, as is a technologically impressive VC-Turbo engine with variable compression for enhanced power and economy. We'll get to all of the new details and features below. With this buyer's guide, Autoblog aims to help you make an educated decision about whether or not to buy the 2019 Nissan Altima. We'll touch on safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel economy ratings and pricing, and we'll conclude with a summary of Autoblog's most recent Altima test-drive. Is the 2019 Nissan Altima safe? The car's immediate predecessor, the 2018 Altima, earned an overall five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency's top rating. NHTSA also gives the car five stars for frontal- and side-crash protection, and four of five stars for rollover crash protection. NHTSA has not rated the 2019 model but we expect the performance to remain largely the same or improve. The 2019 Altima again gets the "Top Safety Pick" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which puts vehicles through its own array of crash tests. It gave the Altima a "Good" rating in all of its crash test metrics, but only rated the headlight performance as "Acceptable". Compared to the 2018 model, the LATCH anchor ease of use rating improved from "Marginal" to "Good" in the 2019 model. Be sure to visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching, since ratings may differ for Altimas from other model years. Is the Nissan Altima reliable? J.D. Power most recently evaluated the 2017 Altima but has not yet rated the 2019 model, although we expect it to have similar results. It gave the 2017 four of five stars ("better than most") for overall quality, five stars ("among the best") for overall performance and design, and three stars ("about average") for predicted reliability. The Altima won high marks for its powertrain, transmission, and features and accessories but less-than-stellar marks for certain mechanical issues with both the powertrain and the body and interior. Autoblog, we should note, has raised some concerns with how J.D. Power weighs serious and less-serious reliability issues. You can read about that here. There have been no recalls of the 2019 Altima reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. How much interior and cargo room does the Nissan Altima have? Nissan says the 2019 Altima provides as much as 39.2 inches of front and 38 of rear headroom, and 43.8 inches of front and 35.2 of rear legroom. Total cargo volume is 15.4 cubic feet. Those head- and leg-room numbers are generally right in line with the …
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Engine 2.5L I-4
MPG 28 City / 39 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Power 182 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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