2019 Nissan Altima vs. 2018 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Altima
2019 Nissan Altima 2018 Nissan Altima


2.5L I4 2.5L I4


180hp 179hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

28/39 * 27/38 *

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Altima

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As one of the most popular sedans in the auto industry, the Nissan Altima has a long history of reliability and continues to evolve each year. As a car that continues to rank high in its class, it’s proven to perform well and continue to be favorable among consumers. When you’re looking to upgrade to a new vehicle, there are a few facts to compare between the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2018 Nissan Altima.


The 2019 Nissan Altima is the first sedan in the U.S. with all-wheel drive and with a variable compression ratio, which allows the car to have strong performance and good fuel economy. The vehicle has SUV capability and rides similarly to Audi or Subaru. Half of the power that is generated from the engine is sent to the back wheels to increase the amount of traction that is created on slippery roads.

Built with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2018 Nissan Altima generates 179 horsepower and accelerates quickly while on the road. Although it may come with plenty of power, it’s still economical with its fuel efficiency. The Altima gets 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient models in its class. Those who want more power can choose the Altima 3.5 SL, which offers 270 horsepower. Its power steering has been reprogrammed to provide more feedback for the driver.


The 2019 Nissan Altima looks sharper than its predecessors and features unique accents that cause it to have added edge. Black accents near the trunk cause the windows to look like they extend to the back of the car. The headlights are also elongated and allow the vehicle to look upscale with their design. The taillights are one of the most noticeable features on the body and resemble a Lexus model with their shape.

Drivers favor the conservative styling of the 2018 Altima, but there are still a few details that keep its appearance interesting. The headlights look sharp and fierce next to the black hood that features chrome detailing. The dual exhausts and large taillights are designed well and allow the car to look modern.


The 2019 Nissan Altima is built with an eight-inch touchscreen, which is larger than the previous model. It also has a long list of standard safety features that include blind-spot and cross-traffic alerts, automatic front and rear braking, lane departure, and pedestrian detection. Voice recognition is an additional feature that is offered to avoid distractions while sending messages and performing commands without taking your hands off of the wheel.

A five-inch display is one of the main standard features that is offered in the 2018 Altima, which is easy to use and has a sharp display. Additional features provided are Bluetooth, push-button start, a proximity key, hands-free text messaging, Siri Eyes Free, a USB port, and six speakers. You’ll stay safer on the road with extra features that include automatic forward emergency braking, a rearview camera, and a predictive forward collision warning. Upgrades that are offered include adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a seven-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, ambient lighting, rear cross traffic alert, and a nine-speaker Bose premium sound system.

If you want to learn more about how the 2019 Nissan Altima compares to the 2018 Nissan Altima, contact us to obtain more information from an expert. You can visit our dealership for a test drive and also learn more about our financing options.

* EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for Altima®.Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions