Redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima Review for Mesa, AZ

The New 2019 Nissan Altima: Redefining The All-Wheel Drive Midsize Sedan Segment

The Nissan Altima has remained a viable contender for drivers shopping for a versatile, comfortable and stylish midsized sedan. Ideal for everything from a novice driver's first car to reliably serving as a daily commuter, the Nissan Altima has earned its reputation throughout its ongoing production cycle. However, the 2019 model year brings a host of innovative new features - hurtling the Altima into a new subset of the midsize sedan segment. The 2019 Altima, now available with intelligent all-wheel drive, places the Altima squarely in competition with the likes of Audi sedans, Subaru models and various other vehicles like the Ford Fusion, Dodge Charger and various BMW models. However, the Nissan Altima's incorporation of advanced new equipment sets it apart from its new competitors, who have perhaps become too complacent within their relatively stagnant subset of the midsized sedan class.

Available in 13 different configurations (counting the all-wheel drive equipped models) across its eight available trim levels, the latest generation of the Nissan Altima stands as a viable contender for drivers seeking engaging performance, alluring exterior style and an ergonomic interior design. Versatile, affordable and advanced, the 2019 Altima confidently challenges the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry - usurping segment-defining models who likely never anticipated an all-wheel drive entry from the Nissan Altima.

Design and Trim Levels

The new 2019 Nissan Altima comes available in eight different trim levels: S, SR, ST VC-Turbo, SV, SL, Platinum, Platinum VC-Turbo and the Edition ONE VC-Turbo. With certain models available in all-wheel drive configuration, choosing a 2019 Altima that fits your driving style, budget and preferred degree of interior luxury is a straightforward and streamlined process. Additionally available in a variety of bold yet refined exterior colors (like Scarlet Ember TintCoat, Deep Blue Pearl, Storm Blue Metallic and Super Black), personalizing the 2019 Altima to fit your lifestyle is far from difficult. With its sleek exterior body lines and brawny front grille indicating its performance capabilities and luxurious interior, the design of the 2019 Nissan Altima is both alluring and inspiring for drivers and onlookers alike.

Inside, the 2019 Altima boasts available features like a power sliding glass moonroof, a 9-speaker Bose premium audio system, memory settings for the driver seat, a standard 8-insh touchscreen display and available interior ambient lighting for an additional degree of luxury. With higher trim levels appointed with plush leather, and various convenience features amending the ergonomic style and sophisticated minimalist design approach, the interior of the new Nissan Altima offers a luxurious experience alongside with spacious capacity for passengers and accompanying cargo to travel in comfort.

Advanced Technology

Imbued with the latest in Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ driver assistance technologies, the new Nissan Altima features a Safety Shielf® 360-degree suite to ensure drivers remain protected throughout the duration of their travels. With systems like rear automatic braking, automatic emergency braking and even an available Nissan ProPILOT Assist system to alleviate stress during your morning commute or on long road trips, the 2019 Nissan Altima spares no expense in including the latest in advanced Nissan technological innovation.

Additionally refined with features like standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration through the NissanConnect® infotainment system powered by SiriusXM®, drivers receive an array of modern amenities like Amazon Alexa™, Bluetooth® and the available Nissan Door to Door Navigation system imbued within the standard 8-inch touchscreen. While the infotainment system boasts the latest in Nissan connectivity, the Advanced 7-inch Drive-Assist® display positioned within the gauge cluster allows for the driver to toggle between everything from advanced vehicle information to incoming text messages - centering the 2019 Altima's driving experience around the person who matters most within the vehicle: the driver.


While the various other features found within the new Nissan Altima remain admirable, the new powertrain sets the latest iteration of the Altima apart from the competition. Equipped standard with an admirable 2.5-liter DIG engine producing 180 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, the 2019 Altima in this configuration reaches up to 39 highway miles per gallon thanks to the efficient and smooth Xtronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission). While a worthy engine choice, the Altima's groundbreaking new variable compression turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (VC-Turbo) stands as an industry first - exerting 236 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque while reaching up to 34 highway miles per gallon. Amended with Intelligent all-wheel drive, the 2019 Altima boasts best-in-class combined all-wheel drive fuel economy while providing impeccable control in spite of poor road conditions.

Additionally featuring sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters with available manual shift mode on the performance-focused SR models, along with available features like active ride control and intelligent trace control for improved handling dynamics, the 2019 Altima prominently stands as a testament to innovative engineering and impeccable performance within the midsize sedan segment.

The 2019 Nissan Altima: Inspiring and Innovative

Dipping into Nissan's performance heritage, the 2019 Altima steps ahead of a segment plagued by mediocrity with its advanced new powertrain and array of driver-focused features. Safe, stylish and comfortable, the new Altima stands as a worthy contender for drivers shopping for a new sedan.

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