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Can the 2019 Nissan Altima elevate from the pack to compete alongside segment leaders like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord? With the arrival of all-wheel drive and the only variable-compression engine in the midsize-sedan market, Nissan sure hopes so.

Stylistically, the Altima has borrowed more than a few cues from its larger sibling, the Nissan Maxima. Rakish headlights, a large V-Motion grille, and the black strip in the C-pillar all aim to give this sedan a more aggressive look. Inside, however, the Altima blends in well with the competition, featuring a floating center stack and touchscreen.

Under the hood, you’ll find either a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine or a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that features Nissan’s unique variable compression technology. This tech is designed to deliver the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder and the power of a V6, and it replaces the V6 that used to be available in Altimas.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard, as is a suite of driver-assistance aids. Higher trims also employ Nissan ProPilot Assist—a mostly autonomous driving feature.

For more information on the 2019 Nissan Altima, be sure to read George’s full review on CarGurus: cargur.us/rp6Yf

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Cinematographer: Andrew Zubatkin

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Comments

    • Robert Higgins
      Robert Higgins

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgVSzI7NBcg

      about 1 month ago
    • Adekunle Taiwo
      Adekunle Taiwo

      U

      about 1 month ago
    • Francisco rivera
      Francisco rivera

      I will always say this Camry, Accord, Mazda 6, Should be compared with the Maxima not the Altima, Altima model is like Civic, Corolla.

      about 3 months ago
    • seig m
      seig m In reply to Francisco rivera

      That would be sentra

      about 3 months ago
    • Lucas Jones
      Lucas Jones

      the 2019 Nissan altima does not have cooled seats. They just have heated seats. I work at a nissan dealer and i drove several of the new ones and it actually was really nice.

      about 3 months ago
    • Antoinette Edwards
      Antoinette Edwards In reply to Lucas Jones

      Lucas Jones was the seats to small for you? I wonder why Nissan change the seats? Crazy small

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Waller
      Brian Waller

      Tablet stuck on dash horrible awful look.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Waller
      Brian Waller

      Did the cvt fail during the test drive? Lol

      about 3 months ago
    • heresteven
      heresteven

      I bought one. Fuel economy is excellent. 3 times better than the small SUV I had.

      about 3 months ago
    • T_ ALEX
      T_ ALEX

      I recommend the Ford Fusion AWD

      about 4 months ago
    • occckid123
      occckid123 In reply to T_ ALEX

      I know they make the fusion now but its getting the axe...

      about 4 months ago
    • T_ ALEX
      T_ ALEX In reply to T_ ALEX

      occckid123 they do make the Ford Fusion I have a 2019 model(SPORT AWD) but it is available in the SE, Titanium, and Sport trim level so know what the fuck you're talking about first

      about 4 months ago
    • occckid123
      occckid123 In reply to T_ ALEX

      They dont make it and you have 2 spend alot of money 2 get into 1 because its only available in top trim but if u want higher hp and terrible mileage then maybe

      about 4 months ago
    • Rodrigo Alvergue
      Rodrigo Alvergue

      Design was borrowed from the NISSAN Vmotion 2.0 CONCEPT VEHICLE, not from the Nissan Maxima.......

      about 5 months ago
    • MrSayonara88
      MrSayonara88

      sedans will continue to have low sales unless they are sold for wayy cheaper than a cuv/suv...

      about 5 months ago
    • jacob golden
      jacob golden

      I love my Altima but I always notice the huge panel gap between the hood and fenders

      about 5 months ago
    • S. D. H.
      S. D. H.

      No thanks to generic, cheapo push-belt CVT on a vehicle with a lot less than a 100K powertrain warranty. At least get innovative & develop a durable/improved metal-chain CVT design in-house like KIA did with their 2019 Forte. It should last a lot longer than the competition (it needs to with the 100K KIA warranty) & it eliminates the crappy feel of regular CVTs.

      about 5 months ago
    • Richard Niemi
      Richard Niemi

      Any idea how nissan tested the durabilty of the variable compression engine ?

      about 5 months ago
    • Ameer K
      Ameer K

      The maxima look better

      about 5 months ago
    • AP AP
      AP AP

      How does it stack up to the Honda Accord? I never driven a car with a CVT but no one seems to like them

      about 5 months ago
    • Luke-o 1234
      Luke-o 1234

      Forgot subaru with your all wheel drive talk

      about 5 months ago
    • JCU
      JCU

      Good they put AWD.

      about 5 months ago
    • Julio Zapata
      Julio Zapata

      I stop buying hondas since the late 90s. I don't like toyotas. And for mine money I'll buy this new 2019 Altima. Why ? Because it has everything that I need and want.
      Style, performance, saftey and technology. One thing is missing tho. A panorama sunroof.

      about 5 months ago
    • Julio Zapata
      Julio Zapata In reply to Julio Zapata

      I love it when haters hate the thrue.
      #Honda's&Toyota'ssucks.

      about 4 months ago
    • TruAgape1234
      TruAgape1234 In reply to Julio Zapata

      Enjoy it while you’re sitting on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.

      about 4 months ago
    • Dan bish
      Dan bish

      I'm shocked he mentions how dynamic the new camry and Mazda 6 is but didn't mention the accord .. hmm.

      about 5 months ago
    • kenakaren
      kenakaren

      It is very rare for a car to look good in Silver, this Altima looks dashing in silver.

      about 5 months ago
    • tom11zz884
      tom11zz884

      Interior just reeks of cheapness

      about 5 months ago
    • signdetres
      signdetres

      I'm not shopping in this segment, but if I were, I'd take a serious look at the new Maxima. Great job, Nissan!

      about 5 months ago
    • mhtl48
      mhtl48

      CVT is here to stay!

      about 5 months ago
    • Brian Waller
      Brian Waller In reply to mhtl48

      And buyers stay away

      about 3 months ago
    • TruAgape1234
      TruAgape1234 In reply to mhtl48

      Nissan’s customers aren’t!

      about 4 months ago
    • rey746
      rey746

      This model frame is Ugly the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 looks more aggressive not even the mirrors on the side have the LED no more

      about 5 months ago
    • FantomLightning
      FantomLightning

      To everyone complaining about the CVT, it's really not as unreliable as most think. However basically ALL of the vehicles in this class have some issue with them.
      Honda Accord 1.5T Oil dilution issue
      Hyundai/Kia Sonata/Optima catching fire
      Mazda 6 rust issues
      Subaru Legacy oil consumption and head gaskets
      I won't even get into the American cars because I'd be here all day.
      They've all got their issues, don't be a fanboy, pick your poison. The Camry is the only one I'm not aware of some big issue right off the top of my head, but part of that is because I've never looked and have no desire to own one...

      about 5 months ago
    • Nick Hall
      Nick Hall In reply to FantomLightning

      Not always the case. I had 190k miles on my 09 maxima with no cvt issues

      about 3 months ago
    • speedheat97 7
      speedheat97 7 In reply to FantomLightning

      Heh... i just saw a hyundai engulfed in flames on the highway like 2 months ago

      about 4 months ago
    • Ahmad Qasem
      Ahmad Qasem In reply to FantomLightning

      I own altima 2013 since then and i drive it like crazy and i doubt any Korean would stand like it. it is indeed and great Altima I like it and would like to own it again and again specially after owning 2 Hyundai Elantra and accent with a lot of problems and gear failures! Nissan is way to go in my experience!

      about 5 months ago
    • Alex
      Alex In reply to FantomLightning

      It's true you can't really tell until after the warranty when the car parts start to fail.

      about 5 months ago
    • Alex Ross
      Alex Ross

      Usually good review for why would anyone in their right State of Mind by an Altima with a CVT they have the worst CVT ever known to man let's not forget the Nissan Murano 2005 I had one of those s h i t boxes with that the horrible transmission went out three times among other issues they finally the lemon law that piece of crap do you cannot even truly consider Maxima Altima any Nissan product with a CVT any kind of car worth buying horrible transmission horrible car Honda Toyota Kia Hyundai Mazda way better cars normal transmission not a CVT piece of garbage let's not forget they're on record for making worst CVT on the planet to this day transmission is another feeble attempt at Nissan trying to supplement gas mileage by installing a CVT instead of a normal transmission like the other manufacturers produced with the other manufacturers especially Honda they offer a CVT but at least Honda offer you the opportunity to go to a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic you were not married to the CVT if you do not want it but not Nissan in their Infinite wisdom decided to cram that piece of crap CVT trans down consumers throat all the all-wheel-drive bells and whistles cannot take away from that crappy CVT transmission the only reason Nissan is somewhat relevant is that they are the rental car King they ought to get down on their hands and knees and kissed Enterprise Hertz budget Avis ass for carrying those piece of crap at least the rental car companies are smart enough to get rid of those cars at 15 to 20000 miles and yes there is a lot of educated consumers I will not buy a car of a CVT transmission cuz they know what garbage it is thank you Nissan for making that a parent I never knew what it was until I drove a Nissan and I hate that manufacture with a passion because of it anybody that knows anything about cars that's halfway intelligent knows not to buy one of a CVT transmission especially Nissan

      about 5 months ago
    • Realistic Man
      Realistic Man

      I had a bad experience with the Nissan Altima. I am never buying a Nissan.

      about 5 months ago
    • Class
      Class

      Scotty Kilmer says stay away from Nissan with CVT. I'll take his advice.

      about 5 months ago
    • Robert Schneider
      Robert Schneider In reply to Class

      If you change the CVT Fluid every 35,000-45,000 miles they are reliable.

      about 4 months ago
    • Alex
      Alex In reply to Class

      Agreed, I was looking into Nissan until I heard this.

      about 5 months ago
    • tom11zz884
      tom11zz884 In reply to Class

      That drunking clown....lol

      about 5 months ago
    • Bart
      Bart

      Just want to mention that for me as a buyer that special "something" is price. Doesn't matter if it is Camry, Altima, Accord or whatever. It's just a mid size sedan. It suppose to get you from point A to B, not for the Adventure of your life, come on.

      about 5 months ago
    • ArExsTee
      ArExsTee

      yup ima stick with my Mazdas and Honda.. that sliding.. auto adjusting... piston set up sounds like it'll break... just like Nissans CVT's.. i'll wait a couple more years to get a Nissan LoL

      about 5 months ago