2019 Nissan Altima Vs. 2018 Nissan Altima
The Nissan Altima is a staggeringly-sharp option in a class of unchallenging, rank-and-file sedans. Spending its life as the option for those want to think beyond what’s expected and predicted, the Altima has always delivered one of the most robust offerings in the class giving drivers technology like Apple CarPlay, active safety and the added performance of a 3.5L V6 engine.
When its 2019 incarnation was announced, drivers everywhere looked on in awe and envy as the automotive world got to see the evolution of a vehicle already well ahead of its time. The 2019 Nissan Altima brings the midsize sedan past the 21st century into a bright future where drivers don’t have to choose between the comfort, convenience and reliability of a midsize sedan and the sporty aesthetics and advanced drivetrain of a sports car.
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Here are the biggest changes the 2019 Nissan Altima has brought along for the sleek and beautiful ride ahead:
1. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
Not only is the 2019 Nissan Altima the first Altima to offer all-wheel drive, it’s also one of the only vehicles in the midsize sedan class to do so. Competitors for this distinction include only the 2018 Ford Fusion Sport, a vehicle which many will overlook due to questionable reliability and a singular focus on performance, and the 2018 Subaru Legacy, a vehicle that lacks the style and refinement of Nissan’s hallmark model.
By allowing drivers to choose Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, Nissan is empowering drivers in the Northeast, Midwest and other parts of the country that receive snow and ice, to look beyond the chunky crossovers and SUVs, whose shape may not be preferred by every driver.
Additionally, all-wheel drive means better performance, due to increased traction, allowing the higher performance variant to zip right along, accelerate quickly and pass confidently at highway speeds.
2. Turbocharged Performance
Foregoing the fuel-hungry V6 engine of the 2018 Nissan Altima, the 2019 Altima arrives with other plans for high performance. Drivers who want to enjoy all the speedy benefits of 273 lb-ft. of torque can option the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which provides heart-racing thrill, without sacrificing fuel economy.
The smaller engine in the 2019 Nissan Altima also makes the next item on our list possible, and you’re going to love it. It’s also the first production engine on the market to employ variable-compression technology, enhancing its fuel economy and giving you the smartest performance at the push of a pedal.
The Altima’s standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine has also been overhauled to provide nearly 10 more horsepower and more lb-ft. of torque while also providing reduced vibration, noise, better fuel economy and lower emissions.
The 2019 Nissan Altima is not just the smartest Altima ever made. It’s among the smartest cars ever made.
3. A Smoother Ride
By extending the wheelbase nearly two inches, drivers who choose the 2019 Nissan Altima will be able to take advantage of a smoother ride. The overall length of the vehicle, however, is only one-inch longer making parallel parking your 2019 Nissan Altima just as easy as it was in the 2018 model.
4. Superior Infotainment
As a word used to describe a system which both provides information (navigation, text messaging, clock, etc.) and entertainment (music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc.), the word infotainment is a new one in our vocabulary.
What’s also new is Nissan’s incredible commitment to providing top-shelf infotainment in the 2019 Nissan Altima. With a standard 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist™ display for instrumentation and a standard 8-inch full-color, capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen for media, your infotainment interface is simpler and more intuitive than ever before.
Additionally, the standard NissanConnect™ features both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, allowing you to get the most out of your smartphone apps and use them in a less distracting way inside your new Altima.
5. Safety – Courtesy of the Future
Active safety features step in to keep you, your passengers and your Altima safe. In the 2019 Nissan Altima, these features are standard and use advanced computers, cameras and sensors to ensure the highest security for your vehicle and its inhabitants.
Two technology suites are on-deck to help you enjoy maximum peace of mind when you’re driving the 2019 Nissan Altima. The first, Nissan ProPILOT Assist helps ease your workload by reducing the amount of acceleration, steering and braking input under conditions like single-lane highway driving. In theory, this should prevent driving fatigue on longer trips.
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Additionally, your 2019 Nissan Altima will benefit from several active safety and driver assist features such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA), Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) High Beam Assist (HBA) and more!
Reserve Your 2019 Nissan Altima Now!
Here at Covington Nissan, we’re patiently waiting for the 2019 Nissan Altima to show up on our lots. If you have any questions about the future world-beater or are interested in placing a reservation, we’d love to help. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!