2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Sentra

2019 Nissan Altima driving in the city

Two of the top competitors in the sedan segment are the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Nissan Sentra. While both are great vehicles, there are pros and cons to choosing one over the other depending on your needs. We’ve put together a comparison to help you determine which 2019 Nissan sedan is right for you.

The 2019 Altima is available in five trim levels (S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum), while the 2019 Sentra is offered in six (S, SV, SR, SL, SR TURBO and NISMO). This means that the 2019 Sentra is capable of slightly more personalization than the 2019 Altima. However, both sedans have more than enough trims available to satisfy the needs of any driver.

2019 Nissan Altima


2019 Nissan Sentra

5 Trim Levels 6
248 Horsepower 124
273 ft-lbs. Torque 125 ft-lbs.
29 miles per gallon Fuel Economy (Combined City/Hwy) 32 miles per gallon

2019 Altima vs 2019 Sentra Performance

The 2019 Nissan Altima offers two engine options while all 2019 Sentra models are powered by the same engine. Both 2019 Altima engine options are more powerful than the 2019 Sentra’s engine. 2019 Altima drivers have access to up to 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, while the 2019 Sentra’s engine produces 124 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque.

However, the 2018 Sentra has the advantage when it comes to fuel economy, as its engine is more efficient than both engine options available for the 2019 Altima. The 2019 Sentra was rated by the Environmental Protection Agency for 32 miles per gallon of combined city/highway travel, while the 2019 Altima received a combined travel rating of 29 miles per gallon.

For drivers looking for personalization and fuel efficiency, the 2019 Nissan Sentra is an excellent choice. Drivers who value performance should go with the 2019 Nissan Altima. Overall, both sedans are fantastic vehicles, and the choice comes down to personal preference.