2019 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Nissan Altima

When it comes to popular midsize sedans such as the Nissan Altima, drivers can expect each model year to come with a variety of updates to enjoy. The 2019 Nissan Altima is no exception. We’ve broken down the differences between the 2019 Nissan Altima VS the 2018 Nissan Altima, including fuel economy and engine performance.

The most notable difference between the 2019 Nissan Altima and its predecessors is the availability of all-wheel drive for the first time. Every 2019 Altima model equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine can be paired with the new AWD system. The 2019 Altima also features the world’s first Variable Compression Turbo engine, which is designed to combine the performance of a V6 engine with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine.

2019 Nissan Altima


2018 Nissan Altima

25/34/29 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Hwy/Combined) 22/32/26 mpg
188 Horsepower 179
180 ft-lbs. Torque 177 ft-lbs.
Available All-Wheel Drive Unavailable

2019 Nissan Altima Fuel Economy & Performance

The 2019 Nissan Altima’s available 3.5-liter V6 engine received fuel economy ratings of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway, for a combined rating of 29 miles per gallon. This is an improvement over the 2018 Altima’s V6, which was rated for 26 miles per gallon for combined city/highway travel.

Even if drivers don’t opt for the V6 engine, the standard four-cylinder engine has been improved as well. This engine generates 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Altima’s standard engine produces 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

Standard 2019 Nissan Altima features include: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, automatic emergency braking, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, NissanConnect, a hands-free phone system, Type-A and Type-C USB ports, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and an eight-way adjustable power driver’s seat.