2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Red 2019 Nissan Altima and black 2019 VW Passat side by side

To some drivers, many sedan models are all the same: affordable and efficient, but nothing special. While the Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat are both affordable and efficient, these models in particular are easily recognizable thanks to their performance, unique style and high-end technologies. To help you find the right vehicle for you, we wanted to take a look at the differences between the 2019 Nissan Altima vs the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.

What immediately sets the new Altima apart from the competition is its wealth of standard features. While many other sedans often need to be upgraded through the various trim levels for extra features, the 2019 Nissan Altima comes standard with features such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Key-Activated Remote Engine Start, 8-way Power Driver Seat and Class-Exclusive USB Type C-Outlets.

2019 Nissan Altima


2019 Volkswagen Passat

$23,750* Starting MSRP $25,295
32** Combined MPG 29
182 Standard Horsepower 174
236 Max Horsepower 174

Performance of the 2019 Nissan Altima

While sedans aren’t often known for their power, the 2019 Altima shines as one of the most impressive sedans in terms of performance. The standard Altima model comes equipped with an impressive 2.5-liter direct injection gasoline DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine to generate 182 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. However, drivers can also upgrade to an Altima model equipped with a 2.0-liter variable compression turbo (VC-Turbo) DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. This engine is able to output a whopping 236 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Not only is the 2019 Nissan Altima so powerful, it is also the most fuel-efficient sedan in its class.

If you would like to learn more about the differences between the 2019 Nissan Altima vs the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, be sure to contact us at Glendale Nissan. You can also get behind the wheel of the exciting new Altima by visiting our dealership in Glendale Heights, IL, today. You can also read our blog for more exciting Nissan news and announcements.


*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

**2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.