2020 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

Maroon 2019 Nissan Altima and silver 2019 Nissan Altima side by side

With the 2020 model year just beyond the horizon, Nissan fans are getting more and more excited to see what kind of adjustments and improvements are being made to their favorite vehicles. In fact, new versions of popular models like the Altima are just about here! That’s why we wanted to take a look at some of the differences between the 2020 Nissan Altima vs the 2019 Nissan Altima.

For the new 2020 Altima, drivers will be happy to hear that there won’t be much of a price difference between model years, as the upcoming model is just $100 more for the standard trim. Also, whereas the two models offer the same efficiency, the new 2020 Altima also offers a bit more power than the previous year’s model. This is thanks to an advanced 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine rated at 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, which offers 6 more standard horsepower than the 2019 model. In fact, this new engine features 80 percent new or redesigned parts from the previous generation 2.5-liter engine design.

2020 Nissan Altima


2019 Nissan Altima

$24,100* Starting MSRP $24,000*
32** Combined Standard MPG 32**
188 Standard Horsepower 182
15.4 cu.ft Total Cargo Space 15.4 cu.ft

Technologies in the 2020 Nissan Altima

For 2020, Nissan made many of the technologies found in the Altima more readily accessible by expanding the availability of Nissan Safety Shield 360 across the entire lineup. This means that Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard for the Altima SR model and beyond. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is still available with the standard S model, however, as it is offered with the new Driver Assist Package. Other models such as the Platinum trim also receives a mirror memory function, while Piano Black interior finishers are also offered with the SV, SL and Premium grades.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2020 Nissan Altima vs the 2019 Nissan Altima, be sure to contact us at Glendale Nissan with any questions you may have about the popular sedan. You can also test drive your favorite models, along with the new 2020 models by visiting our dealership in Glendale Heights, IL. We would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can!


*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.