Unlike other automakers, Nissan hasn’t given up on the sedan—not by a longshot. Redesigned and revamped, the new 2019 Altima shows us why it continues to be one of America’s undisputed midsize mainstays. The Altima looks wiser and more mature, sleeker even than competitors like the Accord or Camry, and boasts a flurry of brand-new features like all-wheel drive, a turbo-four, futuristic USB-C ports, and a built-in waffle maker (just kidding).
With a new wrapper and an even newer, juicier filling, the Altima is a prime candidate to become numero uno on those “Best Midsize Car in America” lists. And we’re pretty sure it’ll claw up the ranks. Here’s what you can expect when you bring the new Nissan Altima home from our Birmingham car dealership this fall.
What’s New with the Altima?
Completely redone, the 2019 Altima is lighter yet more rigid than past models. It dieted in the off-season, losing a few hundred pounds while gaining Maxima-like muscles and an additional 1.9-inch arm span (wheelbase). The result: A hefty bump in fuel-efficiency and roomier rear seating, especially with Nissan’s patented Zero Gravity foam seats.
An entirely new floor, while not altogether noticeable by anyone aside from Nissan engineers, has been stamped to allow room for the Altima’s all-new AWD system. Available on all Altima trims with the 2.5L inline-four engine, the AWD system is just about the first in its class, as popular models like the Accord, Camry, Malibu, and Mazda 6 are all FWD-only.
Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of a world’s first VC-T 2.0L turbo-four that makes 236 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque (read more about it here). Available on the Altima SR and Platinum trims, this beastly turbocharged power plant replaces the outgoing 3.5L V6. It’s certainly full of pep, as you’ll experience when you turn the ignition.
Inside, the Nissan Altima comes with two USB ports and a pair of advanced USB type-C ports. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen is void of surrounding clutter—a distraction noted by owners of past Altima models—and paired with a tried-and-true duo of volume and tuning knobs. On the safety front, automatic emergency braking is standard across the Altima lineup, and ProPilot Assist is newly available across all trims.
In a world of SUVs, buying a car like the Altima is the only way to stand out in a crowd.
Ready to Test Drive a New Altima in Birmingham?
Is the 2019 Altima “impossibly smart,” as its tagline suggests? We think so, but we’ll let you be the judge. Call us at (205) 588-6287 or swing by our Birmingham Nissan dealership at 1300 3rd Ave N to test drive the ’19 Altima while supplies last! We have various Nissan financing specials and options available—just ask your salesperson for details.
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