CAR CARE NEWS :: NOVEMBER 2018

2019 Altima Marks Nissan's First US All-Wheel Drive Sedan

Lower, longer and wider than its predecessor, the 2019 Nissan Altima features aggressive styling and is the first instance of available all-wheel drive on a Nissan sedan in the United States.

Under the Hood

The 2019 offers a 2.5-liter VC-Turbo engine, the world's first production-ready variable compression turbo inline four-cylinder. The direct injection engine delivers 248 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

For the first time ever on a Nissan sedan available in the United States, the 2019 Altima offers available Intelligent all-wheel drive.

"When we look at how Altima is going to shake up the segment, all-wheel drive is a key element. Altima will be the only one to offer it of the top three best-selling midsize sedans," said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of Management Committee, Nissan North America, Inc. "The lack of available all-wheel drive has also been a factor in buyers who prefer sedans switching to compact SUVs."

Comfort & Convenience

Owners of the 2019 Nissan Altima have nine exterior colors to choose from. NissanConnect, which integrates with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, comes standard.

A nine-speaker Bose sound system is an optional upgrade, and every 2019 Altima also comes equipped with standard 8-inch multi-touch color display.

"The all-new Altima features the next generation of Nissan connectivity, combining seamless connectivity between home, work and the vehicle, an intuitive interface and over-the-air updates with automatic update notifications," said Le Vot.

Safety

The 2019 Nissan Altima enjoys the option of Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of active safety and driver-assistance technologies. Nissan expects this innovative technology to come standard on one million of its vehicles by 2021.

Nissan Safety Shield includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist.

ProPILOT Assist, which eases the driver's workload by reducing the amount of acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions, comes standard on the 2019 Altima SV, SL and Platinum grades.