Driving home in a new vehicle is an exciting experience! But how can you be sure which model is right for you? If you’ve been thinking about taking home the Altima, we’ve laid out the differences between the 2018 and 2019 models below, giving you the information you need to make a smart decision. Whether this is your first Nissan or your fifth, our team is committed to serving you with full transparency and friendly, honest feedback.
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The 2019 Nissan Altima is redesigned, offering a lower, wider, and longer wheelbase to give the sedan a stronger, more athletic look on the road. Design changes also provide great aerodynamics for an improved driving experience. The V-Motion grille adds to the sweeping lines and new hood, pulling together the new look beautifully. The 2018 model still looks powerful on the roadways and offers the identifiable body structure that makes it purely Nissan, through and through.
Both models have a standard 2.5-liter inline-four under the hood, but the 2019 engine gets a few tweaks for improved performance. Expect 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque in the 2018 Altima and 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque in the 2019 model. The 2018 model also offered a 3.5-liter V6 that provided 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque for drivers who want fast performance and extra excitement on the roads.
The second engine option in the 2019 model is a 2.0-liter VC-Turbo that was previously only found in the Infiniti lineup. This engine makes 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Looking for even more in the 2019 model? All-wheel drive is now available on every trim!
The 2018 Altima came with a standard 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were available for an upgrade, but that’s all changed in the 2019 model. The standard touchscreen grows to eight inches and smartphone compatibility is now standard, which great news for shoppers who might be looking at the lower-end trims to stay within their budget.
If you drove the 2018 Altima, you’d get to enjoy standard safety features like Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and front and rear parking sensors. However, the 2019 Altima gets a boost here, adding Rear Automatic Braking, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Nissan ProPilot Assist.
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Both the 2018 and 2019 Altima models are a great option for sedan buyers, but if you want improved tech and safety features, the 2019 model is the one for you. If you’re shopping with a budget, call our team for information on which model year and trim level fits within your price range. When it comes to getting behind the wheel of a reliable and capable Nissan Altima, there’s no better place to go than Don Williamson Nissan! Call us at 910-459-2591 or contact us below for more information.