Nissan redesigned its mid-size sedan for 2019 with dramatic changes inside and out. The 2019 Nissan Altima made its debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show; is the redesign enough to make the sedan competitive against the recently redone Toyota Camry and Honda Accord? We got to take a closer look.
Outside, the biggest change is to the Altima’s face. It wears a larger, more aggressive version of the brand’s V-Motion grille. Inside, Nissan lowered the dashboard, which makes the front feel more airy and spacious. The standard 8-inch touchscreen also has been raised for better visibility.
Nissan also shook things up under the hood, starting with the addition of all-wheel drive, which will be available across the lineup. The V-6 is gone for 2019, replaced by a 248-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Base versions will use a 188-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Although it has the same displacement as last year’s engine, Nissan says it features 80 percent new parts and a small bump in power. Both engines come mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission.
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