Competes with: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mazda6, Subaru Legacy
Looks like: The low V-Motion grille and flared lower bumper energize the front, but the back remains staid, giving the new Altima a reverse mullet: party up front, business in the back.
Drivetrain: 188-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 180 pounds-feet of torque (base engine); 248-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with variable compression, 273 pounds-feet of torque (available on SR or Platinum); continuously variable automatic transmission; standard front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive optional with base engine
Hits dealerships: Fall 2018
The redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima follows in the footsteps of its main competition, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which got full redesigns in 2018. Though the Altima’s changes come a year later, it does thankfully have a few new tricks up its sleeve that should serve to differentiate it from other mid-size sedans, such as available all-wheel drive and added safety features, including Nissan’s excellent ProPilot assist system.