of the 2019 Nissan Altima. Base trim shown.
It was always going to be an uphill battle for the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima. No car gets evaluated in a vacuum, but the Altima has an especially rough go of it, as it competes against two of the most prominent nameplates in automotive history: the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
Nissan proudly informed me that this Altima is the sixth generation of the car, which has been sold in the U.S. for 25 model years now and features total sales of 5.7 million. I did some quick Google work after that and found that the Accord is celebrating its 42nd year in the U.S. and is the best-selling passenger car in America over that time according to Honda, with 12.5 million units sold. The Camry? It came some 35 years ago and sold its 11 millionth unit all the way back in 2013.
The previous generation of the Altima was behind the other two models in most categories even before both received highly successful overhauls for the 2018 model year. Now the bar is even higher. I headed to Nissan's national media introduction in Santa Barbara, Calif., to drive the 2019 Altima and find out if the new car provides a suitable ... Altim-ernative (couldn't help myself). (In accordance with our ethics policy, Cars.com pays for its transportation to, and lodging at, such manufacturer-hosted events.)
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The 2019 Nissan Altima currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
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