2019 Nissan Altima: Better Dressed With Better Tech

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  • a red car on a dirt road: Replacing the old 3.5-liter V6 engine is a new 2.0-liter VC Turbo engine with 248 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
  • a red car parked in a parking lot: Together with a continuously variable transmission, the EPA estimates that the Altima will return 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
  • a red car parked on the side of a road: Compared to the outgoing Altima, the new Altima is longer, lower and wider, with 1.9 inches of additional length in the wheelbase.
  • a red car parked in a parking lot: The new Altima sports a more aggressive appearance with a bigger "V-Motion" grille, shorter front overhangs and floating roof.
  • a red car parked on the side of a road: The Altima's cabin also strikes a more stylish appearance with a layered dashboard with two-tone panels and silver trim pieces.
  • a red car parked in a parking lot: A new NissanConnect system quarterbacks infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation satellite radio and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
  • a red car: NissanConnect also comes standard with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
  • a red car parked in a parking lot: The range-topping Platinum model comes standard with a 360-degree camera.
  • a close up of a motorcycle: The 2019 Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo starts at $35,675, which includes $895 for destination charges.
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Replacing the old 3.5-liter V6 engine is a new 2.0-liter VC Turbo engine with 248 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
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Together with a continuously variable transmission, the EPA estimates that the Altima will return 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
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Compared to the outgoing Altima, the new Altima is longer, lower and wider, with 1.9 inches of additional length in the wheelbase.
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The new Altima sports a more aggressive appearance with a bigger "V-Motion" grille, shorter front overhangs and floating roof.
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The Altima's cabin also strikes a more stylish appearance with a layered dashboard with two-tone panels and silver trim pieces.
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A new NissanConnect system quarterbacks infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation satellite radio and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
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NissanConnect also comes standard with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
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The range-topping Platinum model comes standard with a 360-degree camera.
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The 2019 Nissan Altima Platinum VC-Turbo starts at $35,675, which includes $895 for destination charges.
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A lot has happened in the midsize sedan segment over the past decade. Class stalwarts like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry now boast a healthy helping of styling flair. Back-of-the-pack entries like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are now legit front-runners. Even as companies like Ford and Fiat-Chrysler have left or are planning to pull away from this space, midsize sedans are still hugely important.      

As far as Nissan's concerned, after selling nearly 255,000 Altimas in 2017, walking away from the midsize sedan segment wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. In fact, Nissan is going all-in, reupping with the brand-new 2019 Altima that represents the nameplate's biggest step forward yet in terms of looks, tech and performance. 

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