Likewise, lane departure warning is part of this too, along with blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking if something is in the way up front, and both forward collision warning and a system that recognizes if pedestrians are possibly in your path. The Altima remains less expensive, but only just, at the higher trim levels. Even that is sort of similar, but more on that in a second. The happy news is that handling is precise and sporty on both, while the ride is smooth and well controlled with no abrupt bumps penetrating the cabin to the passengers. One assumes that machismo also rubs off on its owner. It takes the range-topping Platinum trim and adds 19-inch wheels, a trunk lip spoiler, and illuminated door sill plates. Play some tunes: The stereo systems get a touch of high-tech.
Nissan will start taking reservations for the entire 2019 Altima lineup starting on June 15. This exclusive offer ends soon. Plus, there's a big boost in active safety with standard automatic emergency braking, intelligent forward collision warning, and rear door alert. Headroom is just enough for 5-10 Mr. The new turbo I4 is rated 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, while the V6 is rated 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Over 20 years of research and development produced an engine that only Nissan could create — with power and efficiency like never before. Looking backward: This may be a positive or a negative, but the high trunk and low seating position mean cars following the Altima can disappear pretty dramatically.
Buyers also get three years of access to the Nissan Concierge service. The tested Scarlet Ember Red Altima 2. . The rearview camera offers a 360-view too. Credit Mark Savage By comparison, the Maxima features a stout and reliable 3. Being the premium trim level, the test car featured a sharp leather interior with black dash top and tan lower dash along with a similar pattern on the doors. So, as sedans continue to grow from what was once compact and mid-size car dimensions into full-size models, the Altima, in essence, has caught up with the Maxima in everything but power.
The 2019 Altima also offers available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for the first time ever on a Nissan sedan in the U. Middle-seat sufferers will feel perched up quite high, and their legs sit high atop a largish hump. All five come equipped with the standard 2. Standard on all grade levels is a new 2. Still, a few automakers continue courting this formerly mainstream market.
Seats were tan leather and the headliner also was tan to brighten the interior. Safety Shield 360 also is standard. The console-based dial-and-button setup continues its long Mazda tradition. Sound remains impeccable from the Bose 11-speaker surround sound system, as expected. It also comes with ProPilot, a feature that helps drivers navigate stop-and-go traffic on the highway. But the suspension is tuned for a sportier ride, not necessarily helpful on our crumbling roads. You drive with greater awareness and an assist when you need it most.
Either would make a delightful family sedan for a road trip, even on bumpy Midwest roads. This means buyers will receive leather-appointed seats, a Bose premium sound system, and a moonroof in addition to the four-cylinder variable compression turbo engine that makes 248 hp. The Edition One sports 19-inch dark gray alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, external ground lighting, illuminated kick plates, and unique badges. The seats came heated on the trim level, but sans ventilation no matter the trim level. It's everything you ever wanted in an Altima sedan, and more than you ever expected. Now the most advanced tech you own is in your driveway.
Overview: 2019 Nissan Altima Edition One Hits: Excellent power, ride and handling. For those on a stricter budget, the base Altima comes with a 2. Sadly, I could find no easy way to disable the lane departure, which buzzes annoyingly if you touch, or approach, a lane marker. For the first three years of ownership, buyers have access to the Edition One Nissan Concierge without charge. So, power is plentiful there too.
The engine delivers 248 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque premium fuel. Satin chrome trims the door releases and dash while the console was flat black, a good move as that cuts reflection that can disturb a driver on a sunny day. For more information on the 2019 Altima, please visit NissanNews. The Bose Premium Sound System delivers A- sound, which means a clear, realistic playback but without that concert-level sound that some more upscale cars offer. Both the Altima and Maxima are delightful sedans with great handling, power, and ride.
It delivers near V6-level performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy. Overall length is just a hair from identical and weight is similar too. But there are many options with the Altima as it comes in eight trim levels from the 2. It is available in a range of nine dynamic exterior colors. This service provides an assistant that can help with dinner reservations or event ticket purchases inside the vehicle or via smartphone. Nissan is trying to woo you with its near-luxury Maxima sedan that offers refreshed styling and equipment tweaks for 2019 that may entice you to offer it a rose as you move toward amiable companionship. Honda and Acura offer some of the best stereos out there, and the featured premium audio system with 10 speakers was no different.