2019 Nissan Altima Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Nissan Altima is about to shake up the midsize sedan market, elevating its competitiveness in the segment with features like available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and exclusive Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies such as the advanced ProPILOT Assist1. The new Altima also stands out with its lean, architectural styling and confidence-inspiring driving performance.

The 2019 Nissan Altima is offered in a range of trim levels – S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. All five come equipped with the standard 2.5-liter engine and are available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. In addition, the Altima SR and Platinum grades are available with the advanced 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine (front-wheel drive only). An exclusive Altima Edition ONE launch edition, based on the Platinum VC-Turbo, is offered in limited numbers (U.S. market only). It comes complete with a first-ever Nissan Concierge service.


The all-new 2019 Nissan Altima expressive design was inspired by the award-winning Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept. The new Altima is lower, longer and wider than the previous generation with a highly balanced, aggressive stance that includes available 19-inch wheels and tires. Inside, the all-new premium interior features a wide "gliding wing" instrument panel – which accentuates the exterior low cowl and hood, helping create an open, airy environment.

Key interior comfort and convenience features range from standard power driver's seat with added bolstering for improved holding and support, to a selection of audio and infotainment choices, including a Bose Premium Audio system with nine speakers, and a new digital amplifier with eight channels of custom equalization. Active Noise Cancellation is also available with select models, paired with the Bose audio system. Also available is standard remote engine start.

The NissanConnect system includes a number of new features – over-the-air updates, available Nissan Door to Door Navigation with real-time Premium Traffic updates and a Bluetooth Device Manager with easy customization features. In addition to standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, every 2019 Nissan Altima also comes equipped with standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and Siri Eyes Free voice recognition. Available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM provides compatible smartphone and smartwatch access to features such as Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Valet Alert, and more. Additionally, certain remote features are accessible through the NissanConnect Services Amazon Alexa Skill and Google Assistant Action.


Replacing the previous-generation Altima's 3.5-liter V6 engine is the company's world's first production-ready variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder and delivers near V6-level performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy. It recently launched as a world's first technology in the all-new INFINITI QX50 crossover. Called the VC-Turbo, the new technology continuously transforms the engine characteristics, providing both dynamic and efficient performance. Its fuel economy figures (based on regular fuel) of 25 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined, while maintaining performance similar to the V6, represent a 15% increase over the 3.5-liter V6 (combined fuel economy).

The VC-Turbo seamlessly changes its compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency) – with an advanced multi-link system continuously raising or lowering the pistons' reach to transform the compression ratio. Compared with the previous 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo requires less space in the engine bay. The engine delivers 248 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque (premium fuel). The new engine is available on Altima SR and Platinum VC-Turbo front-wheel drive grades.

Standard on all 2019 Nissan Altima is a new 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine, which is rated at 188 horsepower (versus the previous 2.5-liter 179 hp) and 180 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 177 lb-ft). More than just the gains in horsepower and torque, the new engine offers improvements in noise, vibration and harshness, along with cleaner emissions and enhanced fuel economy. Fuel economy (based on regular fuel) is rated at 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined for front-wheel drive S, SV and SL models and 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined for front-wheel drive SR and Platinum models.

Fuel economy (based on regular fuel) for Altima 2.5-liter AWD models is rated at 26 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined for front-wheel drive S, SV and SL models and 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for front-wheel drive SR and Platinum models.

The engine also has a lower profile through the adoption of a "reverse" cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold and low engine mounting into the new platform's engine bay for quieter operation.

The 2019 Nissan Altima also offers available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for the first time ever on a Nissan sedan in the U.S. The AWD system is available on all trim levels equipped with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (from 0:100 front up to 50:50 front-to-rear) according to road and driving conditions.

Along with the all-weather traction offered by the new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, all 2019 Nissan Altima benefit from a range of enhanced suspension, steering and chassis control systems. Key suspension changes include the first Altima application of monotube rear shocks, added suspension reinforcements to improve vehicle response without impacting harshness and suspension geometry adjustments to improve steering feedback. The steering system has been upgraded to a new dual-pinion electric power steering design (DP-EPS).

All 2019 Nissan Altima models, including both engine configurations, come equipped with a standard Xtronic transmission. For 2019, the Xtronic transmission receives an expanded lock-up area for improved efficiency. Paddle shifters are available with the Altima SR grade.

Three wheel and tire size combinations are available – 16-inch, 17-inch and, for the first time, 19-inch. The Altima SR grade, as in the previous-generation Altima, features unique suspension (FWD only) and chassis tuning for a sportier ride and handling feel.


ProPILOT Assist is a single-lane "hands-on" driving assistance technology that eases driver workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions, such as single-lane highway driving. ProPILOT Assist is standard on the 2019 Nissan Altima SV, SL and Platinum grades.

Along with ProPILOT Assist, also new for 2019 is Rear Automatic Braking (RAB)2, which helps the driver detect stationary objects when backing up, and if necessary applies the brakes to help avoid a collision. And, a new Nissan-first Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system provides Altima drivers with the most recent speed limit information. The information is displayed in the standard 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display.

The range of safety and convenience features includes standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)3 on all grades. Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) is standard on the Altima Platinum.

The addition of Rear Automatic Braking creates Safety Shield 360, which provides front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies, under the umbrella of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).



  • Lower, wider and longer versus previous-generation Altima, including reduced front overhang and lower hood height

  • Aggressive V-motion grille, unique rear diffuser

  • Available dark chrome V-motion grille

  • Streamlined boomerang headlights and taillights

  • Available LED headlights with sleek LED daytime running lights

  • Standard Intelligent Auto Headlights

  • Floating roof design to accentuate the spacious, airy cabin.

  • Available acoustic glass windshield and side windows

  • Available LED fog lights

  • Available heated outside mirrors

  • Available heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals

  • 0.26 coefficient of drag

  • Nine available exterior colors, including deep-tinted Scarlet Ember Tintcoat (premium color) that changes hue with the light and vibrant Sunset Drift ChromaFlair® orange (premium color)

  • Other exterior colors include (premium color), Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Pearl White TriCoat (premium color), Glacier White, Deep Blue Pear and Storm Blue

  • Altima Edition ONE offered in just three colors: Super Black, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat and White Pearl Tricoat

Engines and Driveline

  • Standard front-wheel drive

  • Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (2.5-liter engine-equipped models only)

  • VC-Turbo engine

    • 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

    • Rated at 248 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm (premium fuel)

    • Variable compression ratio – 8.0:1 – 14.0:1

    • Bore and stroke 84.0 x 90.1 @ 8.0:1 CR; 84.0 x 88.9 @ 14.0:1 CR

    • 6,000 rpm redline

    • Direct injection + port injection

    • Fuel economy: Altima S, SV, SL: 28/39/32 FWD; 26/36/30 AWD
      Altima SR, Platinum: 27/37/31 FWD; 25/35/29 AWD

    • Available on SR and Platinum FWD models

  • New 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine

    • 80% new or redesigned parts

    • Rated at 188 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm

    • Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™)

    • Fuel economy: 25/34/29 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD only)

    • Standard on all Altima grades

  • Standard next-generation Xtronic transmission with expanded lock-up area for improved efficiency

  • Available paddle shifters

  • Standard remote engine start

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • New platform featuring low NVH, low engine mounting position

  • Independent strut front suspension

  • Independent rear multilink suspension design

  • Standard Intelligent Ride Control and Intelligent Trace Control

  • Rear monotube shock absorbers

  • Standard front and rear stabilizer bars

  • Sport-tuned suspension for Altima 2.5 SR FWD grade

  • Dual-pinion electric powered steering system (DD-EPS)

  • Power-assisted front vented disc/solid rear disc brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with full-wheel covers with 215/60R16 all-season tires

  • Available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 215/55R17 all-season tires

  • Available 19-inch aluminum-alloy sport wheels with 235/40R19 all-season tires

Interior Features

  • Upscale interior with premium materials and craftsmanship

  • Five-passenger seating

  • Open, airy cabin

  • "Gliding wing" instrument panel design

  • NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats

  • Standard 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat

  • Available 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seats

  • Standard 60/40 split folding rear bench seat with armrest

  • Revised front seats that help support a neutral posture (versus traditional seat design)

  • Available heated front seats and heated steering wheel

  • Available driver's memory seat function

  • Standard cloth seating

  • Available leather-appointed seats and trim

  • Standard Advanced Drive-Assist™ Display with 7.0-inch, high-resolution color display nestled in the instrument cluster

  • Available Bose Premium Audio System with nine speakers

  • Standard two front illuminated USB connection ports (one Type-A, one Type-C) with iPod connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)

  • Standard two rear illuminated USB charge ports (one Type-A, one Type-C)

  • Standard NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

  • Standard 8-inch color display with multi-touch control

  • Available Nissan Door to Door Navigation with Premium Traffic

  • Available SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

  • Available NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM (Subscription required, sold separately)

  • Standard Siri Eyes Free/Google Assistant™ Voice Recognition

  • Standard Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant

  • Available Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM)

  • Available Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control

  • Standard Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System with Voice Recognition and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth

  • Standard Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition

  • Power windows with driver's side auto up/down and auto reverse feature, available front passenger-side auto up/down and auto reverse feature

  • Power door locks with auto-locking feature

  • Standard RearView Monitor

  • Available single-panel power sliding glass moonroof

  • Available HomeLink Universal Transceiver

  • Available simulated high tech-look wood trim with thin silver accent lines

  • Three available interior colors: Charcoal, Light Gray and Sport (Charcoal with discrete orange accents)

Safety, Security and Driving Aids

  • Nissan Advanced AirBag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor

  • Driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags

  • Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection

  • Driver and front passenger supplemental knee airbags

  • Seat-mounted rear passenger side-impact supplemental air bags

  • Front and rear seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters

  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

  • Zone Body construction

  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Easy-Fill Tire Alert

  • Available radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

  • Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW)

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

  • Available Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)

  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

  • Available ProPILOT Assist1 with steering assist and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Full Speed Range and Hold

  • Available Rear Automatic Braking (RAB)

  • Available Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system

  • Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI)

  • Standard Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)





Altima S

2.5-liter / FWD

$23,750 USD

Altima SR

2.5-liter / FWD

$25,100 USD

Altima SV

2.5-liter / FWD

$27,930 USD

Altima SL

2.5-liter / FWD

$29,840 USD

Altima Platinum

2.5-liter / FWD

$31,780 USD

Altima S

2.5-liter / AWD

$25,100 USD

Altima SR

2.5-liter / AWD

$26,450 USD

Altima SV

2.5-liter / AWD

$29,280 USD

Altima SL

2.5-liter / AWD

$31,190 USD

Altima Platinum

2.5-liter / AWD

$33,130 USD

Altima SR

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$29,150 USD

Altima Platinum

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$34,780 USD

Altima Edition ONE

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$35,750 USD


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