Since its introduction in 1992, the Nissan Altima has been one of the most popular Nissan automobiles. The new 2019 Nissan Altima comes with all the benefits you'd expect from an Altima with a newly redesigned style and some great upgrades. If you're considering trading in your Altima and upgrading to the 2019 model, take a look at our review to learn more about it.
One of the most remarkable upgrades in the 2019 Altima is the variable compression turbo engine. A standard engine works at a certain compression ratio, but the VC-T engine in the 2019 Nissan Altima is capable of altering its compression ratio from 14.0:1 to 8.0:1, meaning you can get exactly what you need out of your car when you need it. A higher compression ratio results in better fuel economy while a lower compression ratio results in more power.
Part of what makes this engine particularly unique is the fact that it doesn't require premium gasoline like some other variable compression turbo engines do.
If you opt for the 2019 Altima S base model, you'll get a 2.5L engine instead of the 2.0T VC-T that comes in the turbo version. In terms of numbers, this is largely the same engine you'd find in earlier Nissan Altima models. However, the 2019 Nissan Altima has a redesigned version of this 2.5L engine that's designed to improve performance and reduce noise. You get a slight increase in horsepower to 188 and a small torque increase—from 177 lb-ft to 180 lb-ft. While these numbers aren't necessarily going to have a huge effect on performance, they're a nice improvement when coupled with the increase in overall smoothness of the engine.
In terms of design, the 2019 Nissan Altima borrows heavily from its 2018 counterpart. It features the same sharp headlight style with distinct contouring on the sides of the body. However, there are definitely some key differences that you'll notice at a quick glance. Arguably the biggest difference between the 2018 Altima and 2019 Altima is the grill. The grill on the 2018 model is fairly small and has a sharp design to it, while the 2019 Altima features a much larger, square-shaped grill that gives it a sort of luxury sedan look. You also get a few additional accents on various parts of the car, including the addition of lower fog lights on the front of the car and sleek details near the rear windshield.
While the large grill on the front of the 2019 Altima doesn't look like a good spot for a license plate, you can easily mount one if you want to. According to the 2019 Altima designer Ken Lee, the design was sketched with a license plate, so there shouldn't be any issues.
If you're looking for reliable daily driver, the 2019 Nissan Altima is a great choice. Murfreesboro Nissan has a wide range of new and used Nissan vehicles in stock and a team that can help you find what you need. To learn more about the 2019 Altima or look at our stock, come on down to Murfreesboro Nissan.