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- The Nissan Altima is one of the most popular mid-size sedans in the US and was only outsold by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
- The sixth generation Altima is all-new for the 2019 model year.
- Our Nissan Altima 2.0 VC-Turbo SR FWD sedan is powered by an innovative 248 horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged variable compression, four-cylinder engine. The Altima comes standard with a traditional 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine.
- We were impressed by the Altima’s well-designed interior, new infotainment system, and innovative engine.
- The base 2019 Nissan Altima 2.0 S FWD starts at $23,750 while our mid-grade SR test car started at $29,150. The top-spec Edition One VC-Turbo starts at $35,750. With features and options, our Altima came to an as-tested price of $30,655.
The market for family sedans in the US is shrinking. According to data collected by Kelley Blue Book, US mid-size sedan sales drop by more than 16% in 2017. Last year, sales fell another 15.9%.
However, the segment still represents a massive 1.48 million cars sold in 2018 or 8.6% of total auto sales in the US.
In short, there’s still a lot worth fighting for here.
As a result, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the segment’s leaders, have both been completely revamped and are about as good as they’ve ever been.
The Smyrna, Tennessee-built Nissan Altima is the third member of the triumvirate. Nissan sold more than 209,000 Altimas in 2018. It’s a figure bested only by the Accord’s 291,000 and the Camry’s 343,000 in US sales.
The Nissan Altima is all-new for 2019 with the debut of a sixth generation variant.
Recently, Nissan dropped off a new 2019 Altima 2.0 VC-Turbo SR clad in an attractive Deep Blue Pearl paint job.
The base 2019 Nissan Altima 2.0 S FWD starts at $23,750 while our mid-grade SR test car started at $29,150. The top-spec Edition One VC-Turbo starts at $35,750. With features and options, our Altima came to an as-tested price of $30,655.
Here’s a closer look at the 2019 Nissan Altima.
The original Altima debuted in 1992 as a replacement for the outgoing…
… Nissan Stanza sedan.
Both the original Altima and the Stanza were related to Nissan’s Japanese market Bluebird sedan.
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