2020 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Altima
2020 Nissan Altima 2019 Nissan Altima


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


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  MPG (City/Highway)

28/39 * 28/39 *

2020 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

Serving Statesboro, GA

The Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan model that has been manufactured by Nissan since 1992 and is consistently amongst the most popular sedan models in the market. Nissan has sold, at a minimum, a staggering 201,000 units in the United States alone since the 2000 model year, even cracking over 300,000 units sold in several years during that span. It is worth noting that some of these sales include rental fleets, but the tremendous success of this model remains, nonetheless. Between the 2019 and 2020 model years, the Nissan Altima has seen only minimal changes, including a small shake-up of the standard and available features between trim levels.


There are virtually no changes in performance from the 2019 Nissan Altima and 2020 Nissan Altima models. The standard engine for both model years is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 188 horsepower. As you climb the trim level hierarchy, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine becomes available. This turbocharged engine is capable of producing up to 248 horsepower. The 188 horsepower base engine averages an outstanding 28 city and 39 highway miles per gallon in the 2020 Altima model. The turbocharged engine averages slightly lower figures at 25 city and 34 highway miles per gallon. There are not very many non-hybrid sedan models capable of rivaling these figures.


The sixth-generation Nissan Altima, which began with the 2019 Nissan Altima, is built on Nissan’s D Platform that has been used on various Nissan and Infiniti models in the past. The all-new exterior design resembles the exterior design of the Nissan Maxima, which is a tier higher than the Nissan Altima. The interior design of the sixth-generation Altima is well-built and high quality, although some have been critical of the materials used on the interior in the lower trim-level models.


The standard and available features of the 2019 and 2020 Nissan Altima are where nearly all of the changes between the two are recognized. Every 2019 and 2020 Nissan Altima comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen display compatible with smartphone integration, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB, and more. Additionally, every Nissan Altima (2019 or 2020) comes standard with active safety technology such as automated emergency braking, a collision warning system, a rearview camera, and more. The most notable change between the two model years is the 2020 Nissan Altima makes every active safety feature that Nissan has at their disposal available throughout every trim. Certain features aren’t available on the 2019 Nissan Altima S trim. It’s worth noting that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety selected the 2020 Nissan Altima as a 2020 Top Safety Pick.

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At Vaden Nissan in Statesboro, Georgia, we are dedicated to providing you with the most accurate, up-to-date information about all of our models so that you know you’re making the right decision when you shop with us. For additional information about the 2019 or 2020 Nissan Altima and how these models differ, please contact our dealership.

* 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 28 City/39 Highway/32 Combined for Altima® S, SV, SL FWD; 26 City/36 Highway/30 Combined for Altima S, SV, SL AWD; 27 City/37 Highway/31 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum FWD; 25 City/35 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum AWD; 25 City/34 Highway/29 Combined for Altima SR, Platinum, Edition ONE VC-Turbo FWD. Fuel economy estimates based on 87-octane fuel. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.