When we look back from the distance of a few years in the future at the 2019 Nissan Altima, we might regard it as a landmark car. In an era when many manufacturers are de-emphasizing their sedans and some are eschewing them altogether, Nissan has taken a contrarian course. It has invested big time in its mainstay mid-size sedan, equipping it with not one but two new engines and, for the first time, offering all-wheel drive.
The previous-generation Altima was well-regarded and won the most recent J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey in its segment, but the all-new 2019 Altima elevates the model to a new plane. With Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT Assist electronic driver-assistance suite, the 2019 Altima takes its drivers well down the road toward the destination of fully autonomous driving. So this car isn’t just important to Nissan; we think it is important to the industry.