Comparing 2020 Nissan Altima and 2019 Nissan Altima



The Nissan Altima has, in recent years, become a favorite among car enthusiasts thanks to the smooth rides it provides, alongside its excellent Safety Shield 360 system. While the 2019 Nissan Altima was already known for being one of the safest cars on the road, the Nissan Altima 2020 takes it a step further by making its Safety Shield 360 system available across all trim levels, even the S trim level, the basic standard model.

If you are looking for a standout car among all Nissan models, the Altima is the best choice for you. 

What are the main differences between the Nissan Altima 2019 and 2020?

The 2020 Nissan Altima carries over everything that made the 2019 Nissan Altima a favorite among consumers, and it does so at only a price difference of about $200. The 2020 Nissan Altima starts from $24,100 and brings you everything that made the 2019 model stand out. The base engine is a 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine that gives you 188 Horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

You can also upgrade the engine to a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that will give you 248 Horsepower, making your Altima all that more powerful. The fuel economy of both the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2020 model is the same - at 25 within city limits and 34 on the highway. But a stronger engine combined with an optional all-wheel-drive gives you better fuel efficiency and comfort while driving on the streets.

Previously, Nissan's coveted Safety Shield 360 was only available on the 2019 Nissan Altima SR trim level and above. But the 2020 model makes this technology available across all its five trim levels. The base-level has an optional Safety Shield 360, but every trim above that comes equipped with this technology. You also get ProPilot Assist from Nissan in both the 2019 and 2020 models. The 2020 Nissan Altima adds certain features like Auto Headlights and Halogen Projector Lights, for improved safety in dark lighting conditions. Both the lineups also include Xtronic technology that gives you variable gear combos that you can adjust to meet your driving requirements.

All in all, the 2019 Nissan Altima was already a standout car in the mid-sized sedans category. The 2020 Nissan Altima has improved upon its predecessor and made available what was successful in the 2019 Altima, to every car in the 2020 Altima. If you live in East Hampton, Portland, or Meridan, then visit North Plainfield Nissan in North Plainfield, NJ to test-drive these models and feel the difference for yourself!

Source: Nissan