The 2019 Altima is the sixth-generation of Nissan’s favorite sedan, and a lot has changed for the new year.

So, what exactly IS new on the 2019 Altima?

The Altima now has more head, leg, and shoulder room for front passengers and more leg and shoulder room for those sitting in the back thanks to a new body that sits 2.8 centimetres lower, two centimeters wider and 4.8-centimetre-longer.

Other changes include a more rigid chassis and a completely redesigned front grille that extends beyond the bottom of the fascia, eliminating the bumper cover altogether. But surprisingly enough, these aren’t even close to the biggest or most exciting changes in the all-new Altima!

The Biggest Update to the 2019 Nissan Altima is AWD

The 2019 Altima is the first Nissan sedan in North America to offer all-wheel-drive as standard across all trim levels. How does the technology work?

The Nissan AWD system employs on-demand torque distribution, which can shift full torque to the front wheels when necessary to a 50/50 front/rear bias when better handling is needed. That gives you more control in icy and snowy situations.

This is great news for Canadians looking for a fully loaded and luxurious sedan that can also tackle the cold winter climate.

Trims and Features

The 2019 Nissan Altima will come in three trims — S, SV, and Premium. The list of standard equipment on the S model is long, including things like 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, power locks and windows and a backup camera. The base model Altima also offers two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth compatibility. Even luxurious amenities like a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a remote starter all come standard!

When you move up to the SV trim, features like dual-zone climate control, LED headlights and fog lamps, and 17-inch aluminum wheels are added. A heated steering wheel and moonroof also come with the middle model.

If you choose Premium, enjoy leather seats, interior accent lighting, rear moving object detection, NissanConnect, 19-inch wheels, and a top-of-the-line Bose sound system.

Interior Design

Inside the new Altima, you’ll come to find the same roomy and comfortable interior as in previous generations. In fact, it offers buyers even MORE room. With the increased length and width, there is far more legroom in the rear for full-sized adults, even with the front seats adjusted for a six-foot-tall driver. There are also two USB charging ports for passengers sitting in the back, and a new intuitive eight-inch touchscreen, which is standard across all trims.

2019 Nissan Altima Test Drive

The 2019 Nissan Altima offers more than every competing sedan in the segment. It has more space for passengers, a roomier trunk (436 litres) for all your things and the one thing most competitors can’t offer – All-Wheel-Drive.

At Woodbine Nissan, we have the largest Nissan showroom in Ontario and a sales staff with over 20 years of experience combined. Drop by today and take the new Altima for a test drive! With competitive financing and lease rates and service that is second-to-none, learn why Woodbine Nissan has been the #1 choice for some many in Etobicoke and the GTA.

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