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Nissan took the wraps off the all-new sixth generation of its midsize sedan at the 2018 New York Auto Show. In addition to the expected powertrain and architectural improvements, and the added technology features expected of a fully redesigned model, the 2019 Nissan Altima is now available with all-wheel drive—a rare feature in the mainstream midsize-sedan class.
Class: Midsize Car
Dates tested: 3/21/2016 – 3/28/2016
Miles Driven: 270
Fuel Used: 10.3 gallons
The perennially favorite Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have long been the front-runners in the midsize-sedan race, but it might surprise some to learn that the Nissan Altima is now coming in a strong third. That puts it ahead of such well-known competitors as the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Subaru Legacy.
Note: This report supplements Consumer Guide Automotive’s full report on the 2013 Nissan Altima, a midsize sedan that starts at $21,500.
Do Lexus and Nissan have a partnership that we don’t know about? In looking at photos of the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan and the 2013 Lexus GS, we became confused as to which was which. It’s kind of like being on the set with with Elijah Wood and look-alike Daniel Radcliffe . . . or Jon Stewart and Richard Lewis . . . or Stephen Colbert and Bob Saget . . . . It can be disorienting. Anyway, here are the photos. What do you think? Separated at Birth…
There’s a certain cachet to sedans with all-wheel drive. Though largely shunned by folks in states in which snow is not a real threat to commuting ease, AWD vehicles in general have caught on with the buying public, accounting for as much as 80 percent of the sales of certain crossover-SUV models in cities such as Chicago and New York.
When the redesigned Honda Accord debuted for the 2018 model year, it was missing an optional feature it had offered for more than two decades: a V6 engine.