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2020 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

In-Depth Comparison: 2020 Nissan Altima vs. 2019 Nissan Altima


Both models of the Nissan Altima are powered by incredible Variable Compression technology, and the 2.0L engine delivers a stunning 185 HP on the 2019 model, and 188 HP on the 2020 Altima. Additionally, the 2.5L engine upgrade that’s available in both the 2019 and 2020 models has been enriched by the Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) technology. When equipped with the optional Intelligent AWD, the versatile Altima gets increased traction to help you navigate all terrains. Just like the 2019 Altima, the 2020 sedan is equipped with Xtronic technology that allows for unlimited gear combinations. Additionally, both models pack a punch with their 267 pound-feet of torque to provide you with incredible power. The engines in these Nissan Altimas are also designed with fuel efficiency in mind, both delivering an incredible 34 mpg rating on the highway.


The exteriors of both the 2019 and 2020 Nissan Altima are the very essence of elegance. The 2019 model received a stunning fresh makeover from the previous years that includes striking lines and powerful form, and the 2020 follows suit. The 2020 Altima additionally includes Intelligent Auto Headlights, which allow you to transition from day to night with ease, while Halogen Projector Lights keep the path ahead perfectly illuminated. The outside of the 2020 model is also equipped with new 360-degree cameras that allow for full visualization from the inside.


The interiors of both the 2020 Nissan Altima and 2019 Nissan Altima were designed with your comfort in mind. Enjoy a peaceful ride with the standard Active Noise Cancellation technology and stay cool and content with the revolutionary Intelligent Climate Control feature. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities on both the 2019 and 2020 models will keep you connected to all your favorite media. Also, on the 2019 and 2020 Altima is Sirius XM radio, which allows for the ultimate jam session, especially when paired with the 9 Bose speakers located throughout the entire vehicle. The available Remote Engine Start System allows you to get your sedan ready for your arrival from afar. The 7-inch Drive-Assist Display allows you to view all the information you need right from your dash with Steering Wheel Mounted Controls so that you never have to take your hands off the wheel. The 2020 Altima features an all-new unique Piano-Black Interior Trim.


The 2019 Nissan Altima was named an IIHS Top Safety pick, and the safety options have only become more advanced with the 2020 model. The ProPILOT Assist system that comes standard on both the 2020 and 2019 Altima exemplifies safety excellence. This revolutionary technology automatically adjusts the acceleration, braking, and steering based on traffic flow. The Rear Automatic Braking paired with the improved Automatic Emergency Braking helps to prevent collisions. The Automatic Braking feature is an upgrade on the 2019 model, and standard on the 2020. Additionally, both of these Altimas offer the Intelligent Lane Intervention and Blind Spot Warning. New to the 2020 model, separating it from the 2019, are the remarkable Lane-Centering Steering and Adaptive Cruise Control features that allow for partially autonomous driving on highways, embracing the future of transportation.

The Bottom Line

Both of these sedans offer incredible comfort and modernity. The price difference between the two remains somewhat small, standing at only around $200. The additional safety and external features explain the price upgrade, but both models are of impeccable value and would be well suited for any daily commute.

Why Choose Five Star Nissan of Albany?

Here at Five Star Nissan of Albany, we are completely committed to making your purchase as convenient and stress-free as possible. We offer amazing and attentive customer service in a low-pressure sales and exchange environment. We present generous offers to ensure that you have total peace of mind during your new car purchase, such as a generous 72-hour return policy and a lifetime warranty on all new vehicle purchases! If you’re near the Albany, Cordele, or Tifton areas, come test drive a 2019 or a 2020 Nissan Altima with us!

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.