2019 Nissan Altima vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Altima
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2019 Honda Accord is still the standard for the class and was our Best Car to Buy 2018.

The Toyota Camry isn’t far behind and sticks to its guns on powertrains—for now.

The Hyundai Sonata is a good value in the class that’s known for value, and a new version is on its way.

The Subaru Legacy is the only other mid-sizer with all-wheel drive—it’s standard on the Legacy—but its design is aged and could use a new version soon.

The Chevy Malibu is compelling but not very exciting; its hybrid version is very fuel efficient.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech.
The 2019 Hyundai Sonata aims squarely for value-minded shoppers who want a long warranty, and hits a bullseye.
The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value.
The 2019 Toyota Camry discards its plain vanilla personality in favor of vanilla bean.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
2.5 S Sedan4-Door Sedan L w/1VLSE 2.4L2.5iL Automatic (SE)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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