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If we’re brutally honest, folks shopping for a Japanese sedan don’t typically gravitate to the Nissan Altima. These days, buyers are nixing all sedans for SUVs and crossovers, but when it comes to Japan’s Big Three, the Altima trails well behind the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in sales.

Nissan is hoping to reverse that trend with its facelifted 2019 Altima, which aside from a dynamic new look also offers optional all-wheel drive. The other big news is the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, which replaces the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 that has given the Altima considerable performance gusto for the better part of 15 years.

With the 2019 Altima now upon us, how does the new car compare to its main Japanese rivals? Hit the slideshow above for a quick look at three key areas: design, powertrain, and features.

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