All-wheel drive is available for the first time, and buyers can add lots of safety assists, too.

After reading Motor1.com's recently published First Drive of the new 2019 Nissan Altima, you might be tempted to check one out at your local dealer soon. Now, Nissan is revealing just how much you should expect to pay for the new sedan. Prices now start at $23,750 for the front-wheel-drive S trim, versus a base cost of $23,260 for the 2018 model. The Altima is available with all-wheel drive for the first time, and this system takes the entry-level grade to $25,100.

Even base trims of the Altima now come standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth support for its 8-inch infotainment system. The driver gets an eight-way power adjustable seat. Plus, there's a big boost in active safety with standard automatic emergency braking, intelligent forward collision warning, and rear door alert.

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Buyers can also add an optional Nissan Safety Shield 360 system that includes pedestrian detection for the automatic emergency braking system, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and high beam assist. For even more high-tech help, the range-topping Premium trim comes standard with the Intelligent Around View Monitor.

Nissan updates its 2.5-liter four-cylinder to produce 188 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 180 pound-feet (244 Newton-meters), instead of 179 hp (134 kW) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) from the version in the previous generation. For a starting price of $29,150 on the SR trim, customers can get the company's new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with variable compression that makes 248 hp (185 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm), and this powerplant is only available on front-wheel-drive Altimas.

If a buyer wants all the bells and whistles, the Edition One is available at launch. It takes the range-topping Platinum trim and adds 19-inch wheels, a trunk lip spoiler, and illuminated door sill plates. Buyers also get three years of access to the Nissan Concierge service.

The 2019 Altima arrives at dealers on October 3. The table below lists full pricing for it, and these figures don't include the $895 destination charge.

Model

Engine/Drive

MSRP

Altima S

2.5-liter / FWD

$23,750 USD

Altima SR

2.5-liter / FWD

$25,100 USD

Altima SV

2.5-liter / FWD

$27,930 USD

Altima SL

2.5-liter / FWD

$29,840 USD

Altima Platinum

2.5-liter / FWD

$31,780 USD

Altima S

2.5-liter / AWD

$25,100 USD

Altima SR

2.5-liter / AWD

$26,450 USD

Altima SV

2.5-liter / AWD

$29,280 USD

Altima SL

2.5-liter / AWD

$31,190 USD

Altima Platinum

2.5-liter / AWD

$33,130 USD

Altima SR

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$29,150 USD

Altima Platinum

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$34,780 USD

Altima Edition ONE

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$35,750 USD

Source: Nissan

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Nissan announces U.S. pricing for all-new 2019 Altima – features expressive design, two new engines, available All-Wheel Drive and Nissan Safety Shield 360
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Nissan is bringing excitement back to the mid-size sedan segment with the U.S. launch of the all-new, sixth-generation 2019 Altima
Features two new engines, along with first available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive in a Nissan sedan in the U.S.
Available technology includes ProPILOT Assist1 and Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist systems
Pricing2 starts at $23,750 for Altima S 2.5 front-wheel drive, $25,100 for Altima S 2.5 all-wheel drive
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Nissan Altima, which goes on sale Oct. 3 at Nissan dealers nationwide. The all-new Altima is offered in a range of trim levels – S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. All five come equipped with the standard 2.5-liter engine and are available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

The starting MSRP2 of $23,750 includes a long list of standard features, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 8.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) and Rear Door Alert (RDA).

In addition, the Altima SR and Platinum grades are available with the advanced 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine (front-wheel drive only). An exclusive Altima Edition ONE launch edition, based on the Platinum VC-Turbo, is offered in limited numbers and comes complete with a first-ever Nissan Concierge service.

The 2019 Altima is designed to shake up the midsize sedan market, elevating its competitiveness in the segment with exclusive Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies such as the advanced ProPILOT Assist. It is also the second Nissan model, following the recently launched 2019 Nissan Rogue, to offer Nissan Safety Shield 360 – which includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).  

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices2 (MSRP) for the 2019 Nissan Altima Sedan: 

Model

Engine/Drive

MSRP

Altima S

2.5-liter / FWD

$23,750 USD

Altima SR

2.5-liter / FWD

$25,100 USD

Altima SV

2.5-liter / FWD

$27,930 USD

Altima SL

2.5-liter / FWD

$29,840 USD

Altima Platinum

2.5-liter / FWD

$31,780 USD

Altima S

2.5-liter / AWD

$25,100 USD

Altima SR

2.5-liter / AWD

$26,450 USD

Altima SV

2.5-liter / AWD

$29,280 USD

Altima SL

2.5-liter / AWD

$31,190 USD

Altima Platinum

2.5-liter / AWD

$33,130 USD

Altima SR

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$29,150 USD

Altima Platinum

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$34,780 USD

Altima Edition ONE

2.0-liter VC-Turbo / FWD

$35,750 USD


Destination and Handling $895.

About the 2019 Nissan Altima
The 2019 Altima's expressive design is lower, longer and wider than the previous generation with a highly balanced, aggressive stance that includes available 19-inch wheels and tires. Inside, the all-new premium interior features a wide "gliding wing" instrument panel – which accentuates the exterior's low cowl and hood, helping create an open, airy environment. It is available in a range of nine dynamic exterior colors.

Key interior comfort and convenience features range from standard 8-way power driver's seat with added bolstering for improved holding and support, to a selection of audio and infotainment choices, including a Bose® Premium Audio system with nine speakers, and a new digital amplifier with eight channels of custom equalization.

In addition to standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, every 2019 Altima comes equipped with standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and Siri® Eyes Free voice recognition. Available NissanConnect® Services powered by SiriusXM® provides compatible smartphone and smartwatch access to features such as Remote Engine Start/Stop3, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Valet Alert, and more. Additionally, certain remote features are accessible through the NissanConnect Services Amazon Alexa Skill and Google Assistant Action.

Standard on all grade levels is a new 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine, which is rated at 188 horsepower (versus the previous 2.5-liter's 179 hp) and 180 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 177 lb-ft). More than just the gains in horsepower and torque, the new engine is more refined, quieter and offers improved fuel economy (based on EPA figures).

Replacing the previous-generation Altima's 3.5-liter V6 engine is the company's world's first production-ready variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder, called the VC-Turbo. It delivers near V6-level performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy. The VC-Turbo seamlessly changes its compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency). The engine delivers 248 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque (premium fuel). The new engine is available on Altima SR and Platinum VC-Turbo front-wheel drive grades.

The 2019 Altima also offers available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for the first time ever on a Nissan sedan in the U.S. The AWD system is available on all trim levels equipped with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine.

The range of safety and convenience features includes standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA) on all grades. Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) is standard on the Altima Platinum.

For more information on the 2019 Altima, please visit NissanNews.com.