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2019 Nissan Altima road tests

A lot of ink has been spilled about the Nissan Altima following its launch at the last New York Auto Show. Offering optional all-wheel drive and a host of safety innovations, the Altima sets itself apart from its competition on several levels.

We've talked about the new Altima back and forth before, now let's take a look at the test drives of Nissan's new midsize sedan.

True to the brand's latest products, the 2019 Nissan Altima adopts a sharper silhouette that once again incorporates this "floating pillar" at the rear, but also a more imposing version of this "V" grille at the rear. before. It's all a matter of taste here. However, I don't hate the muzzle of the new Altima, that expansive radiator grille being better integrated than that of the Maxima, for example. The thinned optical units meanwhile forced designers to move the turn signals above the fog lights.

With this more muscular design, the ridges on the sidewalls stand out more, especially near the A-pillar at the base of the hood; it might even be a bit too busy for some! Behind, the knife-cut side lights give the car the impression of increased width, while the diffuser adds a touch of sportiness to the whole.

Nissan offers two rim sizes for its Canadian model: 17 inches on the S and SV liveries, and 19 inches on the Platinum Edition and Edition One, the latter of which is only expected to run at 250 units for the Canadian market - RPM

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The power is more than enough for the tasks at hand. The CVT transmission is as good and skillful as any other modern continuously variable transmission. In terms of efficiency, the new Altima is very fuel efficient. The S and SV versions consume 9.1 L / 100 km city / 6.5 highway for a combined 7.9. The data for the Platinum are 9.3 / 6.7 / 8.1 respectively. These statistics downgrade those of the Subaru Legacy, and annihilate those of the Ford Fusion with all-wheel drive.

Driving the new 2019 Nissan Altima is undoubtedly fun. The new platform, with revised electric steering and new suspension, is tuned for comfort, but not at the expense of driver involvement and satisfaction. This is the surprise and what impresses the most - EcoloAuto

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