Long Term Updates
Long Term Updates
Date: September 2019
Our 2019 Nissan Altima long-term arrived just a few weeks ago, but has already racked up a quick 1,000 mostly highway miles. That has fuel economy off to a good start at 33 miles-per-gallon.
We chose to stick with the base naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter I4 engine, not because we’re frugal per se, but because it’s the only way to get all-wheel-drive. It’s modest 182-horsepower has so far suited our daily needs just fine.
"You can always ask for horsepower, but the fact is this Altima offers plenty for daily use. It’s delivered smoothly and to all four wheels, which will be welcome come winter time."
Date: October 2019
Two months and another 3,000-miles have been added to our 2019 Nissan Altima. That puts our running total at just over 4,000-miles.
Over that time, we’ve gotten consistent comments about the Altima’s smooth and comfortable ride.
It’s a real looker, too; with more than one person we’ve come in contact with, mistaking it for a Maxima.
The standard 2.5-liter engine seems to be making the best use of its 188-horsepower, as we’ve had no complaints so far; and doing it quite efficiently as well. Our average sits at 31.0 miles-per-gallon.
The Altima is one of the few affordable midsize sedans with all-wheel-drive available, and we look forward to putting it to the test this winter.
If you don’t need the all-wheel-drive, and are looking for more power, a segment exclusive is Nissan’s 2.0-liter variable compression 4-cylinder turbo rated at 248-horsepower.
Our Platinum-trimmed Altima has a host of advanced safety features, but it’s worth noting that all Altimas come with Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking standard.
Date: January 2020
And easy everyday use brings us to our 2019 Nissan Altima midsize sedan.
"We haven’t had any measurable snow yet to truly test the Altima’s first-ever all-wheel drive system, but it has rained quite a bit and the extra grip is appreciated on wet surfaces when getting on the throttle with urgency. The 2.5L four cylinder has provided plenty of power in those situations as well.”
One smooth road trip after another brings us close to 7,500 miles, in the same 4-month time frame as the Macan. Fuel economy sits at a fine 30.7 miles-per-gallon, as this Altima continues to find new ways to impress.
Engine: 2.5 liter