The 2019 Nissan Altima is finally here and waiting for a test drive at your trusted Nissan dealership near Modesto, CA. When it comes to performance capabilities, this midsize car has its bases covered. We even put it against the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, so you can why the Nissan Altima is the clear-cut winner in this battle. If you have any questions, we encourage you to our Tracy Nissan staff a call at 209-820-6000.

Let’s pop the hood open on the 2019 Nissan Altima! Churning out an awe-inspiring 188 horsepower is a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder powertrain mated to an XTRONIC CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), helping you receive a thrifty fuel rating of 39 MPG highway. Whether you have a long commute to work every day or you enjoy taking road trips, this fuel-efficient vehicle has your back. While FWD comes standard, the available Intelligent AWD system provides all four wheels with power, so you can trudge through inclement road conditions.

Sure, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat compares, but it still falls short to the Nissan Altima in a few categories, including performance. Lying beneath the sheet metal is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces a measly 174 horsepower, making your drives a tad sluggish. Additionally, this midsize sedan only has a 36 MPG highway fuel economy, which might get you far, but not as far as the Nissan Altima. Lastly, AWD isn’t an option, so you’ll have to depend on FWD to power through loose gravel.

Now that you know why the Nissan Altima takes the cake in this comparison against the Volkswagen Passat, it’s time for you to see everything this midsize car can do. From a commendable fuel economy to an available AWD system, this vehicle at you California Nissan dealer will exceed your expectations. Don’t hesitate to stop by 3195 N Naglee Road to get a glimpse of our other new Nissan cars!