2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Although many sedans are available for similar price points and offer similar features, not every sedan is equivalent in terms of quality. This is especially clear in the case of the 2019 Nissan Altima vs the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. Despite their many similarities, the 2019 Nissan Altima provides better value, more trim level options and greater performance ratings than the 2019 Passat.

The 2019 Nissan Altima is available in three more trim levels than the 2019 Passat. The five trim levels of the 2019 Altima include S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. The 2019 Passat’s trims include Wolfsburg Edition and SE R-Line, significantly limiting the amount of freedom drivers have in terms of model configurability.

2019 Nissan Altima


2019 Volkswagen Passat

$24,000* Starting MSRP* $25,295
5 Trim Levels 2
188 Standard Horsepower 174
4 Standard USB Ports 1

2019 Nissan Altima Performance & Technology

Drivers who compare the base engine of both the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Passat will find the 2019 Altima more capable. The 2019 Altima’s standard, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine outputs 188 horsepower. The 2019 Passat only generates 174 horsepower and, unlike the 2019 Altima, does not have a more powerful engine option.

The 2019 Nissan Altima also outshines the 2019 Passat in terms of available technology features. While the 2019 Altima comes standard with four USB ports, the 2019 Passat only includes one by default. The 2019 Altima also comes standard with a forward collision warning system, automatic headlights, push-button ignition, a rearview camera, keyless entry and remote engine start.

Genuine Nissan accessories available for the 2019 Nissan Altima: A rear bumper protector, splash guards, an impact sensor, a rear spoiler, external ground lighting, all-season floor mats, an all-season trunk protector, wheel locks, a portable trunk organizer and illuminated kick plates.

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.