2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Nissan Altima

Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, VS Icon, and White 2019 Nissan Altima

Are you thinking about buying a midsize sedan? There is an endless array of choices, but a model that stands out from the pack is the phenomenal 2019 VW Arteon. The Arteon is the latest addition to the Volkswagen model lineup, and it impresses on many levels with its powerful engine, excellent driving dynamics, sleek design, and a plethora of premium amenities and technologies. Take a look at this 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Nissan Altima comparison to see how the all-new Arteon favorably stacks up against the midsize sedan competition.

On the performance front, the 2019 Arteon easily outmuscles the 2019 Altima. With its state-of-the-art 2.0-liter TSI engine — which comes standard for all trims — it doles out 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base engine in the 2019 Altima only manages 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Performance in the Arteon is also aided by its lightweight and aerodynamic design, precise steering, and smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, for confident traction in all types of weather conditions, the Arteon offers the available 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon VS 2019 Nissan Altima
268-hp Base Engine Horsepower 188-hp
258 lb-ft Base Engine Torque 180 lb-ft
Standard Intelligent Crash Response System No
6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Warranty 3-years/36,000-miles basic; 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain

Advantages of the VW Arteon over the Nissan Altima

The 2019 Arteon also has the advantage for safety. Unlike the 2019 Altima, it comes standard with an Intelligent Crash Response System and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. Also, the Arteon offers a plethora of available driver assistance technologies. This includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, an Overhead View Camera, and High Beam Control.

If you place a premium on warranty coverage, then the 2019 Arteon is the far better choice. It’s backed by a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. The 2019 Altima only has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

Here at York Volkswagen, we invite midsize sedan shoppers in Pennsylvania to test drive the all-new 2019 VW Arteon!


Front View of Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Rear View of Yellow 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Gauges in 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Dashboard and Grey Front Seats in 2019 Volkswagen Arteon