What’s the Difference Between the 2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2019 Nissan Altima?

2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2019 Nissan Altima

Finding Your Sedan

Live life on the go when you drive the 2019 Nissan Sentra or 2019 Nissan Altima. Both of these sedans offer impressive handling and advanced tech, but which model is right for your daily drive? Peruse this Sentra and Altima guide compiled by the experts at Southlake Nissan in Merrillville, IN, to help you decide. Feel free to browse our inventory to view available models at our Nissan dealership or call our team at (219) 947-1600 with any questions.

2019 Nissan Sentra S vs. 2019 Nissan Altima S

There’s no doubt that the 2019 Nissan Sentra and Altima are closely matched, but these sedans also have a few key differences that set them apart. While the 2019 Altima offers additional features, it should be noted that the new Sentra is much more affordable. Learn about each model’s respective highlights below.

2019 Nissan Sentra S


2019 Nissan Altima S


Starting MSRP


6-way manual

Driver’s Seat

8-way power


Siri® Eyes Free



Number of Speakers


Power & Handling

2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2019 Nissan Altima

Take your commute to the next level with the all-new Nissan Sentra or 2019 Altima. While both sedans offer respectable performance, the 2019 Sentra is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and the new Altima is paired with an XTRONIC® CVT. Explore the engine specifications of each model below to find the power you require.

2019 Nissan Sentra S

1.8L DOHC I4



130 HP


128 lb.-ft.

MPG (city)


MPG (hwy)


2019 Nissan Altima S

2.5L DOHC I4



188 HP


180 lb.-ft.

MPG (city)


MPG (hwy)



Get back to the basics with the 2019 Sentra and new Nissan Altima S trims. These affordable sedans provide all of the essential features for a successful daily drive, including:

  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Power door locks and windows
  • Steering wheel mounted controls


Be unstoppable when you drive the 2019 Nissan Sentra or 2019 Nissan Altima. Each sedan includes tech must-haves like an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth®, cruise control, and speed-sensitive volume control. The Altima base model goes above and beyond with the following standard tech features:

  • Active ride control
  • Advanced Drive-Assist® Display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Hill start assist
  • NissanConnect® 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Nissan Intelligent Key® with push-button ignition
  • Rear door alert
  • Remote start system
  • Two USB ports
2019 Nissan Altima technology


Drive with confidence when you slide behind the wheel of the 2019 Nissan Sentra or all-new Altima. Both Nissan sedans provide advanced safety systems with a rearview monitor and traction control to help you protect what matters most. Discover the extra safety considerations included on the 2019 Altima below.

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Intelligent driver alertness
  • Intelligent forward collision warning
  • Intelligent trace control


Add a splash of style to your daily drive with the new Sentra or 2019 Nissan Altima. Flashier than ever, these sedans both sport 16-in. steel wheels, intelligent auto headlights, and power outside mirrors for your convenience.

2019 Nissan Sentra exterior

Nissan Special Offers

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2019 Nissan Sentra vs. 2019 Nissan Altima on road