The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is the latest addition to the Volkswagen lineup — and it impresses on many levels with its sleek styling, powerful engine, excellent driving dynamics, roomy and refined interior, and a wealth of premium features. One of the competitors of the VW Arteon is the Nissan Altima. See the advantages that the Arteon has over the Altima in this 2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Nissan Altima comparison.
The Arteon delivers better performance. All Arteon models come equipped with the robust 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI engine, which doles out 268 horsepower. The base-level 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline engine in the Altima only manages only 188 horsepower, while its available 2.0-liter VC-Turbo 4-cylinder engine generates 248 horsepower. Performance for the Arteon is also aided by its DCC adaptive chassis control feature, with settings for Sport, Comfort, and Normal. Also, the Arteon has a Start-Stop feature, which improves fuel economy by temporarily shutting off the engine when the vehicle is idling. Both the Arteon and Altima offer an available all-wheel drive system.
|2019 Volkswagen Arteon||VS||2019 Nissan Altima|
|268-hp||Base Engine Horsepower||188-hp|
|258 lb-ft||Base Engine Torque||180 lb-ft|
|27.2 cu-ft||Trunk Capacity||15.4 cu-ft|
|6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty||Warranty Coverage||3-years/36,000-miles Basic Warranty; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain Warranty|
The interior of the Arteon offers many premium features. This includes heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a massaging driver’s seat, the three-zone Climatronic automatic climate control system, a panoramic sunroof, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. While both cars have enough space to seat five passengers, the Arteon has the larger trunk, with a cargo capacity of 27.2 cu-ft, compared to 15.4 cu-ft for the Altima.
Another big advantage for the 2019 Arteon is its very generous warranty coverage, with the backing of a 6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 Altima has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.
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