2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Volkswagen Arteon and 2019 Nissan Altima Side by Side

As one of the latest additions to the Volkswagen stable, the 2019 Arteon is piquing the interest of many buyers in the mid-size sedan market. Since it is brand new this year, our team here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen has been getting quite a few questions about comparable models—especially since the Arteon has such impressive styling. It is truly difficult to find another model that compares to all that it is capable of. There is one model that does come close, and that is the 2019 Nissan Altima.

Check out the tale of the tape below, and if you’re in the Walnut Creek area, we encourage you to check out our inventory where you can find all of the competition-smashing Volkswagen vehicles that we have in stock.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon


2019 Nissan Altima

Turbocharged 2.0L Four-Cylinder Powertrain 2.5L Four-Cylinder
268 HP / 258 lb.ft. Torque Performance 188 HP / 180 lb.ft. Torque
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission Continuously-Variable Transmission
Yes Available AWD Yes

2019 Volkswagen Arteon Benefits

Unlike the past, engine size and performance no longer have as much of a correlation. That is all thanks to advanced turbocharging systems that allows smaller four-cylinder engines to produce outputs that are typically only found in six-cylinder engines. The Arteon is proof of this with it’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that comes turbocharged to shell out more than 260 horsepower and over 250 pound-feet of torque. Considering that the naturally-aspirated (not turbocharged) four cylinder of the Altima struggles to surpass 190 for horsepower and torque, it is clear that performance in the Arteon is dominant.

Another one of the benefits not listed in the table is the six-year, 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that comes standard with the Arteon. The warranty is twice the length and mileage of the 2019 Nissan Altima basic warranty. As if the styling and performance aspects of the Arteon weren’t enough to sell you, the additional three years of peace of mind is sure to put the nail in the coffin.

To learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, we encourage you to get in touch with the team here at Dirito Brothers Volkswagen. We can get you more information on when the new Volkswagen offering will be available here in Walnut Creek, and can even place a reservation so that you can be among the first to own the sporty, expectation-shattering Arteon in California.