The five-passenger 2017 Nissan Altima is fresh off a recent makeover that includes improved refinement, enhanced styling, greater performance and industry leading safety.
The 2017 Nissan Altima (MSRP $22,500) is well priced within the segment, with a starting price more affordable than the Toyota Camry. Choice is also important, and the Altima comes with eight trim level choices and two available engines.
The standard engine on the 2017 Nissan Altima is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine sending 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels through a smooth and efficient Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), returning as much as 39 mpg on the highway. This is arguably the best balance of power and fuel economy in the midsize sedan segment.
For even more power, step up to the award-winning VQ35DE 3.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out 270 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque while still returning 32 mpg on the highway. Buyers who prize performance can opt for the Altima SR model with unique suspension tuning, thicker stabilizer bars and reduced body roll of more than 20 percent versus non-SR models. SR models also stand out visually, featuring smoked headlight housings, a rear decklid spoiler, LED headlights and 18-inch machined alloy wheels.
Unlike other midsize sedans that lack design inspiration, the 2017 Nissan Altima embraces bold Nissan design language known as “energetic flow”; a new look introduced on the most recent Murano crossover and Maxima sports sedan. This energetic flow design gives the Altima a low and muscular look, with broad shoulders and prominent wheel arches. Available LED signature boomerang headlights add a distinctive forward appearance to the Altima, both at night and during the day.
The Altima’s exterior profile is also incredibly aerodynamic, boasting one of the lowest coefficient of drag figures of any sedan on the road at 0.26 Cd. This outstanding aerodynamic profile maximizes fuel efficiency and reduces unwanted cabin wind noise at speed for a quieter and higher quality driving experience. Further enhancing this quality driving feel is the acoustic laminated windshield glass, added insulation and sound barriers, and a large center muffler to minimize engine noise.
The sedan’s interior is on par with many upscale luxury sedans, boasting extensive use of soft touch materials and available leather upholstery. The standard Zero Gravity front seats were engineered to deliver outstanding ergonomic comfort and support for long drives. Available on higher trim levels, the Altima features a factory-installed Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control, automatically setting cabin temperatures before the driver enters.
The 2017 Nissan Altima is well-equipped even on the base 2.5 S model. Standard features include a RearView Monitor with five-inch display, Nissan Intelligent Key®, smart auto headlights and Siri® Eyes Free.
Another distinct advantage of the Altima over other midsize sedans is its impeccable safety performance, as evidenced by winning yet another Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one of the most prestigious safety awards in the automotive industry. In fact, the Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima all fell short of the mark. Adding to its safety, the Altima can be equipped with innovations like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
The 2017 Nissan Altima offers a wide range of options for a wide range of buyers, making it one of the best midsize sedan values in the industry. Stop in today for a test drive and let us help build an Altima perfectly suited to your lifestyle.
This article is presented by Ingram Park Auto Center in San Antonio, Texas.