2003 Nissan Altima Overview The Nissan Altima is roomy, comfortable, and practical. It's bigger and roomier than the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and other mid-size sedans. It delivers everything a mid-size sedan is supposed to do, offering a big trunk and comfortable rear seating. Bold styling sets the Altima apart among bland-looking sedans. But wait, there's more: Order the V6-powered Altima 3.5 SE and you get one of the hottest cars in this class. The SE comes with a power 3.5-liter V6 that delivers stunning acceleration performance. Punch it in any gear and this car takes off. Redesigned for the 2002 model year, the Altima is much larger than the previous-generation Altima and it now offers one of the roomiest interiors in its class. The 2002 Nissan Altima won the North American Car of the Year title, an award determined by 50 of the nation's top independent automotive journalists. Changes for 2003 are minimal, consisting mainly of refinements to interior trim, our chief complaint with last year's model. This year's revisions represent a big improvement over last year's interior, though there is still work to be done in this area. The V6 engine now produces 5 more horsepower. There's more standard equipment on SL models, and new option packages for the SE.
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