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2017 Nissan Altima

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2017 2.5 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $22,500
2017 2.5 S 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $22,900
2017 2.5 S 4dr Sedan 2017.5 Price:   -  From $22,900
2017 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $24,470
2017 2.5 SR 4dr Sedan 2017.5 Price:   -  From $24,470
2017 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $25,460
2017 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan 2017.5 Price:   -  From $25,760
2017 3.5 SR 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $27,990
2017 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $28,570
2017 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan 2017.5 Price:   -  From $28,870
2017 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $32,690
2017 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan 2017.5 Price:   -  From $32,990
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Overview

One year removed from an extensive mid-life update, the Nissan Altima continues in its battle with the top midsize sedan models. Potent engines and excellent fuel economy provide the Altima with an uncommon one-two punch.

What's New for 2017

The 2017 Nissan Altima carries over unchanged from last year. Nissan also held prices firm from 2016.

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Choosing Your Nissan Altima

Nissan offers two engine choices for the 2017 Altima. Both engines are paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Seven trim levels are offered: 2.5 ($22,500), 2.5 S ($22,900), 2.5 SR ($24,470), 2.5 SV ($25,460), 2.5 SL ($28,570), 3.5 SR ($27,990) and 3.5 SL ($32,690). These prices do not reflect an $835 destination charge.

All 2.5 models are powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. These models make an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.

Both 3.5 models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine making 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. These models make 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

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2.5

Standard equipment includes projector-type halogen headlights and dual-chrome finishers. This model also comes with keyless entry with push button start, air conditioning, a 60-40 split fold-down rear seat, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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2.5 S

Choose the 2.5 S and your model adds automatic headlights, an audio system with a five-inch display, USB input, cruise control, and Siri Eyes Free. It is at this trim level you can opt for a $340 power driver’s seat package that also brings in remote engine start and stop.

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2.5 SR

Both SR models are the “performance” side of the model line, offering paddle shifters with manual mode, a sport-tuned suspension, and active understeer control. Fog lights, smoked headlight housings, chrome accents, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a sport spoiler are included. This model also provides an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Choose the $600 LED appearance package for LED headlights with signature LED Daytime Running Lights.

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2.5 SV

Choose the 2.5 SV edition and your model is equipped with ZF Sachs shocks. Standard equipment includes 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, and safety upgrades such as blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert. Three packages are available, including cold weather ($500), navigation ($580), and convenience ($1,350).

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2.5 SL

The 2.5 SL edition brings in folding heated outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators. You’ll also find leather seats, a 9-speaker Bose audio system, a four-way power adjustable front passenger seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with digital compass. Two packages are available: moonroof ($800) and technology ($2,190).

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3.5 SR

The 3.5 SR is one of two models with the V6 engine. It is also the sport model, offering the same upgrades as the 2.5 SR.

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3.5 SL

Like the 2.5 SL, the 3.5 SL offers top trim. However, the available power-sliding moonroof is included here as are such tech features as NissanConnect with Navigation. You can also opt for a $1,180 tech package featuring intelligent cruise control, predictive forward collision warning, and forward emergency braking.

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Either SR trim gives you the look and driving characteristics befitting the Altima line. Before you opt for the V6, consider that the four-cylinder engine is peppy and efficient. For about $25,000, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The 2017 Nissan Altima, with its roomy and comfortable interior and excellent fuel economy, remains a perfectly acceptable mainstream midsize sedan choice. But don't expect a package that's head and shoulders above the rest of the segment.

Pricing and Equipment

The base 2017 Altima is pretty sparse, but for $400 more buyers can upgrade to the Altima S – it's worth the money. Starting at $23,765 (including an $865 destination and handling fee), the Altima S comes with a:

  • Color display for the audio system
  • 5.0-inch LCD (non-touch) screen
  • Proximity key
  • Rearview camera
  • USB port

Next up in the lineup is the SR trim, which is meant to be the sporty Altima. It builds on the S and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, special suspension tuning, a power driver's seat, and multiple interior and exterior styling updates. The SR starts at $25,335.

At the top of the lineup are the SV and SL grades, which start at $26,325 and $29,435, respectively. The SV builds off the S, not the SR, and comes with more premium features such as remote engine start, a blind spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alerts. Buyers can access a trio of packages on the SV trim. Convenience, Cold Weather, and Navigation packages add, unsurprisingly, convenience features like a sunroof, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and navigation.

The range-topping SL nets buyers leather trim and seats, a power passenger seat, and Bose speakers. It's also the only Altima where the Technology package is offered, which includes the aforementioned navigation system and a host of safety features.

Nissan offers two engines for the Altima. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivers 182 horsepower and excellent fuel economy. The SR and SL models, meanwhile, are also available with a 3.5-liter V6 that's rated at 270 ponies and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both are mated to a continuously variable transmission.

Performance Pros

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  • The base engine is plenty capable and adequately refined.
  • Continuously variable transmissions are polarizing, but Nissan's unit is one of the best on the market, delivering responsive, but invisible, behavior.
  • The brakes provide good communication through the pedal and bring things to a halt as needed.

Performance Cons

  • The 2017 Altima doesn't deliver the genuinely sporty driving dynamics that stood out on past models.
  • The CVT is the only transmission available, even on the base Altima.

Interior Pros

  • The interior is roomy thanks to its long wheelbase, delivering plenty of rear seat space.
  • Nissan's Zero Gravity seats are still some of the most comfortable around.
  • The dashboard is clean and symmetrically arranged.
  • The Altima delivers a quiet ride, due in large part to its use of acoustic glass and additional sound deadening techniques.

Interior Cons

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  • The interior borders on bland, with its lack of exciting or upmarket touches.
  • The ride can be jittery on poor or uneven pavement.
  • The Altima is light on infotainment features unless you opt for the Navigation system, and that is only optional on SV and SL grades. Without that, the standard display audio system's screen is notably small and it's not even a touch display.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The 2017 Nissan Altima delivers excellent fuel economy. The EPA rates the base engine at 27 city/39 highway/31 combined mpg, except on the sportier SR trim. That's tops among all midsize sedans that don't feature a hybrid powertrain or regenerative braking technology.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Access to available safety and technology features is far too restrictive. The 2017 Altima was rated by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick+, but only when equipped with the Tech Package. The only problem is that the package is only available on the range-topping SL trim, and even then, buyers must pay for the pricey package and add the optional moonroof in order to access it.

The Bottom Line

The Nissan Altima has kept up with the times well enough, but the only things that truly stand out are its comfortable front seats and superb fuel economy. The Altima's lack of pizzazz and technology give its rivals plenty of advantages over it.

The Kia Optima supplies the look of a far more expensive sedan, but for a price well within the budget of a midsize sedan buyer. Although it's hard for us to wrap our minds and wallets around a $37,000 SX Limited, the EX with standard leather seats is about $11,000 less. Choose one or both EX packages and you'll come away with one of the best-equipped models in this class for about $32,500.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 179 HP / 177 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Xtronic 2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 39 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 179 HP / 177 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 39 / 32 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$69
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
102 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
191.9 "
Exterior Width
72.0 "
Exterior Height
57.8 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
45.0 "
Rear Legroom
36.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,197 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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