In case you’re opting for the 1996 Nissan Altima over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 1996 Nissan Altima. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 1996 Nissan Altima occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 1996 Nissan Altima gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The 1996 Nissan Altima, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 1996 Nissan Altima’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 1996 Nissan Altima’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 1996 Nissan Altima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 1996 Nissan Altima also affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 1996 Nissan Altima fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 1996 Nissan Altima, which pushes the 1996 Nissan Altima into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.