In the event you’re opting for the 1997 Nissan Altima over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 1997 Nissan Altima. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 1997 Nissan Altima occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 1997 Nissan Altima offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The 1997 Nissan Altima, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 1997 Nissan Altima’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the 1997 Nissan Altima’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 1997 Nissan Altima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 1997 Nissan Altima additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 1997 Nissan Altima recent by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 1997 Nissan Altima, which pushes the 1997 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 might be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.