In case you’re opting for the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated 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 Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of automobile. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at further price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5, which pushes the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.