In case you’re choosing the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house 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 bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5, which pushes the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 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 kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.