In case you’re choosing the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you want it most.
The 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate checking out the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5’s closest competitor, the lately 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 throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds 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 fashions at extra cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5, which pushes the 2005 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 might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.