Should you’re choosing the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you want it most.
The 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly 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. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5’s ride and driving experience start to fall in line with more fashionable automobiles. 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 trying out the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic 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 universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further value. 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 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 also provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5, which pushes the 2006 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 will be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.