In case you’re opting for the 2008 Altima Coupe over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2008 Altima Coupe. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2008 Altima Coupe occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2008 Altima Coupe provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you need it most.
The 2008 Altima Coupe, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. 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 keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2008 Altima Coupe’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in line with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend testing the 2008 Altima Coupe’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further price. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2008 Altima Coupe are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2008 Altima Coupe additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2008 Altima Coupe recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2008 Altima Coupe, which pushes the 2008 Altima Coupe 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 form as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.