Should you’re choosing the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, 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 Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you want it most.
The 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house is not 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. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall according to extra modern 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 might recommend checking out the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5, which pushes the 2009 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 may be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.