In the event you’re opting for the 2009 Nissan Altima over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the 2009 Nissan Altima. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2009 Nissan Altima occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2009 Nissan Altima offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you need it most.
The 2009 Nissan Altima, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2009 Nissan Altima’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra modern 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 advocate checking out the 2009 Nissan Altima’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated 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 features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra price. Elective 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 2009 Nissan Altima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2009 Nissan Altima also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2009 Nissan Altima contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2009 Nissan Altima, which pushes the 2009 Nissan Altima 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 kind as well, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.