Should you’re opting for the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you need it most.
The 2011 Nissan Altima Sl, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this sort of car. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. 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 2011 Nissan Altima Sl’s trip and driving experience start to fall in step with extra trendy 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 would recommend trying out the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2011 Nissan Altima Sl also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2011 Nissan Altima Sl, which pushes the 2011 Nissan Altima Sl into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.