In case you’re opting for the 2015 Altima Sv over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2015 Altima Sv. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2015 Altima Sv occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2015 Altima Sv affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you want it most.
The 2015 Altima Sv, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of car. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also 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 2015 Altima Sv’s trip and driving experience start to fall according to more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the 2015 Altima Sv’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional 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 car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at further value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2015 Altima Sv are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2015 Altima Sv additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2015 Altima Sv fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2015 Altima Sv, which pushes the 2015 Altima Sv 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 type as effectively, 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.