In the event you’re choosing the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you want it most.
The 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall according to more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 also gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5, which pushes the 2017 Nissan Altima 3.5 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 properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.