In the event you’re choosing the Altima Coupe 2008 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the Altima Coupe 2008. You get a much better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the Altima Coupe 2008 happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Altima Coupe 2008 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The Altima Coupe 2008, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Altima Coupe 2008’s journey and driving expertise start to fall consistent with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the Altima Coupe 2008’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. 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 Altima Coupe 2008 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Altima Coupe 2008 additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Altima Coupe 2008 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Altima Coupe 2008, which pushes the Altima Coupe 2008 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.