If you happen to’re opting for the Nissan 2008 Altima over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the Nissan 2008 Altima. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Nissan 2008 Altima occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Nissan 2008 Altima affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The Nissan 2008 Altima, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of car. Cargo area 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 base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Nissan 2008 Altima’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in step with more modern 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’d recommend testing the Nissan 2008 Altima’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated high 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 garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Optionally available 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 Nissan 2008 Altima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Nissan 2008 Altima additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Nissan 2008 Altima contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Nissan 2008 Altima, which pushes the Nissan 2008 Altima into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.