Should you’re opting for the Nissan 2009 Altima over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the Nissan 2009 Altima. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Nissan 2009 Altima happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Nissan 2009 Altima presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you need it most.
The Nissan 2009 Altima, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Nissan 2009 Altima’s experience and driving experience start to fall in step with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the Nissan 2009 Altima’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Nissan 2009 Altima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Nissan 2009 Altima also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Nissan 2009 Altima recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury Nissan 2009 Altima, which pushes the Nissan 2009 Altima into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.