If you happen to’re choosing the Nissan Altima 2.5 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip right to the Nissan Altima 2.5. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the Nissan Altima 2.5 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Nissan Altima 2.5 offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The Nissan Altima 2.5, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this type of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Nissan Altima 2.5’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the Nissan Altima 2.5’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence 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 additional value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Nissan Altima 2.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Nissan Altima 2.5 also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Nissan Altima 2.5 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Nissan Altima 2.5, which pushes the Nissan Altima 2.5 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 form as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.