Should you’re choosing the Nissan Altima 2009 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the Nissan Altima 2009. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Nissan Altima 2009 happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Nissan Altima 2009 affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you want it most.
The Nissan Altima 2009, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. 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 2009’s trip and driving expertise start to fall according to extra 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 would recommend checking out the Nissan Altima 2009’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at further cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Nissan Altima 2009 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Nissan Altima 2009 additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Nissan Altima 2009 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Nissan Altima 2009, which pushes the Nissan Altima 2009 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 form as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.