When you’re choosing the Nissan Altima 3.5 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the Nissan Altima 3.5. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the Nissan Altima 3.5 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Nissan Altima 3.5 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The Nissan Altima 3.5, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of car. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Nissan Altima 3.5’s experience and driving experience start to fall consistent with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend checking out the Nissan Altima 3.5’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated 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 common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Nissan Altima 3.5 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Nissan Altima 3.5 additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Nissan Altima 3.5 recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Nissan Altima 3.5, which pushes the Nissan Altima 3.5 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.