If you’re opting for the Nissan Altima Sl over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the Nissan Altima Sl. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Nissan Altima Sl occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Nissan Altima Sl offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The Nissan Altima Sl, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally 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 Sl’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the Nissan Altima Sl’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Optionally available 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 Altima Sl are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Nissan Altima Sl also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Nissan Altima Sl recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Nissan Altima Sl, which pushes the Nissan Altima Sl 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 kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.