2017 Nissan Altima

The 2017 Nissan Altima changes little from the 2016 model, which had a major refresh of the current generation. There was some additional styling, though, which gives it a bit more classy look, and some minor refinements that make this a solid sedan to consider. In a field flooded with options, the Altima stands out with its high gas mileage - at about 39 miles per gallon - in addition to some peppy performance at 8.2 seconds from zero to 60. The Altima will also do a quarter mile in 16.5 seconds, which is pretty good for a mid-sized sedan. The Altima is also a very quiet car inside, offering a comfortable and quiet ride, along with some upscale looking options that make it feel a bit luxurious. Several options are available to allow you to create the Altima you want, to best fit your needs as driver. A special sporty edition is also available. Below are the top questions asked about the 2017 Nissan Altima, to help you decide if this is the right vehicle choice for you. 

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  1. What are the basic trim levels for the Altima?
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    The Altima starts with a base package, and each package adds to the previous one. After the base package, there is the S, SV, SR and SL. The SR adds a more sporty touch to this mid sized sedan.

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  2. What engines and power trains are available?
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    Engine choices are a 2.5 liter four cylinder that offers 182 horsepower. The SL and SR trim levels have a 3.5 liter, V6 that has 270 horsepower. All Altimas have a CVT (Continually variable speed transmission).

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  3. What special editions are available?
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    The SR Midnight Edition has the option of either engine. This special edition includes midnight black 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, black mirror caps and a black spoiler. The SR edition itself is a sporty version of the Altima, and the midnight edition adds some visual appeal to the sports related features for this edition.

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  4. How do you get a sporty looking and acting Altima?
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    Get the SR trim level, that provides a specially tuned sports suspension package, to give additional handling ease on the road. There is a bit more pep to the engine as well, and you can feel more of the road as you drive. It has steering wheel mounted shifters that keep you in control without losing focus on the road ahead. Eighteen-inch alloy aluminum wheels also add a sporty look and keeping weight to a minimum.

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  5. What are some standard technology related safety features?
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    The base edition includes a tire pressure monitoring system as standard. There is also advanced drive assist display standard on some levels and optional on others. This includes lane departure warning and blind spot warning systems. The standard edition also includes Bluetooth hands free phone system and streaming audio. There is also a rearview monitor that allows you to see what is behind you as you look forward, making parking and backing up much easier.

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  6. How does rear cross traffic alert and blind spot warning work?
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    When you put the car in reverse, the system will detect cars from 65 feet way, and gives you audible and visual warnings. For the blind spot warning feature, a light warns you if there is a car in that area as you drive. If you put on the turn signal, there is an audible warning if there is something in your blind spot.

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  7. What are some added features inside the car?
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    All levels have a leather wrapped steering wheel. The SL has leather appointed seats for a touch of style. Some levels have cloth seats, and heated seats are available as options. Standard is a dual zone climate control for the front two bucket seats. There are also large vents for the rear seats for added comfort for passengers.

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  8. What is remote engine start?
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    This is an optional feature, a fob on your key, that allows you to start your engine from a distance. You may start the car and it will run for 10 minutes, making the climate just where you want it when you are ready to get in the car. This is a dealer installed package.

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