When it comes to midsize sedans, there's a lot to love about the 2017 Nissan Altima. Distinct exterior looks set it apart from the pack, making it a daring pick for those who value individualism. Incredible fuel economy is paired with solid power on tap, so you can pass quickly on the freeway without spending too much time at the pump. Many interior comforts and conveniences make the car a great way to get around, especially when traveling longer distances.
With seven different trim levels, there is a 2017 Nissan Altima best-suited for your needs and wants. Impressive standard features can be augmented by the many available packages and standalone equipment.
At the very heart of the 2017 Nissan Altima are two engine choices. The base is a 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder, which can produce up to 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. For even more power, a 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 is available. It pumps out a mighty 270 horsepower and 251 lb.-ft. of torque, making it easy to pass other cars on the highway and climb steep hills. Both engines are mated to an advanced Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). V-6 models also feature paddle shifters conveniently mounted on the steering wheel, letting drivers change how the transmission behaves at will. Front-wheel drive is also standard.
All of that capability needs to be kept in check, and fortunately the 2017 Nissan Altima was designed with just that in mind. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution boost stopping capabilities, especially in emergency situations. In addition, shoppers can add the optional forward emergency braking system for further improved safety. An independent strut front suspension and multi-link independent rear suspension provides surefootedness on road surfaces, plus insulates passengers from large bumps. The preceding systems work with vehicle dynamic control with traction control to correct slides and other dangerous movements.
Crashworthiness is further enhanced by the comprehensive airbag setup for the 2017 Nissan Altima. It's configured to protect people in the front and rear seats, thanks to the side curtains. Zone body construction, hood-buckling creases, side-impact beams for the doors and LATCH points for child seats offer additional coverage. An optional blind spot warning system tells drivers when another vehicle is hidden from view, and rear cross traffic alert indicates when a car is approaching from the sides, helping prevent a collision.
Comfort is front and center when it comes to the interior. Drivers are presented with an uncluttered center stack, thanks to the presence of few physical controls and a simple layout. Several available luxuries can be had with the 2017 Nissan Altima, including soft leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents and a HomeLink universal garage door controller. You can also add NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM, which can be customized to include conveniences such as an automatic crash response and remote engine start. A Bose Premium Audio System is also an option, bundling together nine speakers tuned specifically for the interior layout of the Altima.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.