When shopping for a mid-size sedan that delivers power, efficiency, and style, the 2017 Nissan Altima delivers on every front. Buyers will love its responsive engines, excellent fuel economy, and amazingly comfortable interior. It is available in five trim levels: base, S, SR, SV, and SL.
There are two engines available on the Nissan Altima. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder rated at 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with simulated gear changes to give it a more conventional feel.
The other engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque, which lets the Altima reach 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.
The Nissan Altima has a striking design with an athletic feel. Exterior features include 16-inch steel wheels, keyless remote entry, and the Easy-Fill Tire Alert system that honks the horn when the tires reach the correct pressure.
Higher trims add features such as automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, fog lights, a rear spoiler, sport-tune suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, and front and rear parking sensors.
Inside, front passengers will love the NASA-inspired front seats that stay comfortable even with long days of driving. Interior features include push-button ignition, full power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system.
The S trim and above come with cruise control, Siri Eyes Free, a six-speaker sound system with a 5-inch display, a USB port, and NissanConnect app integration.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and airbags. A rearview camera is standard on all but the base trim. Advanced safety features are available. The 2017 Altima earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.