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2017 Nissan Altima Overview

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Last year, the Nissan Altima was one of the 10 best-selling vehicles in the United States with a total of 333,398 units moved. Nissan was able to sell that many Altima midsize sedans because this model has a strong reputation for reliability, provides respectable fuel economy, and maintains strong resale values. In addition, the Nissan Altima offers a capable V6 engine that increases the vehicle’s acceleration and passing abilities on the highway. The 2017 Nissan Altima competes for sales with the Mazda6, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry.


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The Nissan Altima sedan returns for the 2017 model year without any significant updates

2017 Nissan Altima

What’s New for the 2017 Nissan Altima?

The 2017 Nissan Altima carries over unchanged from the 2016 model year. However, just a year ago this car received an update to the front fascia and new advanced safety equipment became available, which included automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning.

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The Nissan Altima sedan returns for the 2017 model year without any significant updates

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2017 Nissan Altima Exterior

The 2017 Nissan Altima features a highly regarded exterior design that features distinctive body lines, dual exhaust tips, and a V-shaped grille. Active grille shutters and 16-inch steel wheels also come standard on the new Altima, but for those people craving more flair, they can find it on the 3.5 SR trim. This higher-level model comes with distinctive 18-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights. Exterior color options for the 2017 Nissan Altima sedan include Cayenne Red, Storm Blue, and Java Metallic.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5

  • 16-inch steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers, P215/60TR16 all-season tires, Projector-type halogen headlights, Dual chrome exhaust finishers, Dual body-color power outside mirrors, Active grill shutters, UV-reducing solar glass, Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers

Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5: Smart Auto Headlights

Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 S: 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Sport spoiler, P235/45VR18 all-season tires, Fog lights

Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 SR: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, P215/55VR17 all-season tires

Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 SV: Manual folding outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, Heated outside mirrors with timer

Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima SR

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 SL: LED headlights with Integrated Signature, P235/45VR18 all-season tires, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Dual body-color power outside mirrors, Heated outside mirrors with timer delete, Rear passenger air conditioning console vents delete

Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima SL

  • Adds to or replaces features on 3.5 SR: P235/45VR18 all-season tires, Manual folding outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, Heated outside mirrors with timer

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The Nissan Altima sedan returns for the 2017 model year without any significant updates

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2017 Nissan Altima Performance

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard in the new Nissan Altima. This base motor is good for 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough for most daily driving needs. However, if you can’t do without at least a V6, then you’ll have to step up to the SR and SL trims because that’s the only two places you’ll find it. The optional 3.5-liter V6 engine is good for 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come matched with a continuously variable transmission that helps the Altima accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just over six seconds when equipped with the available V6.

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The Nissan Altima sedan returns for the 2017 model year without any significant updates

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2017 Nissan Altima Efficiency

Fuel economy for the 2017 Nissan Altima differs depending on which trim level the buyer selects and what engine is featured in the vehicle. The entry-level Altima with the four-cylinder motor yields an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. In contrast, consumers who go with the SR trim will see a dip in efficiency, as that model only provides 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Moreover, when the V6 is featured in the 2017 Altima, fuel economy drops to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Every 2017 Altima comes standard with an 18-gallon fuel tank.

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The Nissan Altima sedan returns for the 2017 model year without any significant updates

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2017 Nissan Altima Interior

The Altima midsize sedan provides seating for five people and comes standard with a four-speaker audio system. Driver and passenger(s) will  enjoy standard comfort features like an air conditioning system and Bluetooth connectivity. The latter feature is important because it can pair your phone with the car’s audio system. This allows the driver to make calls via a speakerphone so they can keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheels. Another unique feature that comes with the Altima is Nissan’s zero-gravity seats that were motivated by NASA and provide comfortable seating for both large and small people. In addition, the 2017 Nissan Altima provides 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk.

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Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5

Air conditioning, Power windows with one-touch driver-side auto-up/down with auto-reverse, Power door locks with auto-locking feature, Tilt and telescoping steering column, Sun visors with vanity mirrors, Map lights and rear reading lights, Lockable glove box, Dual-level center console, Front/rear door map pockets with bottle holders, Six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat, Cloth seat trim, Black trim, Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Remote keyless entry, Push Button Ignition, Remote trunk release, AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, Radio Data System (RDS)

Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5:  In-cabin microfilter, Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and extensions, AM/FM/CD audio system with five-inch color display, RearView Monitor, Siri® Eyes Free, Nissan Intelligent Key®, Cruise control, Hands-free text messaging assistant, Speed-sensitive volume control

Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 S: Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Paddle shifters with manual mode, Eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, Sport Cloth seat trim, Leather-wrapped shift knob

Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 SR: Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), Cloth seat trim, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Remote Engine Start and Stop System, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 SV: Leather-appointed seats, Four-way power adjustable front-passenger’s seat, Rear passenger air conditioning console vents, Mood lighting, Leather-appointed seats, Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with digital compass, Bose® Premium Audio System with 9 speakers including woofers, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, Digital compass, Remote Engine Start and Stop System with Intelligent Climate Control

Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima SR

  • Adds to or replaces features on 2.5 SL: Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) delete, Mood lighting delete, Sport Cloth seat trim, Heated steering wheel delete, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver delete, Remote Engine Start and Stop System with Intelligent Climate Control delete, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) delete

Interior available on the 2017 Nissan Altima SL

  • Adds to or replaces features on 3.5 SR: Power sliding glass moonroof with one-touch open/close and tilt feature, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), Rear passenger air conditioning console vents, Mood lighting, Leather-appointed seats, Heated steering wheel, Front and Rear Sonar System, NissanConnect℠ with Navigation and Mobile Apps including seven-inch color touch-screen monitor and voice recognition, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link with three-month trial subscription, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, Remote Engine Start and Stop System with Intelligent Climate Control

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The Nissan Altima sedan returns for the 2017 model year without any significant updates

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2017 Nissan Altima Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Nissan Altima its top overall safety rating of five stars. That achievement was accompanied by Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Every 2017 Nissan Altima comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock brakes, and an Easy Fill Tire Alert system that flashes its lights and honks the horn when the Altima’s tires have been inflated to the correct pressure. Other advanced safety features offered with the ‘17 Altima include forward collision warning with automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and crash mitigation with automatic braking.

Standard Safety Features

  • Four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Understeer Control
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones

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