A perennial sales success, the Nissan Altima has never been quite able to break through the glass ceiling that separates the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in the hearts and minds of so many buyers.
But it’s never been easier to mention Nissan’s midsize sedan in the same breath as the two automotive legends. The car is more competitive, thanks to a significantly updated body and interior. In addition to the Altima can meet the comfort-seekers, commuters, as well as someone who wants something with a little more flair. 2017 Altima is a comfortable, spacious and efficient mid-size sedan, but Nissan has also added a sporty SR model added to the range.
A few observations from our comprehensive review of the 2017 Nissan Altima: “With the exception of the sporty SR trim, the 2017 Altima sedan is all about delivering a comfortable ride, quiet cabin, and competent, but not sporty, handling skills. Think Chevy Malibu and Hyundai Sonata instead of a Ford Fusion or Mazda6. The SR trim is improved, the Altima is handling by a stiffer suspension and 18-inch wheels, but no additional power.”
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The newest member of the Altima family of the SR. In addition to its sporty style elements, the SR suspension tuning, which is designed to better cornering than with the other Altima trim levels. The Altima SR is a 4-cylinder or V6 engine.
Build and price
2017 Nissan Altima sedan starts at a little over $23,000 and tops out at just more than $36,000 with a V6, leather, moonroof, and a host of cool technology upgrades. You will find out how much you pay for really, to build the 2017 Nissan Altima, how you like it and we will give you the Fair purchase price, which reflects actual transaction prices before applicable incentives.
The Nissan Altima was one of five mid-size sedans we drove 600 miles roundtrip from southern California to Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of our recent midsize sedan comparison test.
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2017 Nissan Altima is one of the many appealing midsize sedans on the market, as detailed in our midsize sedan buying advice.