Most buyers in the market for a midsize sedan are not interested in flash or exhilarating road manners, they just want a simple comfortable car with plenty of room for people and cargo that is easy on the eyes. If you looking forward to a sedan with a powerful engine, best fuel economy and distinctive styling the 2017 Nissan Altima will be a good choice.
Given its generalized approach towards the mainstream appeal, the Altima is less an emotional purchase than a practical one. With more interior volume than the full-size Maxima, Nissan’s midsize entry offers a lot of space for the money.
2017 Nissan Altima – Interior
Beginning with the rear quarters, it actually feels roomier than those of dimensionally larger rivals like the Toyota Camry and Kia Optima. The trunk area is accommodating as well, thanks to an unobtrusive cargo floor and wide aperture that’ is ideal for loading cumbersome objects.
The front seats are exceptionally comfortable and materials quality ranks near the top of the class, especially in and around the armrest. Upping its functionality quotient, 2017 Altima has a highly adjustable steering wheel, and much with a plenty of storage decks.
Performance and Transmission
Out on the road, the Altima is unremarkable in virtually every way, the cabin is a little noisy compared to other cars in the class but the ride is impressively smooth and compliant, though it is not exactly down for a good time.
Apart from the CVT transmissions, artificial feeling, artificial shift points, my chief complaint is with the steering, it is heavy at low speeds and over boosted at higher ones, what I mean by this, is that when you are on the highway and you make a small steering correction, the response is significantly more aggressive than your intended input.
Under the hood Altima has a standard 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine 2488cc, having a maximum power of 182hp at 6000rpm, maximum torque of 244Nm at 4000rpm, and an x-tronic Cvt (A/t) transmission that delivers snappy off-the-line acceleration. Its fuel consumption is at 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers. Promising superior fuel efficiency and comparable power, the turbocharged four cylinders are quickly becoming the optional engine of choice.
2017 Nissan Altima may not be the cheapest, the sportiest or even the most technologically advanced midsize sedan out there, but the Nissan Altima is about as straightforward as it gets, and to some buyers that is what matters most. Check out the full specs of the car.