Nissan Altima Review
Styling, functionality, efficiency, comfort—the list of 2017 Nissan Altima benefits goes on and on. Truly, no matter what your Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, or Collingswood lifestyle might entail, the Altima has the power to match it. At Cherry Hill Nissan, we’re confident in this fact.
In this detailed review, we’re going to paint a more fleshed-out picture of everything this formidable sedan has to offer. From safety, to speed, to amenities, the Altima won’t leave you wishing for more.
Safety from the Ground Up
Technology is a major part of any car these days. While it can offer plenty of entertainment and convenience features, it is perhaps put to its best use in the safety department.
The safety system in the 2017 Nissan Altima is undoubtedly bolstered by plenty of technology. First and foremost, you’ll have access to features such as vehicle dynamics control (VDC) and the traction control system (TCS).
Both features make for a dynamic duo in terms of vehicle control. Your Altima naturally handles with total proficiency. Nevertheless, unfavorable weather conditions are bound to make an impact. And when that happens, VDC and TCS will be there to keep you on track.
The Nissan Advanced Airbag System
Even the Advanced Airbag System (AABS) in your Altima is augmented by technology. The dual-stage supplemental bags in your car come equipped with seat belt and occupant classification sensors (OCS).
The purpose of these sensors is to keep track of the size of passengers. For example, if a child is strapped in to the backseat, OCS will pick up on it immediately. When airbags deploy, they’ll do so in a way that avoids causing the child undue harm, all while maintaining their protection.
When you combine all this excellent safety technology with a durable frame, you’re granted the full package. Plus, the Nissan Altima is most certainly durable thanks to its Zone body construction. Zone bodies include several different reinforcements, such as:
- Front and rear crumple zones
- Hood buckling creases and safety stops
- Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams
- An energy-absorbing steering column
With such a rigid frame, the Nissan Altima racks up some prestigious safety awards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants it a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names it a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+.
2017 Nissan Altima: Performance Specs
It would be fairly difficult to enjoy all those excellent safety features if the performance were lacking. Like all Nissan vehicles, though, the 2017 Altima offers a high-performing and well-rounded performance array.
At the heart of the vehicle is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. This powertrain has received several different enhancements, such the continuously variable valve timing control system and the variable induction system. These features may sound complex, but their function is simple. They condense intake and exhaust, making for increased power flow and efficiency.
Secondly, the Altima comes equipped with an Xtronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT has long been considered a major fuel-saver. However, it also makes for far quieter engine function.
It is due in large part to these enhancements that the Altima strikes such a fine balance between fuel economy and power. Not only can the Altima maintain 39 MPG highway and 27 MPG city,1 it can also generate up to 179 horsepower.
Tremendously Precise Handling
When it comes to your sedan, it’s not enough just to have power and efficiency. You need to have reliable handling as well. The Altima was built to handle precisely with the help of multiple steering features.
First and foremost, you’ll have electronic hydraulic power-assisted steering and active understeer control. Both these features give your Altima the boost it needs to handle with complete accuracy, even when making sharp turns.
Comfort & Convenience: Inside & Out
If safety and performance lay the foundation for your 2017 Nissan Altima, then convenience and comfort are the cherry on top. In this car, you’ll have as much style as you will driver-assistance.
The Nissan Altima has long been turning heads with its distinct, streamlined body shape. However, this look is even bolder in the 2017 model with its sharply angled grille and projector-type halogen headlights. You’ll light up the road like a beacon with lamps like those! Plus, with active grille shutters, your Altima will have heightened cooling abilities too.
Along the sides of your vehicle, you’ll have dual-powered mirrors, which offer more convenient adjustments than ever before. With these, you can configure your mirrors with the touch of a button.
Lastly, your windshield is comprised of UV-reducing solar glass. This feature has two major benefits. First, it’ll shield occupants from harmful UV rays. Secondly, due to its layered design, it will add a bit of extra insulation, keeping the cabin nice and quiet.
The 2017 Nissan Altima cabin is exceptionally spacious with a total of 101.9 cubic feet of room for passengers and a 15.4 cubic foot trunk. Drivers in particular will have 40 inches of headroom and 45 inches of legroom. Feel free to stretch out!
Sleek black cloth trims the entirety of your vehicle, including the six-way adjustable driver’s seat and four-way adjustable passenger’s seat. Settle back and fire up your engine with the convenient push-button start.
The Advanced Drive-Assist® display will then monitor vehicle function for you, relaying all the necessary metrics so you have no doubt your Altima is running at peak performance.
To complete the Altima’s interior comfort, your sedan has also been equipped with a robust entertainment system, starting with the four-speaker audio system. Connect phones or MP3 players using either the USB port or auxiliary jack to crank up the tunes.
While you’re at it, why not make a hands-free phone call, too? The included Bluetooth® is an easy way to both access your music library and to make phone calls with just the sound of your voice.
Is It Time to Get Behind the Wheel?
With all these features, the 2017 Nissan Altima is pretty impressive, isn’t it? However, this isn’t all that Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Collingswood drivers will find in this fantastic car.
Visit Cherry Hill Nissan for a test drive, and we’ll give you all the rest of the details. Schedule your test drive today!
1 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Altima® – Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates:
• 27 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 31 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims
• 26 city MPG / 37 hwy MPG / 30 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5 SR trim (including Midnight Edition)
• 22 city MPG / 32 hwy MPG / 26 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 3.5 SR & 3.5 SL trims based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation.
Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.