Cool Features of the 2017 Nissan Altima
The 2017 Nissan Altima is one of the best sedans a commuting professional could ask for, and it’s got the space, fuel economy, and comfort features to satisfy smaller families as well. Take a look at the most impressive features, both standard and optional, that you’ll find on the latest Nissan Altima.
Superb Gas Mileage
The 2017 Nissan Altima’s standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive that earns up to 27 city miles per gallon and 39 mpg highway. This engine produces 179 horsepower, but if you’re all about speed you’ll love the 3.5-liter V6 alternative, with 270 horsepower and a still excellent 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
Despite all the adjustments toward fuel economy, the Altima is very fun to drive thanks to simulated gear shifting on the continuously variable transmission. Where most competing sedans with a CVT feel floaty and are hard to get used to, the Altima has no learning curve.
Forward Collision Prevention
As part of Nissan’s safety shield, forward collision warning is a passive safety system that uses sensors to predict whether a collision with another vehicle’s rear end is likely to happen if you don’t apply the brakes immediately. Forward collision warning judges the speed of the Altima and the vehicle up ahead at all times, so if you’re speeding up or the vehicle ahead is braking hard, you’ll know to stop.
Even if you don’t respond in time, the Altima pairs its forward collision warning system with automatic emergency braking, which will either completely prevent a collision or mitigate the force and the chance of injuries. The same technology used for the Altima’s forward collision warning system also powers the adaptive cruise control, a system that slows down and speeds up your Altima automatically to maintain your desired distance from the car ahead and save as much fuel as possible.
Unbeatable Cabin Comfort
The Altima seats up to five, and your four passengers will love the little details of the latest model’s interior. The front seats have a special design that supports your back, legs, and more on long road trips. You’ll be able to choose from either a 5-inch or 7-inch infotainment screen with intuitive controls and smartphone integration, and there’s even a suave button in place of a traditional key-fob ignition.
Want a little more pizazz in your Altima? Mid-level trims add dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather seating, and electronic conveniences like Siri Eyes Free for Apple device owners. The Altima also has a more carefully designed cabin in terms of personal space, with lots of compartments and pockets that let you store things in easy-to-reach places.
All in all, the Nissan Altima is the right choice if you want a sedan that’s rewarding to drive, great on gas, surprisingly comfy and supportive, and safe enough to trust as a family hauler. Call or message us today, and we’ll happily answer any questions you have about specific trim levels and options, or those of any other Nissan model.
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