The newest product which is the 2017 Nissan Altima is going to be a car which is going to be a facelift version of the current fifth-generation model, but one which is going to include a lot of changes to its design. The changes brought to the latest Altima are actually just a start as this is a strategy which spans across the entire lineup of Nissan cars as they are planning to update the lot of them. It also helps to know that the latest Toyota Camry has also gone through the update and the Honda Accord is getting one too, so it is quite normal to know that the Altima is getting one as well.
The Nissan Altima was redesigned in 2013 as it used the same Nissan D platform for its fifth-generation model. It was actually the introduction of a successful era for Japanese vehicles which were introduced to the US market which was particularly noticeable in the midsize segment, which was already crowded with many vehicles already.
The Nissan Altima managed to slowly outsell the competition and it did so by offering a very quiet and smooth ride quality which was also encompassed with comfortable seats and a very well crafted interior. It also helps to know that outstanding fuel economy is also a part of the car’s offer.
As the release date was already announced, we see it fit that it is high time to bring a complete review of the car so you introduce yourself to the latest product which tries to keep an upper hand on its rivals still with the newest offer.
The complete exterior design of the facelifted version of the 2017 Nissan Altima has remained mostly unchanged, but the front end of the car has gone through the most changes for now. The only thing that is transferred form the previous model on the front side is the engine hood which is the same. The grille gets a redesign with a V-shaped unit introduced which is very similar to the design from the Maxima model. The headlamps have a longer and slimmer design and in the lower part of it there is a muscular bumper with some new fog lamps. The center section of the front end has a similar V shaped design which follows the bumper one.
The changes on the rear end are far more subtle. The taillights have new graphics and its design extends into the trunk lid part. There is also a new chrome trim added and a completely new spoiler. The new bumper has a new and crisp looking design which has new crease added to the taillights.
The profile of the car is the same as the sculptured look of the previous one was kept intact here and it rightfully should be. The wheels include a 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels option and also adds Deep Blue Pearl exterior finishes.
The interior of the 2017 Nissan Altima does not see many changes. In fact, this is a model which actually not many people have complained about and the interior has remained one of the better parts of the vehicle. But in a tight segment like the mid size sedan one, there is always room for improvement and some additions to be made. That is why we see some interesting updates made for the inside of the car.
One of the newly appointed features is a completely redesigned center stack. It comes with new cup holders in the center console and also includes a new and refined steering wheel. The car still utilizes the Zero Gravity seats, but this time they have been updates with more comfortable design and new materials.
The SR trim adds more new things as the Altima gets blue accents seen on the steering wheel, the seats and door panels, and there is also the addition of a leather-wrapped steering wheel and also a leather-wrapped gear shifter. Other features include a five- or seven-inch display used for the NissanConnect SM which comes with NissanConnect Navigation with Mobile Apps.
The engine choices remain the same for the 2017 Nissan Altima car. Thus you get to select between the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 engine, making 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and 270 horses and 251 pound-feet of torque, respectively. Both of the engines can be had with a Xtronic CVT transmission which has been updated with new shift logic accounting for more responsive acceleration shifts.
Release date and price
The vehicle is already finished and the production version of the 2017 Nissan Altima is going to appear very soon. In fact the release date for the car is set to appear by the end of the year giving the car an earlier than expected release. The starting price for the Altima is $22,500 USD, in its base form, but can rise up to $32,090 USD for the highest model.