Price: $17,300

Year 2017



Trim 2.5 SR SEDAN 4D

Drivetrain FWD

Transmission AUTOMATIC

Engine 4-CYL, 2.5 LITER

Mileage 85,999

Doors 4

Exterior Color WHITE

Interior Color BLACK

VIN 1N4AL3AP9HC259031

Stock No. 5000

Vehicle Equipment

Vehicle Description

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Blending in is a special art, and the 2017 Nissan Altima seems to have perfected it. Despite a facelift last year, the Altima is largely innocuous—but that's not an insult, since many mainstream sedan buyers aren't after something flashy. 

The Altima was updated last year with a reshaped hood and front fenders, a lowered front fascia, and a more up-to-date Nissan look to its grille. At the rear, wider taillights joined a new fascia, trunk lid, and bumper. The overall effect is of a less spectacular Maxima. You won't, for instance, find a canopy-effect roofline at the Altima's C-pillar—here, it merely flows smoothly into the rear fender.

The SR model adds smoked headlight housings, fog lights, and a rear decklid spoiler outside, plus its own wheel designs, and blue stitching inside with black upholstery. It's basically in line with the Camry SE and Honda Accord Sport, at least in terms of standing out from its siblings. 

Most Altimas you'll find on a dealer lot utilize the automaker's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which is perfectly adequate and sufficiently refined. It delivers stellar mpg, so Nissan's certainly doing something right, but it never feels quite as refined as the smooth 4-cylinder seen in the Honda Accord. The Altima's base engine is rated at 182 horsepower, while the optional V-6 ups that figure to 270 hp. 

The V-6 model is the one to have if going fast is your thing, and although its engine note can be a little gruff at lower revs, it sings as the tachometer spins toward redline—perhaps a little too loudly given that this sedan is otherwise such a sedate cruiser. 

The CVT that comes on all models is smooth and responsive, a massive improvement over Nissan's earliest iterations of this gearbox. It works so well in everyday usage that it goes unnoticed and many drivers may not even become aware that it is a continuously variable transmission. Nissan has been a leader in this technology for quite some time and it shows. 

The shiny upholstery in the all-black interior in a recent SR looked almost cheap, but woven mats countered with an upscale look. At the other end of the spectrum, an SL we drove with a tan interior was soothing in its serenity and delivered an Infiniti-esque experience, albeit clearly at a more attainable price point. 

The cabin feels spacious for four adults—five in a pinch. With 45 inches of leg room and 40 inches of head room, the front seat has more than adequate space for taller drivers. The rear seat looks cavernous, but even with a fairly steep rake head room drops to 37.1 inches—just enough to keep tall passengers from making contact with the headliner; rear leg room of 36.1 inches is about average for the class, but there isn't much room for feet under the front seats. 

Nissan claims that the shape and compression of the automaker's vaunted "Zero Gravity" seats were inspired by NASA research, and we've found them to be comfortable on trips short and long (but not quite to the moon). The Altima's dash cuts into a little of the knee room, though most trim levels include a power driver's seat that allows for a high degree of adjustability.

*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program. 

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