|Engine Size:||2.5 L|
Ranking # 15 among a field of 23 mid-sized sedans is disappointing for the 2017 Altima. Although, it has excellent acceleration with its 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine. Its braking and accident avoidance features are very good.
2017 Altima has not changed much in recent seasons. The lack of substantial change means it cannot compete as well with other mid-sized sedans. Aside from having the best mileage among this group and having a really roomy rear seat, it has an unsettled ride. The best thing about your 2017 Altima by Nissan is excellent fuel economy. The next best point is that the child seats are easy to secure. The front row seats are still supremely comfortable even in the standard model.
Advanced safety gear is an option, mostly available in the highest trim lines of the 2017 Altima. CVT transmission is not as seamless as it is expected to be, so power delivery is less than excepted in some city driving. Despite a few high points, the 2017 Altima has not kept pace with the rapidly advancing technology which is now available in most other vehicles
The best version of the 2017 Altima is the 2.5SV with its power driver's seat and blind-spot monitoring. It remains an option to upgrade to forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Yet, that increases the cost substantially.
Choose the 2017 Altima for its predictability and relatively lower cost than others in its class. Steering is secure and handling is smooth though light handed. Its reliability is up to average this season. Plus the controls are easy to use. The infotainment system is not as advanced as many of its competitors. Phone interactions are only responsive to voice commands.
Prove it to yourself. Is the 2017 Nissan Altima above average? Is it the sedan for you? Go to your dealership and check it out. The service and sales people will be glad to talk with you and help you find your ideal vehicle. Take it for a test drive at Kelly Nissan of Route 33.