2017 Nissan Altima Review

The 2017 Nissan Altima has finally reached the sales lot of your local Nissan dealer near Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville, and it’s got a ton to offer. The midsize car is well-loved by its owners and is incredibly popular thanks to its advanced safety features, impeccable driving dynamics, and affordable price point.

Learn more about the vehicle in this 2017 Nissan Altima Review from Charleston Nissan, then schedule a test drive to get an even better view.

2017 Nissan Altima Driving Dynamics

The 2017 Nissan Altima is offered with two powerful engine options. The base model comes with the 2.5 Liter 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The front wheel drive engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that offers smooth transitions and a quick acceleration.

The vehicle’s second engine option is the 3.5 Liter V6 engine that produces up to 270 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also paired with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) but it also has paddle shifters and manual shift mode, so you can really take control of your driving experience.

In terms of ride quality, the vehicle is equipped with independent front suspension and multi-link independent rear suspension that make the ride quality very smooth. And with the ZF Sachs shock absorbers, you’ll be able to glide over even the roughest roads with little disruption from your comfortable ride.

Safety Features of the 2017 Altima

With seating for up to 5 passengers, the 2017 Nissan Altima is a top choice for families looking for a vehicle that is fuel efficient and safe. The sedan body style takes care of efficiency and the extensive list of standard and optional safety features takes care of the rest.

The vehicle comes standard with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS), as well as a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The 2016 model of the Altima was a Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), so while the safety ratings for the 2017 model have yet to be released, it’s likely the vehicle will get the same or similar ratings.

The vehicle’s optional safety features list is also extensive and includes a Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB). These available features all work by making it easier for you to be a safe driver by giving you more control of a situation or by providing you with more information about your surroundings.

Test Drive the 2017 Altima

The 2017 Nissan Altima is a thrill to drive and thanks to its affordable price point, it’s an excellent option for drivers in the Summerville, Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant areas. You can take a closer look at the 2017 Altima at your local Nissan dealer. Charleston Nissan offers a wide selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from.

Start shopping our online inventory now to see all of the features of the 2017 Nissan Altima. Then, schedule a test drive at Charleston Nissan.