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Your Guide to the Nissan Altima

Your Guide to the Nissan Altima
January 20, 2017 Maddington Nissan

Your Guide to the Nissan Altima

If you are in the market for a four door sedan, it is easy to overlook the Nissan offerings. In a segment filled with the Mazda6, Ford Mondeo, and the VW Passat, the Altima often considered as being a sporty powerhouse, which is not well suited as a family vehicle. Although the Altima V8 was the brand’s entry into the Supercar segment back in 2012, the road vehicle is actually a consistent and competent family sedan that is built to a high standard. Here we will explore the Altima to help you to determine if it is the right choice for you.

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The Cabin:

The Nissan Altima offers a spacious cabin with plenty of room for adult passengers in the front or rear. There is also 500 litres of cargo space, making it a practical choice for any family. However, there are some fascinating cabin features, which you may have overlooked.
In order to provide an unrivalled driver experience, careful consideration was given to the design of the front seats. NASA, the US space agency assisted Nissan in designing the seats. Emphasis was placed on comfort and creating a neutral posture. This is a relaxed position that is adopted when the human body is in weightless conditions. The design of the seats helps to reduce spinal and muscular loads to improve comfort and blood flow. This means that even you can relax and enjoy even longer journeys.

The Performance:

The Altima is available in a number of variants which share a four cylinder, 2.5 litre engine, delivering 127 kW power. The top of the line Ti-S has a powerful V6 3.5 litre engine which packs a massive 183 kW of power. All engine options are paired with a CVT automatic transmission, directing power to the front wheels. This ensures that you have the engine torque needed to manage all types of road conditions.

The Build Quality:

As you would expect from a Nissan, the Altima has been built to a high standard, and there are no routine problems you are likely to see on new or used models. Of course, if you are buying a pre-owned Altima it is still a good idea to have it thoroughly checked or buy from a reputable dealer. Even if there are no obvious signs of body damage, with a powerful model like the V6 Ti-S, there is always the risk that it has been driven hard and not properly maintained by a dedicated gearhead. This may be noticeable by checking the wear on the tyres to see if it is uneven, indicating poor alignment or bad driving. However, if it has been pushed hard from a standing stop, this may not be noticeable until you get underneath the vehicle.

If you are considering a pre-owned or new Nissan Altima, Perth drivers should visit us. Maddington Nissan has a diverse range of vehicles in stock including the new Nissan Altima for sale.