2017 Nissan Altima: Efficiency, Comfort and Performance

2017 nissan altimaEfficiency, comfort, performance and so much more. There are many reasons why the Nissan Altima continues to be one of America’s best-selling midsize sedans year after year. Since the Altima was first released in 1992, it’s embodied everything the modern driver looks for in a midsize sedan, and the 2017 iteration is no exception.

The 2017 Nissan Altima comes loaded with several high-tech and modern features that enhance the driver experience. With the new year around the corner, now is the perfect time to purchase a new or slightly-used 2017 Nissan Altima from your local Southern Maine Nissan dealer.

Drivers can choose from any of the five trims, such as the Altima base, S, SV, SR or SL, and take advantage of 27 city and 38 highway miles per gallon, a five-star safety rating and up to 270 horsepower in an economical, yet stylish four-door package.

Safety Features

When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle – be it for a family or individual – safety should be your primary concern. In addition to the Altima’s five-star safety rating awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the sedan also boasts several new safety features that prioritize collision safety and give drivers the utmost confidence when they take to the roadways.

The Nissan Safety Shield Systems features Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning and Forward Emergency Braking, providing nearly 360 degrees of hazard protection. In addition, the Altima’s rearview monitor, which comes standard on all but the base model, provides a full, colorized view of your rear surroundings as you reverse. Altima drivers are notified of nearby hazards via the Advanced Drive-Assist Display, which sits comfortably behind the steering wheel.
In addition, each 2017 Altima comes stocked with traditional safety features such as front, side and overhead airbags, stability control, a security system and anti-lock brakes.

High-Tech Features

Many modern drivers value technology just as much as performance. The 2017 Nissan Altima has available high-tech features that keep drivers connected, like Nissan ConnectServices, the entertainment and navigation hub providing everything from social apps and music to step-by-step directions and messaging services on an available seven-inch full color monitor in the dashboard. The system is voice-activated so drivers can remain focused on the road and utilizes touchscreen technology for further ease of use.

All Altimas are Bluetooth enabled as well, giving drivers hands-free access to things like audio streaming, which can be enjoyed through nine Premium Bose stereo speakers for even more driver-focused pleasure.

Driver Comfort and Convenience

Driver comfort is a critical part of the overall car ownership experience, which is why the Altima doesn’t skimp on the interior amenities and comfort-focused features, such as the Dual Zone automatic climate control, which allows the passenger and driver to each set separate air conditioner or heater temperature levels for maximum personalized comfort. Other available amenities include:

  • Sun roof
  • Soft leather interior
  • Remote engine start
  • Tire air pressure monitor
  • Push-button engine start


The Altima comes with either a 3.5-liter or V6 power engine, depending on the trim. Both engines utilize a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which allows for seamless automatic shifting and optimal fuel efficiency. The SR and SL feature 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque, while the other models come standard with 179 horsepower. Every 2017 Altima gets an impressive 39 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 in the city, making the popular midsize sedan an efficient choice for everyday commuters.

Shop Nissans in Southern Maine

From safety to fuel efficiency to technology, there’s countless reasons the 2017 Nissan Altima is one of the most popular midsize sedans in America, and could very well be the right car for you. At Bill Dodge Auto Group Nissan, we have a large selection of Nissan Altimas, in addition to the latest Nissan cars and SUVs. Come visit either our Saco or Portland dealership and let our knowledgeable staff help you find the car of your dreams. Call 877-776-3846 or visit us online for a quote today.


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