Four-door sedans are generally known for offering more-spacious interiors than their coupe siblings, and as technology is becoming more and more advanced, car shoppers are learning they don't need to sacrifice fuel economy for passenger space. One four-door sedan that proves this point is the 2017 Nissan Altima, which is known for its respectable fuel economy rating and roomy interior.
But how does the 2017 Altima compare to other viable options in its class? Our team here at Matt Castrucci Nissan is determined to find out, so we're putting the 2017 Altima head to head against one of its biggest competitors: the 2017 Chevy Impala. Read on to learn how the two sedans set themselves apart from the rest of the vehicles available in their competitive class, and more importantly, how they set themselves apart from each other!
|2017 Nissan Altima||vs||2017 Chevy Impala|
|27/39/31 MPG city/highway/combined||EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating||22/30/25 MPG city/highway/combined|
|Standard on all trims||Push Button Start||Not available on all trims|
|Starting at $22,900||Starting MSRP||Starting at $27,500|
The 2017 Chevy Impala comes in three trim levels: LS, LT, and Premier. The LS and LT trims come equipped with a 2.5-liter ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 197 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, while the top-of-the-line Premier trim comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Impala is notably missing features such as a proximity key, push button start, cargo tie downs, overhead console storage, a locking glove box, a CD player, and an MP3 decoder, all of which are found standard on the 2017 Altima.
The 2017 Nissan Altima comes in six trim levels: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, SR Midnight Edition, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, and 3.5 SL. Two engine options are available: a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that delivers 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that kicks out 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. All trim levels of the 2017 Altima come equipped with the Advanced Drive-Assist Display®, Siri Eyes Free®, a rearview monitor, hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth® capability, air conditioning, push button start, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt/telescopic steering column, two 12-volt power outlets, and map lights.
Car shoppers interested in learning more about the 2017 Nissan Altima are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Nissan. We'll fill you in on all of the important details and answer any questions you have! Those ready to meet the 2017 Altima up close and in person are invited to schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop right in and see us at our location in Dayton!