2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR vs 2.5 SV

Nissan is a brand that’s not only known for its attractive models, but also its affordable price tag. So affordable, that the difference in trim levels can surprisingly slight, but the feature upgrades are impressive. It’s not a matter of simply boosting the tire size or adding more power options to already power-adjusted seats, but features that often really do matter when it comes to convenience or connectivity. Today we’re looking at two mid-level trims, the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR vs 2.5 SV.

The trims both feature the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine, with a maximum output of 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, which is paired with the Xtronic CVT. When it comes to performance, you aren’t going to see any difference between the models. The question when selecting trims is what features do you want to have in your new car?

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Nissan Altima 2.5 SR vs Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
18-inch aluminum-alloy Wheels 17-inch aluminum-alloy
Yes Nissan Intelligent Key? Yes, plus Remote Engine Start/Stop
Yes Sport-Tuned Suspension No
No Blind Spot Warning Blind Spot Warning

How are the Nissan Altima SR and SV different?

When you look at the 2018 Nissan Altima SR and SV trim levels, the thing to note is that models both add on to the features of the S trim level, rather than these two trims stacking up from one another. In fact, the SR is often listed after the S, but is listed with a starting MSRP of $24,470 compared to $25,460 for the SV. It’s not a difference that will make or break the bank, but the reason for it is that the two trims are branching off in different directions.

The 2018 Nissan Altima SR is meant to be a sportier option. It has the same engine and transmission, but key features like paddle shifter and manual shift mode, sport-tuned suspension and larger wheels indicate its focus is on drivers who seek an aggressive driving experience.

The SV highlights safety features, like driver assistance options (Blind Spot Warning and Rear Traffic Alert) and conveniences like remote engine start and automatic climate control, showcasing a model that is best suited for family life and practical, everyday purposes.

Does the SR or SV trim level suit your driving needs and wishes best? Find out when you stop by Glendale Nissan.

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