2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 vs 2.5 S

There are many reasons to choose the 2017 Nissan Altima for your next ride, starting with its style and driving dynamic. Plus, the fuel economy doesn’t hurt things. The only question is which trim level is best for you? If your budget is tight, you’re likely to find yourself comparing the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 vs 2.5 S, as these are the first two options to introduce the model. With similar price tags, you’re also probably curious about what the main differences are between them. Is it worth upgrading to the 2.5 S?

When it comes to the basic mechanics and style, the 2.5 and 2.5 S Altima are identical, with each packing the 179-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine under the hood, and pairing it with the Xtronic CVT. After that, the main focus is on which models offer more features, and whether these features are necessities for you.

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2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 vs 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
AM/FM/CD – 4 speakers Stereo System 5-inch AM/FM/CD w/rearview monitor – 6 speakers
No Voice Recognition Siri® Eyes Free
No Cruise Control Yes
No Specifications Yes

Is it worth paying more for the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S?

When it comes right down to it, we all like to save money. Though not priced much higher than the 2.5 trim level that makes up the base option for the 2017 Nissan Altima, the 2.5 S offers high value features that you’ll be sad to have turned down in the long run. Key among them is cruise control, which is a must-have for long trims and anyone who stacks up highway miles.

Other features you might miss out on are likely considered creature comforts, but what’s the point in buying new if you don’t have everything you want in your vehicle. Siri® Eyes Free allows drivers the opportunity to send hands-free texts, while automatic headlights will always keep the road ahead bright, even when you forget to do it for yourself. The stereo system packs two additional speakers to appeal to audiophiles, and brings a rearview camera with it.

In addition to these extra features, you’ll also note that optional accessories like remote engine start aren’t available on the 2.5, but can be added to the 2.5 S. Find out which trim level you prefer when you stop by Glendale Nissan for a test drive.

2017 Nissan Altima Features
2017 Nissan Altima Xtronix CVT
2017 Nissan Altima Design
2017 Nissan Altima Trunk

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