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Sporty Altima SR Leads Nissan Lineup with Pricing Unchanged for 2017, Will it Stay #1?

The Nissan Altima SR is the most popular model in the automakers lineup. The price stays the same for 2017.

The most popular model in the Nissan lineup, the sporty Altima SR sedan, gets the same pricing as the 2016 models for 2017. Nissan just announced pricing for the 2017 Altima sedan, and none of the seven trims had a price increase. Last year, the Altima sedan received an extensive mid-cycle makeover. This year, Nissan’s most popular model remains unchanged. The 2017 Altima 2.5 starts at $22,500.

Why change a good thing?

Altima leads the rest of the lineup in sales and has 333,000 units sold in the US in 2016. The most popular Altima model is the sporty SR, introduced last year as part of a major Altima redesign. It was a good decision by Nissan as the Altima SR now accounts for over 30 percent of total sales.

The five 2.5-liter models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine. The two 3.5-liter Altimas are powered by a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6. All 2017 Altima are equipped with an advanced Xtronic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates are 39 mpg highway for 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL (37 mpg highway for 2.5 SR).

2017 Altima features include Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Easy-fill Tire Alert and NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats. Available Nissan Safety Shield technologies range from radar-based Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Cruise Control to Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The 2017 Nissan Altima sedan is available now at US Nissan dealers. The price on all seven models stay the same. Destination and Handling adds $835. With pricing on the popular Altima SR remaining unchanged, it will stay the #1 car in the lineup.

Source: Nissan

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