2017 Nissan Altima S vs Altima SV | What are the Differences?

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2020 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2017 Nissan Altima S

$22,900

starting msrp

27 city / 39 highway

est mpg

2017 Nissan Altima SV

$25,460

starting msrp

27 city / 39 highway

est mpg

Difference Between the 2017 Nissan Altima S and 2017 Nissan Altima SV. What’s Your Choice?

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The 2017 Nissan Altima comes in seven varieties. Two of the most popular are the 2.5S and 2.5SV editions. These trims offer value-smart packages with an emphasis on comfort and technology. Here is a comparison to help you decide which trim is right for your lifestyle.

How Does the Altima S and SV Perform?

The 2.5S and 2.5SV have an inline-four powertrain. This 2.5-liter engine cranks out 179 horsepower. Special engine mounts help keep noise out of the cabin. Nissan has developed a flat torque curve to give you more power at lower speeds. D-Step Shift logic makes the Xtronic transmission more responsive. The result is faster takeoffs and sprints. A four-wheel independent suspension with a multi-link rear suspension improves handling. Active Understeer Control helps drivers take curves with confidence. Fuel economy is 31 mpg combined with a 39 mpg highway rating.

Aerodynamic styling helps the 2.5SV do more with its power outlay. It wears active grille shutters which close automatically to improve wind resistance. Underfloor aero covers help direct the wind. The design for the windshield, front fascia, and rear fascia also play a role in helping the SV editions achieve a.26 coefficient of drag. The edition also wears lightweight aluminum alloy wheels instead of the standard steel wheels of the 2.5S edition.

How Do the Altima S and SV Compare in Features?

The 2017 Altima 2.5S has a gliding wing design language that gives the cabin an open and airy feel. Zero Gravity seats provide more support for commutes and long-distance travel. Woven fabric covers the adjustable front seats and split-fold rear bench. The black interior is spiced up with chrome finish accents.

The 2.5SV edition expands comfort with an eight-way power seat for the driver. You also have the option of a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Other favorites include rear heating vents and a power moonroof. The driver will appreciate the SV remote start system. You can crank the engine and cool or heat the cabin, using the Intelligent Climate Control features. The car also gets a blind spot monitor to watch for side traffic and a rear cross-traffic alert for parking maneuvers.

What Are the Technology Features?

Standard 2.5S dash tech includes the 5-inch color audio display and RearView Monitor. You just sync your smartphone and enjoy your favorite music using Bluetooth streaming audio. A hands-free text messaging assistant complements Bluetooth phone capability. Siri Eyes Free lets iPhone users do even more with the system. Owners can customize the second screen, an Advanced Driving Assist display. This four-inch monitor appears between the tachometer and speedometer. Acoustic laminated glass and extensive sound insulation help you enjoy music without the intrusion of road noise.

The 2.5SV also offers the larger NissanConnect package. This includes mobile apps and navigation on a seven-inch touchscreen. You can split the screen to show navigation and audio functions. Drivers can access 3D-effect maps and turn-by-turn directions. Curve warnings and eco-driving maps help expand its effectiveness. For additional help, the system comes with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Nissan Voice Recognition makes the whole system easier to use.


You’ll find a selection of Altima 2.5S and SV trims at Five Star Nissan. A test drive is a sure way to learn more. Visit our Nissan dealership today!

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.