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2005 Nissan Altima Overview


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4.55 stars

Based on 66 reviews

Love It!! by ubjazzed
 — When I found this car on the dealer lot back in 2005 I couldn't afford it but wanted it as bad as a Snoop needs a Dogg. A very hard car to find used. I've now had mine for more than two years and love... Read More
My Red Racecar by Karl
 — Bouught the car this summer and haven't regreted a thing since. The moment I test drove it and took off I was sold. Even though it is a front wheel drive it launches when I take off and I love the ... Read More
You'll Have No Regrets With An Altima 2.5 Sl by Brennan
 — This was my first car. The leather, Bose, moonroof were all great. The Stereo was the best one I've heard, others say the same about it. The 2.5L inline 4 was pretty peppy, I would always shift it ... Read More

2005 Nissan Altima Overview

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Based on 66 reviews

2005 Nissan Altima

For 2005, the Nissan Altima got an addition to the lineup: the sporty SE-R, which had a V6 engine. The interior was also upgraded in Altimas across the board.

The 2005 Altima came in five trims: the base model, the midrange S, the plush SL, the top-of-the-line SE, and the high-performance SE-R. The SE came standard with a 3.5-liter, 240-horsepower V6, the SE-R had a 3.5-liter 260-horsepower V6, and the others had a 2.5-liter, 175-horsepower four cylinder engine. All models came with a folding rear seat, power doors, and a tilting steering wheel. Upgrading to the S got air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a CD player. The SL included a power driver's seat and an upgraded sound system. Upgrading to the SE got the bigger engine, foglamps, and bigger wheels. The SE-R gets a more powerful engine and comes fully loaded.

The improved interior proved to be popular among 2005 Altima buyers. Drivers still rated the Altima high for reliability and roominess. Many drivers find the smaller engine to be underpowered


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