The 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL is a brand new trim this year, a more luxurious and top-end version of the mid-sized, front-wheel drive performance sedan. Its 3.5-liter, 250-hp V6 engine...
The 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL is a brand new trim this year, a more luxurious and top-end version of the mid-sized, front-wheel drive performance sedan. Its 3.5-liter, 250-hp V6 engine is mated to a 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, which is also new this year. The 2005 Altima 3.5 SL adds a power driver's seat, heated front seats and mirrors, leather upholstery, a CD changer, and automatic climate control beyond what the 2.5 S or 3.5 SE offer. This is in addition to a full power setup, a sunroof, intermittent wipers, automatic headlights, wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, a trip computer, leather trim, and a security system.
In terms of safety, dual front airbags are standard, but side impact for both rows is only optional, and the sedan fares only average in side impact crash tests. The 2005 Altima 3.5 SL comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, 4-wheel ABS brakes, xenon headlights, foglights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A new option this year is a navigation system. Traction control is also available. A lot of power without spending a lot of money on gas (24/31 mpg) is a highlight for owners of the 2005 Altima 3.5 SL, who also like the roominess, style, and features such as heated seats. There are few complaints, though some are disappointed with a plastic-looking interior, and there are those who always want more convenience features.