2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S

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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S Contemplating the L is special order solely, and the LS would not add a lot for a substantial value bump, we think it is worth skipping straight to the LT model. Its checklist of added options is not in depth, but you do get upgraded headlights for better nighttime visibility, together with satellite radio and tinted glass. The LT also opens the doors to several worthy choice packages. The Confidence and Comfort package stands out, with extra luxury features and blind-spot monitoring.

Fortune would not essentially favor the bold within the compact crossover section — the Honda CR-V, the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4 are perennial best-sellers thanks partially to their all-around competencies and historical past of reliability. Still, automakers strive to make their small SUVs distinct. The 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S stands out by bringing high-end luxurious features and a few distinctive engines to this usually price-conscious class.

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Redesigned just last yr, the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S is likely one of the newer entries in this segment. As such, all the newest safety features are available, from a surround-view parking digicam to ahead collision warning system that may determine pedestrians. Unlike some rivals, most of these options can only be ordered on the top trim level, however at the very least you can get them. Additionally out there are a panoramic sunroof, a surround-view parking digicam and ventilated entrance seats — uncommon choices in this class.

We also like that the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S affords two various powertrains if you aren’t glad with the base turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. At one finish of the spectrum is a fuel-efficient diesel that achieves 32 mpg in mixed driving (the usual engine earns 28 mpg); at the different, a turbocharged 2.0-liter with an additional 80 horsepower. Be careful, however: Once you begin checking the options bins, the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S will be considerably more expensive than rival crossovers. An engine stop-start system that cannot be disabled and disappointing materials quality also would possibly give prospective buyers pause.

 

2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S models

The 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S is a five-passenger compact crossover that costs a bit greater than most rivals. It’s offered in four trims: LLSLT and Premier. The base L model looks like an incredible deal till you notice that it’s a custom-order mannequin and you’ll have to wait for it to be built. You may find the LS at practically any seller, but it’s costlier and doesn’t add a lot. Best to skip straight to the LT, which is just a bit more expensive and consists of more options and entry to extra options. If you would like the LT and its two packages, the leather-trimmed Premier includes all of it.

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Three engines are supplied on the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S. The usual engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder (170 horsepower, 203 pound-feet of torque) matched to a six-speed computerized transmission. A more highly effective turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (252 hp, 260 lb-ft) is non-compulsory and comes normal with a nine-speed automated transmission. Additionally non-obligatory is a fuel-efficient 1.6-liter diesel (137 hp, 240 lb-ft) mated to a six-speed automated. Both of these engines might be ordered on LT and Premier trim levels.

Driving

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The upgrade from the base 1.5-liter engine to the 2.Zero-liter is well-justified with the quantity of energy and effectivity it delivers. On top of that, the 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S has impressive dealing with on a twisty street. The one downside is the large turning radius that affects U-turns and parking.
 
 

Acceleration

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This engine is without doubt one of the best in the class. Acceleration is smooth and very manageable in everyday driving, however the front-wheel-drive model can generate torque steer when you ground it. Ours needed solely 6.four seconds to succeed in 60 mph, faster than rivals. The diesel took a extra leisurely 9.eight seconds.
 

Braking

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The brakes feel good and reliable. The pedal effort is suitable for this type of vehicle, and response is neither grabby nor lazy. It simply feels proper. Our 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S executed a panic stop from 60 mph in 115 feet, a stable end result within the compact SUV class.
 

Steering

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Steering effort is what we count on from a small crossover, with low effort at parking speeds and more weighting at highway speeds. The automobile tracks straight on most surfaces, and ample on-center feel makes for a relaxing drive. However we observed some squirm on roads with longitudinal rain grooves.
 

Dealing with

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The 2004 Nissan Altima 2.5S is surprisingly succesful and balanced on a difficult twisty road. The handling limits are surprisingly high and approachable in these situations, and it’s nearly as enjoyable to drive as the class-leading Mazda CX-5.
 

Drivability

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We’re deducting points for an unusually massive turning circle. Multipoint turns are a common prevalence with this automobile on streets where rivals could make a simple U-turn. We observed this characteristic when nosing into crowded parking heaps, too.

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