2017 Nissan Altima SR vs SV Trims – What Are the Differences?

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2017 Nissan Altima SR vs 2017 Nissan Altima SV

2017 Nissan Altima SR


starting msrp

26 city / 37 highway

est mpg

2017 Nissan Altima SV


starting msrp

27 city / 39 highway

est mpg

The 2017 Nissan Altima SR vs 2017 Nissan Altima SV. What’s Your Choice?

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For years, automotive journalists have considered the Nissan Altima to be one of the top family sedans on the market. Drivers appreciate its bullet-proof reliability and strong fuel economy. Everyone in your family will enjoy the Altima’s comfortable interior. Strong acceleration makes the Nissan Altima an even more engaging car to drive. Most importantly, the Altima continues to offer a top-notch level of passenger safety.

Altima buyers are encouraged to choose their favorite trim package. Drivers will be surrounded by a long list of popular features, including a rear-view camera and smartphone integration. Let’s see how the Altima SR compares to the Altima SV.

2017 Nissan Altima SR Exterior


Like the Altima SR, the Altima SV comes standard with a strong four-cylinder engine. It pumps out a satisfying 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. An Xtronic® CVT transmission helps the sedan to deliver the optimum fuel efficiency. While the sporty SR model can return up to 37 mpg, the Altima SV tops out at 39 mpg. In contrast to the SV model, the Altima SR can be equipped with Nissan’s award-winning VQ Series engine. The muscular V-6 engine kicks out a potent 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Aside from the V-6 Altima SR’s lightning-quick acceleration, it also benefits from a sports-tuned suspension. While the Altima SR offers the best handling, some drivers may prefer the Altima SV’s softer ride.


The 2017 Nissan Altima has a sleek profile that stands out from the crowd. Both the Altima SR and the Altima SV flaunt Nissan’s dynamic V-Motion grille. If you crave the look of a true sports sedan, the Altima SR is destined to catch your attention. It comes equipped with a special set of 18-inch sport wheels. Smoked headlamps and a race-bred spoiler also help the SR model to make a bold statement. Like the performance-focused SR model, the stylish Altima SV comes equipped with chrome exhaust finishers. Some of the hottest paint colors include Cayenne Red, Deep Blue Pearl, and Super Black.

2017 Nissan Altima SR Interior


Whether you are cruising through town or taking a weekend road trip, the 2017 Nissan Altima promises to keep your family protected. It earned a superior, five-star safety rating. The IIHS also chose the new Altima as a Top Safety Pick+ for its outstanding crash-test scores. Strong disc brakes ensure the maximum stopping power on the road. Both the Altima SR and the Altima SV come standard with a backup camera, which makes the sedan a breeze to park. While the SR model will definitely provide a secure ride, the SV model comes equipped with a couple of extra safety technologies. When traveling on multi-lane highways, a blind-spot monitor gives you an extra level of awareness. Rear cross-traffic alert is also featured on the Altima SV.

As you can see, both of these exciting Altima trims bring a lot to the table. While the Altima SR is especially sporty, the Altima SV rewards you with some extra safety innovations. To see which version of the Altima suits you the best, contact our Nissan dealership in Warner Robins to schedule a test drive.

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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.