The 2007 Nissan Altima is a re-invented, redesigned and more performance-oriented fourth generation model. Just like what many Nigerian car enthusiasts look out for in a car, it provides comfort, space, fuel economy and safety on the road.
Appearance-wise, the design is a bit similar to that of Nissan Maxima. The foldable rear seats allow for more space in its trunk. The essence of redesigning the 2007 Altima is to give it that feel of luxury accustomed with midsize sedan.
But do you know what's most important about the Altima 2007? Well, that's the fact that it was the first to take on the Nissan D platform which was later used by the Maxima and Murano. This is a new thing on the Altima that decided to no longer share most of the Nissan Teana's platform.
The facelifted 2007 Nissan Altima for the fourth generation
Nigerians are known to love vehicles that work perfectly with the terrains and climates in the country.
Also, some of the biggest selling points of a model in Nigeria include its laudable fuel economy and availability of replacement parts. And guess what, the Nissan Altima for the 2007 production year offers an optional Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) engine, promising improvement of gas mileage since there is less internal friction. Plus, Nissan replacement parts are duly availability across the country.
Like Toyota and other popular models in Nigeria, there are many auto mechanics out there that specialize in the repair of Nissan products. The 2007 Nissan Altima is also easy to maintain and the ample cabin space isn’t what many Nigerians will take for granted.
The 2007 Nissan Altima is available to customers in 5 trims -2.5, 2.5S, 2.5SL, 3.5SE and 3.5SL. For the first 3 trims, they are powered by the inline 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine with the generative output of 175 horsepower. The other two, which are the top-ranging versions are powered by a V6 3.5-liter enough coughing out 270 horsepower.
The 4th-gen Nissan Altima puts on many round corners and elements on the front
Very gentle look on the exterior
For the base trim (2.5), the standard features include 16-inch wheels (steel), cloth seats, power windows, 60/40 split fold down rear seats, cruise control, power door locks, electric power steering, halogen headlights, intelligent key (push-button) and radio with 4 speakers.
For the second trim, which is the 2.5S, it offers air conditioning, remote keyless entry, a 6-speaker sound system, power sideview mirrors and other exciting features.
The third trim – 2.5SL offers the standout CVT, Moonroof, leather interior coupled with power driver’s seat and heated front seats, dual-zone temperature control, alloy wheel and air-conditioning vents at the back of the car.
The topping ranging 3.5 SE adds the V6 engine paired to 6-speed manual transmission, cloth interior, 17-inch alloy wheels, ABS traction control, and heated sideview mirrors.
3.5SL offers most of the things mentioned above but went on to add exclusive features such as high intensity xenon headlights, 16-icnh alloy wheels, fog lamps, 9-speaker Bose MP3/CD audio system and Bluetooth.
Customers could also upgrade their 2007 Nissan Altima with available Technology Package, Convenience, Convenience Plus, Sport, Leather, Premium and Connection.
It maintains this characteristics on the rear end with smooth exterior design
It somehow reminds us of the rear end of the Bentley Continental
Since this generation (4th), the Altima has been equipped with Smart Key while the model allows the car owner to adjust the power winders using the keyless entry remote. However, the sad thing is that it applies for the 2008 model and afterwards only.
Plus, you don't expect this to be one of your dream all-wheel-drive vehicles because it is front-wheel-drive but for sure, it can make your dream choice for private transport. It's not made to be your choice among off-road vehicles either; However, family rides satisfy!
2007 Nissan Altima exterior design
The 2007 Nissan Altima came out as a well-styled and redesigned model with a complete makeover exterior look. It looks sporty for a mid-size car. Surprisingly, the trunk space added extra space despite the seemingly short appearance of the deck. The body looks narrower from its edgy fender flares with reduced frontal area.
The 2007 Nissan Altima offers a pleasing exterior look for a midsize model
It offered a better aerodynamics compared to previous versions. The wheelbase is slightly shorter by almost an inch. There is more side glass due to the lowered betline, giving enough space on the inside. The fitted headlights and taillights look very expensive and breathtaking. Overall, the exterior look of this 4th generation model is quite impressive.
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The cabin look of this model doesn’t undermine the pleasing aesthetics on the outside. It offers more room despite the reduction of the wheelbase. The headroom and legroom are decent enough for most heights. The 2007 Altima came with large seats with ample power lumbar support for better road view. The interior design of top ranging models is more pleasing to the eyes, with its leather upholstery, soft materials and a newly fitted 4-spoke steering wheel.
The interior design is well styled with ample space for legroom and headroom
The dash is packed with easy-to-use driving features and is placed within arm reach. There is less noise and vibration on the inside due to the stiffer chassis. There are few occasions when you will hear bumpy noise from the front wheels while on the road. The glovebox is big enough to contain useful items during the trip. The touchscreen is the first non-luxury car from the brand to provide real-time traffic information.
2007 Altima performance on Nigerian roads
The 2007 Altima 3.5SL trim came equipped with a powerful V6 3.5-liter CVT engine, offering more power on the road. The engine produces 270 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque.
To cater for the bumpy roads in some parts of Nigeria, the automaker redesigned its suspension with a rigid chassis. With this, there no more swaying in the switchback turns. The steering is firm without flinching whine you drive over potholes.
Customers enjoy more performance from the engine by going for the higher trims
The presence of speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion, electric power steering performs very well since it only makes use of less power than the hydraulic. This also leads to better fuel economy and good handling on the road. For a front wheel drive vehicle like this 2007 Altima, the engine has been lowered a bit for better balance.
The 2007 Nissan Altima promises decent safety for drivers despite the challenging terrain in Nigeria. Some of the standard safety features you will enjoy if you buy the 2007 Altima include side-impact airbags in the front, advanced airbag system, active head restraint in the front, full side curtain bags and a monitoring system for tire pressure.
For those who would go for the higher trims such as 3.5SE and 3.5SL, available extra safety features include anti-lock braking system (standard) and electronic stability control (optional).
With the availability of the continuously variable transmission, which is mostly known as CVT, the issue of high consumption of fuel in the course of road trip has been eroded.
It now offers 22 miles per gallon when you drive within the city and 28 miles per gallon for highway driving. The only challenge here is that the V6 engine requires premium fuel to be to achieve this kind of fuel efficiency level.
You can only acquire 2007 Nissan Altima as a foreign used or locally used in Nigeria. Prices may vary based on the car condition, car mileage, currency exchange rate and so on.
2007 Nissan Altima price in Nigeria
Tokunbo/ Foreign used 2007 Nissan Altima price in Nigeria
N2 million - N3 million
Nigerian/ Locally used 2007 Nissan Altima price in Nigeria
N1 million - N2 million
Accredited local dealer of 2007 Nissan Altima in Nigeria
Stallion Motors is the local distributor Nissan products in Nigeria. However, considering the production year of this model, you should be able to find other outlets where you can buy the 2007 Nissan Altima in the country.
When it comes to maintaining Nissan Altima, the kind of devotion you give to your car will determine how well and long it will serve you. Ideally, your Nissan Altima should be able to hit 200,000 miles and more. You do not need to wait until it breaks down before you take it for servicing. You can also check the manufacturer’s schedule as indicated in the manual to keep yourself abreast with the maintenance routine.
It is also important you know that scheduled maintenance routine can vary on climate, driving condition, lifestyle and so many other factors. Simple maintenance routines include oil changes, replacement of brake pad, tire rotations, fluid checks, filter changes and keeping the car in neat condition. When you maintain your Nissan Altima properly, it keeps you safe on the road and also improves its resale value.
Meanwhile, this video shows you some of the popular problems you can encounter while using 2007 Nissan Altima and other fourth generation models from the automaker.
Top 5 Problems Nissan Altima 4th Generation 2007-12
Cost of 2007 Nissan Altima replacement parts in Nigeria
As an owner of the Nissan Altima in Nigeria, You do not need to worry yourself over getting replacement parts when needed. There are several places where you can get them at affordable prices.
If you do not have the time to visit one of the many auto part markets in the country, you can also get them delivered to your door steps through online plaforms. Bear in mind that prices of spare parts below may vary based on market, exchange rate and other factors.
Price of replacement parts for 2007 Nissan Altima in Nigeria
One of the closest models to the Altima is the Toyota Camry.
We learnt this Altima actually got the CVT technology for optimal gas mileage from Toyota. The Toyota Camry is slightly more expensive than the Altima but they both give customers value for every penny spent.
The 2007 Honda Accord is another rival to this Altima, which offers similar attractive exterior and beautiful cabin look. Customers can decided to for the Accord and Camry as good alternatives for Nissan Altima for the 2007 model year.
The2007 Nissan Altimafor sale is one of the best mid-size non-luxury cars you will see out there considering its production year. Its engine is quite responsive and handles the obstacles thrown at it very well. For better experience on the road, it is advisable you go for the higher trim where you enjoy the V6 CVT engine and several other optional driving features.
The Altima has enough space in its trunk for some of your day to day load, without jeopardizing the cabin space.
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