Description: Mid-Size Sedan
Base MSRP Range: $29,650 - $29,650
Invoice Price Range: $27,421 - $27,421
Where built: USA
Nissan reserves the SE-R designation for special editions with racy aero body elements and boosted power. The Altima SE-R special issue carries Altima's 3.5-liter V6 engine, although a modular cylinder head design, continuously variable valve timing and variable induction system come together to boost output to 260 hp.
Also, the shifter upgrades to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic/MSM. Suspension enhancements include tuned front struts and rear shocks with stiffer springs and thicker stabilizer bars.
And special bodywork applies, like deep fascias front and rear, xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights, side sill spoilers and a tail spoiler plus dual chrome exhaust tips. In the cabin, SE-R upgrades to sport buckets with perforated leather inserts, aluminum pedals, a three-pod cluster of analog gauges atop the center dash stack, and a Bose premium audio system with eight speakers and six-disc CD changer.