Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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3.5 SL Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC 250 hp V6 engine
  • 105,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/manual mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • P215/60R16 all-season tires
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 20 gallon fuel tank
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips

Exterior Features

  • Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof
  • Bright side-window moldings
  • Body-color door handles
  • Chrome accent body-side molding
  • Chrome license plate finisher
  • HID headlights
  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Dual body-color pwr heated exterior mirrors
  • Solar green glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function

Interior Features

  • Contoured reclining heated front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Dual height adjustable driver seat
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • Manual driver lumbar support
  • Driver/front passenger seat back pockets
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped gearshift knob
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock
  • Coin holder
  • Padded cloth-covered center armrest
  • Dual cup holders in center console w/1-liter bottle capacity
  • Full cut pile carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Illuminated ignition key cylinder
  • Immobilizer key system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Tachometer, coolant temperature & fuel gauges
  • In-meter outside temp & trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver/front passenger one-touch up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Chrome inside door handle
  • Chrome ring around speedometer & speaker grilles
  • Dual front/rear door map pockets
  • Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • Rear window defroster/side window defoggers w/timer
  • In-glass radio antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto temp control
  • Microfilter ventilation
  • Bose AM/FM stereo w/CD6 changer & (8) speakers
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Satellite radio capability
  • Radio data system (RDS)
  • Steering wheel control switches-inc: ASCD, audio, trip computer
  • Dual cup holders in rear center armrest
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/extensions
  • Auto dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk, door marker
  • Map light w/sunglass holder in overhead console
  • Homelink universal transceiver
  • Dual rear coat hooks
  • Trunk lid trim
  • Cargo net

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags
  • Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions
  • ELR seat belt system for driver seating position
  • ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children)
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Emergency inside trunk release

2005 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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Comfortable Ride, Economical, Long Lasting

2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

I love my Altima, I have driven it over 272,000 miles. I have maintained it as required, oil changes, fluid changes, etc. The only problem was replacing the alternator. Two times replaced with aftermarket, third time with Nissan part. The engine performs like new with all the miles on it. The leather seats still look like new. The ride is very comfortable. My family loves this car so much that we have purchased two other Altimas and have convinced four friends to purchase one. They too are very happy with their vehicles.

- Patricia J

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2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

My Nissan Altima has over two hundred thousand miles on it, but it still drives and works efficiently. Mechanically it is still sound after all these years. The Grey paint is damaged from the sun, but I think it has more to do with the color of the paint. Maintenance is pretty simple on the vehicle and affordable.

- Janes H

A pretty reliable vehicle.

2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

Pretty decent car that has lasted a while, good mid-size car, that performs well. The drive is pretty smooth and handles well. Pretty comfortable ride. Only major problem was to replace the drive chain. Would consider replacing the it with the latest model.

- Noel P

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