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New for 2017: Nissan Cars

New for 2017: Nissan Cars

By Christian Wardlaw, December 30, 2016

Nissan Cars 2017 Model Overview

While Nissan concentrates on its SUV and truck lineups for 2017, the company makes few changes to its car models. The GT-R sees the biggest improvement, including fresh styling, a new interior, structural enhancements, and a slight power bump. Nissan also adds more powerful and better handling versions of the Sentra to the lineup, while the cheapest version of the Leaf electric car gains range from a bigger battery.

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO photoDetailed changes for each 2017 Nissan car model are shown on the pages that follow.



2017 Nissan 370Z

  • New Chicane Yellow paint color replaces Magma Red


2017 Nissan Altima

  • Nissan makes no changes to the popular Altima midsize sedan


2017 Nissan GT-R

  • Revised styling
  • Stiffened vehicle structure
  • NISMO gets reinforced hood to reduce deformation at high vehicle speeds, reworked aerodynamics to generate more downforce
  • Slight power bump to 565 horsepower and 467 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Upgraded 6-speed dual-clutch transmission for improved refinement
  • New titanium exhaust system with Active Sound Enhancement
  • NISMO benefits from re-tuned suspension
  • New dashboard wrapped in leather or Alcantara suede, new seats for all but NISMO, paddle shifters now mounted to steering wheel
  • Standard NissanConnect infotainment system gets a larger 8-in. screen and Display Command controller on the center console, navigation, and more
  • Premium trim level boasts a quieter cabin
  • Available Rakuda Tan semi-aniline leather color
  • New Blaze Metallic exterior color


2017 Nissan Leaf

  • Leaf S gains a 30-kWh battery, providing the same range as Leaf SV and SL
  • Standard NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation for SV and SL


2017 Nissan Maxima

  • Standard NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay smartphone-projection technology
  • New Dynamic package for SV adds 18-in. aluminum wheels, rear spoiler, side rocker molding, and illuminated doorsill kick plates
  • New Medallion package for Platinum trim level adds 18-in. aluminum wheels, rear spoiler, exterior ground lighting, interior accent lighting


2017 Nissan Sentra

  • Quieter interior with larger storage area
  • SR Turbo and NISMO trim levels inject turbocharged power into the lineup
  • Both include a 188-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with a manual gearbox or CVT
  • Both receive structure, suspension, steering, braking, and wheel/tire upgrades
  • NISMO variant is dialed up for even better handling characteristics


2017 Nissan Versa

  • Minor interior changes to improve connectivity and cupholders
  • New SV Special Edition package includes aluminum wheels, fog lights, color display audio system with 5-in. screen, reversing camera, and Bluetooth with music streaming and text-messaging support


2017 Nissan Versa Note

  • Updated styling
  • Larger cupholders
  • New colors: Monarch Orange, Deep Blue Pearl

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