New for 2017:Nissan Cars

Christian Wardlaw | Dec 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 photo
Detailed 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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