The 3.5 SE has a sport-tuned suspension, which means retuned shocks and struts, stiffer springs, and thicker front and rear stabilizer bars. It is also the only Altima offered with 17-inch alloys. Both the 3.5 SE and SL have standard ABS, traction control, and electronic brake force distribution. Electronic CVT is available on the S and SE models, and standard on the SL.
As for the hybrid, the 2.5L, 158-hp four-cylinder engine and 40-hp emissions-free electric motor deliver 42 mpg in the city, with a 700-mile range per tank. Various option packages can add satellite radio, a moonroof, power seats, and a navigation system.