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2007 New Car Model Guide: Nissan Cars, Trucks, & SUVs


NissanNissan's car collection for 2007 features powerful sedans like the flagship Maxima, mid-size Altima and a compact called Sentra plus the new subcompact Versa in sedan and hatch styles. In addition, Nissan constructs the two-seat 350Z sports car as a slinky hatchback coupe or racy drop-top roadster.

Nissan Versa
2007 Nissan Versa

New entry-level subcompacts from Nissan conform as a three-door hatchback and four-door notchback sedan. Built on Nissan's versatile B platform and dressed with dramatic styling lines, Versa models come out of a Nissan assembly plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Despite the subcompact package size, Versa emphasizes generous cabin space and comfortable accommodations for as many as five passengers. Spark stems from a dual-cam 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which perks with 122 hp and delivers high fuel economy scores. A six-speed manual shifter is standard but Nissan's Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) or a four-speed automatic are options.
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Nissan Sentra
2007 Nissan Sentra

The compact-class sedan from Nissan is completely new for 2007 in a slick package loaded with features for comfort, practicality and safety. It's longer and taller and wider than the predecessor with a wheelbase stretched 5.9 inches longer. The expansive cockpit adds stylish materials and a double-folding back seat plus cargo space exceeding 13 cubic feet. Also new is Sentra's powertrain -- a 2.0-liter four-cylinder plant making 140 hp and coupled to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional Xtronic CVT. Front-row side air bags and curtain-style air bags front and back are also aboard.

Nissan Altima
2007 Nissan Altima

New designs mark a fourth generation for Nissan's mid-size Altima sedan riding on a new rigid platform with the option of a V6 upgrade. Engines include a dual-cam 2.5-liter in-line-four pumping 165 hp or a revamped 3.5-liter V6 rated at 265 hp. A new six-speed manual transmission with gated shifter works for either plant, as does the optional Xtronic CVT. Altima's cabin, with front bucket seats and a rear bench for three, is a plush space with chrome accents on dash and doors plus new Fine Vision Gauge instruments and standard Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition.

Nissan Altima Hybrid
2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid

A state-of-the-art hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain drops into the redesigned Altima mid-size sedan in 2007 to forge Nissan's first hybrid vehicle. The hybrid powertrain combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline-fired engine and Nissan's Xtronic CVT with an electric motor and generator to boost fuel economy figures and also decrease tailpipe emissions. Altima the hybrid will be available in the eight states which have adopted California emissions regulations: California, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and New Jersey.

Nissan Maxima
2007 Nissan Maxima

A chiseled body and fresh interior treatment mark 2007 editions of Nissan's four-door flagship sedan, assembled at a Nissan plant in Tennessee. Maxima packs high power with a 3.5-liter V6 scored to 255 hp. Two models -- 3.5 SE and 3.5 SL -- vary in suspension tuning. The sport-oriented 3.5 SE uses a performance-tuned suspension for tight handling control, while the comfort-oriented 3.5 SL has cushy settings for a luxurious ride. Nissan's Xtronic CVT is standard to all versions. New cabin materials include aluminum accents with wood trim for SL and optional perforated leather for SE.

Nissan 350Z
2007 Nissan 350Z

Nissan's Z-car returns in 2007 as a sleek two-door hatchback coupe or curvy roadster convertible. Each shows knife-edge keen bodywork and the new VQ35HR V6 engine spiked to 300 hp with manual transmission models. 350Z the coupe divides into five models this year including a 350Z Grand Touring edition which adds nose and tail spoilers, Brembo brakes and a vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system. Z as a roadster offers three flavors including the Grand Touring automatic transmission version. All 2007 Z-cars now stock new Active Head Restraints.