The sporty model takes the SR trim and adds sporty edge starting with the engine. The Turbo carries a new 1.6-liter Turbo engine. The Direct Injection Gasoline turbo adds a 50 percent increase in horsepower from the SR’s standard non-turbo 1.8-liter. It’s good for 188-horses and 177 pound-feet of torque. So 64 more horses and 52 more torque.
To really feel sporty, you can opt for a new 6-speed manual transmission. For those of you who just want all zoom, no work, there is a retuned Xtronic transmission. The Xtronic comes with a manual mode.
Nissan upgrades the SR Turbo’s handling to match the new power. The model’s body structure has been enhanced and the steering system revised. It now carries larger front disc brakes and retuned suspension specifically designed for the increase in power.
Other Turbo features includes a moonroof and special badging. The model offers a Premium Package as well to really go all out. It adds Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, leather upholstery, and an eight speaker Bose Premium audio system.
All 2017 SR models come with LED headlights, side sill extensions, rear spoiler with an LED brake light, fog lights, chrome finished exhaust, heated outside mirrors, LED mirror turn signals, and special SR 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Interior standard equipment includes heated front seats, premium sport cloth upholstery, 5.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Display, and Siri Eyes Free Voice Recognition.
No pricing info yet, but the standard SR starts around $20,000. So we can expect the Turbo edition will tack about $2,000 to the price. With that kind of pricing, it will offer Honda’s Civic Touring a run for its money.
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