2008 Nissan Altima  -  $21,645


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,645
Base Invoice: $20,339
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe I4 Man 2.5 S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 23 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 2dr Cpe I4 Man 2.5 S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC I4 engine

Model Highlights

Nissan's Altima is now available in two different body styles for 2008: a four-door sedan, or a new two-door coupe. The coupe models share mechanicals and much of their interior appointments with the sedan, but they're four inches shorter and 2.5 inches lower in profile than the sedan, with unique sheetmetal and sportier styling.

Both engines offered in the Altima are among the most powerful when compared with those offered in rival midsize sedans and coupes. The standard 2.5L inline four makes 175 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L V6 makes 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. Both get variable valve timing and a dual exhaust.

Either engine can be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox or Xtronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Xtronic features a "Sport" mode that adjusts to performance-oriented driving. All Altimas come with front-wheel drive and a four-wheel fully independent suspension that's tuned for sharp handling as well as a smooth ride. The coupe models have a firmer suspension than the sedan, with standard front and rear stabilizer bars and increased body rigidity for improved handling.

Front-seat side-impact chest air bags, roof-mounted side-curtain air bags, and active head restraints are standard. Anti-lock brakes are now standard as well, but electronic stability control is only available as an option on Altimas with the V6.

The Altima's interior has a design and materials that are quite different than those of other models in its class, with extensive use of soft and padded materials, along with chrome accents. The interior is available in three different colors--charcoal, blonde, and frost--and with either suede-like fabric or leather upholstery. Inside, the coupe gets sport seats with more lateral support, and the parking brake is located to the center console rather than as a foot pedal.

The Altima comes in four models: base 2.5 (sedan only), 2.5 S, the sporty 3.5 SE, and the luxurious 3.5 SL. The top 2.5 S can also be optioned with an SL package to keep the more economical four-cylinder but add the works otherwise. The Altima 3.5 SE model gets sportier suspension tuning, with larger-diameter stabilizer bars, different spring rates and strut damping, and larger, 17-inch wheels and tires. V6 coupe models get unique-design 17-inchers.

Key options include a rearview monitor system, touch-screen navigation, HID headlamps, heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control, steering-wheel audio controls, a power moonroof, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, and a Bluetooth hands-free system.


Model News

A new coupe body style--slightly smaller in size and lighter in weight, with unique styling inside and out--joins the Nissan Altima line for 2008.

After being completely redesigned for the 2007 model year, the Altima sedan enters '08 with only a few equipment changes. Throughout the model line, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution are now standard, a new diversity antenna is included, and XM satellite radio is now available.


Value Writeup

With styling that bears some resemblance to the much more expensive INFINITI G37 coupe, the new 2008 Nissan Altima coupe ranks as one of the most distinctive mid-size two doors, with a sportier character than competitors like the Toyota Solara and Chrysler Sebring.

The Altima sedan also stands out in the crowd in terms of design, inside and out; it's offered in more color and interior combinations than is typical, its engines are among the most powerful in its class, and it has one of the best compromises of sharp handling and comfortable ride.


Pros

Powerful engines; well-balanced ride and handling; unique interior; fuel economy (four-cylinder); stylish new coupe body style.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
460.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
640.00 mi

Engine Order Code
QR25

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.0 qts

EPA Classification
Midsize

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
89.7 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Front Hip Room
54.2 in

Second Head Room
35.6 in

Second Leg Room
34.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.4 in

Second Hip Room
47.6 in

Wheelbase
105.3 in

Length, Overall
182.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
55.3 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Liftover Height
26.2 in

Trunk Volume
7.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3052 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.86 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.68 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16

Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.02 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 0.35 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V401000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
7948

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
OVERHEATED BATTERIES COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V521000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 02, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Potential Number of Units Affected
204361

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 204,361 MY 2007-2008 ALTIMA, ALTIMA COUPE, 350Z, MURANO, ROGUE; AND INFINITI G35 SEDAN, G37 COUPE AND EX35 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS' OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) CONTROL UNITS. A VARISTOR IN THE OCS CONTROL UNIT LOCATED IN THE PASSENGER SEAT CUSHION MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THIS COULD CAUSE AN INTERRUPTION OF SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU).

Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PASSENGER AIR BAG BEING SUPPRESSED WHICH COULD FAIL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL TEST THE SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND ACU SYSTEMS USING A SPECIAL TOOL TO CHECK THAT IT IS FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED. IF NECESSARY, THE SEAT CUSHION (CONTAINING OCS HARDWARE) WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V363000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 28, 2008

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
1018

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 1,018 MY 2008 ALTIMA VEHICLES. THE LEFT SIDE FRONT SUSPENSION TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATION. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE BOLT TO BECOME LOOSE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN.

Consequence
IF THE BOLT WERE TO COME OUT, THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE DIRECTION OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT TO SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 11, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L DOHC I4 engine

105,000 mile tune-up interval

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Clutch interlock

Front wheel drive

Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

P215/60R16 all-season tires

16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Vehicle speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented & rear solid disc brakes

Anti-lock braking system

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Body color bumpers

Body color side moldings

Body color door handles

Body color front & rear splash guards

Halogen headlights

Body color pwr mirrors

UV reducing glass w/dark upper windshield band

Flat blade speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers

Coupe unique cloth seat trim

Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints

Driver/front passenger seat back pockets

60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock

Coin holder

Front console w/integral armrest, storage compartments

Center console dual bottle holders

Full cut pile carpeting

Tilt & telescopic steering column w/mounted cruise controls

Intelligent Key system w/push-button ignition

Vehicle immobilizer system

Vehicle security system

Tachometer, coolant temp & fuel gauges

Vehicle info display

Trip computer w/outside temp gauge

Warning lights-inc: low fuel, door-ajar, low washer fluid, seat belt

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Pwr windows w/driver side auto up/down & auto-reverse

Pwr door locks w/driver & passenger door lock switches

Retained accessory pwr

Cruise control

Remote hood/fuel-filler door & pwr trunk releases

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: auxiliary input jack, (6) speakers

In-glass radio antenna

Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation, rear vents

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster w/timer

Dual 12V DC pwr points

Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk

Map light w/sunglass holder in overhead console

Silver color door handles

Front door map pockets w/bottle holders

Rear side panels w/bottle holders

Rear coat hook

Front assist grips

Anti-lock braking system

Clutch interlock

Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags

Front side-impact airbags

Roof mounted side curtain airbags

Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors

3-point seat belts in all seating positions

ELR seat belt system for driver seating position

ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions

Front seat active head restraints

LATCH system (lower anchors & tethers for children)

Energy absorbing steering column

Energy absorbing bumpers

Front & rear crumple zones

Side-door guard beams

Emergency inside trunk release

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[P01] PREMIUM PKG
$5,100

 
[F01] CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,300

 
[U01] TECHNOLOGY PKG
$2,000

 
[J01] PWR TILT & SLIDING GLASS MOONROOF W/SUNSHADE
$850

 
[F10] FOG LAMPS
$310

 
[A92] MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$100

 
[L93] CARPETED FLOOR/TRUNK MAT SET (5-PIECE)
$175

 
[P93] ALUMINUM KICK PLATES
$85

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