2009 Nissan Altima  -  $22,470


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,470
Base Invoice: $21,112
Destination Charge: $720
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe I4 Man 2.5 S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 2dr Cpe I4 Man 2.5 S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Powerful engines; well-balanced ride and handling; unique interior; fuel economy; stylish exterior styling.


Model News

Following a 2007 redesign and the launch of a two-door coupe in 2008, this year's lineup of Altimas carries on largely unchanged.


Model Highlights

Nissan's Altima is available in two different body styles for 2009: a four-door sedan and a 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 sheet metal 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-4 makes 175 horsepower and 180 ft-lb of torque, while the 3.5L V6 makes 270 horsepower and 258 ft-lb. Both get variable valve timing and a dual exhaust. A 158-hp 2.5L gas-electric hybrid with an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available as well.

Either engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or Xtronic CVT, which features a "Sport" mode that adjusts to performance-oriented driving. All Altimas feature with front-wheel drive and a four-wheel fully independent suspension 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 airbags, roof-mounted side-curtain airbags and active head restraints are standard. Anti-lock brakes are standard as well, but electronic stability control is only available as an option on Altimas with the V6.

The Altima's interior design and materials are quite different from those of other models in its class, with extensive use of soft and padded materials as well as 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 hand-operated in the center console, rather than as a foot pedal.

The Altima comes in five models: base 2.5 (sedan only), 2.5 S, the sporty 3.5 SE and the luxurious 3.5 SL. A hybrid sedan is also available. 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.


Value Writeup

With slick coupe styling that bears a resemblance to the much more expensive INFINITI G37, the 2009 Nissan Altima coupe ranks as one of the most distinctive mid-size two doors, but with a sportier character than others in its class.

The Altima sedan also stands apart from the crowd in terms of design, both inside and out. You'll find it offered in more color and interior combinations than is typical, its 2.5- and 3.5-liter engines are among the most powerful in its class, and it has mastered the compromises of sharp handling and comfortable ride.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
460.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
640.00 mi

Engine Order Code
QR25DE

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 & 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

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

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Liftover Height
26.2 in

Trunk Volume
7.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3076 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.
100 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
Compact 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V006000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 07, 2009

Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Potential Number of Units Affected
225

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 225 MY 2009 ALTIMA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WITH AN OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION WELD ON THE DOOR ASSEMBLY.

Consequence
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

ALL THE AFFECTED VEHICLES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT BACK FROM THE DEALERSHIPS AND REMEDIED AT THE FACTORY. NO VEHICLES HAD BEEN RETAILED.

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
08V464000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 04, 2008

Component
WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3403

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 3,403 MY 2009 ALTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 16-INCH ALLOY WHEELS. SOME THESE WHEELS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. THIS COULD CAUSE ONE OR MORE OF THE FIVE LUG NUTS ATTACHING THE WHEEL TO THE VEHICLE TO BECOME LOOSE.

Consequence
IF THE LUG NUTS BECOME LOOSE, IT COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN A LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO DETERMINE IF IT IS EQUIPPED WITH ONE OF THE AFFECTED WHEELS. IF IT IS, THE WHEELS WILL BE REPLACED WITH NEW ONES THAT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

CUSTOMERS MAY 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
09V358000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 10, 2009

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
26398

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 ALTIMA AND MAXIMA PASSENGER CARS. THE UPPER FRONT STRUT INSULATORS MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL FOR THE STRUT INSULATOR TO CRACK.

Consequence
IF THE STRUT INSULATOR IS CRACKED, THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE STRUT ROD TO COME OUT OF ITS MOUNTING POSITION, WHICH COULD AFFECT VEHICLE STABILITY AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE FRONT STRUT INSULATORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 5, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-615-725-1000.

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
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 .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

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 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Battery-saver timing device

Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

Electric pwr vehicle speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented & rear solid disc brakes

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust finishers

16" x 7.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P215/60R16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body color bumpers

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 w/mist function

Body color door handles

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

In-glass diversity radio antenna

Cpe 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

Easy rear-access passenger seat lever

Front console w/integral armrest, storage compartments

Front door map pockets

Dual bottle holders in center console

Floor & trunk carpeting

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Push-button ignition

Intelligent Key system

Vehicle immobilizer system

Vehicle security system

Tachometer, coolant temp & fuel gauges

Vehicle info display

Trip computer w/outside temp gauge

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

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

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks w/driver & passenger door lock switches, auto-lock feature

Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation

Rear window defroster w/timer

Dual 12V DC pwr points

Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

Front map lights, rear reading lights

Front assist grips

Clutch interlock

Anti-lock braking system

Electronic brake force distribution

2.5 mph energy absorbing front/rear bumpers

Front & rear crumple zones

Side-door guard beams

Zone body construction

Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification sensor

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear roof mounted side curtain airbags

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

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

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child restraint upper anchors

Energy absorbing steering column

Emergency inside trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
[C01] CALIFORNIA (CAL) ULEV (ULTRA-LOW EMISSIONS VEHICLE) EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
CODE RED METALLIC
$0

 
AZURE BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DARK SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
WINTER FROST PEARL
$0

 
PRECISION GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CHARCOAL, INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
BLONDE, INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
[F01] CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,300

 
[P01] PREMIUM PKG
$3,800

 
[U01] TECHNOLOGY PKG
$2,000

 
[J01] MOONROOF PKG
$850

 
[F10] FOG LAMPS
$310

 
[A92] MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$100

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

 
[P93] ALUMINUM KICK PLATES
$85

 
[J92] MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$100

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