2010 Nissan Altima  -  $23,680


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,680
Base Invoice: $22,245
Destination Charge: $740
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe I4 Manual 2.5 S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 2dr Cpe I4 Manual 2.5 S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Strong acceleration, especially with V6; crisp handling; sporty interior design; coupe body style; hybrid's fuel economy


Model News

The Altima gets a thorough refresh of the model lineup for 2010, including a restyled hood, grille and front bumper, different wheel designs and reconfigured interior trims, colors and materials.

Entertainment and technology options have been significantly upgraded in the Altima this year, with new premium audio packages that include a 9-speaker Bose audio system, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, a USB port and iPod connectivity, a color display screen and a rearview monitor. Also, a new navigation system includes a larger screen, a 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard-drive for music storage, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, DVD playback, and XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capabilities.

Also for 2010, electronic stability control is now standard across the entire model line, and the top-of-the-line 3.5 SE model of the Altima now gets the 3.5 SR badge instead.

Three new exterior colors are offered on the Altima for 2010: Crimson Black, Navy Blue, and Ocean Gray. Gauge illumination has been changed from red to white, while a red-leather interior is offered for the first time on the coupe.


Value Writeup

Whether as a coupe or sedan, the Altima feels quite sporty, with better steering and handling than most other mid-size sedans; appearance-wise, it's also more distinctive than other mid-size sedans or coupes, with an interior that feels more inspired and sporty. Base-model Altimas also come better equipped than most other mid-size models. Performance remains a strength for the Altima; its engines provide good acceleration, while responsive handling helps complete the sporty feel throughout. The Altima Hybrid isn't offered in all states, but it does offer excellent fuel economy while performing better overall than the Toyota Camry Hybrid.


Model Highlights

The Nissan Altima model line includes coupes and sedans, powered by 4-cylinder and V6 engines, all with front-wheel drive. There's also a Nissan Altima Hybrid--available in select markets--that includes a 4-cylinder engine and full hybrid system.

SR models replaces last year's SE offerings at the top, so the Altima line now includes S and SR trims for both sedans and coupes; there's also a separate price-leader Base version of the sedan, priced at less than $20,000. Models with the 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine can have either a 6-speed manual transmission or continuously variable (CVT) automatic, while the 270-hp, 3.5-liter V6 is offered only with the CVT in sedans but with either the CVT or a 6-speed manual in coupes.

No matter which model, the Altima feels sportier than most rival models. Well-bolstered sport seats and more of a cockpit-style interior also distinguish the cabin feel. With revised trims for 2010, the interior has more soft-touch materials and chrome accents. A revised 'blonde' interior theme is available on the coupe, and the new red-leather interior is especially distinctive. On the outside, all Altimas get dual exhausts for a sporty look, while Altima Hybrids, SR sedans and all coupes come with sportier alloy wheels.

In either case the Altima handles very well thanks to speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering and a suspension that's tuned on the firm side yet compliant enough for most surfaces. V6 models get sportier suspension tuning, with thicker front and rear stabilizers to help get the most out of the additional power, while all models get 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes.

As a coupe, the Altima is somewhat more nimble, because it has a shorter wheelbase than the sedan and has a bit less back-seat space as well. Trunk size is quite a bit smaller in coupe models, but both have a split-folding back seat to expand cargo space for larger items.

The Altima Hybrid employs a full hybrid system that combines the 2.5-liter engine with an electric-drive motor/generator system and an electronically controlled CVT. Altogether, the powertrain produces 198 horsepower and gets EPA ratings of 35 mpg city, 33 highway; for 4-cylinder models with the CVT, the ratings are 23/31.

Base-model Altima sedans come with a surprisingly level of equipment, including air conditioning, power locks and windows, a trip computer, cruise control, tilt/telescopic steering, and rear-seat heated vents. S models include a 6-speaker sound system, Intelligent Key entry and ignition system, and variable intermittent wipers. At the top of the line, SR models get fog lamps, power heated mirrors with integral turn signals, wood-tone and leather interior trims, a power driver's seat, a moonroof (optional in the sedan), and upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels. Safety is strongly represented now, too, with electronic stability control now standard, in addition to a full roster of airbags.

The star of the Altima's options list is a new Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System, which includes XM NavTraffic and NavWeather with dynamic rerouting; a Zagat restaurant guide; Bluetooth Streaming Audio: a DVD player: an RCA input; and 9.3 GB of hard-drive capacity for music storage. Also newly available is a premium audio package with 9-speaker Bose system plus a color display, USB and iPod connectivity and a Bluetooth hands-free calling system.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2

EPA Classification
Midsize

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

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
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

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
T135/706

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

Basic Note
Vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) also include 10 Years/120,000 Miles CVT Limited Warranty Extension

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

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
10V193000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 03, 2010

Component
STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected
113

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 7, 2010 THROUGH APRIL 13, 2010. SOME OF THE FRONT SIDE MEMBER ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN WELDED TO SPECIFICATION DUE TO A TOOL MAINTENANCE ERROR.

Consequence
IF SEVERAL STRUCTURAL WELDS ARE OUT OF SPECIFICATION ON A SINGLE VEHICLE, IT MAY HAVE AN EFFECT ON THE VEHICLE CRASH PERFORMANCE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPAIR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT 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
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

Battery saver

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

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

17" alloy wheels

P215/55R17 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body color bumpers

Body-color front/rear splash guards

Projector beam 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, auxiliary input

In-glass diversity radio antenna

Cpe unique cloth seat trim

Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints

60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock

Front console w/integral armrest, storage compartments

Front door map pockets

Dual bottle holders in center console

Front door bottle holders

Coin holder

Floor & trunk carpeting

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Push-button ignition

Intelligent Key system

Vehicle immobilizer system

Vehicle security system

Speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp & fuel gauges

Vehicle info display

Trip computer w/outside temp gauge

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

Driver/passenger seat belt warning chime/light

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

Lockable glove compartment w/13 liter storage capacity

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

Front map lights

Chrome interior door handles

Front assist grips

Rear coat hook

Clutch interlock

Anti-lock braking system

Traction control system (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control

Front & rear crumple zones

Side-door guard beams

Zone body construction

2.5 mph energy absorbing front/rear bumpers

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)

 
[C02] FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
NAVY BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
RED ALERT METALLIC
$0

 
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DARK SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
CRIMSON BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
WINTER FROST PEARL
$0

 
OCEAN GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLONDE, INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
[K01] CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,070

 
[N10] ALUMINUM KICK PLATES
$85

 
[L92] 5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR MAT/TRUNK MAT SET
$175

 
[J92] MOONROOF WIND DEFLECTOR
$100

 
[N92] ALUMINUM KICK PLATES
$85

 
[R92] REAR SPOILER
$460

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