2011 Nissan Altima  -  $24,140


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,140
Base Invoice: $22,677
Destination Charge: $760
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe I4 Manual 2.5 S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 31
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; crisp handling; sporty interior design; coupe body style; hybrid fuel economy


Model News

Following a thorough refresh of the model lineup in 2010, the Nissan Altima hits 2011 with few changes. A Special Edition package is available on 2.5S models, while three new exterior paint colors are offered: Metallic Slate, Saharan Stone and Brilliant Silver.


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 an Altima Hybrid--available in select markets--that includes a 4-cylinder engine and full hybrid system.

The Altima line includes S and SR trims for both sedans and coupes; there's also a separate price-leader Base version of the sedan, priced at under $20,000. Models with the 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable (CVT) automatic. The 270-hp, 3.5L 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-- interiors feature soft-touch materials and chrome accents. A "blonde" interior theme is available on the coupe, and the 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.

The Altima handles 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.

Base-model Altima sedans come with an ample amount 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 and upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels. Safety is strongly represented as well, with electronic stability control standard, in addition to a full roster of airbags.

The star of the Altima's options list is the Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System, which includes XM NavTraffic, NavWeather with dynamic rerouting, a Zagat restaurant guide, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, a DVD player, RCA input and 9.3 GB of hard-drive capacity for music storage. A premium Bose audio package with 9 speakers and a color display is also available.


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

EPA Classification
Midsize

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
460.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
620.00 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

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
89.3 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
180.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
55.9 in

Track Width, Front
61 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Liftover Height
26.2 in

Trunk Volume
8.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3081 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.86 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.68 in

Front Tire Size
P215/55TR17

Rear Tire Size
P215/55TR17

Spare Tire Size
T135/706

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

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
Pwr

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
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
11V371000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 19, 2011

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
20,000

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 25, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 10, 2011 AT THE CANTON, MISSISSIPPI PLANT. THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE BOLT TO BECOME LOOSE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CREATING A RATTLING NOISE AND VIBRATION.

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

NISSAN WILL REPLACE THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLTS AND NUTS AND TIGHTEN THEM TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2011. 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 .

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.3%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Push-button ignition

Engine block heater

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

Electric vehicle speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented/solid rear disc brakes

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust finishers

17" x 7.0" alloy wheels

P215/55R17 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Body-color front/rear splash guards

Body-color grille

Projector beam halogen headlights

Body-color pwr mirrors

UV reducing glass w/dark upper windshield band

Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: mist feature

Body-color door handles

Full size trunk lid trim

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

In-glass diversity radio antenna

Cpe unique cloth seat trim

Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints

6-way manual driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat

60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock

Front center console -inc: integral armrest, storage compartments, dual covered cupholders

Coin holder

Floor & trunk carpeting

Tilt & telescopic steering column w/mounted cruise controls

Instrumentation -inc: 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 -inc: driver side 1-touch auto up/down & auto-reverse

Retained accessory pwr

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

Intelligent Key system

Remote hood & fuel-filler door releases

Pwr remote trunk release w/cancel switch

Vehicle immobilizer system

Vehicle security system

Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation -inc: chrome rings around knobs & vents

Rear window defroster w/timer

Lockable glove compartment w/13 liter storage capacity

Front doors w/cupholders/map pockets

Dual 12V DC pwr points

Chrome interior door handles

Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Overhead console w/sunglass holder

Front assist grips

Interior courtesy lights -inc: glove box, trunk

Front map lights

Front seatback map pockets

Rear coat hook

Anti-lock braking system

Electronic brake force distribution

Traction control system (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control

Clutch interlock

2.5 mph energy absorbing front/rear bumpers

Side-door guard beams

Front & rear crumple zones

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 -inc: 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

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child restraint upper anchors

Emergency inside trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy absorbing steering column

Front seat active head restraints

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

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
RED ALERT
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
WINTER FROST PEARL
$0

 
METALLIC SLATE
$0

 
NAVY BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
CRIMSON BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$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

 
[S92] ENHANCED SECURITY PKG
$275

 
[H92] BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$280

 
[L93] 5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR MAT/TRUNK MAT SET
$180

 
[R92] REAR SPOILER
$465


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