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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan At A Glance

The popular Nissan Altima Sedan, now in its fourth generation, provides a unique combination of quality, exhilarating driving pleasure, distinctive and sporty design and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan class. Again in 2010, Altima is available in a number of well-equipped models designed to appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets, including 175-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine equipped versions.

Altima receives a significant number of refinements for the 2010 model year, including a restyled hood, grille, front bumper and rear license plate finisher, new 16-inch and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs, standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) on all models, revised interior fabrics and finishers, two new exterior colors and revised option package content. In addition, the Altima 3.5 SE has been renamed the 3.5 SR.

The 2010 Nissan Altima also offers a range of comfort and convenience features, including available Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with audio streaming, RearView Monitor and Nissan Navigation with XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather® Real-Time Traffic Information services (XM® subscription required, sold separately).

The 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan is available in three models: 2.5 CVT, 2.5 S CVT and 3.5 SR CVT.

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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan

Highlights of the 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan include

Body

  • Revised hood, grille, front bumper and rear license plate finisher designs
  • New 16-inch and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs
  • Distinctive, sporty Altima design
  • Aggressive stance, Nissan “T-shaped” grille, Altima-style taillights, small wheel opening gaps
  • Wide track, powerful fender forms
  • Available High Intensity Discharge HID headlights (3.5 SR)
  • Available auto on/off headlights
  • Available rear spoiler
  • Available heated sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals (3.5 SR)
  • Standard dual power sideview mirrors
  • Standard speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Two new exterior colors – Ocean Gray and Tuscan Sun

Engine and Driveline

  • 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque or a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder with 175 horsepower (170 hp CAL) and 180 lb-ft torque (175 lb-ft CAL) for strong acceleration and tuned sound quality
  • Standard dual exhaust finishers with both engines
  • Standard Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) designed for fluid-feeling performance and efficient operation – V6 utilizes an advanced, performance-tuned controller with adaptive logic
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan


Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Advanced “D” platform featuring low NVH, low engine mounting position
  • Secure feel, flat cornering and comfortable ride for easy-to-appreciate performance in everyday driving
  • Front suspension design with advanced geometry, equal-length half shafts that are almost parallel to the ground – virtually eliminating torque steer
  • Rear suspension design with an emphasis on nimbleness and ride comfort
  • Shock absorbers with rebound springs for secure cornering feel
  • Standard front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Larger diameter stabilizer bars and unique spring rates and strut damping on Altima 3.5 SR models
  • Power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system, providing light effort at low speeds, secure feeling at high speeds
  • Power-assisted front vented disc/solid rear disc brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels with full-wheel covers (2.5, 2.5 S) or optional aluminum-alloy wheels with 215/60R16 tires (2.5 S)
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 215/55R17 tires on 3.5 SR
  • New designs for 16-inch and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for 2010
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
2010 Nissan Altima Sedan


Interior Features

  • Revised interior fabrics and finishers, revised Blonde interior color
  • Gauge appearance changed to white illumination
  • Revised automatic transmission finisher design
  • New premium audio system that includes a 4.3-inch color display, USB port with iPod® connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor
  • Next generation Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 6.5-inch VGA color display, USB port with iPod® connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System with audio streaming, 9.3GB Music Box for music storage and playback, advanced map data including speed limit advisories, Zagat restaurant guide, XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather® (XM® subscription required, sold separately), and an RCA input for auxiliary audio/video connectivity
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control added to 2.5 S Convenience Plus Package and 3.5 SR Sport Package
  • Crafted interior feel with refined workmanship, extensive use of soft materials (such as padded armrests) and chrome accents
  • Roomy yet sporty interior space with innovative amenities, including Fine Vision gauge display instrument panel, available Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Ignition, convenient covered storage compartments and nine cup or bottle holders
  • Comfortable, highly bolstered seats
  • Standard trip computer on all models
  • Available RearView Monitor
  • Available power sliding glass moonroof (Convenience Plus Package on 2.5 S or Sport Package on 3.5 SR)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

Safety

  • Standard Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Zone Body construction
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) on all models
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in three models: Altima 2.5 CVT, Altima 2.5 S CVT and Altima 3.5 SR CVT
  • 2010 Altima is also offered in Altima Coupe and Altima Hybrid (in select markets) models
  • Assembled by Nissan North America –Smyrna & Decherd, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi Manufacturing

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