NEW for 2010:

– Redesigned model
– Standard vehicle stability control and traction control
– V6 sedan only available with CVT
– 3.5 SE model renamed 3.5 SR
– New available 4.3-inch colour display screen, USB capability, hard disc drive navigation system with Bluetooth Streaming Audio and DVD playback capability

For 2010, the Nissan Altima is redesigned, with new front styling. As in 2009, it is available as a sedan, coupe, or hybrid sedan. Electronic stability control, previously optional, is now standard on all models.

The Altima sedan and coupe use a 2.5-litre four cylinder engine or 3.5-litre V6. On both models, the 2.5-litre uses a six-speed manual transmission, or optional CVT. On the sedan, the V6 comes solely with the CVT; on the coupe, it comes with six-speed manual or optional CVT. The Hybrid uses the 2.5-lite four-cylinder and CVT with hybrid electric system. It is a full hybrid and capable of running on its battery alone.

Features on the 2.5 S sedan include 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, front and rear splash guards, tire pressure monitoring system, Intelligent Key with pushbutton ignition, auto up/down driver’s window, cruise control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers, cloth seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, CD stereo with auxiliary input, and anti-theft alarm.

The 3.5 S adds heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, and heated cloth seats.

The 3.5 R SR adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, performance-tuned suspension, fog lights, power sunroof, auto up/down front windows, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

Features on the 2.5 S coupe include 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, power sunroof, front and rear splash guards, tire pressure monitoring system, Intelligent Key with pushbutton start, auto up/down windows, cruise control, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers, heated cloth seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, CD stereo with auxiliary input, and anti-theft alarm.

The 3.5 SR coupe adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, larger stabilizer bars, xenon headlamps, fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated centre console, heated leather seats, wood tone trim, and premium Bose CD/MP3 stereo with USB connector and XM satellite radio.

Features on the hybrid include 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, power sunroof, rear spoiler, front and rear splash guards, tire pressure monitoring system, Intelligent Key with pushbutton ignition, auto up/down front windows, cruise control, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, speed-sensitive variable intermittent wipers, heated cloth seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, CD stereo with auxiliary input, and anti-theft alarm.

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