2009 Nissan Altima $15,902
|Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.|
Model StrengthsPowerful engines; well-balanced ride and handling; unique interior; fuel economy; stylish exterior styling.
Model ChangesFollowing a 2007 redesign and the launch of a two-door coupe in 2008, this year's lineup of Altimas carries on largely unchanged.
Model ValueWith 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.
Model OverviewNissan'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.
Optional FeaturesPlease contact dealer for equipment and details.
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- AM/FM stereo w/CD player
• (6) speakers, aux input
- In-glass diversity radio antenna
- Leather appointed seats
- Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
- Heated front seating
- 8-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support
- Driver/front passenger seat back pockets
- 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock
- Front console w/integral armrest, storage compartments, illuminated console lighting
- Simulated leather front center armrest & door trim
- Front/rear doors w/bottle holders/map pockets
- Triple bottle holders in center console
- Floor & trunk carpeting
- Tilt & telescopic steering column
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/mounted cruise & illuminated audio controls
- Push-button ignition
- Intelligent Key system
- Vehicle immobilizer system
- Vehicle security system
- Tachometer, coolant temp & fuel gauges
- Trip computer w/outside temp gauge
- Warning lights
• door ajar, low fuel, low washer fluid
- Pwr windows w/driver/front passenger 1-touch up/down & auto-reverse, key operated windows, key fob front up/down feature
- Retained accessory pwr
- Pwr door locks w/driver & passenger door lock switches, auto-lock feature
- Remote hood & fuel-filler door releases
- Pwr remote trunk release w/cancel switch
- Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation
- Rear seat heater vents
- Rear window defroster w/timer
- Dual cup holders in rear center armrest
- Dual 12V DC pwr points
- Dual sunvisors w/dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, visor extensions
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
- Interior courtesy lamps
• glove box, trunk
- Overhead console w/sunglass holder
- Front map lights, rear reading lights
- HomeLink universal transceiver
- Leather-wrapped shift knob
- Front/rear assist grips
- Rear coat hook
- Cargo net
- 16" x 7.0" alloy wheels
- P215/60R16 all-season tires
- Compact spare tire
- Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof w/sunshade, one-touch open/close
- Body color bumpers
- Bright side-window molding
- Auto on/off halogen headlights
- Body color pwr mirrors
- UV reducing glass w/dark upper windshield band
- Flat blade speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
- Body color door handles
- 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
- Engine cover
- Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) w/manual shift mode
- 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
- Shift interlock
- Anti-lock braking system
- 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
- Child safety rear door locks
- Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
- Child restraint upper anchors
- Energy absorbing steering column
- Emergency inside trunk release
- Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
- Dual note horn
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