What Changed for the 2010 Nissan Altima coupe and Sedan:
Nissan offers the Altima in both sedan and coupe body styles. Both variants benefit from updates for the 2010 model year. Sedan models receive styling updates with a revised bumper, grille, hood and wheels. Two new exterior colors complete the exterior changes. The interior has been updated with new fabrics and new dashboard and instrument illumination, and a rearview camera is available. Stability control is standard this year, and the optional navigation system now links to Zagat ratings, XM NavTraffic and XM NavWeather. The coupe receives a mid-cycle facelift and update with freshened front-end styling, including standard projector beam headlamps and, on SR models, turn signals integrated into the exterior mirrors. Stability control and redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels are now standard, and there are three new exterior colors.
- New front fascia, grille and hood
- New standard stability control on all models
- Revised interior fabrics
- New instrument illumination
- Standard projector beam headlamps (coupe)
- Exterior mirrors on SR models have integrated turn signal indicators (coupe)
- New 17-inch alloy wheels standard on base model (coupe)
- Unique 18-inch alloy wheels on 3.5 SR model (coupe)
- New 16- and 17-inch wheel designs (sedan)
- "SR" model replaces "SE" model
- New optional premium audio includes 7 speakers and a 4.3-inch color display (coupe)
- New optional premium audio includes a 4.3-inch color display and rearview monitor (sedan)
- Available next-generation navigation includes Zagat ratings, XM NavTraffic and XM NavWeather
- Three new exterior coupe colors: Crimson Black, Navy Blue and Ocean Gray
- Two new exterior sedan colors: Ocean Gray and Tuscan Sun
The Nissan Altima, a family-oriented midsize car, appeals to a broad customer base; It is available as a sedan or a coupe, with gasoline or hybrid power, stripped or fully featured. For 2010, the grille, hood, and front bumper have been restyled, and several of its optional features have been upgraded.
The base model of the 2010 Nissan Altima is the 2.5 sedan, which features 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, and a trip computer, but no sound system. The 2.5 S is available as a sedan or coupe, and adds 17-inch alloy wheels (coupe only), keyless ignition, and 6-speaker sound system. The 3.5 SR trim features a V-6 engine, 17-inch alloy wheels on the sedan and 18-inch wheels on the coupe, and sport suspension. Option packages for both the 2.5 S and the 3.5 SR can include a sunroof (sedan only), power driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, 9-speaker Bose sound system, and a rearview camera. The Altima Hybrid offers similar standard equipment and option packages, in addition to its hybrid powertrain.
The 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 and 2.5 S trims feature a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It works with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) on the sedan, and either the CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission on the coupe. According to the EPA, it delivers 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with the CVT. The 3.5 SR employs a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, with the same transmissions. It delivers 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the CVT. The Altima Hybrid, available in the nine states that have adopted California's emission standards, features a modified version of the 2.5-liter engine, combined with an electric motor. Together, they deliver 198 horsepower, 35 mpg in the city, and 33 mpg on the highway.
Safety features on the 2010 Nissan Altima include anti-lock brakes, stability control, active front head restraints, front- and side-impact air bags, and side curtain air bags.
MSRPs for the 2010 Nissan Altima ranged from $19,900 to $30,100.
Available Trims for the 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe
|2.5 S (M6)
||6 speed manual
|| 175-hp / 2.5L 4-cyl
|3.5 SR (CVT)
||continuously variable automatic
|| 270-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl