2010 Nissan Altima Trims

Even though it’s considered the base trim of the lineup, the 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 sedan features a wealth of standard appearance, comfort, and convenience amenities, including 16-inch... Read More

Even though it’s considered the base trim of the lineup, the 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 sedan features a wealth of standard appearance, comfort, and convenience amenities, including 16-inch steel wheels, seating for five, velour upholstery, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, and steering-wheel-mounted cruise controls. In an odd contrast to traditional equipment for sedans at this price and sophistication level, the 2.5 contains the wiring for a four-speaker audio system, but not the actual units, which are dealer-installed accessories. A significant stand-alone option for the 2.5 is a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, with floor mats and an aluminum kick plate also optional. In any case, even if the trip is silent, it’ll be eminently safe, with such standard safety equipment as four-wheel ABS, newly standardized traction and stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, active front headrests, and a remote anti-theft alarm ensuring passenger protection.

Powering the 2010 Altima 2.5 is a standard 2.5-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that comes under the tutelage of a well-regarded continuously variable transmission (CVT). This powerplant will deliver 175 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque to the tune of 23/32 mpg. Curiously, all-wheel-drive is not offered for any trim level.

Powertrain: 2.5L 175 hp I4 Engine, FWD, Continuously Variable Transmission, MPG: 28
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, element · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brake width: 1.02 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: .35 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, dual level · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Glove compartment: light, lockable · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.12
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver · Push-button Start · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Vanity mirrors: driver
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.83
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17.3 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$13,797
One trim level above the 2.5 is the 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. This midlevel, front-wheel-drive, five-passenger sedan comes with a standard single-CD player and six speakers installed, a... Read More

One trim level above the 2.5 is the 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. This midlevel, front-wheel-drive, five-passenger sedan comes with a standard single-CD player and six speakers installed, as well as the Intelligent Key remote entry system and push-button start. Options Packages for the 2.5 S include The Technology Package, Premium Audio Package, Convenience Package, and Convenience Plus Package, each of which contains such items as a power moonroof, power-adjustable driver’s seat, DVD navigation system, rearview camera, Bose premium audio components, Bluetooth audio and communications technology, as well as front fog/driving lights, depending on the particular packages chosen. Rear-seat DVD entertainment, a rear spoiler, and a portable navigation system are stand-alone options and accessories also available with the 2.5 S.

As with its base sibling, the 2.5 S is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT). Capable of 175 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, the 2.5 S, available only in a front-wheel-drive configuration, is estimated to get 23/32 mpg.

Adds to 2.5:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brake width: 1.02 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: .35 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, dual level · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Glove compartment: light, lockable · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.12
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver · Push-button Start · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.83
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17.3 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$16,474
Nissan’s 2010 Altima 3.5 SR trim replaces the 2009 3.5 SE and SL levels. As the top-end trim level, this five-passenger sedan boasts such standard goodies as 17-inch alloy wheels, a spo... Read More

Nissan’s 2010 Altima 3.5 SR trim replaces the 2009 3.5 SE and SL levels. As the top-end trim level, this five-passenger sedan boasts such standard goodies as 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. A significant additional option for the 3.5 SR is the Sport Package with a power moonroof, Xenon HID headlights, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

As intimated by its moniker, the 2010 Altima 3.5 SR is equipped with a 3.5-liter variable-valve-timed V6 engine that’s well-matched to the standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). Capable of pounding out 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, the V6 obviously loses some of the inline four's fuel efficiency, and mileage drops to a still-manageable 20/27 mpg.

Adds to 2.5:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.5L 270 hp V6 Engine, MPG: 24
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brake width: 1.02 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: .35 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, dual level · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Glove compartment: light, lockable · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.17
Engine Alternator: 130 amps · Battery saver · Push-button Start · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off, Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, folding, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.73
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 24.2 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18.3 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: aluminum · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, remote operation · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$15,397
The 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL front-wheel-drive-only sedan is somewhat of an anomaly. Essentially a loaded version of the 2.5 S trim, the SL carries such additional amenities as 16-inch... Read More

The 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL front-wheel-drive-only sedan is somewhat of an anomaly. Essentially a loaded version of the 2.5 S trim, the SL carries such additional amenities as 16-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power-adjustable driver’s seat lumbar support, auto on/off headlights, Bose nine-speaker premium audio, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a universal garage door opener. Classified as an Option Package by Nissan as well as many reviewers, the 2.5 SL is nonetheless the recipient of all the Altima’s higher-level optional equipment and accessories, including the Technology, Premium, and Convenience Packages, in addition to front fog/driving lights as a safety option.

Equipped with the identical 175-hp, 180-lb-ft/torque 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine (I4) as its lower-level siblings, the 2010 Altima 2.5 SL delivers 23/32 mpg under the management of its standard continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Adds to 2.5:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brake width: 1.02 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: .35 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, dual level · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Glove compartment: light, lockable · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls · Storage: front seatback · Universal garage door opener: Homelink
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.12
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver · Push-button Start · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off, Auto on/off
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, folding, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: one-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade, tinted, tilt, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.83
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17.3 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows: with safety reverse, remote operation · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$14,581
As far as standard amenities and options go, the 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid front-wheel-drive sedan resembles the 2.5 S trim level. However, it does add 16-inch alloy wheels, singular hy... Read More

As far as standard amenities and options go, the 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid front-wheel-drive sedan resembles the 2.5 S trim level. However, it does add 16-inch alloy wheels, singular hybrid instrumentation, and automatic dual-zone climate control to the list of standard equipment, while offering the same options and packages as the 2.5 SL.

The heart and soul of the 2010 Altima Hybrid are its 158-hp, 2.5-liter hybrid inline four-cylinder (I4) engine, 40-hp electric motor, and continuously variable transmission (CVT). These components combine to give the Hybrid the 199 lb-ft of torque necessary to move this vehicle from a dead stop to 60 mph in an impressive 7.6 seconds. Regenerative braking and the gas-burning I4 hybrid engine combine to recharge its nickel-metal hydride battery, allowing the electric motor alone to power the Altima Hybrid for short distances at low speeds. As is traditional with hybrid systems, the 2.5-liter I4 shuts down at stops and restarts when the accelerator is pressed.

Adds to 2.5:
Enhanced Powertrain: 2.5L 158 hp I4 Hybrid Engine, MPG: 34
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM · Total Number of Speakers: 6
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brake width: 1.02 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: .35 · Rear brakes: solid disc · Regenerative Braking System
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, dual level · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Glove compartment: light, lockable · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition · Overhead console: with sunglass holder · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Remote trunk release · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: front seatback
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.54
Engine Battery saver · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 40 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 30 · Electric Motor Torque: 199 · Electric Motor Type: permanent magnet motor system · Push-button Start · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Hybrid Powertrain Combined HP: 198
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Headlights: Auto off
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power · Vanity mirrors: dual
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.83
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17.3 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: aluminum · Wheel spokes: 6
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass