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.

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity · 4 Total Speakers
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: disc
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Power windows: lockout button · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: sunglasses holder · Vanity mirrors: driver
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.12
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: 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, tire fill alert
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$10,614
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 · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 6 Total Speakers
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: disc
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Power windows: lockout button · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: sunglasses holder, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.12
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: 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, tire fill alert
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$12,566
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:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 6 Total Speakers
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: disc
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Power windows: lockout button · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: sunglasses holder, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.17
Engine Alternator: 130 amps · Battery saver · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: 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, tire fill alert
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off, Auto on/off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: 2.7
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 24 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: aluminum
Wheels Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows: remote operation, with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$11,750
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 · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 6 Total Speakers
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: disc
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Power windows: lockout button · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: sunglasses holder, front seatback · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 5.12
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: 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, tire fill alert
Lights Headlights: Halogen, Auto off, Auto on/off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: sliding sunshade, tilt, anti-trapping feature, power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows: remote operation, with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Average Price:$10,503
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:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front and rear side curtain airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 6 Total Speakers
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: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering: speed-proportional · Power windows: lockout button · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: sunglasses holder, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat 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 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 158 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5200 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 162 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 2800 · Spark Plugs: iridium tipped
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: 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, tire fill alert
Lights Headlights: Auto off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: 2.8
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 23 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 17 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: aluminum
Wheels Wheel spokes: 6
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows: with safety reverse · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
3.5 S
Adds to 2.5:
No additional major features.