2009 Nissan Altima Trims and Specs

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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity
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
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage
Convenience Features Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front, 9 · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: driver
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
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 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 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, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
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 · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $19,900 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 175 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,900
Invoice$19,078

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--

Engine

2.5L 175 hp I4
Power 175 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 180 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom35.8 in
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length189.8 in
Width70.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,100 lbs
Nissan's entry-level Altima 2.5 doesn't skimp on standard features for 2009. Instead, drivers will find a good mix of all the basics, like air conditioning with a microfilter, power win... Read More
Nissan's entry-level Altima 2.5 doesn't skimp on standard features for 2009. Instead, drivers will find a good mix of all the basics, like air conditioning with a microfilter, power windows and door locks, cruise control with illuminated steering-wheel-mounted controls, and velour cloth seat trim, as well as some nice-to-have features, like electroluminescent gauges, a trip computer with outside temperature display, metallic trim, and nine beverage holders. The driver's seat manually adjusts six ways, and the rear seats split 60/40 and fold to provide additional cargo space. On the downside, the '09 Altima 2.5 doesn't come with an audio system in its standard package (it's prewired for one, though). Exterior features include speed-sensitive windshield wipers, power-adjustable exterior mirrors, and dual exhaust pipes with chrome finishers. The Altima 2.5 rides on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires.
A 2.5-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine generating 175 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque powers the front-wheel-drive Altima 2.5. The engine features a variable valve timing system, direct ignition, and an electronic drive-by-wire throttle, and connects to a Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) with a manual shift mode. A four-wheel antilock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution comes standard. Safety features include seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for all four outboard seating positions.
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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage
Convenience Features Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: 8, rear, front, 9 · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
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 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 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, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
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 · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $21,040 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 175 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,040
Invoice$19,728

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
32MPG highway
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.5L 175 hp I4
Power 175 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 180 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom35.8 in
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length189.8 in
Width70.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,087 lbs
The 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S comes with a number of standard features not included on the base Altima 2.5, including remote keyless entry, a digital clock, an Intelligent Key with push-... Read More
The 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S comes with a number of standard features not included on the base Altima 2.5, including remote keyless entry, a digital clock, an Intelligent Key with push-button ignition, driver- and passenger-side seatback pockets, and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with a CD player and an MP3 input jack. Other standard features include velour cloth seat trim, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, a trip computer with outside temperature display, and nine beverage holders, as well as a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat. An optional SL package adds such features as leather seats and door trim, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Exterior features for the 2.5 S include speed-sensitive windshield wipers, power-adjustable exterior mirrors, and dual exhaust pipes with chrome finishers. Options include splash guards and foglights. The Altima 2.5 S rides on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires.
The powerplant for the Altima 2.5 S includes a six-speed manual transmission, as opposed to the Altima 2.5 trim's Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). However, drivers can add the CVT transmission as an option. For power, the front-wheel-drive Altima 2.5 S comes equipped with a 2.5-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine, which generates 175 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy numbers check in at 23/32 city/highway miles with the manual transmission and 23/31 with the optional CVT transmission. Standard safety features include front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for both first- and second-row passengers.
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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front, 9 · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · 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: door pockets, cargo net · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
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 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: Auto off, Auto on/off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: tilt, power glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
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 · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $25,150 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 175 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,150
Invoice$24,299

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
23MPG city
31MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 175 hp I4
Power 175 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 180 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom35.8 in
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length189.8 in
Width70.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,087 lbs
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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: 8, rear, front, 9 · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · 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: door pockets, cargo net · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
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 · Mudguards: rear, front · Rear bumper color: body-color
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 Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, 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 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, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction 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
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 · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $25,180 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 270 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,180
Invoice$23,337

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

3.5L 270 hp V6
Power 270 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom35.8 in
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length189.8 in
Width70.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,103 lbs
The 2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE adds a sporty element to the Altima line, thanks to its retuned suspension and performance-oriented features. Under its hood resides a 3.5-liter, double-ov... Read More
The 2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE adds a sporty element to the Altima line, thanks to its retuned suspension and performance-oriented features. Under its hood resides a 3.5-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 producing 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The low-emissions engine features a variable valve timing system and direct ignition and mates to a six-speed manual transmission, although drivers can add Nissan's Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) as an option. Fuel economy numbers for the V6 drop a bit when compared to the Altima 2.5's four-cylinder engine, checking in at 19/27 city/highway mpg with the manual transmission and 19/26 with the CVT transmission. The Altima 3.5 SE's suspension features stiffer springs, retuned shocks and struts, and thicker stabilizer bars in the front and rear, resulting in a firmer, sportier ride. Traction control and 17-inch wheels with all-season tires come standard.
Interior features include velour cloth seat trim, keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trip computer with outside temperature display, and nine beverage holders. A six-speaker AM/FM audio system with a CD player and MP3 input jack also comes standard. The driver's seat has eight-way power adjustment, and the rear seats split 60/40 and fold to provide extra cargo space. Depending on the interior color, the 3.5 SE also comes with wood-tone or metallic interior trim. A Premium Package adds leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, among other features. Exterior features include heated outside mirrors with a timer, automatic on/off headlights, and splashguards, while a Sport Package adds high-intensity xenon headlights, foglights, and a rear spoiler.
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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage
Convenience Features Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front, 9 · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · 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: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
Engine Auto Stop/Start · 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 · Grille color: chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards: rear, front · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Hybrid Deceleration Fuel Cut-Off
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 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, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · 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 · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $26,650 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 198 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
35MPG city
33MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$26,650
Invoice$24,976

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
35MPG city
33MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 198 hp I4 Hybrid
Power 198 hp @ 5,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom35.8 in
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length189.8 in
Width70.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,066 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid is a five-passenger, front-wheel-drive gas/electric hybrid sedan that remains essentially unheralded. No special badging or oddball design quirks different... Read More
The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid is a five-passenger, front-wheel-drive gas/electric hybrid sedan that remains essentially unheralded. No special badging or oddball design quirks differentiate the ’09 Altima Hybrid from its conventionally powered siblings, thus, unless a close look is taken at each Altima on a lot, chances are the hybrid will be missed. Of course, one other reason the Altima Hybrid is relatively unknown may be the fact that it’s sold only in the nine states with California emissions standards. Only speed-sensitive door locks and a few more exterior color choices differentiate the ’09 Altima Hybrid from the ’08 model.
The ’09 Altima Hybrid is, however, among the greenest vehicles in the growing hybrid segment, not to mention one of the more economical, at least mileage-wise. Conventional wisdom has it that the ’09 Altima Hybrid is so much more expensive than the non-hybrid Altima that it must be owned for years to realize any real savings. Green does well, though, with the EPA rating the ’09 Altima Hybrid an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PEV), a distinction that few in its class can claim.
The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid borrows its green technology from Toyota, but the foundation of its gas/electric powertrain is Nissan's 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine. By itself, the inline four-cylinder (I4) puts out 158 hp, while the Altima Hybrid's electric motor provides an additional 40 hp. The electric motor is fed by a nickel metal hydride battery that’s recharged by the gas engine and by regenerative braking. Both gas and electric power are managed with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that will run both systems together, or each separately, depending on driving conditions. The entire combination results in 198 total horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. Testers claim the ’09 Altima Hybrid jumps from 0-60 in an amazing 7.6 seconds, and the EPA estimates 35/33 mpg.
The ’09 Altima Hybrid is described as a blast to drive, with better-than-decent acceleration, alert and responsive steering, and a comfortable ride over the long haul.
Standard comfort, convenience, and appearance features for the 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid include 16-inch painted aluminum wheels, remote power door locks, power windows and mirrors, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted buttons, a tilting and telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, simulated alloy trim on the center console, and a single-CD player with six speakers. Option packages can jack the price of the ’09 Altima Hybrid up considerably, but include such things as a power sunroof, DVD-based navigation system, Bluetooth technology, satellite radio, a universal remote, rear backup monitor, power-adjustable seats, and a Bose 6-CD player with nine premium speakers.
The ’09 Altima has racked up an impressive five stars in virtually all government crash tests, helped by such standard safety features as four-wheel ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency braking assist, traction and stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and a remote anti-theft alarm system.
A few owners of the ’09 Altima Hybrid find the CVT allows the gasoline motor to cut in a bit too soon and that its brakes seem somewhat touchy. An annoying lack of trunk space, as well as the lack of standard fog/driving lights also draws some frowns. However, value, interior and exterior appearance, acceleration, handling, comfort, safety, and, above all, fuel economy and emissions restrictions have virtually all owners lauding the 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid as a lean, mean, green machine.
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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 · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element, diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 9 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
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Door trim: leather · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: dual level, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front, 9 · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): two 12V, 12V front · 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: door pockets, cargo net · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
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 · Mudguards: rear, front · Rear bumper color: body-color
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 Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto off, Auto on/off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: tilt, power glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction 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
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
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 · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $29,380 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 270 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$29,380
Invoice$27,221

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.5L 270 hp V6
Power 270 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom44.1 in
Back Legroom35.8 in
Wheelbase109.3 in
Length189.8 in
Width70.7 in
Height57.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,051 lbs
The top-of-the-line Nissan Altima 3.5 SL comes with a wide range of standard features, including many items not found on the standard equipment lists of other Altima trims. Bluetooth ha... Read More
The top-of-the-line Nissan Altima 3.5 SL comes with a wide range of standard features, including many items not found on the standard equipment lists of other Altima trims. Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a power sliding glass moonroof, for instance, come standard on the 3.5 SL, but are available only with options packages on the other Altima trims. The same applies to such features as leather seats and door trim, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped shift knob, all standard on the 3.5 SL. Other standard features include an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, push-button ignition, keyless remote entry, and cruise control, as well as nine beverage holders. For entertainment, the Altima 3.5 SL receives a nine-speaker Bose audio system with a 6-CD changer, speed-compensating volume, XM satellite radio, and an MP3-player input jack.
Exterior features include high-intensity-discharge xenon headlights, foglights, a rear spoiler, automatic on/off headlights, splash guards, and dual exhaust pipes with chrome tips. A 3.5-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 generating 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque powers the front-wheel-drive Altima 3.5 SL. This low-emissions engine, which features a variable valve timing system and direct ignition, links to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). The V6 posts fuel economy numbers of 19/27 city/highway mpg with the manual transmission and 19/26 with the CVT transmission. The 3.5 SL rides on 16-inch wheels with all-season tires and comes with a traction control system, as well as a full range of airbags, including front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for both first- and second-row passengers.
3.5 S
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No additional major features.