what do the letters L4DOHC mean in relation to this Altima's engine?

Asked by Aug 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM about the 2009 Nissan Altima

Question type: General

4 Answers

222,765

L4 = four clinders and DOHC is Direct Over Head Cam

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thanks! Can you tell me if this is a good thing or not?

222,765

What do you mean by good? The 2009 Altima is sold with either the 2.5L engine or the 3.5L. The bigger engine has more HP. From Edmunds...."The 2009 Nissan Altima offers two engine choices. Altima 2.5 models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 175 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Altima 3.5 models have a 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Altimas with the four-cylinder engine can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in the mid-7-second range, which is certainly quick for this segment. The more powerful V6 brings that time down to 6.2 seconds for the manual transmission and 6.6 seconds for the CVT."

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thanks for your excellent explanation and your patience!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 82,558 nationwide Altima listings starting at $670.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Altima Questions

Nissan Altima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,940
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,210
#3 Cassie Sapphire
Cassie Sapphire
Reputation 610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,221 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 96,275 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
669 Great Deals out of 77,410 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Sentra
604 Great Deals out of 52,958 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,007 Great Deals out of 85,671 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
608 Great Deals out of 51,091 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Corolla
877 Great Deals out of 74,413 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
357 Great Deals out of 29,619 listings starting at $2,475
Used Kia Optima
518 Great Deals out of 31,017 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Altima Coupe
58 Great Deals out of 1,852 listings starting at $2,800
Used Chevrolet Impala
796 Great Deals out of 34,383 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Fusion
1,068 Great Deals out of 78,350 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Rogue
566 Great Deals out of 75,590 listings starting at $3,495
Used Nissan Murano
366 Great Deals out of 22,813 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
36,890 listings starting at $11,479
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 9,912 listings starting at $11,299
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
362 Great Deals out of 10,729 listings starting at $7,999
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
281 Great Deals out of 7,117 listings starting at $5,995
2013 Nissan Altima For Sale
158 Great Deals out of 4,665 listings starting at $3,900