Restyled 2010 Nissan Altima on Sale Thursday


We’ve already shown you a sneak peak of the 2010 Nissan Altima, but here’s a look at the fully revealed 2010 model that's scheduled to go on sale Thursday.

Besides the new look — featuring a fresh hood, grille and front bumper — an electronic stability system is now standard, which is a little late in the game compared to the Altima's competition. On the inside, Nissan’s next-generation navigation option includes a larger screen — from 4.3 to 6.5 inches — as well as a host of added features like a hard drive for music storage, streaming Bluetooth audio, restaurant guide, and live traffic and weather information.

Engine and transmission options remain relatively unchanged except the sedan loses its manual transmission for 2010, making a continuously variable automatic transmission the sole transmission offering. You can still get a manual teamed with the coupe’s four- and six-cylinder engines.

The four-cylinder with CVT gains 1 mpg in highway ratings, now at 23/32 mpg city/highway, and the six-cylinder with CVT gains 1 mpg in city and highway ratings, now at 20/27 mpg.

Like previous years, the Altima Hybrid will be sold only in states that have adopted California's emission regulations: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Full pricing is below and does not include a $720 destination charge. We also have many more photos after the jump.

Altima 2.5 CVT — $19,900
Altima 2.5 S CVT — $21,840
Altima 3.5 SR CVT — $24,520

Altima Coupe 2.5 S six-speed manual — $22,440
Altima Coupe 2.5 S CVT — $22,940
Altima Coupe 3.5 SR CVT — $27,270
Altima Coupe 3.5 SR six-speed manual — $29,600

Altima HEV CVT — $26,780

2010 Nissan Altima Sedan

2010 Nissan Altima Coupe

By Joe Bruzek | September 30, 2009 | Comments (12)


YAWN!!!!!! its a copy of an 07 maxima on the front with the same back end and interior. Come on nissan toyota honda hyundai and even ford has you beat. Looks like this car will be falling off the top contenders list, hello fusion, sonata and legacy. A real disapointment. I really like the current maxima cause it like nothing else on the road but this just blends in with the camreys and accord and 02-06 altima " which i own and still my favorite style"Lokks like i gotta fork over a few thousand more for the maxima. or better yet i may go for the sonata or fusion!


I think if your going to redesign a car actually change it. Your not fooling anyone by changing the grill or the design of the fog lights. I think this car looks boring and has nothing that makes it stand out. Would never purchase this vehicle.


What Ian said. Me too.

Wow...20/27 for the 3.5? Gratz to Nissan! Although they shoulda restyle it a little more...unless you're really observant, 99.5% of the population won't notice (or care) about the differences.


Unless they give the car decent headroom and better front seats, no thanks! Most uncomfortable seats in the world.


I like it. It looks even more expensive for the money.


The coupe got a more detailed upgrade with projector headlands which look far better than the sedans. Why is Nissan quitting the manuals? Maybe the world is becoming lazy drivers so automatic is the sole choice. The interior is almost the same. At least it keeps it fresh with a mid cycle refresh.

Derrick G

I don't think most buyers will notice a whole lot. Still, this is just a mid-cycle upgrade and it's more noticeable than the one for the Camry. Not quite as distinct as the one for the Sonata or Optima for '09, but still an improvement.


Any information on the 2010 Altima option packages?

Other postings indicated that they were supposed to be resorted/repriced..

The Nissan Altima was first introduced in 1992, replacing the Stanza for the 1993 model year. A totally redesigned, second-generation Altima was introduced for the 1998 model year

Mark 2

Fusion has this easily beat! Mark has it right about the most ungodly seats in the world.

I'm going home tonight to take a pick, i'm very excited about this (clearly you see how sad and crazy i am about shoes.) Will post the picture

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