2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

Base price (with destination): $25,240
Price as tested: $31,945

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter V-6 engine
CVT transmission
17-inch alloy wheels
Vehicle dynamic control (ESP)
Tire pressure monitoring system
Vehicle stability immobilizer system
8-way power driver's seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
Tilt/telescoping steering column
Cruise control with steering wheel controls
Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
AM/FM/CD/AUX audio system with 6 speakers
Power windows/locks
Push button ignition

Options on this vehicle:
3.5 SR Premium package -- $2380
- Leather seats and shift knob
- Heated front seats
- Bluetooth connectivity
- BOSE audio system with 9 speakers
- XM satellite radio
- USB port with iPod connectivity
- 4.3-inch display and rearview monitor
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass

Sport package -- $2370
- Rear spoiler
- Fog lights
- Xenon HID headlamps
- Dual zone automatic climate control
- Power sliding moonroof with sunshade

Technology package -- $1780
- Navigation system with 6.5" touch screen
- 9.3 GB music box hard drive
- XM nav/traffic/weather/sports
- Bluetooth streaming audio
- DVD player and VTR jack

Floor & trunk mat set -- $175

Key options not on vehicle:

Fuel economy:
20 / 27 / 23 mpg

Size: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V-6
Horsepower: 270 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm


Xtronic Continuously variable automatic

Curb weight: 3357 lb

17 x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
P215/55R17 93V Bridgestone Turanza EL400 all-season tires

Competitors: Chevy Malibu, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy

9 of 9
"The only way to get a stick-shift V-6 Altima, it should be noted, is to spring for the $5000 more expensive Altima coupe, but the sedan's CVT does its job very well."There it is, the dreaded, life-sucking shiftless CVT. I remember the days when Nissan was the standout, the sporty alternative to a field of blandmobiles that still offered a truly slick manual shifter. Perhaps those days are gone for good, but because of this, the Altima is no longer a stand out for me.

New Car Research

our instagram

get Automobile Magazine

Subscribe to the magazine and save up to 84% off the newsstand price


new cars

Read Related Articles