Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones Nissan Altima Coupe Overview, Specs - Present Model Overview

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Nissan Altima Coupe Overview

The 2009 Nissan Altima coupe enjoys excellent performance, no matter what engine is chosen. 4-cylinder engines, CVT transmissions and nissan altima accessories provide excellent acceleration (though not brute power), as well as good highway passing performance. The V6 engine kicks up the performance quite a bit, providing strength and power in all driving situations. The CVT performs quite well in all situations, though the manual transmission is a better option for those who want a sportier feel. Fuel economy is a high point for the Nissan Altima, with an average of 19 mpg for in-city driving and 24 mpg for highway driving with the V6 engine. The ride quality in the coupe is also excellent; it features sport tuning & provides a firm ride over all types of surfaces.


Nissan Altima Coupe Specification

Engine 2.5 S 3.5 SR
QR25DE – 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
Horsepower – 175 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque – 180 lb-ft @ 3,900 rpm
Emissions – Tier 2, Bin 5 (LEV2-SULEV in CA)
Standard N/A
VQ35DE – 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
Horsepower – 270 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque – 258 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Emissions – Tier 2, Bin 5
N/A Standard
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) on intake valves Standard Standard
Variable induction system Standard Standard
Nissan Direct Ignition System with iridium—tipped spark plugs Standard Standard
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle Standard Standard
Engine balancer system Standard N/A

Drivetrain 2.5 S 3.5 SR
Front engine/front-wheel drive Standard Standard
6-speed close-ratio manual transmission with dual-mass flywheel Standard Standard
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode Optional Optional

Brakes 2.5 S 3.5 SR
11.7" Vented front disc/11.5" rear disc brakes Standard Standard
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Standard Standard
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) Standard Standard

Suspension and Steering 2.5 S 3.5 SR
Front: Independent subframe-mounted strut-type Standard Standard
Rear: Multi-link independent Standard Standard
Front (23.0 mm) and rear (17.3 mm) stabilizer bars Standard N/A
Sport-tuned suspension – retuned front stuts, thicker front (24.2 mm) and rear (18.3 mm) stabilizer bars N/A Standard
Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering Standard Standard

Wheels and Tires 2.5 S 3.5 SR
17" x 7.5" 5-split-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels Standard N/A
18" x 8.0" 5-split-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels N/A Standard
P215/55TR17 all-season tires Standard N/A
P235/45VR18 all-season tires N/A Standard

Safety 2.5 S 3.5 SR
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors Standard Standard
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags Standard Standard
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front- and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection Standard Standard
Traction Control System (TCS) Standard Standard
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Standard Standard
3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver) Standard Standard
Front-seat Active Head Restraints Standard Standard
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters Standard Standard
Latch System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) Standard Standard
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones Standard Standard
Hood buckling creases, pipe-style steel side-door guard beams, and energy-absorbing steering column Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Standard Standard

Security 2.5 S 3.5 SR
Vehicle Security System Standard Standard
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System Standard Standard

Curb Weights 2.5 S 3.5 SR
Manual transmission 3,081 3,294
Xtronic CVT® 3,124 3,333

EPA Fuel Consumption Estimates 2.5 S 3.5 SR
Manual transmission (city/hwy) 23/31 18/27
Xtronic CVT® (city/hwy) 23/32 20/27

Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) 89.3
Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 8.2
Fuel tank (gals.) 20.0

Exterior Dimentions (inches)
Wheelbase 105.3
Overall length 180.9
Overall width 70.7
Overall height 55.9
Track width (front/rear) 61.0/61.2

Interior Dimentions (inches)
Head room (front/rear) without moonroof 39.7/35.6
Head room (front/rear) with moonroof 37.2/35.6
Leg room (front/rear) 42.5/34.4
Hip room (front/rear) 54.2/47.6
Shoulder room (front/rear) 53.9/52.4


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