2009 Nissan Altima
The 2009 Nissan Altima, a five-passenger mid-size family sedan or coupe, combines the contemporary styling, seductive look, athletic driving manners and a comfy cabin with a very quite ride. Compared to the coupe, sedan rides on a longer wheelbase and it is slightly longer in overall. The base models, for 2009, get a few more standard features like power mirrors and a trip computer. Dual-zone climate control with rear vents and a sun roof are optional features.
However the sporty Altima Coupe is based on the Nissan Altima Sedan's dynamic, it produces an absolutely unique driving experience. The Altima Coupe satisfies target customers desire for a more personal expression of style, originality and fashionable appearance. Its unique exterior design is intended to stand out in a crowd of sedan-based two-door models with magnetic, perfectly proportioned styling with a shorter wheelbase, shorter overall length and lower height than the Altima Sedan. The smaller size and lighter overall weight also contribute to the Altima Coupe’s sportier driving feel – another desired aspect of usually younger, more performance-oriented coupe buyers.
The 2009 Nissan Altima is loaded with a bevy of convenience features to meet the requirements of an entire family. For 2009, it features a new automatic door lock system. The 2009 Altima is offered in 2.5, 2.5 S, 3.5 SE, 3.5 SL and hybrid trim levels. Four-cylinder and V6 engines are shared between body styles, though the Hybrid is only offered as a sedan.
Engine and Performance.
All 2009 Altima models come with a front-wheel drive system. The 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 and 2.5 S are motivated by a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine. The 3.5 SE and 3.5 SL have a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve six-cylinder engine, while the hybrid is inspired by a 158-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder gasoline engine matched to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.5 S and 3.5 SE trim levels, while Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual mode is standard on 2.5 and 3.5 SL trim levels.
Body and Styling.
The 2009 Altima offers a quiet and attractive cockpit. Major standard features available on the 2009 Nissan Altima include air conditioning with in-cabin micro-filter; dual exhaust outlets with chrome tip finishers; dual body-color power outside mirrors; UV-reducing solar glass; overhead sunglasses holder; lockable glove box with light; power windows with one-touch driver-side auto-up/down with auto-reverse; power door locks with auto-locking feature; speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers; tilt and telescoping steering column; rear center armrest; front sliding armrest; multi-functional trip computer with outside temperature display; map lights and rear reading lights; cruise control with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls; 60/40 split fold-down rear seat backs; retained accessory power and battery saver; 12-volt DC power outlets; and electroluminescent gauges. The 2009 Nissan Altima provides 15.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The latest standard safety features available on the 2009 Nissan Altima include height-adjustable 3-point front seat belts; dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors; roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant; seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags for driver and front-passenger; front seat belts equipped with pretensioners and load limiters; front seat active head restraints; tire pressure monitoring system; energy-absorbing steering column; lower anchors and tethers for children; pipe-style steel side-door guard beams; vehicle immobilizer system; and hood buckling creases and safety stops.