Exterior:Winter Frost Pearl
Noteworthy changes for 2009 start with a substantial upgrade in standard equipment and a wider range of paint color choices. Most models add automatic door locks, and the Altima Coupe adds an 18-inch wheel option with larger tires. For 2009, the coupe has a glossy, painted grille. The Altima sedan launched as a 2007 model. The Altima Coupe and the Hybrid were introduced for the 2008 model year.
The Altima is a driver’s car among work-a-day mid-size sedans and coupes. For drivers who appreciate sharp handling, the Altima excels. It connects with its driver and inspires confidence. It’s steady and predictable in fairly extreme situations. Its suspension is firm compared to some competitors, but the Altima’s ride isn’t harsh.
The standard four-cylinder engine is one of the strongest in the class, but it still affords good fuel economy. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is rated 175 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque.
The Nissan Altima offers a sporty alternative to the other midsize cars and is available in sedan and coupe body styles. Altima is available with a strong four-cylinder engine, a gas-sipping electric Hybrid powertrain, or a truly powerful, satisfying V6. The Altima sedan is roomy, comfortable and stylish, and overall we consider it the better choice versus the competition. The coupe makes a solid, appealing two-door, but it’s not a great four-passenger car.
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