Tuesday, October 26, 2010
2010 Nissan Altima Reviews
The 2010 Nissan Altima ranks 11 out of 21 Affordable Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 81 published reviews and test drives of the Nissan Altima, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2010 Nissan Altima is one of just a handful of family sedans that reviewers consistently call fun-to-drive. "Nissan estimates that 65 percent of Altima buyers are male (as opposed to roughly the same proportion of female buyers for the Toyota Camry), and its bolder styling and more subdued interior reflects an adherence to its somewhat masculine personality." Reviewers love the 2010 Nissan Altima's crisp handling.
Sedan buyers should note that the four-door Altima is no longer offered with a manual transmission. The Altima is also available as a sporty-looking coupe. In the affordable midsize car class, only the Honda Accord and the Altima offer two-door options.
The 2010 Nissan Altima sedan is available as a stripped-down base 2.5 model, a well-equipped 2.5S, or a V6-powered 3.5SR. That price could send some buyers into the upscale midsize car class instead.
Middle America has recognized and rewarded Nissan’s Altima for its conservative, yet nice looking design, excellent engineering, good engine, quality manufacturing and fair value pricing – how many not so good but expensive wines have you tasted? Nissan has refreshed the Altima where it needed fixing and improved qualities and characteristics that needed improving including new exterior styling, nicer interiors, better infotainment system options and new technological innovations.
I like the change Nissan made in the Altima’s styling. The smooth Xtonic CVT transmission in this vehicle is innovative technology that seamlessly controls the vehicle's gearing resulting in smooth, consistent acceleration at any speed.
The Altima also comes with all the safety features you have come to expect including AABS, side curtain supplemental air bags, ABS, traction control and vehicle dynamic control.
Despite all its features and the impressive engine, Nissan did not forget the fuel economy and the Altima is NITSA rated 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.
The 2010 Nissan Altima continues the tradition, offering great value for your money. The 2010 Altima is offered in sedan, coupe, and hybrid models, and should be offered for sale to the general public this fall. The 2010 Nissan Altima gas-powered vehicles are available in 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder models. Both cars come with a traction control system, four-wheel antilock brakes, and high performance suspension. The suspension on the 3.5 SE sedans and coupes performs a little stiffly when driving on rough surfaces, although the 2.5 model rides well. With today’s gas prices, gas mileage can make or break a decision to buy the car. The manual transmission 3.5 SE achieved between 23 and 25 mpg. The high mpg Altima is a hybrid model that achieves 29 miles per gallon in primarily city conditions. The "2010 Nissan Altima" is packed with more than 50 safety features, all coming standard. The Altima comes with dual stage supplemental air bags in the front. Inside the 2010 Nissan Altima, sedans keep the road noise to a controlled level, while the coupes are a little louder. The controls to the stereo and climate system are easy to use on models that don’t contain the navigation system. The 2010 Nissan Altima offers a lot of features, including a Bose audio system and steering wheel-mounted controls.