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2010 Nissan Altima

At a Glance

Pricing $20,550 - $30,070
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4, 3.5l V6
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 20-23 (city), 27-32 (highway)

The Nissan Altima is a front-wheel-drive, midsized sedan similar in size to the Toyota Camry. Nissan also sells the similarly sized Maxima, but that car is aimed at the entry-luxury segment and is significantly more expensive. The Altima is generally available in S, SL and SR trim levels with either a 2.5l four-cylinder engine, or 3.5l V6 engine. All Altimas equip a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for improved fuel economy which is unusual in this segment. The base S model is somewhat basic with steel wheels and wheel covers, but option packages add common upgrades for a reasonable price. The 2012 model is the last year of this body style before a major update in 2013.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Altima 2.5 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD 23/32/27 $20,550
Altima 2.5 S 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD 23/32/27 $22,710
Altima 2.5 S Special Edition 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD 23/32/27 $23,660
Altima 2.5 S Convenience 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD 23/32/27 $24,060
Altima 2.5 S Convenience Plus 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD 23/32/27 $25,210
Altima 2.5 S 2.5 SL 2.5l I4 (175-bhp) CVT FWD 23/32/27 $26,750
Altima 3.5 SR 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD 20/27/23 $25,570
Altima 3.5 SR Sport 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD 20/27/23 $27,940
Altima 3.5 SR Premium + Sport 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) CVT FWD 20/27/23 $30,070