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2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid

2010 Nissan Altima Review

(3 Stars)  Mainstream player with dose of sport

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Overview
A class leader, and rightfully so. The 2010 Nissan Altima is the brands global sales leader. This made in America Nissan competes against the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in the US's largest car segment, the midsize sedan. Especially with its optional V-6 engine, the Altima allows for the kids to be hauled around and still affords the driver some semblance of fun behind the wheel The Altima is available in Sedan, Coupe, or Hybrid formats. The V-6 included sport tuned suspension giving it better handling at a small sacrifice in ride quality. The four cylinder is more softly sprung but both are firmer rides than, say, the Camry. Another boon to the Altima as a driver's car is that in coupe form, the manual transmission can be mated to either the four cylinder or the V-6. This is a rarity in this segment as the V-6 option usually demands an automatic transmission.

The two engines available on the Altima are the 2.5 liter four cylinder with 175 Horsepower or the 3.5 liter which produces 270 HP.

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2010 Altima Hybrid Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 double overhead cam with VVT ( 9.6 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: electric and/or unleaded
Fuel consumption: city= 35 (mpg); highway= 33 (mpg); combined= 34 (mpg); vehicle range: 680 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
20.0 gallon fuel tank
Power: 198 HP ( 148 kW)
Secondary power: maximum power (kw): 118, maximum power (hp): 158, maximum torque (ft lb): 162 and maximum torque (nm): 220

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Comparison: 2010 Honda Accord Coupe V-6 and 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SR Comparison: 2010 Honda Accord Coupe V-6 and 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SR
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'10 Nissan Hybrid Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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