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2010 Nissan Altima

gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
edited October 2014 in Nissan
Anyone has any information (new features) about the 2010 Altima? The '10 camry will be out in about a month and I hope that Nissan will get the '10 Altima out around the same time.


  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    don't expect much new. They might tweak the options packages, and maybe add different color choices,but that will probably be about it. the altima probably wont get its next redesign till about 2012.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    Well, they made many changes for the '05. I think they might not need to make much change for the current Altima but I'm curious to see what they will change.

    However, I hate to see they keep giving discounts to move the '09 while their competitors don't need to offer much when they have '10 cars in the lot early.
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    I guess it depends what you consider major. They arn't going to change the body design, or the engine, or trans or anything like that. the '05 weren't much different than the '04 or 06's. the altima didn't cange dramaticly till the '07 redesign.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    Well, the '05 got a new dash, odometer, steering wheel, and a bunch of other stuffs.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    I really don't feel that the Altima changed all the much anyway. It really doesn't look much different than the previous model. They just made it bigger. Heavier.
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    actually, they made it smaller. they added a new transmission (cvt) drastically upgraded the quality of the interior, and redesigned the body, mostly in the rear. they also redesigned the suspension to almost completely eliminate the dreaded torque steer of the previous gen.

    on top of that you have the keyless entry and smart key systems, push button start, and a bunch of other options.
  • They did a massive overhaul for this generation. Outside the car, it doesn't look much different, but from the inside, this car is completely overhauled compared to the '02-'06 model Altima

    I'm actually hoping they'll consider redesigning the interior center dash. They really need to make it more like the rest of the segment with a "command screen" that serves as the central information hub for HVAC and audio controls. Until they do this, they are behind the competition. I would love to see an interior control scheme that's similar to the '09 Maxima. :)
  • What kills me with Nissan is the whole set up where fog lights are the hardest thing to get in their pricing. I don't want to spend an extra 10 grand to option in the lights and I don't want to blow the 900 they quote to add them. If they would remedy this one insult I might very well already be driving their car. As it stands I will wait patiently for the Fusion and hope it bests the Altima in a new drive off. I didn't love the Altima I test drove like I loved my Mazda 6 when I was shopping back in 03. Then it came down to the Passat and 6 and the 6 interior was way better at the time.
  • I agree with milkman, the way the options are set up are terrible. Most of them are all grouped together and if I want one thing msrp goes up thousands of dollars.

    Also, I want stability control on my next car, right now you can only get it on the V6 (and can't get it on the Sentra or Versa either, get with the times Nissan!), I'm hoping they change that for 2010. Any idea when they'd come in?
  • Who cares if it's a 2009 or 2010 - I better get a great discount, no matter what I buy... unless you're like most Toyota buyers getting ripped off and suckered paying sticker. It's ridiculous and then you drive off the lot and it's worth $5000 less. YES on Toyota.
  • Nissan will have the Electronic Stability Control next year on everything, and they're cutting the Titan, Armada and Quest and building the NV2500 commerical van. There's the new CUBE with ESC. Then in 2010 - 2011 there will be 6 Electric and Hybrid cars with 75 mpg. Gas will jump back up to $4 soon, so the market will exist and Nissan will be there with the right vehicles, while getting rid of slow sellers.
  • madpistolmadpistol Posts: 126
    Do you have a link to back all this info up?
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    ...not much an update here...

    "2010 Nissan Altima Sedan
    The popular Nissan Altima Sedan, now in its fourth generation, provides a unique combination of exhilarating driving pleasure, distinctive and sporty design and exceptional value in the mid-size sedan class.

    Refinements for the 2010 model year will include refinements to the exterior, interior and option packages/

    Additional details will be provided closer to Altima Sedan’s on-sale date in fall 2009."

    More here at Nissannews
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    I found out from my local nissan dealer that the 2010 altima won't be out till around Oct or Nov; I wanted to know if anyone has heard of what they are going to do to refreshen the altima for 2010? Please tell me nissan is going to put in a front power passenger seat please!!!!!
  • aladdinsanealaddinsane Posts: 182
    Any word on the '10 Altima coupe anywhere online? The base 4, with stability/ESC would be great, speaking for myself, for purchase.
    Anyone in the know have the latest 4-1-1 on improvements, etc, for the Coupe?
    Please inform.
    I'd appreciate it!
    Peace!<-AladdinSane<- :shades: -
  • The Altima and Sentra are due for updates for 2010 (minor styling and package changes). The updates were supposed to be done back in April but back-log of '09s and Nissan's cash shortfall due to the car recession, pushed the updates to fall. Plus I believe they wanted to wait and see what changes Toyota was making to the Camry.

    The Quest is due to join the great scrap heap in the sky. Only time will tell if they replace it.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    The updates were supposed to be done back in April but back-log of '09s and Nissan's cash shortfall...

    ...unless you can find a reputable article to show me, I don't agree w/ your information. The Camry sale went down a lot as well but they still introduce the '10 in Feb. I notice Accord and Altima usually comes out late in the year.
  • I just see a picture of 2010 Altima at Nisssannews...the headlight is bigger and they re-arrange the inside bulbs, re-design bumper and ...seem the hood is new as well.
  • You can see the pictures of the new 2010 Altima at
  • lNissannews

    "The popular Nissan Altima, ranked number one in segment in the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), enters the 2010 model year with fresh exterior styling, refined interior treatments and a host of technology enhancements to its navigation and entertainment systems. Available in three distinct models &#150; Altima Sedan, Altima Coupe and Altima Hybrid &#150; the 2010 Altimas will be available at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning Thursday, October 1st."
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    well I'm glad I got a 2010 Maxima SV and didn't wait around for a 2010 Altima 3.5SL because apparently Nissan discontinued that model for 2010 and now the only way to get the V6 in the Altima is with the 3.5SR with sports suspension; I guess the 2.5SL is going to become the top luxury version of the altima since the 3.5SL is gone
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    Hi, listen I was just curious if anyone could help me out who has leased or at the very least test driven the 2010 Altima with the premium audio package: with that package it says you get the rearview camera yet in the brochure it lists the rearview camera as a standalone option extra which is integrated into the rearview mirror

    My question is, if you get the premium audio package, is the rearview camera picture displayed in the 4.3 inch display screen in the center console or is it automatically in the left portion of the rearview mirror?

    I know if you get the technology package with the 6.5inch nav screen that the rearview camera picture is displayed in that screen but I wasn't sure how the image is displayed in the premium audio package? any information would be appreciated!!!
  • yes the back up camra is in the mirror if you don't get the navi system.
  • You can also get a rearview camera by ordering the audio package, which includes the upgraded Bose system, XM radio, bluetooth, usb connection etc. In that case, the rearview is displayed on the 4.3 in radio screen. I just got this in my altima and love it. The msrp price for this package is reasonable ($1240)
  • mhtnmhtn Posts: 21
    I understand that the 2.5 doesn't have a radio but does it have speakers? I've checked the available features here on Edmunds and it listed "4 speakers". I just want to make sure it has speakers.

  • Hello Altima Fans, I just test drove a 2010 Altima sedan V6 SR and I like the car. Can anyone confirm what type of fuel needs to be used? I did my research online and couldn't believe it uses regular instead of premium like in the 2009 model. I found the owners manual in the glove box after the test drive but didn't want to break the wrapping to open it. I also checked the gas filler door but there is no sticker advising what type of fuel it is using. Anyone in this forum have a 2010 V6 SR running on regular? If so any problems?

  • The V6 engine has been retuned for 87 octane beginning with the 2010 model year. In addition, their retuning has also resulted in an improvement of the highway mpg from 26 mpg to 27 mpg.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    wow, I didn't know that, that is great news that they switched back the requirement to 87 octane because I know that a big complaint with the V6 compared to GM, Ford, Toyota, and Honda was that it required premium so now they all can't hold that over Nissan's head anymore

    I just wish they would do this for my 2010 Maxima!!
  • Just bought the 3.5 V6 and the dealer says "premium" is recommended but not required. Says fill up about every 3rd tank with "premium" but regular is ok. I decided I loved the car so much, better than the Honda Accord I would have bought it even it it required premium. :blush:
  • I just got my 3rd Altima a week ago and am surprised at the hardness of the drivers seat. This is the first time I did not get a power seat - the dealership said that would not make a difference. Does anyone else agree that the seats are like cardboard or is it just mine?
    The windshield wipers are also so loud because they hit the bottom of the window with each swipe. Do yours too?
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