The Nissan Altima was introduced in the USA in 1992 as the 1993 Altima. The Altima's predecessor was the sporty Nissan Stanza. Altima cars are built in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi. The first generation Altima was originally based on the Nissan Bluebird, but its design and styling has always been done in California studios. From the beginning, the Altima, like other Nissans, was a small, sporty car. The 1993 Altima had a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine, and raced from 0 to 60 in just 10.4 seconds. The Altima had a 4-speed manual transmission, and a firm suspension using struts and stabilizer bars. Though classified as a compact car, the smooth-handling early Altima Sedan seated four adults comfortably. The '93 Altima trim levels included the XE, the GXE, the SE, and the GLE.
The Altima underwent generational changes in 1998, 2002, and 2007, with a major facelift in 2010. In 2002, fifty automotive journalists at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, coined the Nissan Altima as the "North American Car of the Year." Although Nissan never made an Altima convertible, the 2008 Altima Coupe debuted in 2006 at the Los Angeles Auto Show - the first-ever Altima Coupe. Always economical, the Altima Hybrid was introduced at Cerritos Nisan in 2007. Originally based on Toyota's hybrid technology, Nissan's hybrid cars now benefit from the cutting-edge work of Nissan's powertrain engineers, generally regarded as the greatest car engineers in the world.
Cerritos Nissan in California offers the Nissan Altima in three basic
trim levels - the Altima 2.5, the Altima 2.5 S and the Altima 3.5
SR. The Altima 2.5 is the most affordable
of the three with a price starting at just $19,999. The Altima 2.5 S adds excellent features
including the Nissan Intelligent Key, an advanced audio system with
auxiliary input and many interior convenience features. The
Altima 3.5 SR adds the VQ35DE - a 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve
V6 with 270 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at
4,400 rpm, making the Nissan Altima a truly magnificent
When shoppers compare the Nissan Altima to other vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, or Chevy Malibu, the 2011 Nissan Altima stands out as the most fun-to-drive. Beginning with the 2009 Nissan Altima, owners found this affordable mid-size car's quick handling and lively acceleration to be reason enough to choose Altima. The 2010 Nissan Altima also included standard electronic stability control, moving the Altima to the top of the safety ratings.
When seeking a safe, economical, sporty, and stylish mid-size family sedan, Los Angeles shoppers should head over to Cerritos Nissan at 18707 Studebaker Rd, Cerritos, CA 90703 .
Nissan Altima is a 4-door sedan which seats 5 people
comfortably. The Altima weighs 3,180 pounds, is
190.7 inches long, 70.7 inches wide, 58.0 inches high, and the Nissan
Altima's turning radius is 34.7 feet. The Altima is very roomy
for its class, offering 40.6 inches of headroom in the front, as well
as 44.1 inches of legroom. In the Altima's back seat, there are 36.8
inches of headroom, and 35.8 inches of legroom. Need to bring a lot of
luggage on your next trip? The Altima trunk holds up to 15.3 cubic feet
of your gear. So, spread out and enjoy the open
Standard Nissan safety features included in the Altima are traction control, anti-lock brakes, side airbags, driver airbags, side impact bars, seat belt pre-tensioners, and passenger airbags. With all of these features, the Nissan Altima is always highly rated by the IIHS and NHTSA.
The Altima also has an abundance of comfort and convenience features including: power steering, remote locks, power windows, power mirrors, climate control, cruise control, air conditioning, power seats, an adjustable steering wheel, and more! Especially convenient are the available hands-free phone and navigation systems.
Like all Nissan cars & trucks, road handling and performance are top priorities for the Altima. Passing horsepower in the base Altima is 175 hp at 5,600 rpm, and it produces excellent torque at 180 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm. The Altima accelerates quickly from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds. If you want to go fast, the Altima has a top speed of 123 miles per hour. Despite this excellent power train output, the Nissan Altima's fuel economy is rated at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 highway miles per gallon. With a fuel tank capacity of 20 gallons, the Altima's cruising range is well above average.
Every Nissan is backed by a 36-month/36,000-mile limited vehicle coverage and a 5-year/60,000-miles limited powertrain coverage. Nissan has worked for years to minimize its carbon footprint and reduce its overall environmental impact. Not surprisingly, with all of these Altima advantages, this great Nissan Altima retains 33% percent of its value at 3 years and 36,000 miles.