Island rides: 2009 Nissan Altima

Here are 5 great reasons to drive down to your Nissan dealer and test drive a Nissan Altima today.

1. Luxury and Value. Nissan Altima’s beautifully styled exterior combined with state of the art luxurious interior makes driving to work or play a sheer pleasure.

2. Terrific Gas mileage! Nissan’s continuously variable transmission brings home 32 miles per gallon on the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder Altima. You get seamless acceleration with the 2009 Altima and once you hit your peak point it just glides, and the benefit of that is fuel efficiency.

3. Comfort and convenience features like the Intelligent Key system, which is a standard on the 2009 Nissan Altima. With the Intelligent Key fob you can leave the fob in your pocket and walk up to the Altima’s door which will automatically unlock for you. You can then place the Intelligent Key in the coin dish behind the stick shift and press the ignition button to start your Nissan Altima. If you forget the fob in the car, the doors will automatically unlock and a charm-sound will alert you to return for your forgotten key. No more calling a locksmith when you forget your key in your locked car.

4. Safety. Standard airbags are integrated all the way around the interior of the Nissan Altima including back seat side-body bags. Zone body construction incorporates a high-strength cabin structure with cross members and reinforcements. This translates to a front and rear crumple zone that helps absorb the impact energy before it reaches the passenger compartment.

5. A 105,000-mile driving experience before your first tune-up is another great reason for the Nissan Altima. Another plus on the 2009 Altima is, NO timing chain replacements, saving you money on parts, labor, and down time in the maintenance shop. Standard issue Bluetooth hands-free phone system and an auxiliary audio jack that allows you to plug in your MP3 player. Available extras include a Bose audio system, a rear-view monitor to see what lies behind you before you back up.

These are just 5 reasons to test drive the 2009 Nissan Altima and so many more when you stop by your local Nissan Altima dealer.



Base price starts at $21,000 and $26,000 for the V-6


2.5 liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve 175 hp@5,600 rpm, 180 lbs.-ft of torque @3,900 rpm


2-speed CVT transmission continuously variable automatic

Also comes with 6-speed manual transmission


Front Wheel Drive


Wheelbase — 109.3 inches

Length — 189.8 inches

Width — 70.7 inches

Height — 57.9 inches

Weight — n/a

Fuel Capacity — 20 gallons

Turning Circle — 18.7 feet


0 to 60 7.6 seconds on the 2.5 model

Top Speed

Over the speed limit

Fuel Economy

EPA Rated MPG — City 23, Highway 31


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