INTRO: Carrying over last year's redesign, the 5-passenger 2011 Nissan Altima mid-size sedan and coupe maintain their crisp handling, strong acceleration and sporty styling.
FEATURES: Riding on a lightweight multi-link suspension with electronic stability control, the Altima provides extraordinary comfort and superb handling. The optional 9-speaker Bose sound system with 4.3-inch color display takes comfort to another level, especially when adding in a 9.3 gigabyte hard drive for music storage.
PERFORMANCE: Engine options for the Altima are a 175 horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4 and a 270 horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Power is sent to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission in the sedan. The coupe comes standard with a 6-speed manual while offering the CVT as an option.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2011 Nissan Altima Sedan is $19,900 while the SR trim Coupe starts at $27,770. The Altima is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: The 2011 Nissan Altima coupe and sedan turn an everyday drive into a fun event with a features-filled vehicle that is sporty, nimble and comfortable.