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2010 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S (photos)

Another configuration of the Altima Coupe could carry off its sport looks better, but this one came equipped with a 2.5-liter engine and continuously variable transmission. But even with this power train, it still shows good throttle response.

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Nissan's midsize sedan gets a sporty look with this coupe version. Inside, Nissan offers the same cabin tech available on its more expensive models, the Maxima and 370Z.
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The Altima Coupe could use new styling, adopting design language used on the 370Z, including boomerang headlights.
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This car is powered by a fairly average 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A 3.5-liter V-6 is also available.
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The coupe styling compromises rear headroom a bit, but the car still carries four occupants in comfort.
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Although no sports car, the Altima Coupe does get stabilizer bars in the suspension, keeping it more composed in the corners.
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The interior quality is fairly typical for cars in this midsize class: some hard plastics, but with a nice finish and fit.
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The steering wheel has buttons for audio, Bluetooth, and cruise control.
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The easy-to-read electro-luminescent instrument cluster has a display for trip computer information on the speedometer.
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A six-speed manual is available, but this car has the continuously variable transmission, which helps the car bring in excellent fuel economy.
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When the premium stereo option is present, but not the navigation system, audio information is shown on this 4.3-inch screen.
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Bluetooth is also an option on the Altima Coupe, with feedback on this screen.
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A rearview camera shows objects behind the car, with distance lines to help the driver.

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