$5,237 - $7,110
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2.5 S Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,237 - $7,110
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 31-32 HWY

2.5 S Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Velour seat trim
  • Cpe unique cloth seat trim
  • Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Driver/front passenger seat back pockets
  • Cloth front seatbacks w/pockets
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock
  • Easy rear-access passenger seat lever
  • Front console w/integral armrest, storage compartments
  • Front/rear doors w/bottle holders/map pockets
  • Front door map pockets
  • Dual bottle holders in center console
  • Triple bottle holders in center console
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column w/mounted cruise controls
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Push-button ignition
  • Intelligent Key system
  • Vehicle immobilizer system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Tachometer, coolant temp & fuel gauges
  • Vehicle info display
  • Trip computer w/outside temp gauge
  • Warning lights -inc: door ajar, low fuel, low washer fluid
  • Pwr windows w/driver side auto up/down & auto-reverse
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/driver & passenger door lock switches, auto-lock feature
  • Remote hood & fuel-filler door releases
  • Pwr remote trunk release w/cancel switch
  • Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation
  • Rear seat heater vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Dual cup holders in rear center armrest
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors
  • Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder
  • Front map lights, rear reading lights
  • Front assist grips
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Rear coat hook

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input
  • In-glass diversity radio antenna

Exterior Features

  • 16" x 7.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P215/60R16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body color bumpers
  • Bright side-window molding
  • Body-color front/rear splash guards
  • Halogen headlights
  • Body color pwr mirrors
  • UV reducing glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Flat blade speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Flat blade speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function
  • Body color door handles

Safety Features

  • Shift interlock
  • Clutch interlock
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • 2.5 mph energy absorbing front/rear bumpers
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Zone body construction
  • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification sensor
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear roof mounted side curtain airbags
  • Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors, seat belt sensors
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions
  • ELR seat belt system for driver seating position
  • ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions
  • Front seat active head restraints
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child restraint upper anchors
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Dual note horn

Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
  • Engine cover
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) w/manual shift mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery-saver timing device
  • Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Electric pwr vehicle speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented & rear solid disc brakes
  • Dual chrome-tipped exhaust finishers

Options & Packages

Additional Equipment

[f01] convenience pkg ($1,300)

    [p01] premium pkg ($3,800)

    • Pwr tilt & sliding glass moonroof w/sunshade
    • Leather appointed seats & door trim
    • Heated front seats
    • Dual zone auto temp control
    • HomeLink universal transceiver
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • XM satellite radio
    • Bose AM/FM/MP3/WMA audio system
    • 6-disc in-dash CD changer
    • CD-ROM capability
    • (9) speakers
    • Radio data system (RDS)
    • Speed-sensitive volume
    • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
    • Wood or metallic-look interior accents
    • Auto up/down front passenger window
    • Key fob windows down
    • Door key cylinder windows up/down
    • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
    • Illum console lighting
    • Side cargo net

    [f02] convenience plus pkg ($1,100)

    • Pwr tilt & slide glass moonroof
    • 16" alloy wheels

    [h01] connection pkg ($1,240)

    • XM satellite radio
    • Bose AM/FM/MP3/WMA/CD-ROM audio system w/6-disc in-dash CD changer
    • (9) speakers
    • Radio data system (RDS)
    • Speed-sensitive volume
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • Dual zone auto temp control
    • Rear seat A/C vents

    [u01] technology pkg ($2,000)

    • Navigation system w/6.5" color monitor
    • XM NavTraffic
    • Rearview monitor
    • Steering wheel navigation system controls

    [j01] moonroof pkg ($850)

    • Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof w/sunshade
    • One-touch open/close
    • Auto-reverse

    Port Installed Options

    [k92] emergency aid pkg ($140)

      2009 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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      Custom rims and tinted windows dressed her up!

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      Overall I'm happy with my car, however there has been a few issues. The CVT transmission had to be replaced which I didn't know was an issue with a range of years on the Altima. The dealership was able to replace it with a new one from Nissan since I bought the service plan, otherwise I would have been out of luck. Next is the sticky injectors. If I don't run injector cleaner in every other tank of gas I lose significant horsepower and it will stutter like it might die...still trying to get to the bottom of that issue. So now for the good! This car offers a smooth ride, and great stock sound system. I like the design and with adding custom rims and tint to the windows it looks a little more sporty even though it's only a 4cyl. Overall, you've got to do your maintenance and parts are not cheap like some other vehicle brands, so plan ahead and you'll have a great car for years to come.

      - Chelsea B

      Quiet, comfortable, economic

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      For the most part I really like the car. It's a fairly quiet, comfortable ride, and the fuel economy is pretty good as long as you keep your foot off the pedal. My only complaint so far is the CVT transmission sometimes acts like it's slipping and begins to make a whining sound, especially when going up a hill. There are nearly 150,000 miles on the car and it hasn't needed any major mechanical repairs, so I really can't complain. Also, it seats 4 large adults comfortably with plenty of legroom in the back. The trunk is also quite large. As far as driving, it handles well and has plenty of power when you need it. While the CVT transmission has been an issue for some, it does make for a comfortable driving experience, with no hard shifts or anything of that nature. Overall, I would recommend this car to anybody, it would be a great first car or even a family commuter. 9/10

      - Kyle H

      A Nissan will last forever.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      I like a lot about my Nissan. As far as aesthetics. I like the overall shape. I love the style of factory tail lights. Headlights are fogged up which I don't like. I like that there is plenty of room inside the car & trunk. I bought my Nissan used so there were quite a lot of miles already on it. However Nissan engines are built very well & are known to last a long time. As long as you keep up regular maintenance. When I bought my car there was absolutely no oil in it! So needless to say there was quite a lot of initial upkeep that needed to be done. As of now every part that I've had to buy & have replaced has been fairly cheap compared to my other car. I love the Nissan brand in general and would never hesitate to recommend someone to get one themselves.

      - Amanda J

      Tire sensor isn't working, my right window doesn't work but it runs great

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      I really love my Altima now. I did have transmission problems but the warranty fixed it. When driving & the transmission would get hot the car would just stall. The gas pedal wouldn't work. I had to pull my car over, turn it off & let it sit for about 20 minutes & then it would drive ok. I also got stuck one time with the steering wheel completely locking on me. I had to get it towed to Nissan. I had to pay about $700 but I did call Corporate to see if they would help with me & they paid me half. Years later a recall was sent out for that problem & I got reimbursed entirely. Other than those two major problems my Nissan is a good car.

      - Kathy S

      An excellent vehicle with comfort, reliability, safety, and style.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      My Nissan Altima is 10 years old now and it has served me well. I have not had any major issues with it over these past years. There are some issues now- I believe it may be transmission fluid or oil. It makes weird noises occasionally. I also noticed some liquid that comes out from below the car. However, this car has been great on gas and mileage. Excellent for long trips. It is comfortable and roomy. The trunk is very spacious as well. I like the features and storage spaces. Although I am ready for a new car now, this Altima has been an excellent car for me.

      - Elizabeth M

      2009 Nissan Altima. It is white with beige leather interior. 145,000 miles.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      My car is 10 years old and I've never had to make any major repairs. The only issue I've had is with the key fob. The car has 145,000 miles and runs great. Best car I've owned. My Altima has leather interior and a power moonroof and is a really enjoyable comfortable ride. I purchased the Altima in Jan of 2013 as a 3-year lease return with around 40,000 miles so I have now put over 100,000 miles on the car in 6 1/2 years. I'm thinking strongly about getting another Altima as my next car.

      - Michael L

      Luxurious, smooth, great stock stereo, amazing heater/air conditioning.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      My Nissan Altima has had my back through being a mom, working road construction, and even just traveling for pleasure. It's a very good reliable car for all my needs as long as the upkeep is well kept on it. (Oil changes, washing and waxing, cleaning inside regularly, etc. I have driven many vehicles in search of something bigger and it's hard to buy something cheaper than my car because my car is amazing. I love the luxuries in life and I definitely love my Nissan Altima.

      - Stephanie B

      MOM friendly spacious vehicle

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      When it is really hot, due to the systems to cool the engine it doesn't cool off very well... your engine will overheat and struggle to work properly not shifting properly and reducing the RpmS and limiting it to just 3000 not letting it go over. Other than that it is very reliable, the car is good on gas consumption, this year is and model is a 6 cylinder. It has a lot of get up and go. The car is fun to drive and has loads of space for a mom on the go.

      - Elise M

      Hardy vehicle with minimal inconsistencies

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      Craftsmanship behind Nissan has always been a great plus for me. The usual wear and tear of commutes generally doesn't affect my vehicle. It consistently performs at a level of function that makes it hard to argue that it is not a great vehicle. Exceptional with turns and great for going higher speeds on the major highways. Not at all a vehicle in which you'll constantly be worrying whether or not it will fail on you.

      - David R

      100,000 miles no problems

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      This car has been extremely reliable. It's now 10 years old with almost 100,000 miles on it. I'm starting to have small issues, but nothing that would be abnormal for an older car. All small fixable things. It doesn't have any souped up features because it is an older car, but I love the size and style overall. I expect this car to be around for many more years. I would also definitely buy a Nissan again.

      - Kara W

      Great, Reliable Car! Little to no problems at all!

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      The only problem I have ever really had with this vehicle is the push start function. For a little while it stopped working. Other than that, this vehicle has been completely reliable and gives me no real problems other than the one I mentioned previously. It drives very smoothly and the seats are very comfortable to sit in. I've owned it for about 5+ years and see me having it a while longer

      - Brittany T

      Reviewing my 2009 Nissan Altima

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      With my Nissan Altima, I have and had quite a few issues. First of all, to fill up my tank it costs me roughly 40 to 50 dollars. I did not expect to pay that much for gas when I bought my car. My suspension or shocks are not the best right now, it makes my ride pretty bumpy. I do like how fast my car is. Compared to regular sedans I would say mine accelerates much faster than other sedans.

      - Nicole W

      It is a push start and keyless entry.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      Unfortunately my car's year has had a recall with the steering column which prevents the car from driving and you cannot move it. Another con to this model and year is that the dashboard literally melts and becomes a sticky gross mess-this is not currently a recall. Aside from those issues, it is a wonderful family car and has plenty of space inside the vehicle as well as within the trunk.

      - Laura W

      Sunroof is a plus. It is not a new luxury car, but it is pretty much like one.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      This car is reliable. Spacious inside, leather seats and a sunroof. The trunk is very big, has lots of room. It takes about $40-45 to fill up the gas tank. The dashboard of the car also tell you how far you have until you run out of gas. It also has settings and one of its settings lets you set a reminder for when your next oil change is and when that time is close it alerts you.

      - Chavez S

      Cozy car. I have fabric seats and never had an issue with it being too hot/cold.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      This was my first car and I've had it for about ten years. Very reliable. Only really had an issue with the coil once. Otherwise it runs just fine. There have been reviews and personal experience of the dashboard melting in the sunlight. So it becomes sticky and hard and expensive to replace, but otherwise I love this car and would definitely recommend it to others.

      - Sam V

      I really like the way the leather doesn't retain odor. My car always smells new.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      This vehicle is super reliable. There haven't been anything to worry about, honestly I drive it anywhere I have to go and it's quiet for the most part. It doesn't hesitate to turn or jerk when I drive. The only maintenance I have had to do is replace the battery but that was to be expected. Other than it smells new it holds its value it looks great.

      - Stephanie G

      My Nissan Altima 5 year drive with minor adjustments

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      I love my car but wish I would have brought a V6 instead because it pulls slow when driving uphill. I have had to replace a few things on it like the transmission, push start button, the drivers belt and the alternator. I think whoever had owned this car before me did not really take care of it. Everything else is just basic maintenance.

      - Ashley D

      Decent reliable transportation.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      Problem with the car is the tight space in the engine compartment. There's no room to diy work on the car engine parts.Such as camshaft work rod work. As for comfort,size and reliability its a good car. Gas efficient car with also great steering and handling, spacious luxurious interior. Great car for daily basis light errands.

      - Mark R

      My vehicle is the best used Nissan Altima in the United States

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      My vehicle is very dependable it has minor problems such a front struts needs news tires has Nissan factory wheels its fast is in overall good condition it has a 24 month warranty also it has just been recently tuned up with oil change and needs air condition charged and a good detail. But it's very reliable overall

      - Charles Washington W

      A great affordable car with plenty of comfort and high performance.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      It is been a great and reliable experience. I enjoy going on long rides and this vehicle is a perfect and trustworthy with a great sound system and plenty of comfort. The trunk storage space will surprise you and as a musician, I can appreciate being able to fit all of my gear in there with no effort or issues.

      - Steve L

      Nissan cars are good cars

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      the ride is smooth. The car is a nice size and nice for road trips. It can go fast if you want it to. It is good on gas. It has enough space for moving or having people in the car. Nissan are great cars. The sound system is nice and can jam your life way in this car. Take care of the car is inexpensive and easy

      - Paris D

      Stylish, affordable, practical.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      The brakes are touchy and so is the gas. The gas mileage is good though. The car is lightweight and travels easily. The Bose sound system is a good feature. Although there are many miles, there is still a lot of life left in the car. The black leather interior is stylish and so is the look of the car itself.

      - Iva B

      Great starter car for college or for a family.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      Good car to cruise around in. Good mileage. My 6'4' husband fits in it. Wish I had upgraded and gotten a sunroof and more extra options. I have only had to replace a brake light switch as far as repairs go. I get the oil changed regularly and stay up to date on the manufacturer's maintenance suggestions.

      - Whitney P

      Great for the price and tougher than I thought it would be.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      So far I haven't had no major problems with this vehicle other than regular maintenance. It runs great considering the amount of miles on it. O would upgrade but the newer models reviews are terrible. The 09 batch must of been lucky I am really impressed with how well it is been holding out.

      - Lorraine B

      The car has been in the family for a while and is a trooper, it still functions

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      High mileage, engine problems, rattling noises, overheating. A/C works but makes the acceleration harder to push. Has AUX and charger port, and the car is push to start. There is a dent in the front left of the vehicle, rusted. Hubcaps are missing from two of the back tires.

      - Aja M

      Love the color and body of my car.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      Love the color of my car. Candy apple red. Drives so good. I bought it in perfect condition and keep it that way. The body of my car is beautiful and rims are so nice. It had low mileage on it when I bought it. It's been doing great since I have bought it three years ago.

      - Virginia M

      Great, reliable car and maintenance is easy to keep up with and affordable.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      A lot of recalls on my model since I have had it. Transmission recall, steering lock recall. All from the manufacturer and were taken care of. Also the glue came apart from a piece of my door handle on passenger side and is impossible to find replacement parts for.

      - Christine W

      Great car with some issues but worth it

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      I absolutely love my car, interior is beautiful black leather, stock stereo is amazing, card drives so smooth, gets great gas mileage, unfortunately the computer is out right now and it is becoming a pretty difficult problem, hard to figure out what exactly to do

      - Erica D

      Overall my Nissan Altima is a great reliable vehicle. I own 2 of them.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      At 120 thousand miles, engine runs well. I haven't had any major problems other than maintenance. With the exception of rust over the rear wheels. I do enjoy keyless entry and start. The car makes it almost impossible to lock your keys inside. Lots of trunk room.

      - Ryan M

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5S LEMON

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      CVT Transmission started having issues about 110000 miles and has had to have the fluid changed in it several times. Motor mount broke, struts needed to be replaced. Now the CVT has actually completely failed at 198681 miles, a $3500-$4000 repair. JUNK!!

      - Brandon B

      Cute and functional but not pet friendly.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      It really is a wonderful car but it is just old at this point. I also do not care for the cloth seats with my dogs. Pet hair is very hard to clean out of it and it is difficult with a coupe. A true sedan would be better for loading them up in my opinion.

      - Peyton S

      The Nissan Altima is the perfect car for anyone who wants simple and smooth.

      2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

      My Nissan Altima is a super smooth car, but the gas mileage is terrible. It has overheated twice, but since we fixed leak in the antifreeze it hasn't since. Has gotten me through many road trips, to college and back (4 hours round trip), and I love that!

      - Carrie N

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