Not a two-door knock off of the Altima sedan, the Coupe shares but one body panel with its four-door sibling. More important, the Coupe departs significantly from the sedan's dimensions. And with positive results.
It's a tauter set up, focused more on responsive handling than plush ride. Interior space is cozier, as it should be to fit the coupe mold. As such, though, it's more of a two-person transporter than a family vacation vehicle or a carpool commuter.
Power-wise, the Nissan Altima Coupe tops both the current Honda Accord and Toyota Camry Solara, although the 2008 models of those two have yet to appear in dealerships and we're expecting an overhaul of the Toyota. But in the meantime, the Altima Coupe, which borrows its engines and transmissions from the Altima sedan, holds the crown. And that crown's jewels are a 175-horsepower four-cylinder and a 270-horsepower V6. Each comes with either a truly delightful, six-speed manual or an optional Continuously Variable Transmission, a decidedly less delightful, although nominally more efficient, gearless CVT automatic that optimizes engine power, fuel economy, and emissions levels. Nissan is very good at CVTs, but we find shifting the manual more fun.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe and their prices below.
The 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Coupe is powered by a base 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 175 at 5,600 hp. Also available is a 3.5-liter V6 with 270 at 6,000 hp.
2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Coupe Specs & Features
The 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Coupe is available in 2 trim levels:
|Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S||$20,950|
|Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE||$25,350|
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