Fourth generation

The fourth generation Altima was announced at the 2006 New York Auto Show on April 12, 2006. It is the first vehicle to use the smaller Nissan D platform, with a new front and upgraded rear suspension. The wheelbase is 1 inch shorter than the third generation Altima, but interior space is said to be unchanged. The Maxima and Murano will continue on the larger FF-L platform.

The 2007 Altima will use Nissan's VQ35DE 3.5 L V6 engine making 265 horsepower, and will also offer a continuously variable transmission. A 6-speed manual will be standard. The 2007 Altima will sport some more recent innovations in the market including, but not limited to, "Push-button start", Bluetooth capability for cell phones and a parking camera.

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    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
    The ignition lock is designed so that the ignition switch cannot be turned to the LOCK position until the selector lever is moved to the P (Park) position. - When turning the ignition switch to ...

    Radio
    Place the ignition switch in the ACC or ON position and press the VOL (volume)/ONВ·OFF (power) knob to turn the radio on. If you listen to the radio with the engine not running, the ignition s ...

    Maximum load limits
    Maximum trailer loads Never allow the total trailer load to exceed the value specified in the Towing Load/Specification chart found later in this section. The total trailer load equals trailer w ...