2012 Nissan Titan vs. 2010 Nissan Altima

To start off, 2012 Nissan Titan is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Nissan Altima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Nissan Altima would be higher. At 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Nissan Titan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Nissan Titan (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 2010 Nissan Altima. (175 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Titan should accelerate faster than 2010 Nissan Altima. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Nissan Titan weights approximately 1082 kg more than 2010 Nissan Altima. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Nissan Titan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Nissan Altima. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Titan will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Nissan Titan (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 278 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Nissan Altima. (244 Nm @ 3900 RPM). This means 2012 Nissan Titan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Nissan Altima. 2012 Nissan Titan has automatic transmission and 2010 Nissan Altima has manual transmission. 2010 Nissan Altima will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Nissan Titan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Nissan Titan 2010 Nissan Altima
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Titan Altima
Year Released 2012 2010
Body Type Pickup Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 3900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2480 kg 1398 kg
Vehicle Length 5710 mm 4595 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1796 mm
Vehicle Height 1940 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 4060 mm 2675 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 13.8 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 19.6 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 140 L 76 L


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