The popular and incredibly safe 2010 Nissan Altima was available as a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan, but all Altimas from this model year have a standard gas tank size of 20 gallons.
What size is the gas tank on a 2010 Nissan Altima?
The popular Nissan Altima was offered with a sedan or coupe body style in 2010. Buyers had a choice of two different engines: a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, or a more powerful 3.5-liter V6.
But no matter how many doors or cylinders your 2010 Altima has, the gas tank capacity is 20 gallons. This was a standard measurement across all configurations for the 2010 model year.
How to figure out your 2010 Nissan Altima’s gas tank size
Like to double-check the specs? We can help you do that! Here are a few other ways to estimate how much gas your Altima can hold.
If you like a hands-on approach, then grab a measuring tape and a calculator. Measure the tank’s length, width, and height in inches, and then multiply those together. This will give you the tank’s size in cubic inches. Now divide that number by 231 (the number of cubic inches in a gallon) to get your tank’s capacity in gallons. Ta Da!
Consult the owner’s manual
If you did manage to unearth your owner’s manual from the depths of the glove box, then you can find the gas tank’s size in there. Look for a section named “ fuel tank capacities” or “specifications”, and you should be on the right track.
No manual? No measuring tape? No problem. If you don’t mind living on the edge a bit, then you can get a good idea of your gas tank capacity by simply driving until it’s empty, and then seeing how much it takes to fill it up. This method is not without its risks, so make sure you don’t press it too far—unless you’ve come prepared with a full gas can.
How to save on fuel costs in a Nissan Altima
The 2010 Nissan Altima has a decent fuel economy rating, with a combined mpg of 26 mpg.
No matter what you drive, everyone wants to get the most out of each tank of gas. Here are a few tips that can help get the most bang for your fuel buck:
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