- below average 107
- 9,995 fair
- Phoenix, AZ
- 5 months
- below average 107 81,344 gasoline grey
2012 nissan altima review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Sporty midsize sedans and coupes. introductionthe nissan altima is the driver's car among midsize sedans. For drivers who appreciate sharp handling, the altima excels. It connects with its driver and inspires confidence. It's steady and predictable in extreme handling situations. Each version of the altima has sharper handling than is expected in a mainstream midsize car. It is rated at 175 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque (170 and 175, respectively, in california). The available v6, closely related to the engine in nissan's 370z sports car, delivers exciting performance, with 270 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. the gas-electric altima hybrid boasts an epa-rated 35 miles per gallon in the city, extending its range past 600 miles between fill-ups. Its electrically powered air conditioning works even when the engine is stopped. altima sedan models are equipped with a continuously variable transmission, or cvt, which works like an automatic but varies gearing and doesn't shift. Nissan has excelled at cvt technology. The coupe is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. the altima sedan is comfortable, practical and well suited to growing families. It gives up little rear-seat room to the larger nissan maxima, with plenty of room in the trunk for luggage and cargo. In both the sedan and coupe, the altima's cargo space can be expanded into the cabin, thanks to a standard fold-down, locking rear seatback. the altima coupe two-door looks sportier than the sedan. It sacrifices a substantial amount of rear seat room, however, and we'd say it's a car for two people. the altima model lineup fits a wide range of tastes and budgets. The base sedan begins with the essentials, while the generous list of options, most grouped into packages, allows equipping the altima at luxury-class levels. the 2012 nissan altima lineup carries over largely unchanged from 2011. The 2012 altima 2. 5 s sedan gets a new value package with bluetooth connectivity, redundant steering wheel controls for audio and cruise, and a long list of other conveniences. Altima was last redesigned for the 2007 model year; the coupe was introduced for 2008. Three trim levels are available, base, s, and sr. (all prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices, which do not include destination charge and may change at any time without notice.) the nissan altima 2. 5 sedan 20,270) comes with cloth upholstery, air conditioning with cabin air filter, cruise control, power mirrors, power door locks, power windows, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, split folding rear seat, trip computer, and p215/60r16 tires on steel wheels with wheel covers. It comes standard with the cvt. Aluminum kick plates 170) are the only factory option, although some port-installed accessories are also available. The altima 2. 5 s sedan 22,430) adds a six-speaker am/fm/cd stereo with an auxiliary input jack, and keyless access and starting, as well as a greatly expanded options list. Options start with the value package 490) for the 2. 5 s sedan, consisting of auto on/off headlights, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control switches, auto up/down front passenger window with auto reverse, bluetooth hands-free phone system, auto dimming inside rearview mirror, homelink universal transceiver, and a compass in the rearview mirror. The special edition package 750), also for the 2. 5 s sedan, overlaps the value package somewhat, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, automatic headlights and alloy wheels. It is equipped like the s sedan, but substitutes p215/55r17 tires on alloy wheels. altima coupe 3. 5 sr features the v6 and a choice of manual 30,760) or cvt 28,430). The cvt version is equipped like the sr sedan but also gets driver-seat lumbar adjustment, sunroof, fog lights, and p235/45r18 tires. The manual version is better equipped, adding leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, bose stereo, usb port, xm satellite radio, bluetooth wireless cell phone link, rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, universal garage door opener, and xenon headlights. altima hybrid 26,800) is available only as a sedan and only with the cvt. The 2. 5 s coupe version 2,070) gets dual-zone automatic climate control, sunroof, mirror-mounted turn signals, bose audio system, xm satellite radio, usb port, bluetooth wireless cell-phone link, and a rearview camera. The 3. 5 sr coupe version 1,420) has dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, bose audio, satellite radio, usb port, and bluetooth. The 3. 5 sr sedan version 2,130) gets leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver-seat lumbar adjustment, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear vents, bose audio, usb port with ipod connectivity, xm satellite radio, bluetooth, rearview camera, universal garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, and additional interior lights. And the hybrid version 4,230) comes with all of the equipment listed above. a leather package 2,060) for the coupe gets leather upholstery, heated front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, universal garage door opener, and xenon headlights. An audio package for the 2. 5 s sedan 1,240) adds a bose audio system with nine speakers, a 4. 3-inch color display, rearview camera, bluetooth, satellite radio, and a usb port. The sport package 2,370) for the 3. 5 sr sedan includes the dual-zone automatic climate control, sunroof, xenon headlights, rear spoiler, and fog lamps. The technology package 1,780) for all but the base sedan includes the nissan hard drive navigation system with a 6. 5-inch color monitor, 9. 3-gigabyte music box hard drive for digital music storage and playback, xm navtraffic and navweather, dvd player, bluetooth streaming audio, steering-wheel system controls, and vtr jack. Stand-alone options include fog lights 310), interior floor and trunk mats 180), rear spoiler 370 sedan, $465 coupe), and alloy wheels 570). safety features on all models include dual-stage front-impact airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, front and rear curtain-style airbags, vdc electronic stability control system with traction control, and abs with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist for optimum braking under a range of conditions. walkaroundthe altima sedan and coupe share a similar front end, but there are big differences in the roofline, wheelbase, and at the rear. The sedan's roofline extends far back to create a large passenger space. As a result the rear deck is distinctively short. The sedan's fender flares are pronounced, allowing the rest of the body to be narrower and slip through the wind with less frontal area. The gap between the tires and flares looks tight, just as we like it. the headlight and taillight clusters are elaborate, almost exotic. Nissan calls the headlamp arrangement a multi-parabola, which means its coverage is all over the place. As for the taillights, nissan says they cost nearly as much as the headlamps, so don't back into anything. They're covered with clear plastic like the headlamps, and contain a silver ray-gun looking cylinder with the red lamp, plus a round white beam for the backup light, and a big orange piece for the parking lamp and turn signal. the altima coupe has the look of a pure sport two-door. There's good balance between the.
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