The 2012 Altima models were put through extensive quality and durability tests, in extreme temperatures and challenging road conditions. The results? A best-selling Nissan vehicle that was built to last, and made to drive.
The iPod®-compatible stereo interface lets you choose your own playlists or podcasts, and control your MP3 player through Altima’s display screen.
With the 9-speaker Bose®
system you can count on rich sound, whether you’re listening to your favorite song, or taking a call through the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.
With airbags that adjust their inflation based on the severity of impact, Brake Override Technology that helps you come to a safe stop in an emergency, and child restraint features to help protect the little ones, the 2012 Altima keeps you moving with confidence.
The 2012 Nissan Altima received a mild refresh in 2010, and continues to be a player in the competitive mid-size sedan class. Back in 2002, the Nissan Altima surprised everybody when it went from a compact-car zero to a mid-size hero for its third generation. Though it was still bringing up the rear as far is its Japanese competitors Toyota Camry and Honda Accord were concerned, the Altima proved to be a worthy replacement for the Maxima, which moved upmarket into the premium full-size segment. The fourth- and current-generation model was introduced in 2007, and further evolves the styling and features of the last generation.
Offering two body styles, including an attractive sedan model and sportier two-door coupe configuration, the Altima carries on into 2012 sporting the same powertrain options that have served dutifully for the past five years. Those options include a 175-hp 2.5-liter I-4 and 270-hp 3.5-liter V-6, which are both mated solely to a CVT transmission in the sedan. Coupe models, on the other hand, get to choose from the CVT or six-speed manual.
The Altima is among the sportiest in its class, offering agile handling, confident brake feel, and ample power with the V-6. In addition to its inherent sportiness, the Altima is also well-appointed inside, with standard Nissan Intelligent Key entry and push-button iginition, electroluminescent gauges, one-touch auto up and down power windows, and 60/40 split rear seats. An available hard drive-based navigation system adds a 6.5-inch touch screen, DVD playback capability, and Bluetooth streaming audio.
MSRP $6 900