2012 Nissan Altima

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$20,550-$31,200
$19,699-$28,904
21 CITY / 30 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2012:
  • New Value package
  • Special Edition package carried forward
  • Metallic Slate exterior paint color replaced with Dark Slate
  • Altima Hybrid dropped for 2012

Exterior Features
The 2012 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan, and is offered in three different trim levels. Each is sold in both 2- and 4-door body styles. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with larger alloy wheels available in upper trim levels.

Interior Features
The 2012 Nissan Altima offers seating for up to 5 passengers. Base Altimas feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, and cruise control. Upgraded Altimas are fitted with standard keyless entry, one-touch windows, leather upholstery, and more.

Optional Features
Nissan has bundled most of the Altima's options into packages, including Special Edition, Convenience, Convenience Plus, Premium Audio, and Technology.

Under the Hood
Nissan Altimas are fitted with one of two standard engines. Base Altimas feature a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 175 horsepower. The optional engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 270 horsepower. Each engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission. The 6-cylinder Altima is fitted with adaptive shift control for faster shifting. All Altima models are front-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Nissan Altima are:
  • Nissan Altima with 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine: 23/32 mpg (city/highway)
  • Nissan Altima with 3.5-liter V-6 engine: 20/27 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Nissan Altima include side curtain air bags, active head restraints, and front seat belt pre-tensioners. In government crash tests, the 2012 Nissan Altima received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Altima sedan received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results were \"Acceptable.\"

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  • Name 2.5 S (2dr Cpe I4 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 24040.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 23/31
  • Name 3.5 SR (2dr Cpe V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 28970.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 20/27
  • Name 2.5 S (2dr Cpe I4 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 24640.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 23/32
  • Name 3.5 SR (2dr Cpe V6 Manual) Transmission Manual MSRP 31200.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/27
  • Name 3.5 SR (4dr Sdn V6 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 25570.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 20/27
  • Name 2.5 S (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 22710.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 23/32
  • Name 2.5 (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 20550.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 23/32
  • Name 2.5 SL (4dr Sdn I4 CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 22710.00 Engine 2.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 23/32
INTERIOR
  • Cpe unique cloth seat trim
  • Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • 6-way manual driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock
  • Front center console -inc: integral sliding armrest, storage compartments, dual covered cupholders
  • Coin holder
  • Floor & trunk carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column -inc: mounted cruise controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel gauges
  • Vehicle info display
  • Trip computer w/outside temp gauge
  • Warning lights -inc: door ajar, low fuel, low washer fluid
  • Driver/passenger seat belt warning chime/light
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver side 1-touch auto up/down & auto-reverse
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/driver & passenger door lock switches, auto-lock feature
  • Intelligent Key system
  • Remote hood & fuel-filler door releases
  • Pwr remote trunk release w/cancel switch
  • Vehicle immobilizer system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation -inc: chrome rings around knobs & vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Lockable glove compartment w/13 liter storage capacity
  • Front doors w/cupholders/map pockets
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder
  • Front assist grips
  • Interior courtesy lights -inc: glove box, trunk
  • Front map lights
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Rear coat hook
  • 8-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat -inc: driver manual lumbar
  • Metallic-texture interior trim (w/charcoal interior)
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: mounted cruise & audio controls
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger 1-touch up/down & auto-reverse, key operated windows, key fob/door cylinder front up/down, anti-pinch
  • Dual sunvisors w/dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, visor extensions
  • Leather seat trim w/driver & front passenger heated seats
  • Wood-tone interior trim (w/blonde interior)
  • 4.3" color display
  • Compass
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Dual zone auto temp control -inc: micro filter ventilation
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Mood lighting
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Velour seat trim
  • 8-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat
  • Cloth front seatbacks w/pockets
  • Wood-tone interior trim
  • Front center console -inc: integral sliding armrest, storage compartments, triple covered cupholders
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger 1-touch up/down & auto-reverse, key operated windows, key fob/door cylinder front up/down
  • Rear seat heater vents
  • Front/rear doors w/cupholders/map pockets
  • Dual cupholders in rear center armrest
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Front/rear map lights
  • Driver footrest finisher
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Dual sunvisors w/driver vanity mirror
  • 8-way pwr driver seat & 4-way manual passenger seat -inc: driver pwr lumbar
  • Pwr windows
  • Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation -inc: chrome rings around knobs & vents, rear A/C vents
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7.5" 5-split spoke alloy wheels
  • P215/55R17 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color front/rear splash guards
  • Body-color grille
  • Projector beam halogen headlights
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • UV reducing glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: mist feature
  • Body-color door handles
  • Full size trunk lid trim
  • 18" x 8.0" 5-split spoke alloy wheels
  • P235/45R18 all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof -inc: moonroof sunshade, auto open/close
  • Halogen headlights
  • Auto on/off halogen headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color pwr heated manual folding mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlights w/auto on/off
  • Bright side-window molding
  • Splash guards
  • 16" x 7.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P215/60R16 all-season tires
  • Mini trunk lid trim
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
  • Push-button ignition
  • Engine block heater
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Electric vehicle speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented/solid rear disc brakes
  • Dual chrome-tipped exhaust finishers
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) w/manual shift mode
  • Sport-tuned suspension components -inc: retuned front struts, thicker front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Unique exhaust tail pipe finisher
  • Engine cover
  • Sport-tuned suspension components -inc: retuned struts & shocks, stiffer springs, thicker front/rear stabilizer bars
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
    • Electronic brake force distribution
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Vehicle dynamic control
    • Clutch interlock
    • 2.5 mph energy absorbing front/rear bumpers
    • Side-door guard beams
    • Front & rear crumple zones
    • Zone body construction
    • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification sensor
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear roof mounted side curtain airbags
    • Front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors, seat belt sensors
    • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions
    • ELR seat belt system for driver seating position
    • ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child restraint upper anchors
    • Emergency inside trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Front seat active head restraints
    • Shift interlock
    • RearView monitor
    • Brake assist
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Dual note horn
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input
    • In-glass diversity radio antenna
    • Bose AM/FM stereo w/MP3/WMA/CD-ROM capability -inc: USB input, iPod input, XM satellite radio, radio data system (RDS), speed sensitive audio volume, (9) speakers (XM satellite radio is N/A in AK or HI)
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
    • Audio pre-wire w/(4) speakers

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