2012 Nissan Altima

  • Type: Sedan
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2012 Nissan Altima Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Nissan Altima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Nissan Altima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Performance Specs

MPG City

18 - 23


27 - 32


170 - 270


1 speed, Continuously Variable Ratio, 6 speed, Manual


Gas I4, Gas V6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Nissan Altima Review

Pure genius right at your fingertips Altima delivers the power handling and technology to keep you ahead of the game. Push button ignition brings a potent 270 horse power V6 to life; intelligent CVT transmission gives you unparalleled response and smoothness. Take a moment to indulge in Altima Sedan’s surprisingly plush interior. Heated front seats and Dual zone Automatic Climate Control make it hard to leave. Upscale touches like wood tone details and patented metallic accents. Altima offers enough technology to handle almost anything life can through at you. Available Bose audio system USB input and MP3 compatibility and the Nissan Navigation System are built to perform. Built to serve and protect. The Altima has an extensive selection of safety features specifically designed to help take care of you. Nissan Advanced Air Bag System the LATCH system Traction Control System and much more. Innovation that lasts – Innovation for all. The 2012 Nissan Altima Sedan!

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