For 2012, the Nissan Altima sedan continues to be the linchpin of the Nissan lineup with its spacious interior, fuel efficient, yet powerful engines, quiet ride and a design that sets it apart from the other midsize sedans on the road.
The 2012 Altima sedan is available in three well-equipped models that appeal to a broad range of buyer needs and budgets: 2.5 CVT (MSRP starting at $20,410); 2.5 S CVT, featuring a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder that produces 175 hp and 3.5 SR CVT with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out a powerful 270 hp. The 3.5-liter V6 packs a lot of punch under the hood with its 258 lb/ft of torque, and the continuously variable transmission (CVT) features an advanced, performance-tuned controller and adaptive logic that reacts to how you drive for almost seamless shifting. The EPA estimates that the four-cylinder Altima can deliver up to 32 mpg on the highway.
The unsung hero of the Altima would be its suspension. Nissan engineers have developed the D platform, which holds the engine lower to the ground for reduced noise, vibration and harshness while you're cruising down the road. Standard front and rear stabilizer bars, and shock absorbers with rebound springs combine to deliver nimbleness in the corners and comfort on the straightaways.
Safety features abound on the Altima, starting with a Nissan advanced airbag system that includes dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seatbelt sensors and an occupant sensor. All work together to deliver the protection you need for you and your family. Also standard are driver and front passenger side-impact airbags, as well as curtain side-impact airbags to enhance head protection for passengers. Two other important safety features that come standard are Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System, which work to keep the Altima on the straight and narrow when road conditions turn slick or dramatic.
Interior volume for the Altima is among the best in its class at 116.0 cubic feet. It's a comfortable space for both driver and passengers with extensive use of soft materials (such as padded armrests), and well-bolstered seats that embrace you in comfort on both long highway trips and quick runs to the grocery store.
Your interior experience is enhanced with an available premium audio system that includes a 4.3-inch color display, USB port with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, MP3/WMA/CD-ROM playback, XM Satellite Radio capability and a Rearview monitor.
On the road a lot? You'll really appreciate the available Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System with 6.5-inch VGA color display that offers, among other features, advanced map data – that includes speed limit advisories and Zagat® Survey restaurant guide – and, with subscription, XM NavTraffic and XM NavWeather, so you’re never caught unawares or malnourished.
Buyers looking for economical options will appreciate the new Value Package being offered in the 2012 Altima. For just $490, consumers receive a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, automatic headlights and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink Universal Transceiver.
The 2012 Nissan Altima is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to step away from the common midsize sedan. Contact us today to set up a test drive.