2012 Nissan Altima  -  $24,820


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,820
Base Invoice: $23,314
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe I4 Manual 2.5 S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 23 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 2dr Cpe I4 Manual 2.5 S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Sporty handling; strong, refined V6; roomy trunk and back seat; gas mileage from the 4-cylinder; manufactured in the U.S.


Model Highlights

2012 Nissan Altima Sedan models come in three different trims: 2.5 and 2.5 S, which both are powered by a 175-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine; and the 3.5 SR, which gets a 270-hp, 3.5L V6. Both engines come with a continuously variable automatic transmission, but coupes can be had with a choice of the CVT or a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The Altima is one of the few mid-size sedans to also be offered as a two-door coupe. It isn't just the same Altima with two fewer doors-- the coupe is actually several inches shorter, which takes its toll on rear legroom but does give the coupe an entirely different roofline and more of a sporty appearance.

The Altima sedans are definitely more spacious, with enough room for four adults (or five for kids), and the trunk is quite large. The Altima's front suspension in particular is designed to provide crisp response and eliminate torque steer, which is sometimes an issue with V6-powered sedans.

All Altima models include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, active head restraints, and front, side and side-curtain airbags.

If you're willing to check a few more option boxes, the Altima can be equipped with heated seats, a power driver's seat, Bluetooth hands-free, a power moonroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control. On much of the lineup, there's an available power sliding glass moonroof. Also, the Altima's navigation system is hard-drive based and now includes a bigger 6.5-inch display plus speed limit information, XM NavTraffic and NavWeather, a DVD player, RCA input jacks and Bluetooth audio streaming.


Model News

The Nissan Altima returns for 2012 mostly unchanged, with only a few slight feature and option changes. New this year is a Value Package that includes a Bluetooth hands-free system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and a HomeLink universal garage-door opener. A Bluetooth hands-free interface is now also included in all 3.5 SR models as well as 2.5 S models with the Convenience Package.

And there's one color change; the Metallic Slate exterior hue has been replaced for 2012 with Dark Slate.

Finally, the Altima Hybrid has been temporarily discontinued for 2012.


Value Writeup

The Altima remains a very competitive mid-size sedans, but also one of the sportiest. Its rear seat and trunk are spacious enough for no-compromises family use. Gas mileage with the 4-cylinder engine is very impressive, while the refined V6 provides surprising performance. Shoppers might also appreciate that the Altima Sedan and coupe models are assembled in the U.S.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2

EPA Classification
Midsize

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
460.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
620.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3900

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
89.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Front Hip Room
54.2 in

Second Head Room
35.6 in

Second Leg Room
34.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.4 in

Second Hip Room
47.6 in

Wheelbase
105.3 in

Length, Overall
180.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
55.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Liftover Height
26.2 in

Trunk Volume
8.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3081 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.86 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.68 in

Front Tire Size
P215/55TR17

Rear Tire Size
P215/55TR17

Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V371000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 19, 2011

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
20,000

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 25, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 10, 2011 AT THE CANTON, MISSISSIPPI PLANT. THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TORQUED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE BOLT TO BECOME LOOSE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CREATING A RATTLING NOISE AND VIBRATION.

Consequence
IF THE BOLT COMES OUT COMPLETELY, THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE DIRECTION OF THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

NISSAN WILL REPLACE THE TRANSVERSE LINK BOLTS AND NUTS AND TIGHTEN THEM TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V055000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 13, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number of Units Affected
976

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 ALTIMA AND VERSA VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

Consequence
THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 615-725-1000.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V494000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 10, 2012

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
13,919

Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Altima vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2012, through July 26, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification.

Consequence
The affected bolts could become loose and fall out which may lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the bolts to the proper torque specifications. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about October 29, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V408000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 09, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
54

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 21, 2011 AND MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN NV VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 23, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 28, 2011 BECAUSE THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) WAS ASSEMBLED INCORRECTLY.

Consequence
THE AFFECTED ACU WILL NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED AND THIS ISSUE MAY CAUSE THE AIR BAGS NOT TO INFLATE IN A CRASH WHEN THEY ARE DESIGNED TO INFLATE. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.

NISSAN WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.3%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

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

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

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input

In-glass diversity radio antenna

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

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

 
[C01] CALIFORNIA (CAL) ULEV (ULTRA-LOW EMISSIONS VEHICLE) EMISSIONS
$0

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
RED ALERT
$0

 
WINTER FROST PEARL
$0

 
SUPER BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DARK SLATE
$0

 
NAVY BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
OCEAN GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
CRIMSON BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLONDE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
[K01] CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,070

 
[N10] ALUMINUM KICK PLATES
$90

 
[S92] ENHANCED SECURITY PKG
$245

 
[H92] BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$330

 
[L92] 5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR MAT/TRUNK MAT SET
$180

 
[R92] REAR SPOILER
$470

 
[N92] EXTERNAL GROUND LIGHTING
$260

 
[M93] VEHICLE ALARM IMPACT SENSOR
$140


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