The 2012 Nissan Altima is the final run of this particular model series, before the largely redesigned 2013 Model comes out. The 2012 Altima has proven to be an incredible reliable, fun, safe, and an all around very well performing car, and best of all, it does all of this on a budget! Nissan, as a company, has proven to be innovative, and a car that many consumers can put themselves in. They offer everything from sport to luxury, and compact to off-road trucks.
The 2012 Altima features a 2.5 liter, inline four, engine that is capable of producing 32 mpg on the highway. This engine is paired with an industry exclusive, CVT transmission. This transmission is smooth, efficient, and the power is always there. Many people are raving about how the transmission never shifts and how much better it feels to drive. This driveline has proven to be reliable to well over 200,000 miles, not something every manufacturer can say. The 2.5 liter engine puts out 180 horsepower, plenty of power for such a small car, even when loaded full of people.
This car easily seats five people in comfort. The several different levels of trim available to the consumer offer many different comforts for the passengers. Heated leather front seats, cruise control, air conditioning, automatic heat and air controls are just scraping the surface of the options in the Altima. Plenty of head room designed for someone who is 6 feet, 7 inches tall to sit in the driver and passenger front seats. This translates right into plenty of leg room for anyone who rides in this car, big or small. The Altima also received four stars out of five on an overall safety rating from the U.S. government.
The Altima is one of the best family cars on the market without a question. Plenty of storage, leg room, luxury, power, and comfort for the whole family. This is one vehicle no one should hesitate to at least look at for their next vehicle. Best of all, with the 2013 models around the corner, more used Altima’s will be showing up at car lots across the country, which you can buy with confidence, and save yourself some serious money. This all adds onto the savings of buying a fuel efficient car which is safe, fun and inexpensive.
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